Monday, March 30

Book by UCLA faculty explores adolescence, development among various species

Shrink, a spotted hyena in Tanzania, was born at the lowest social status in his clan. His odds of survival were stacked against him. However, to the surprise of a team of researchers observing his behavior, Shrink’s social prowess during his teenage years earned him a higher status in adulthood, granting him the ability to join new clans and become a popular mate. Read more...


Four-year research collaboration results in potentially lifesaving implantable kidney

An artificial implantable kidney may pave the way for a new treatment for millions of people with chronic kidney disease. A four-year research collaboration between UCLA and the University of Arkansas created a prototype artificial kidney able to purify human blood and remove its waste products without the need for dialysate, a solution that is typically used for kidney dialysis. Read more...


Researchers release report tying methane to air toxins in Aliso Canyon gas leak

UCLA researchers found higher than average levels of various toxic air pollutants in residential areas near the largest gas leak in U.S. history. In a study published in Environment International last month, researchers found that methane released in the 2015 Aliso Canyon blowout is linked to higher levels of other hazardous air pollutants in nearby communities such as Porter Ranch and Northridge. Read more...







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