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January 25, 2015
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Fall foliage season may be later, but longer on warmer Earth

The fall foliage season that prompts millions of Americans to undertake jaunts into the countryside each year could come much later and possibly last a little longer within a century, according to new research.

December 29, 2014
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Discovery of heart’s repair process suggests potential new treatment strategy for heart attack

UCLA researchers have discovered that some scar-forming cells in the heart, known as fibroblasts, have the ability to become endothelial cells — the cells that form blood vessels. The finding could point the way toward a new strategy for treating … Continue reading

October 1, 2014
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Battles back home

Author Finkel discusses toll of Iraq War on US soldiers and their families When the young men of the U.S. Army’s 16th Infantry 2nd Battalion headed into Iraq in 2007 they believed that they were going to make a difference … Continue reading

September 26, 2014
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Robot-assisted technique improves surgeons’ ability to remove small kidney cancer tumors

UCLA-led study also finds that the approach may shorten surgeries, which could reduce risk of complications Roughly 50,000 Americans are diagnosed with kidney cancer each year. Most of them have small tumors that doctors discover while screening for other health … Continue reading

August 15, 2014
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UCLA researchers discover new gene involved in Parkinson’s disease

Finding may lead to new target for treatment In the past decade, scientists have identified a handful of genes connected with Parkinson’s disease. Now, a team of UCLA researchers has identified another gene involved in the neurological disorder. Their finding … Continue reading

June 19, 2014
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Despite its British origins, Americans get a bad rap for using the word ‘soccer’

ANN ARBOR — It’s football, not soccer! Or is it? Americans use the word soccer to describe the game that just about everybody else in the world calls football, and this duel over semantics enrages purists of the game.

February 23, 2014
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Survey: Americans struggle with science; respect scientists

While most Americans could be a bit more knowledgeable in the ways of science, a majority are interested in hearing about the latest scientific breakthroughs and think highly of scientists. This is according to a survey of more than 2,200 … Continue reading