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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 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

Does a junk food diet make you lazy? UCLA psychology study offers answer

Does a junk food diet make you lazy? UCLA psychology study offers answer
"Our data suggest that diet-induced obesity is a cause, rather than an effect, of laziness," says UCLA's Aaron Blaisdell. "Either the highly processed diet causes fatigue or the diet causes obesity, which causes fatigue."
April 03, 2014

Higher social class linked to fewer bone fractures among non-white women

If you are a middle-aged African-American or Asian woman, your social class may play a significant role in how likely you are to suffer bone fracutres, a UCLA-led study suggests.
April 02, 2014

Despite harsh winter, drought in West, UCLA Anderson Forecast predicts employment growth

Despite harsh winter, drought in West, UCLA Anderson Forecast predicts employment growth
The Forecast's conference with Mayor Eric Garcetti will focus on boosting L.A.'s economy; the city, along with Detroit and Cleveland, has seen negative job growth over the last 23 years.

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