The University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) is one of the ten campuses of the University of California system. UCLA was established in 1919 and eventually joined the UC system. UCLA is known for academic excellence and each year more than 50,000 students apply to the university. UCLA offers an extensive undergraduate, graduate and professional degree selection of degree programs. UCLA Medical School, School of Pharmacology and biomedical sciences is awarded yearly NIH funding and has the reputation for acquiring excellent researchers. UCLA is ranked 13th among all universities world-wide and is ranked in the top 25 for attracting professors. UCLA is a diverse campus with a significant representation of international students at all levels of education.
Researchers devise new method to identify disease markers
UCLA life scientists have created an accurate new method to identify genetic markers for many diseases—a significant step toward a new era of personalized medicine, tailored to each person's DNA and RNA.
UCLA students detail L.A. garment workers' child care issues
Katherine Rocio Herrera, a fourth-year student at UCLA and native of Colombia, came to the United States with her family when she was 9 years old. For her parents, finding a job in a new country was half the battle. The other ...
Survey results link role of principal investigators to lab safety
Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in academic research laboratories say that they witness and experience fewer accidents and injuries when the lab's lead faculty member or supervisor is actively engaged in safety ...
New semiconductor device could lead to better photodetectors
(Phys.org) —UCLA researchers have developed a perovskite photodetector that could reduce manufacturing costs and improve the quality of medical and commercial light sensors.
As gay marriage gains voter acceptance, study illuminates a possible reason
Conventional wisdom holds that changing the views of voters on divisive issues is difficult if not impossible—and that when change does occur, it is almost always temporary.
Google Glass app noninvasively analyzes plant health in seconds
Scientists from UCLA's California NanoSystems Institute have developed a Google Glass app that, when paired with a handheld device, enables the wearer to quickly analyze the health of a plant without damaging it.
Support for same-sex marriage is rising in all 50 states, study shows
Public support for same-sex marriage has increased in all 50 states since 2004, especially in states that have legalized same-sex marriage, according to a report released today by researchers at the Williams Institute at ...
Scientists use 'NanoVelcro' and temperature control to extract tumor cells from blood
(Phys.org)—An international group led by scientists at UCLA's California NanoSystems Institute has developed a new method for effectively extracting and analyzing cancer cells circulating in patients' blood.
LA County gets C+ from UCLA on environmental issues
UCLA today issued the first comprehensive environmental report card for Los Angeles County. The county's overall performance marks it as an unimpressive C+ student.
85 college students tried to draw the Apple logo from memory: 84 failed
"You can observe a lot just by watching." - Yogi Berra