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January 28, 2018
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New method to measure cell stiffness could lead to improved cancer treatments

UCLA researchers developed the technique and measuring device UCLA biophysicists have developed a new method to rapidly determine a single cell’s stiffness and size — which could ultimately lead to improved treatments for cancer and other diseases.

March 4, 2015
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UCLA engineers first to detect and measure individual DNA molecules using smartphone microscope

Lightweight, compact device converts an ordinary smartphone into an advanced fluorescence microscope Fluorescence microscopes use technology that enables them to accomplish tasks not easy to achieve with normal light microscopes, including imaging DNA molecules to detect and diagnose cancer, nervous … Continue reading

February 5, 2015
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A lab with a magnetism all its own

Ariana Fernandez and her magnetometer have a terrific view of Peru. Admittedly, it’s no postcard image. Fernandez, a senior majoring in archaeological studies, goes in more for soil samples than scenic vistas. Yet with her bits of burnt earth and … Continue reading

September 28, 2014
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Huge waves measured for first time in Arctic Ocean

As the climate warms and sea ice retreats, the North is changing. An ice-covered expanse now has a season of increasingly open water that is predicted to extend across the whole Arctic Ocean before the middle of this century. Storms … Continue reading

September 8, 2013
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Spacecraft measures changes in direction of solar system’s interstellar winds

Data from NASA’s Interstellar Boundary Explorer spacecraft reveal that neutral interstellar atoms are flowing into the solar system from a different direction than previously observed. Interstellar atoms flow past the Earth as the solar system passes through the surrounding interstellar … Continue reading

July 20, 2013
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Solar tsunami used to measure Sun’s magnetic field

A solar tsunami observed by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) and the Japanese Hinode spacecraft has been used to provide the first accurate estimates of the Sun’s magnetic field. Solar tsunamis are produced by enormous explosions in the Sun’s atmosphere … Continue reading

July 16, 2013
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Hazy days of summer: Southeast U.S. field work measures mercury, smog

Dozens of atmospheric scientists, including three University of Washington faculty members, are taking part in what’s being described as one of the largest atmospheric field campaigns in decades. The six-week Southeast Atmosphere Study, through July 15, includes scientists from more … Continue reading

February 19, 2013
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Size of Lunch Dictates Force of Crunch

Even in the same animal, not all bites are the same. A new study finds that because the force in a muscle depends on how much it is stretched, an animal’s bite force depends on the size of what it … Continue reading