Archive Tag: Research

UCLA researcher, Gonzalo Cortés from UCLA Samueli School of Engineering’s Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, in partnership with Patrick Atwater, executive director of ARGO Labs (Applied Research in Government Operations) received a Metropolitan Water District Innovative Conservation Program (MWD ICP) grant on May 31, 2018. Their project proposes to incorporate water evaporation and plant Read more

Spreading grounds, like the one in Pacoima, are one of the cheapest ways to replenish LA basins and increase local water supplies, the study found.
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UCLA Newsroom featured a story about new research findings published in Nature Sustainability. The study shows that having Los Angeles operating on 100 percent local water makes economic sense. Authors on the study include: Read more

In their latest findings (pictured above) the research team found that under a “business as usual” scenario of greenhouse gas concentrations, extremely dry and extremely wet events become more common over the course of this century.

In the UCLA Sustainable LA Grand Challenge–funded project “The Future of Extreme Precipitation in California,” UCLA researchers at the UCLA Center for Climate Science are investigating the effects of climate change on extreme Read more

A new method enables scientists to see an astrocyte (green) physically interacting with a synapse (red) in real time, and producing an optical signal (yellow).
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Baljit Khakh, a professor of physiology and neurobiology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, developed a novel tool to more closely analyze astrocytes’ relationships with synapses in the brain. Astrocytes are brain cells that are believed to hold key information about neurological disorders. Khakh and his team utilized Read more