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June 2, 2012
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UCLA Life Scientists View Biodiversity Through a Whole New Dimension

Study of body size, feeding rates has implications for ecosystems, food supply How can blue whales, the largest animals on the planet, survive by feeding on krill, shrimp-like creatures that are the size of a penny? According to UCLA life … Continue reading

March 7, 2012
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A Bird’s Song May Teach Us About Human Speech Disorders

*UCLA scientists identify 2,000 important genes* Can the song of a small bird provide valuable insights into human stuttering and speech-related disorders and conditions, including autism and stroke? New research by UCLA life scientists and colleagues provides reason for optimism. … Continue reading

January 21, 2012
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Tiny Amounts of Alcohol Dramatically Extend A Worm’s Life, But Why?

Minuscule amounts of ethanol, the type of alcohol found in alcoholic beverages, can more than double the life span of a tiny worm known as Caenorhabditis elegans, which is used frequently as a model in aging studies, UCLA biochemists report. … Continue reading

November 13, 2011
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‘Tis Better to Give Than to Receive?

*UCLA life scientists find that giving support offers health benefits — to the giver* Providing support to a loved one offers benefits to the giver, not just the recipient, a new brain-imaging study by UCLA life scientists reveals.