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April 14, 2014

Climate change a likely culprit in coqui frog's altered calls, say UCLA biologists

Climate change a likely culprit in coqui frog's altered calls, say UCLA biologists
UCLA scientists found that not only have male coquis become smaller, but their mating call has also become shorter and higher pitched; the researchers attribute the change to Puerto Rico's warmer temperatures.
April 14, 2014

Community-based HIV prevention can boost testing, help reduce new infections

Conducted in sub-Saharan Africa and Thailand, the study showed that the HIV prevention efforts not only reduced new infections but also succeeded in prompting more people to be tested.
April 11, 2014

Promising drug doubles positive effect in hormone-receptor–positive breast cancer

For women with advanced breast cancer who took the experimental drug palbociclib, the amount of time patients were on treatment without their cancer worsening was effectively doubled.
April 11, 2014

In latest generation of tiny biosensors, size isn't everything

The UCLA researchers' findings counter years of conventional wisdom that a biosensor can be made more sensitive simply by reducing the diameter of the nanowires that make up the device.
April 10, 2014

Faculty senate unanimously votes to create African American studies department

Faculty senate unanimously votes to create African American studies department
Becoming a formal department will bolster UCLA's scholarship and opportunities in African American studies.
April 10, 2014

Emmett Family Foundation gift will enhance UCLA Law leadership on environmental issues

Emmett Family Foundation gift will enhance UCLA Law leadership on environmental issues
The gift will support research and policy fellows; fund student scholarships and a public service fellowship; support outreach, events and speaker series; and provide resources to attract faculty.
April 08, 2014

UCLA launches joint venture with Chinese firm to open sophisticated lab in Shanghai

UCLA launches joint venture with Chinese firm to open sophisticated lab in Shanghai
CTI-Pathology/UCLA Health will operate the first lab of its kind in China, offering genetic and molecular diagnostics and other sophisticated tests; UCLA pathologists will also provide training for Chinese lab specialists.
April 08, 2014

UCLA's Fielding School to launch partnerships with Chinese schools of public health

After signing agreements with Peking University, Fudan University and Nanjing Medical University, UCLA will host a forum addressing public health issues in China.
April 07, 2014

Breakthrough therapy allows four paraplegic men to voluntarily move their legs

Breakthrough therapy allows four paraplegic men to voluntarily move their legs
Four young men who have been paralyzed for years achieved groundbreaking progress — moving their legs — as a result of epidural electrical stimulation of the spinal cord, an international team of life scientists reports today in the medical journal Brain.
April 04, 2014

UCLA presents L.A. premiere of Bryonn Bain's 'Lyrics From Lockdown'

UCLA presents L.A. premiere of Bryonn Bain's 'Lyrics From Lockdown'
In his May 6 performance, Bain will weave together spoken word, calypso, classical music and the voices of more than 40 characters to tell the story of his own wrongful imprisonment.
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