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UCLA, working with a Chinese partner, will build a high-tech Dx lab in Shanghai

The University of California and a Chinese company will launch a high-end medical lab in Shanghai expected to handle molecular diagnostics and other tests for Chinese patients. They're billing the initiative as the first of its kind between a Chinese company and a U.S. academic medical center.

Dual-wave approach clears path for cancer drug delivery

To get through a dense jungle, you'll need to clear a path. Similarly, to get past a thick network of scaffolding that often prevents drugs from reaching cancer cells, UCLA researchers have developed nanoparticles capable of clearing a path for drugs to pass through to a tumor.

UCLA slams the door on GlaxoSmithKline's latest R&D competition

GlaxoSmithKline's latest attempt to enlist the academic community in its translational research efforts has won a chilly reception from the upper echelon of UCLA.

Therapeutic could heal wounds faster

Chronic or nonhealing sores or wounds can be caused by a number of factors, including diabetes, surgery, severe skin irritations, burns, traumatic accidents or impaired blood flow. As diabetes and obesity rates in the U.S. soar, these types of wounds are becoming more common, and the cost to treat them is on the rise.

UCLA scientists find protein that could thwart HIV, other viruses

A newly identified protein with virus-fighting properties could help prevent deadly pathogenic viruses, such as HIV and Ebola, among others.

UCLA team snuffs cancer cells with nanoshell delivery

Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles, have created what could be a new way to treat cancer, combining nanotechnology with a genetic kill switch.

NanoSmart and UCLA hook up to target cancer

NanoSmart Pharmaceuticals has hooked up with UCLA to develop targeted drugs for cancer and other serious life-threatening diseases.

Crowdsourcing tool tapped to spot malaria

Designed at UCLA with the non-scientist in mind, a game allows players to separate healthy from infected blood cells to diagnose malaria.

UCLA develops compact rapid diagnostic compatible with cellphones

UCLA researchers have developed a "compact and cost-effective" rapid diagnostic test designed to work with standard cellphones, R&D Magazine is reporting.

UCLA morphs stem cells into T-cell missiles that seek and destroy HIV

UCLA scientists engineered human blood stem cells into mature T cells that sought out and attacked the virus in tissues where it lives and grows.