New Book: The Failure of Environmental Education– And How We Can Fix It

This week, conservationist Charles Saylan and UCLA Professor and Chair of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Daniel T. Blumstein published their latest book, "The Failure of Environmental Education (And How We Can Fix It)." Sayan and Blumstein argue that schools must revamp how they teach about the environment to prevent ecological collapse.

Improving the Science of Teaching Science

James Stigler, UCLA Professor and Chair of Developmental Psychology, quoted in the New York Times about his research aimed at improving science instruction in schools.

How to tell when someone’s lying

UCLA professor of psychology R. Edward Geiselman and three former UCLA undergraduates have analyzed some 60 studies on detecting deception and conducted original research on the subject. They present their findings and their guidance for how to conduct effective training programs for detecting deception to help law enforcement agencies tell truth from lies.

Six UCLA stem cell scientists awarded more than $8 million in state grants

Six scientists with the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA were awarded more than $8 million in grants from California's state stem cell agency on May 3 to investigate basic mechanisms underlying stem cell biology and differentiation. Shuo Lin ($1,382,400) Professor of molecular, cell and developmental biology in the UCLA Division of Life Sciences; and William Lowry ($1,354,230)Assistant professor of molecular, cell and developmental biology in the UCLA Division of Life Sciences

Life Sciences Professor Steven E. Jacobsen elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Steven E. Jacobsen, UCLA professor in the Department of Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology and Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator was elected be a member of The National Academy of Sciences. Election to the Academy is considered one of the highest honors that can be accorded a scientist or engineer.

Can Traumatic Memories Be Erased?

Could veterans of war, rape victims and other people who have seen horrific crimes someday have the traumatic memories that haunt them weakened in their brains? In a new study, David Glanzman, UCLA professor of Integrative Biology and Physiology, and his colleagues report a discovery that may make the reduction of such memories a reality.

Scientists Engineer Nanoscale Vaults to Encapsulate ‘Nanodisks’ for Better Drug Delivery

A UCLA research team led by Leonard H. Rome and including Daniel B. Toso and Z. Hong Zhou from the UCLA Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics, have developed a new and potentially far more effective means of targeted drug delivery using nanotechnology.

UCLA Study Identifies Cell of Origin for Squamous Cell Cancer

This recent study on squamous cell cancers by Andrew White, postdoctoral fellow, and William Lowry, assistant professor, in the Department of Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology, could result in new strategies to treat and potentially prevent the disease.

Life Sciences Prof. Jeffrey H. Miller elected a Fellow at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Life Sciences professor Jeffrey H. Miller was today elected a Fellow of the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Previous Fellows have included George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Albert Einstein and Winston Churchill.