Study finds new pattern in DNA methylation, with implications for cancer, stem cell lines

Researchers Matteo Pellegrini and Steve Jacobsen have uncovered a previously unknown pattern in DNA methylation. The finding could have implications for preventing some cancers and correcting defects in human stem cell lines.

Paul Terasaki donates $50 million to the Division of Life Sciences

Paul Ichiro Terasaki – a UCLA alumnus and faculty member who developed the test that became the international standard method for tissue typing – has given $50 million to the Life Sciences in the UCLA College of Letters and Science.

Three professors from the College elected to National Academy of Sciences

Chemist Kendall Houk, sociologist Robert Mare, and anthropologist Charles “Chip” Stanish receive one of the highest honors awarded to a scientist in the United States.

UCLA book ‘Black Los Angeles’ chronicles city’s African American history, issues

“Black Los Angeles: American Dreams and Racial Realities,” delves into the long and rich history of African Americans in Los Angeles and presents a snapshot of contemporary issues affecting the community.

Four College faculty named winners of Guggenheim Fellowships for 2010

The four scholars from the humanities and social sciences received their Guggenheim Fellowships for “achievement and exceptional promise for continued accomplishment.”


Can math and science help solve crimes?

UCLA scientists are working with the Los Angeles Police Department to identify and analyze crime “hotspots.”

Six UCLA faculty elected fellows in the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Six UCLA scholars have been selected as fellows in the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), for their distinguished efforts to advance science.

Evolutionary biologist Victoria Sork named dean of life sciences

As a student, Victoria Sork conducted her high school honors project at UCLA. Now, she is the first woman to become dean of a UCLA science division, having taken the helm of UCLA’s Division of Life Sciences on Sept. 1.

UCLA molecular biologist reports major insights into evolution of life

James Lake has discovered the process that ultimately resulted in the presence of oxygen in Earth’s atmosphere.

UCLA political scientist identifies the two surest roads to the White House

Barack Obama’s 2008 win did not surprise political scientist Lynn Vavreck, whose new book explains the two critical routes to the White House.