For 20 years, UC’s California Breast Cancer Research Program has fought to end the disease through innovative science and community participation and outreach.
With techniques such as mechanical tree-shaking and pruning, UC Davis researchers are developing reliable and cost-effective ways to sustain an industry that has a fruitful and long history in California.
UC Davis researchers go into rattlesnake country to study the interaction between snakes and squirrels. The snakes are real, but the squirrel is a robot.
A revolutionary mouthwash developed by a UCLA microbiologist carries the first anti-cavity drug since fluoride was introduced nearly 60 years ago.
UC Riverside students came up with a solar-powered system that can nix clothes dryers and save homeowners money. They’ve won a $90,000 grant to help commercialize the system.
The social media world isn’t necessarily risky for teens. A UC Irvine study suggests it can be beneficial to their social and emotional development.
UC Berkeley researchers have developed a method using GPS-enabled smartphones to learn about the quality, volume, speed and direction of the flow of water through the Sacramento Delta.
A UC San Diego study shows that adults who eat chocolate on a regular basis are actually thinner that those who don’t.
Thirdhand smoke is a new frontier, and UC's Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program has assembled a group of investigators, including at LBNL and UCSF, to study the health risks caused by the remnants of cigarette smoke.
A study funded by the UC-administered California Breast Cancer Research Program teamed scientists and community health advocates to look at health risks in nail salon workers, who are overly exposed to chemicals in the polish and products that they breathe and touch.
A UC Merced and UC Berkeley program connects researchers and community groups dedicated to improving the lives of young people.
UC Davis veterinarians and physicians are researching cancer in pets and people to develop better treatments for both.
Scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are working with a Norwegian company, named SWAY, to leverage offshore wind as a possible and valuable energy source.
UC Berkeley scientists use brain imaging and computer simulation to decode and reconstruct dynamic visual experiences.
UC Merced scientists have developed technology to further study of how cells respond during experiments.
Researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have developed a nanocrystal material that could add a critical energy-saving dimension to “smart window” coatings.
A UC Santa Cruz program mixes digital arts and traditional dramatic structures to create an entertaining hybrid of live theater.
There’s a lot of debris floating around in space, and researchers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are using supercomputers and optical sensors to track even small objects that could damage important satellites.
UC Berkeley researchers, who are experts in earthquakes, are playing a key role in the renovation of campus’ Memorial Stadium, which straddles the Hayward Fault.
A new UC Berkeley research center is re-inventing the country’s urban water infrastructure, which is worn from age, population growth and the effects of climate change.
Scientists at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego deploy new technology that records the kaleidoscope of songs and sounds from marine animals in the Arctic. It will help understand the effect of global warming on animals in that region.
Farmers partner with UC scientists to develop innovative tilling systems that reduce tractor work and emissions into the environment.
A UCSF researcher is helping expectant and new moms get enough sleep. (See more information.)
In the place some call the Bicycle Capital of the U.S., UC Davis researchers study bike dynamics, handling and control. The knowledge could lead to better designed bikes; different spokes for different folks
A UC ranch looks at irrigation, plant nutrition and soil health issues, as it reinvents agriculture and readies farms to feed a growing population.
UC Irvine economists focus on many factors, including what attracts companies and workers, to give policymakers a good picture of the business environment in California.
UC researchers are part of a national consortium of gardens and arboreta dedicated to preventing extinction of plants.
A UC Discovery Grant created a partnership between UC researchers and a Woodland startup, which is converting wastes into biofuels.
It is not always quite simple, but UCSF neuroscientists use computer technology to figure out how songbirds perfect their tune. Findings could help create tools for people rehabilitating from neuromuscular diseases and injuries.
Lions, tigers and people — oh, my. A new research initiative will match medical and veterinary students from different UC campuses to work on projects important to both animal and human health.
On sweltering days you can fry an egg on them. But, now, Lawrence Berkeley Lab and UC Davis researchers are testing surfaces designed to make them cooler and safer.
And UC Davis researchers are working to restore their West Coast population, which has declined because of over-harvesting and pollution.
The UC Davis Olive Center, a university and industry coalition, seeks to do for olives what the campus did for wine.
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory scientists invented “ultraclean low swirl combustion.” Their commercialized burners are cheaper than the traditional kind and they don’t cause pollution.
Scientists at UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory use light to convert carbon in tobacco leaves into biofuels.
At the Bodega Bay Marine Lab, a UC Davis scientist studies sea stars and mussels to determine how climate change will affect ecosystems along the California coast.
UC Berkeley scientists, who study motion, looked at how lizards use their tails. Their findings can help design robots that can be used in search, rescue or disaster situations.
New software enables students and researchers to visualize, map and model seismic data from subsurface sedimentary deposits.
UCSF and VA Medical Center researchers have created web resource that helps doctors calculate a patient’s long-term prognosis as they consider medical interventions.
A UC Berkeley graduate student is helping to restore the Gulf’s blackened marshes with a project that could also aid threatened ecosystems nationwide, including in Northern California.
Scientists at UC San Diego’s NSF-funded Temporal Dynamics of Learning Center probe the brain to develop tools to help people learn, including a possible device for patients with Parkinson’s.
At UC Santa Cruz’s OpenLab, artists and researchers collaborate to produce innovative multimedia and designs to explain science.
The UCSF ‘D’Vice Squad’ teams physicians, engineers and other scientists to develop devices that will improve the health of children. (More information)
UC Riverside this year opened an innovative laboratory, “The Dynamic Genome,” which gives freshmen the kind of experimental research experience usually reserved for upper classmen or graduate students. (More information)
A UC Berkeley graduate student explains his fascination with Central American cloud forests and his efforts to share his passion and research with young students.
In preparing for the next Mars rover project, a UC Davis geologist is developing ways to probe rock structures on the planet. Martian rocks could offer clues whether the planet environment, before or now, could support life.
A UCSF scientist studies the interactions of the scores of bacteria inside us and our skin. These natural drug-producing microbes can potentially yield new therapies.
Instead of producing movie blockbusters, UC Merced researchers are creating more realistic human motions for lifelike virtual characters. They can be viewed and used in a variety of ways, including learning tasks.
UC Berkeley scientists, in collaboration with the national labs, have devised a nanoscale testing technique that could be invaluable in making sure nuclear facilities and the materials inside them are safe for years to come.
Sometimes it takes up to a week to identify a virus that’s making people sick. A UC Irvine physicist is studying viruses, including the flu, to develop a quick and cheap method to identify the culprits. More information
UC Riverside research has identified odor molecules that hamper mosquitoes from sniffing out people. It may pave the way for new repellants and prevent deadly diseases spread by the insects.
With the help of wireless sensors, UC researchers observe the cycle of water deep in the soil. Their studies will track how our water and forests respond to climate change.
UC San Diego students are in Houston, on a NASA plane, this week to investigate what happens in the heads of astronauts during weightlessness. They are part of NASA's Microgravity University, which offers selected students a rare chance to do research in near-zero gravity.
Reducing black carbon could immediately slow global warming and save millions of lives, says a UC San Diego scientist. And simply providing cleaner burning stoves in rural villages can help do the trick.
For historians and music lovers, UC Santa Barbara has an online encyclopedia of RCA Victor recordings made between 1900-50. Listings will eventually reach 165,000.
UCSF and UC Berkeley grads are developing an implant that will deliver precise doses of lifesaving drugs directly into the bloodstream.
UC San Diego engineers lead a national effort to ensure that structures can withstand a major earthquake.