Unique nanoscale droplets have cancer-fighting potential

The droplets produced by UCLA scientists are much smaller than a human cell and have implications for the targeted delivery of anti-cancer drugs.

Scientists solve 30-year-old aurora borealis mystery

UCLA space scientists and colleagues have identified the mechanism that leads to the explosive release of energy that causes the spectacular brightening of the aurora borealis, also known as the northern lights.

New U.S. Poet Laureate is two-time UCLA Graduate

Kay Ryan, who July 17 was named the poet laureate of the United States, graduated with degrees in English from UCLA in the 1960s.

Scientists learn how what you eat affects your brain

In addition to helping protect us from heart disease and cancer, a balanced diet and regular exercise can also protect the brain and ward off mental disorders, according to a UCLA study.

Student blogs offer inside view of archaeology digs

From late June through July, undergraduates on UCLA archaeological digs around the world will post blogs that provide ample chance for armchair Indiana Joneses to dig in.

Serotonin: Does it affect our sense of fairness?

The neurotransmitter serotonin, which acts as a chemical messenger between nerve cells, plays a critical role in regulating emotions such as aggression during social decision-making, new research by scientists at England’s University of Cambridge and UCLA suggests.

Global warming will negatively impact tropical species, study shows

Global warming may affect the health of species living in tropical climates, according to a study by scientists from UCLA and the University of Washington.

College faculty elected to National Academy of Sciences

Two mathematicians were among three UCLA faculty who were elected to the NAS for excellence in original scientific research.

UCLA faculty inducted into American Academy of Arts and Sciences October 11

Five scholars from the UCLA College of Letters and Science were inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honorary societies.

UCLA faculty elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Seven UCLA scholars, including five from the College of Letters and Science, were elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honorary societies.