Archive Tag: Research

Following the passage of SB 100, a California bill that directs the state to obtain 100 percent of its electricity from clean sources by 2045, UCLA School of Law’s Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and the UC Berkeley School of Law’s Center for Law, Energy & the Environment (CLEE) released a report Read more

California’s coastal wetlands, such as the Carpinteria Salt Marsh Reserve in Carpinteria, are under stress from development, pollution and a rise in sea level.
Kyle Cavanaugh/UCLA

California’s coastal wetlands are projected to disappear entirely by the end of the century due to stress from climate change, pollution, and human development. However, a new UCLA study published in Global Change Biology reveals that changes to coastal infrastructure such as reconfiguring bridges and removing levees could help preserve, and even expand, Read more

Harmful algal bloom

Algal blooms, or a sudden increase in algae populations, threaten marine ecosystem health by producing harmful biotoxins and by depleting bodies of water of oxygen. UCLA researchers led by Aydogan Ozcan, the UCLA Chancellor’s Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and associate director of the California Read more

At right, a close-up of mouse brain tissue shows an engineered protein (stained green) being expressed by astrocytes, but no other cells. UCLA scientists used this technique to selectively silence astrocytes to explore their roles in mouse behavior.
UCLA Health

In studying astrocytes – understudied brain support cells that make up about 40 percent of our brain – UCLA researchers led by Baljit Khakh, a UCLA professor of physiology and neurobiology, found a connection that opens the door for new therapies for psychiatric disorders like OCD. Read more

A solar cell developed by UCLA Engineering researchers converts 22.4 percent of incoming energy from the sun, a record for this type of cell.
Oszie Tarula/UCLA

UCLA Newsroom featured a research study published in Science about the successful development of a perovskite-CIGS tandem solar cell by scientists at UCLA led by Yang Yang, UCLA’s Carol and Lawrence E. Tannas Jr. Professor of Materials Science. This solar cell is the most efficient of its type, converting 22.4 percent of energy from Read more