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December 13, 2014
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Using a novel biological clock, UCLA researchers find that obesity accelerates aging of the liver

Using a recently developed biomarker of aging known as an epigenetic clock, UCLA researchers working closely with a German team of investigators have found for the first time that obesity greatly accelerates aging of the liver. This finding could explain … Continue reading

July 27, 2014
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UCLA researchers create nanoscale structure for computer chips that could yield higher-performance memory

Researchers at UCLA have created a nanoscale magnetic component for computer memory chips that could significantly improve their energy efficiency and scalability. The design brings a new and highly sought-after type of magnetic memory one step closer to being used … Continue reading

April 26, 2014
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Potassium in brain could be key to fighting Huntington’s disease

Researchers were able to improve walking and prolong survival in a mouse model by tweaking potassium levels By boosting the ability of a specific type of cell to absorb potassium in the brain, UCLA researchers were able to improve walking … Continue reading

March 8, 2014
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UCLA researchers create Google Glass app for instant medical diagnostic test results

A team of researchers from UCLA’s Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science has developed a Google Glass application and a server platform that allow users of the wearable, glasses-like computer to perform instant, wireless diagnostic testing for a … Continue reading

January 15, 2014
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Minorities and poor have more advanced thyroid cancers when diagnosed, UCLA study shows

Black patients fare worst; Asians, Hispanics survive longest with disease UCLA researchers have found that minority patients and those of lower socioeconomic status are far more likely to have advanced thyroid cancer when they are diagnosed with the disease than … Continue reading

November 9, 2013
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Question: Do your legs know what your tongue is doing?

UCLA researchers build a multisensory virtual world To survive, animals must explore their world to find the necessities of life. It’s a complex task, requiring them to form them a mental map of their environment to navigate the safest and … Continue reading

June 1, 2013
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UCLA study shows warming in central China greater than most climate models indicated

Temperatures in central China are 10 to 14 degrees Fahrenheit hotter today than they were 20,000 years ago, during the last ice age, UCLA researchers report — an increase two to four times greater than many scientists previously thought. The … Continue reading

May 14, 2013
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UCLA researchers capture wasted heat, use it to power devices

FINDINGS: Imagine how much you could save on your electricity bill if you could use the excess heat your computer generates to actually power the machine. Researchers at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have taken … Continue reading