Genesis mission reveals new views about formation of the sun and planets

The sun and the solar system’s inner planets, including the Earth, may have formed differently than previously thought, according to UCLA scientists and colleagues analyzing samples from the NASA’s Genesis mission.

Breaking the chain: ‘Molecular cap’ blocks processes that lead to Alzheimer’s, HIV

A new advance by biochemists in the College has brought scientists one step closer to developing treatments that could delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease and prevent the sexual transmission of HIV.

College website features video and photos from 2011 Commencement ceremony

Visit the home page for the College’s Commencement home page to see video of the full 2011 ceremony, plus highlight photos.

Award-winning book, “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” chosen for the Common Book Program

The best-selling book about a poor black farmer and how the cells taken from her became some of the most important tools in medicine has been chosen for the university’s 2011 Common Book Program, a reading experience that involves every new UCLA student in their first week on campus.

CityLab: “Feeling like Watson and Crick”

Through the College’s CityLab Program, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, undergraduates bring students from low-performing high schools to UCLA, and in five hours make science both understandable and appealing.