UCLA’s ‘Secret’ Garden

Joshua Siskin's story highlighting UCLA’s seven-acre Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden, located on the Westwood campus, with its collection of more than 5,000 tropical, sub-tropical and Mediterranean plant species.

Why older adults are more susceptible to swindlers

Shelley E. Taylor, UCLA distinguished professor of Psychology, and her colleagues, including lead author Elizabeth Castle, have found that "older adults seem to be particularly vulnerable to interpersonal solicitations, and their reduced sensitivity to cues related to trust may partially underlie this vulnerability.

The Latest UCLA Life Science Professors to be named AAAS Fellows

UCLA Life Scientists, Genhong Cheng and Jeffery F. Miller, are the latest scholars to be named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world's largest general scientific society and the publisher of the journal Science.

UCLA Supports Latinx students in Life Sciences

Victoria Sork, Dean of the UCLA Division of Life Sciences; Alvaro Sagasti, associate professor of Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology; and Life Sciences student Angelica Riestra were interviewed by Univision about how UCLA is increasing opportunities and scholarships for excellent underrepresented minority students in the sciences.

UCLA Life Scientist Wins MacArthur ‘Genius’ Grant

Elissa Hallem, assistant professor of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics and a member of UCLA's Molecular Biology Institute, has been selected as a 2012 MacArthur Fellow.

UCLA life scientist wins NIH ENCODE grant

Xinshu (Grace) Xiao, assistant professor of Integrative Biology and Physiology, is among 15 outstanding scientists nationwide to be awarded a grant from the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) to expand the ENCyclopedia Of DNA Elements (ENCODE), a comprehensive catalog of functional elements that control the expression of genetic information in a cell. She and her research group will identify genetic differences that alter RNA processing. Her research project aims to understand functions of genetic variants, such as mutations, in our genomes.

Harmless viruses may provide cure for acne

In a new study, Laura Marinelli, a UCLA postdoctoral researcher and Dr. Robert Modlin, professor of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics and their collaborators found that a specific group of benign viruses that live alongside acne-causing bacteria have the power to stop acne before it starts.

Should I marry him?

UCLA Psychology doctoral candidate Justin Lavner, along with Thomas Bradbury and Benjamin Karney, professors of psychology and co-directors of the Relationship Institute at UCLA, have shown that pre-wedding uncertainty, especially among women, predicts higher divorce rates and less marital satisfaction years later.

Immune systems of ‘bubble babies’ restored by gene therapy

Dr. Donald Kohn, professor of Microbiology, Immunology, & Molecular Genetics, and member of the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research, and his colleagues have demonstrated that a combination of chemotherapy and gene therapy may help doctors treat children with "bubble boy" disease, in which the body cannot successfully fight off germs.

Expressing your emotions can reduce fear

Katharina Kircanski, a former UCLA graduate student and Michelle Craske, UCLA professor of Psychology, showed that by labeling emotions at stressful times people felt less afraid and less anxious.