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Life Sciences - Jul 8
FINDINGS UCLA scientists have identified a new function for histones, the spool-shaped proteins that regulate gene expression and help pack long strands of DNA into cells. The resulting matrix, called chromatin, provides the structural foundation for chromosomes. In a surprising finding that received more than 1,400 “likes” and more than 600 shares on Twitter within the first several days after the study was published, the researchers discovered that histones also function as enzymes that convert copper into a form that can be used by the body's cells.
Health - Jul 8

A new study has found that a set of strategies designed to prevent older people from falling did not significantly reduce serious injuries from falls, but it did lead to a significant decline in the number of overall fall-related injuries participants reported.

Social Sciences - Jul 7

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital launches an innovative project to support the emotional needs of children In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital launches an innovative project to support the emotional needs of children “Hi! Do you want to sing a song with me?” With

Health - Jul 3

New UCLA research conducted in mice could explain why some people suffer more extensive scarring than others after a heart attack. The study, published in the journal Cell , reveals that a protein known as type 5 collagen plays a critical role in regulating the size of scar tissue in the heart.

Physics - Jun 29

Durable, antimicrobial medical gloves. A system to help amputees avoid infection. A noninvasive treatment for blocked arteries. A gently glowing toy to lull children to sleep. All of these potential technologies are based on physical interactions that that occur at the nanoscale, or tens of millionths of an inch.

Electroengineering - Jun 29

UCLA bioengineers have designed a glove-like device that can translate American Sign Language into English speech in real time though a smartphone app. The ir research is published Electronics.

Health - Jul 8

People incarcerated in U.S. prisons tested positive for COVID-19 at a rate 5.5 times higher than the general public, according to a new paper co-authored by the UCLA COVID-19 Behind Bars Data Project and researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Physics - Jul 6

A study published in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics shows that the magnetosphere can flap across the moon much like a windsock, exposing it to hazardous solar wind particles. Previous simulations suggested that lunar satellites and astronauts on the surface could be considered safe during a full moon while it resides within the magnetosphere.

Social Sciences - Jun 30

The use of marijuana and electronic cigarettes jumped dramatically among young adult Californians between 2017 and 2018, with large proportions of users of both products being underage, according to a new study by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.

Health - Jun 29

FINDINGS A UCLA-led study has found that in 2 of 3 states and jurisdictions with policies that require students entering school to receive the human papillomavirus vaccine, vaccination rates among 13-to-17-year-olds were significantly higher than in surrounding states without such policies.

Health - Jun 25

You used data from 2015 to 2018 from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research's annual California Health Interview Survey . Why did you decide to look just at California?

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