Women with PTSD may have increased health risk

UCSF researchers found that women who have post-traumatic stress disorder are more likely age faster, and they have a higher risk for diseases than men.

An easy way to solve loneliness

As people age, they are more prone to loneliness, which can take a huge physical toll. A UCLA study shows that meditation can reduce loneliness and strengthen the body's immune system

A treatment for kidney disease in the making

UC Santa Barbara scientists have found a drug that may be effective in treating common kidney disease. The new drug is still being tested, but it shows promise in the laboratory.

UC research drives climate change report

A state report on climate change and California's landscape features research from seven UC campuses and laboratories.

Helping plants fight back

To protect crops from destruction researchers at UC Davis are developing a technique to exploit parasitic vines that suck water, nutrients and information from plants.

A new method to treat diabetes

Biologists at UC San Diego have discovered a new chemical that offers a new and promising direction for the development of drugs to treat metabolic disorders, including type 2 diabetes.

Electric vehicles are doing even more

UC Riverside scientists say they can extend the rate of vehicles by 10 percent by taking into account real time traffic conditions. They are developing an eco-routing procedure that finds a way to expend the least amount of energy for a trip.

Discovery opens door to attacking biofilms that cause chronic infections

A clever new imaging technique discovered at UC Berkeley reveals a possible plan of attack for many bacterial diseases that form biofilms that make them resistant to antibiotics.

Dark galaxies of the early universe spotted for the first time

UC Santa Cruz scientists were part of an international team to perhaps spot an early phase of galaxy formation.

Revolutionary project will obtain entire genome sequences in fight against Alzheimer's

UCLA's Laboratory of Neuro Imaging will organize, archive and disseminate the genomic data, providing scientists with further tools to investigate the devastating disease.

Berkeley, Livermore Labs honored for innovation

Researchers at Lawrence Berkley and Lawrence Livermore National Labs were multiple winners of R&D 100 Awards, which are known as the 'Oscars of Invention.'

Proposed drug may reverse Huntington's disease symptoms

With a single drug treatment, researchers at UC San Diego can silence the mutated gene responsible for Huntington's disease, slowing and partially reversing progression of the fatal neurodegenerative disorder in animal models.

Cancer's next magic bullet may be magic shotgun

A new approach to drug design, pioneered by a group of researchers at UCSF and Mt. Sinai, New York, promises to help identify future drugs to fight cancer and other diseases that will be more effective and have fewer side effects.

Predicting when plants face extinction threat

A UC Riverside graduate student has developed a mathematical model to predict when plants are at risk of losing their pollinators, which could guide decisions that help prevent extinctions of wildflower species.

Scientists reprogram skin cells into brain cells

Research by scientists at the UCSF-affiliated Gladstone Institutes offers new hope in the fight against many neurological conditions because a transformation of skins cells offer models for testing drugs for devastating neurodegenerative conditions.

Light-induced delivery of nitric oxide eradicates drug-resistant bacteria

Researchers at UC Santa Cruz have developed a novel approach for eradicating drug-resistant bacteria from wounds and skin infections, using light to trigger the controlled release of nitric oxide.

Research lends insight into controlling cells, addressing diseases

A UC Merced biophysicist has found that a cell's nanomotor can be activated by a cellular cue often lacking in people suffering from neurodegeneration.

New TB test promises to be cheap and fast

Biomedical engineers at UC Davis have developed a microfluidic chip to test for latent tuberculosis.

Researchers develop new genetic method to pinpoint individuals' geographic origin

A UCLA and Tel Aviv University team designed an approach that allows researchers to infer the geographic origins of individuals, and even their parents, using only their genetic data.

Study shows high-fructose diet sabotages learning, memory

A new UCLA rat study is the first to show how a diet steadily high in fructose slows the brain, hampering memory and learning, and how omega-3 fatty acids can counteract the disruption.

Plastic trash altering ocean habitats, study shows

A 100-fold upsurge in human-produced plastic garbage in the ocean is altering habitats in the marine environment, according to a new study led by a graduate student researcher at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego.

Water crisis documentary features UC Irvine hydrologist

UC Irvine global water specialist Jay Famiglietti is the unlikely star of a new documentary, 'Last Call at the Oasis,' directed by Academy Award winner Jessica Yu.

Experiments do not adequately predict plant responses to global climate change, researchers say

Plants may be reacting to climate change more than we think, and the uncertainty could leave us ill-prepared for the future effects of global warming, say UC Santa Barbara scientists.

Cardiovascular safety concerns over smoking-cessation drug misleading

A UCSF study, funded by UC's Tobacco-Related Diseases Research Program, challenges an earlier report and finds that a popular antismoking drug may be safe after all.

Scientists identify brain circuitry associated with addictive, depressive behaviors

UCSF researchers have determined how specific circuitry in the brain controls not only body movement, but also motivation and learning, providing new insight into neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson's disease and psychiatric disorders such as addiction and depression.

Researcher's waste-to-energy technology moves from the lab to the marketplace

Technology invented by a UC Davis researcher that converts solid waste into renewable energy debuted as the first commercially available, high-solid anaerobic digestion system in the U.S.

Marijuana use higher in young adult smokers than previously reported

Half of young adult tobacco smokers also have smoked marijuana in the last 30 days, according to a UCSF study, indicating a greater prevalence of marijuana and tobacco co-use among smokers age 18-25 than previously reported.

International team uncovers new genes that shape brain size, intelligence

A UCLA-launched partnership identifies genes that boost or lessen the risk of brain atrophy, mental illness and Alzheimer's disease.

Learning algebra too early may harm some students, study says

Learning about all those x's, y's and quadratic equations too early in life may do more harm than good for some students, finds a UC Davis study.

Kepler Explorer app puts distant planets at your fingertips

An innovative app for iPads and iPhones, developed by a UC Santa Cruz team, provides interactive displays of newly discovered planetary systems based on Kepler data.

The sweet smell of success

A UC Irvine graduate student has won a Public Impact Fellowship for her sage scrub restoration efforts.

International drilling expedition to probe Japanese fault zone

UC Santa Cruz scientists are involved in an ambitious project to measure properties of the fault that caused the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami.

Making it easier to access data

UCSF researchers have created a network and service to accelerate the use of large, public data sets in conducting studies of health and health care.

Alzheimer's disease spreads through linked nerve cells, brain imaging studies suggest

A UCSF finding raises hopes to use MRI to predict progression of Alzheimer's and forms of dementia.

Tobacco smoke affects early human embryonic development

UCSF scientists have gained insight into how second-hand tobacco smoke damages the earliest stages of human embryonic development.

Researchers develop graphene supercapacitor holding promise for portable electronics

UCLA researchers demonstrate high-performance grapheme-based electrochemical capacitors that maintain excellent electrochemical attributes under high mechanical stress.

Oldest organism with skeleton discovered in Australia

A finding by UC Riverside paleontologists provides insight into the evolution of life, and it also can help scientists recognize life elsewhere in the universe.

Berkeley gears up for new era of enterprise with Skydeck incubator

A startup incubator, which houses a mix of ventures founded by UC Berkeley faculty, students and alumni, heralds a dynamic effort to foster a new generation of young entrepreneurs and forge a hotbed of collaborative innovation and enterprise.

Ecologist simulates climate change with infrared heaters

A UC Merced scientist is studying how trees in the mountains of Colorado will adapt to climate change.

Anticipation of stressful situations accelerates cellular aging

The ability to anticipate future events allows us to plan and exert control over our lives, but it may also contribute to stress related increased risk for the diseases of aging, according to a UCSF study.

New study reveals gene expression networks underlying age-related macular degeneration

A UC Santa Barbara study can identify people with one of the leading causes of blindness worldwide.

Babies' colic linked to mothers' migraines

A UCSF study has shown that mothers who suffer migraine headaches are more than twice as likely to have babies with colic than mothers without a history of migraines.

Breakthrough in designing cheaper, more efficient catalysts for fuel cells

UC Berkeley chemists are reimagining catalysts in ways that could have a profound impact on the chemical industry as well as on the growing market for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.

UC research resource center to serve San Joaquin Valley

A new UC Merced center aims to improve the lives of the San Joaquin Valley's most underserved residents by empowering them to engage in research that supports their community's issues.

Want to understand the fluid dynamics of the oceans and atmosphere?

A film created by UCLA physicists with film students and alumni is believed to be the first comprehensive elementary video on the topic.

New master's program to foster biomedical, clinical research

The UC Irvine School of Medicine has kicked off an innovative program that will prepare emerging doctors and scientists to turn basic and clinical research into improved patient care.

Faint 'satellite galaxy' discovered

A satellite galaxy 10 billion light years from Earth is the lowest mass object ever detected at such a distance, say a UC Davis scientist, who aided in the satellite's discovery.

Keeping electronics cool

A UC Riverside engineering professor and a team of researchers have made a breakthrough discovery with graphene, a material that could play a major role in keeping laptops and other electronic devices from overheating.

'Open-source' robotic surgery platform going to top medical research labs

Robotics experts at UC Santa Cruz and the University of Washington have completed a set of seven advanced robotic surgery systems for use by major medical research laboratories throughout the U.S.

Leaping lizards and dinosaurs inspire robot design

UC Berkeley scientists and students looked at how lizards use their tails when leaping. What they found can help design robots that are more stable on uneven terrain and after unexpected falls, which is critical to successful search and rescue operations.

Tobacco company misrepresented danger from cigarettes, study finds

A new UCSF study shows that Philip Morris USA manipulated data on the effects of additives in cigarettes, obscuring actual toxicity levels and increasing the risk of heart, cancer and other diseases for smokers.

Climate change can determine whether species go or stay

UC Berkeley scientists study how precipitation and temperature changes impact birds and other animals. They hope to project how different species will respond to future climate change.

Breast feeding has its advantages

A UC Riverside scientist sheds light on the cellular and biological mechanisms behind the stronger immune systems of breastfed children.

Global health fellows announced

The UC Global Health Institute announced new fellowship recipients from four UC campuses. Funded by the Fogarty International Center at the NIH, fellows will conduct research in various parts of the world.

UC Health: Innovation Profile

UCSF's Wendy Anderson is a champion of palliative care, focusing on quality of life for seriously ill patients and their families.

Teen brains show early signs of cigarette addiction

A UCSF study, has found that teenagers have a lower level for nicotine addiction than is commonly believed. It shows that people who begin smoking in their early teens are more likely to become lifelong smokers.

Solar cells that produce electricity from windows

UCLA researchers have developed a new transparent solar cell that allows windows in buildings to generate electricity while still letting people be able to see outside.

Fellows advance commercially promising research

Research innovations by early-career faculty at UC Berkeley are getting a boost toward commercial development from the campus'Baker Fellows Program, which helps push discoveries that will improve the California economy.

Recession's bite: nearly 4 million Californians struggled to put food on table during downturn

An estimated 3.8 million California adults, particularly those with children and low-income Latinos, could not afford to put adequate food on the table during the recent recession, according to a UCLA report.

Engineering aid for UC Natural Reserves

Enterprising UC Berkeley engineering students have developed two compact, remote-controlled aircraft to keep tabs on UC Natural Reserves.

Cigarettes made from tobacco with less nicotine may help smokers quit

Smokers can begin loosening the tight grip of nicotine addiction by smoking low-nicotine cigarettes, without lighting up any more than they usually do, according to UCSF research.

Researchers find increase in Lyme disease mirrors drop in red fox numbers

A continued increase of Lyme disease in the U.S., once linked to a recovering deer population, may instead be explained by a decline of the red fox, UC Santa Cruz researchers suggest.

UC Health: Innovation Profile

UC San Diego's Greg Maynard is on the front lines of quality improvement. His target: stopping blood clots, a common, potentially fatal, and often preventable, problem.

Scientists synthesize first genetically evolved semiconductor material

In the not-too-distant future, scientists may be able to use DNA to grow their own specialized materials, thanks to research by UC Santa Barbara scientists.

A vision to help

UC San Diego engineering students are working to develop a cheaper, lighter, multi-function microscope that could be used in clinics in developing countries.

No link between medical marijuana outlets and crime, new study finds

A common perception, supported by law enforcement, that medical marijuana dispensaries boost the crime rate in areas where they're located may not be accurate, according to UCLA researchers.

Building molecular 'cages' to fight disease

UCLA biochemists have designed specialized proteins that assemble themselves to form tiny molecular cages hundreds of times smaller than a single cell.

UCTV spotlights health innovation center

What are the best ways to make health care safer, smarter and a more positive experience for patients and their families? UCTV will air talks from the first UC Center for Health Quality and Innovation colloquium beginning June 5.

Chronic pain is relieved by cell transplantation in lab study

A new study by UCSF scientists shows how a cell therapy might one day be used not only to quell some common types of persistent and difficult-to-treat pain, but also to cure the conditions that give rise to them.

Bone density may affect immune system

UC Merced researchers shed light on how bone density may change a person's immune system, a finding that could impact how scientists try to combat bone-related disease, such as osteoporosis.

Elephant seal tracking reveals hidden lives of deep-diving animals

Researchers at UC Santa Cruz, who pioneered the use of satellite tags to monitor the migrations of elephant seals, have compiled one of the largest datasets available for any marine mammal species, revealing their movements and diving behavior at sea in unprecedented detail.

Social Security: fixing the glaring gap for women

Women typically receive less from Social Security than men, with millions of widows and women of color falling into poverty in old age, according to a UCSF study presented at a Congressional briefing.

Biodiversity loss ranks with climate change and pollution in terms of impacts to environment

A study published by an international research team at UC Santa Barbara has found that loss of biodiversity impacts the environment as significantly as climate change and pollution.

Game on! Researchers use online crowd-sourcing to diagnose malaria

UCLA researchers have created a crowd-sourced online gaming system in which players distinguish malaria-infected red blood cells from healthy ones by viewing digital images obtained from microscopes.

Study finds big benefits for students, taxpayers and state from funding of higher education

UC Berkeley researchers conclude that graduates of UC and California State University systems provide ongoing returns to the state that average $12 billion a year.

New avocado rootstocks are high-performing and disease-tolerant

Rootstocks can help control Hytophthora root rot, UC Riverside scientists found.

IceCube experiment gives insight into origin of cosmic rays

A UC Berkeley physicist and eight students and post-docs are part a collaboration conducting cosmic ray research at the South Pole.

Modest alcohol use lowers risk and severity of some liver disease

People with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease who consume alcohol in modest amounts are half as likely to develop hepatitis as non-drinkers with the same condition, report UC San Diego scientists.

UCSF artificial kidney project tapped for accelerated FDA program

An effort to create an implantable artificial kidney for dialysis patients has been selected as one of the first projects to undergo more timely and collaborative review at the FDA.

Researchers detect 'hypervirulent'' salmonella bacteria

A recent discovery has given UC Santa Barbara researchers a means to potentially prevent food poisoning outbreaks from powerful salmonella bacteria strains.

UC Berkeley leads $4 million program to train slum health researchers

With a $4 million NIH award, UC Berkeley and three partner institutions are establishing a new program to train researchers who can tackle global health challenges specific to slum dwellings.

Engineering researchers use electricity to generate alternative fuel

A UCLA team has demonstrated for the first time a method for converting carbon dioxide into liquid fuel isobutanol using electricity.

Meditation improves emotional behaviors in teachers, study finds

A novel UCSF study, in collaboration with Buddhists, found that schoolteachers who underwent a short but intensive program of meditation were less depressed, anxious or stressed and more compassionate and aware of others' feelings.

Introducing birth control in mosquitoes

A grant to a UC Riverside scientist can greatly help control population of disease spreading mosquitoes.

Data from spacecraft reveals new insights on planet Mercury

Thanks to the MESSENGER spacecraft, UC Santa Barbara research and a mission that took more than 10 years to complete, scientists now have a good picture of the solar system's innermost planet.

More trans fat consumption linked to greater aggression

Might the 'Twinkie defense' have a scientific foundation after all? UC San Diego researchers have shown that consumption of dietary trans fatty acids is associated with irritability and aggression.

Portal facilitates tech licensing

Companies looking to license technology created by the University of California now can search on a new online portal, which UC's Innovation Alliances and Services office helped develop.

Teaching fat cells to burn calories

In the war against obesity, one's own fat cells may seem an unlikely ally, but new research from the UCSF suggests ordinary fat cells can be reengineered to burn calories.

When uncontrolled anger becomes a soldier's enemy

A UC Irvine professor's assessment tool could aid psychological adjustment of combat veterans.

UC San Diego among first in nation to treat brain cancer with novel viral vector

A directly injected viral vector is designed to spread through brain cancer cells and kill them while leaving healthy cells unharmed.

Gases drawn into smog particles stay there, study reveals

A finding by UC Irvine researchers could explain why air pollution models underestimate organic aerosols.

Study posits a theory of moral behavior

Sociologists at UC Riverside have developed a theory of the moral self that may help explain the ethical lapses in the banking, investment and mortgage lending industries that nearly ruined the U.S. economy.

Tax check-off for cancer research

Supporting cancer research is easy, especially if you're about to complete your California tax form.

Couples in the same place emotionally stay together, study says

Despite life's ups and downs, couples whose feelings are in sync consistently over time are more likely to stay together, finds a UC Davis study.

Stock values rise when companies disclose 'green' information, study finds

It pays to be green, as companies that are open about their greenhouse gas emissions and carbon reduction strategies see stock values rise, according to a UC Davis study.

Does antimatter weigh more than matter?

UC Riverside physicists have launched a lab experiment to find out the answer.

Lifelong brain-stimulating habits linked to lower Alzheimer's protein levels

A new study led by UC Berkeley researchers provides even more reason for people to read a book or do a puzzle, and to make such activities a lifetime habit.

Team uncovers how immune cells move against invaders

A UCSF discovery offers insights that could lead to strategies for treating conditions from spinal cord injury to cancer.

How the brain routes traffic for maximum alertness

A new UC Davis study shows how the brain reconfigures its connections to minimize distractions and take best advantage of our knowledge of situations.

Hubble pinpoints farthest protocluster of galaxies ever seen

An UC Santa Barbara astrophysicist contributed to the discovery of a cluster of galaxies in the initial stages of construction. It is the most distant such grouping ever observed in the early universe.

Chinese herbal medicine may provide novel treatment for alcohol abuse

UCLA researchers have identified how a component of an ancient Chinese herbal anti-hangover medicine counteracts acute alcohol intoxication and withdrawal symptoms.

Open source licensing defuses copyright law threat to medicine

Enforcing copyright law could potentially interfere with patient care, stifle innovation and discourage research, but using open source licensing instead can prevent the problem, according to a UCSF researcher.

A deadly virus identified in snakes

UCSF scientists have uncovered the possible cause of a mysterious disease that causes bacterial infections, neurological problems, anorexia and withering in snakes.

Embryonic blood vessels can do more

Stem cell researchers at UCLA have discovered that the thin layer of cells lining the interior of blood vessels can serve as a source for heart muscle cells, which one day may lead to a new way of treating heart attacks and repairing damaged cells.

Pet therapy without the pet

Oncologists at UC Irvine are studying whether robotic stuffed animals can help reduce stress and anxiety in chemotherapy patients. The cuddly robots obey commands, and they're hypoallergenic, too.

UC shares $93 million in stem cell grants

UC Davis, UC Irvine and UCLA received or shared new grants from the state's stem cell agency. This money will help speed up therapies for patients suffering from diseases, including Huntington's, osteoporosis, melanoma and spinal cord injury.

Chemical allows mice to regain vision

UC Berkeley scientists have discovered a chemical that temporarily allows blind mice to see. They hope that this chemical compound will help people with the most common forms of acquired blindness.

Transportation energy challenge solved?

UC Davis joined five other research institutions in releasing a national standard for low carbon fuel. There are high hopes that this standard will ensure fuels in the future are cleaner and cheaper and 'made in America.'

Patients trust doctors but consult the Internet

Patients look up their illnesses online to become better informed and prepared to play an active role in their care, not because they mistrust their doctors, a UC Davis study suggests.

Social networking evaluated to improve diabetes management

Researchers at the UC San Diego School of Medicine are evaluating a new social media tool to treat patients with type I and II diabetes.

Restoring vision

Two UC Irvine ophthalmologists are the first in Orange County to implant a miniature telescope in the eyes of patients with end-stage age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness among older Americans.

Social bats pay a price with new fungal disease

The impact on bat populations of a deadly fungal disease known as white-nose syndrome may depend on how gregarious the bats are during hibernation, finds a UC Santa Cruz study.

Study uncovers new tools for targeting genes linked to autism

UCLA research could help scientists zero in on genes that offer future therapeutic targets for the disorder.

Researchers create mosquitoes incapable of transmitting malaria

Mosquitoes bred to be unable to infect people with the malaria parasite are an attractive approach to helping curb one of the world's most pressing public health issues, according to UC Irvine scientists.

Nine of 10 Californians under 65 will be covered under Affordable Care Act, finds study

Between 1.8 million and 2.7 million previously uninsured Californians will gain coverage by 2019, when the law's effect is fully realized, according to a UCLA and UC Berkeley joint study.

Humans may be forcing an irreversible tipping point for Earth

The study by an international team of scientists, including two from UC Davis, finds severe impact on fisheries, agriculture, clean water and much of what Earth needs to sustain its inhabitants.

Climate more sensitive to carbon dioxide now than in past epochs

Many studies of Earth's climate history have documented a strong correlation between global climate and atmospheric carbon dioxide: during warm periods, high concentrations persist, and colder times correspond to relatively low levels. Now, however, researchers at UC Santa Cruz have found an exception to this pattern.

Open-fire cooking may affect child cognitive development

Children exposed to open-fire cooking in developing countries experience difficulty with memory, problem-solving and social skills, according to researchers at the UC Riverside.

UC receives $36 million in stem cell grants

Twelve UC scientists received $36.7 million in grants from the state's stem cell agency to support projects that are in the initial stages of identifying drugs or cell types that could become disease therapies.

Plants previously thought to be 'stable' found to be responding to climate change

Many wild plant species thought to be stable in the face of climate change are actually responding to global warming, say researchers at UC Santa Barbara.

Parents are happier people

Psychologists from UC Riverside find that parents experience greater happiness and meaning in life than nonparents.

Colorful butterflies increase their odds of survival by sharing traits

An international genetics consortium at UC Irvine finds butterflies also use taste and smell genes to increase their chances of living longer.

Study: Prepare grad students for work beyond academia

Universities need to work more closely with business, nonprofit and government sectors to better prepare graduate students for careers beyond academia, according to a report for a national project that a UC Davis dean helped guide.

Email 'vacations' decrease stress, increase concentration

Being cut off from work email significantly reduces stress and allows employees to focus far better, according to a new study by UC Irvine and U.S. Army researchers.

Faculty elected to National Academy of Sciences

Thirteen UC faculty members have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Election to the academy is considered one of the highest honors that can be accorded to a U.S. scientist.

Researchers combat global disease with a cell phone, Google Maps and a lot of ingenuity

UCLA scientists developed a cell phone-based platform that lets health workers accurately read diagnostic tests in the field and chart the spread of diseases worldwide.

Which ads are winners? Your brain knows better than you do

Advertisers and public health officials may be able to access hidden wisdom in the brain to more effectively sell their products and promote health and safety, UCLA neuroscientists report in the first study to use brain data to predict how large populations will respond to advertisements.

Researchers offer new ecological model for deep-water oil spills

On the second anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil platform blowout, UC Santa Barbara researchers provided new insight into what happened in the disaster, as well as a guide for how to deal with such events in the future.

Initiative will test HIV prevention pill in California

The California HIV/AIDS Research Program of UC has awarded grants totaling $11.8 million to three teams of investigators to test a potential HIV prevention pill among high-risk HIV-uninfected people in California.

Get rid of dryer, save $6,500

A team of former UC Riverside students has designed a system that consists of a solar-powered attic fan diverting solar thermal heat from a rooftop solar heat collector, and hot air from the attic, to a retrofitted closet that serves as a clothes dryer.

Which plants will survive droughts, climate change?

New research by UCLA life scientists could lead to predictions of which plant species will escape extinction from climate change.

New Hopland building integrates nature with function

Woodpecker-friendly siding harvested from a UC-managed forest and posts salvaged from a century-old mill are among the many 'green' features at a new UC facility currently under construction in Mendocino County.

Graduate student's urban art research has global reach

A UC Merced graduate student searches cities for art that appears without the approval of authorities. Few scholars across the globe document and interpret this kind of unsanctioned work, termed 'urban art.'

Chronic stress spawns protein aggregates linked to Alzheimer's

A UC San Diego study in mice may explain strong link between people prone to stress and development of sporadic Alzheimer's disease, which accounts for up to 95 percent of all Alzheimer's cases in humans.

Researchers discover protein critical for tissue regeneration

UC Merced scientists show that a protein found in humans stops regeneration when disabled in planaria, providing a potential strategy for preventing the growth of cancer cells.

Study uncovers how salmonella avoids the body's immune response

UC Irvine researchers have discovered how salmonella, a bacterium found in contaminated raw foods that causes major gastrointestinal distress in humans, thrives in the digestive tract despite the immune system's best efforts to destroy it.

Using social multimedia for enhanced mapping

A UC Merced researcher has received a prestigious National Science Foundation award to fund work on gathering geographic insight from photos and videos submitted by users.

New nanoglue is thin and supersticky

Engineers at UC Davis have invented a superthin 'nanoglue' that could be used in new generation microchip fabrication.

Students use engineering know-how to help people at home and a world away

A small village in the Philippines will soon be safer from typhoons and earthquakes, thanks to the work of a group of UC San Diego undergraduates who are designing a model home that uses new and sustainable technologies.

Three strikes law fails to reduce crime

A UC Riverside study finds that decreased alcohol consumption is responsible for significant drop in crime nationwide, not tougher sentencing policies.

Engineers create cell phone-based sensor for detection of E. coli

UCLA researchers have developed a sensing platform that can detect the presence of the bacterium that causes a large number of hospitalizations and deaths every year.

Fused genes tackle deadly disease in grapevines

A gene fusion research project led by a UC Davis plant scientist targets Pierce's disease, a deadly threat to California's wine industry.

Yosemite's alpine chipmunks take genetic hit from climate change

A UC Berkeley study is one of the first to show a hit to the genetic diversity of a species because of a recent climate induced change in the animals' geographic range.

New brain connections form in clusters during learning

A UC Santa Cruz study reveals details of how brain circuits are rewired during the formation of new motor memories.

Health care costs decrease over time when low-income uninsured are provided coverage

Enrollment of uninsured patients in a program with benefits comparable to those offered under the Affordable Care Act of 2010 resulted in significant healthcare cost savings, a UC Irvine study finds.

Little chip, big implications

A startup founded by a former UC Irvine doctoral student offers a technology breakthrough with vast market potential.

New lung cancer test predicts survival

In the two largest clinical studies ever conducted on the molecular genetics of lung cancer, a team led by UCSF scientists has demonstrated a test can predict the likelihood of death from early lung cancer more accurately than conventional methods.

Tiny amounts of alcohol dramatically extend a worm's life, but why?

The surprising and still inexplicable UCLA study findings have intriguing implications for human longevity, the researchers say.

Library helps 'Red Tails' take flight

Filmmaker George Lucas used the UC Riverside library archive to help tell the dramatic tale of the Tuskegee Airmen of World War II in the film 'Red Tails,' which was released Jan. 20.

Iron intake in teen years can impact brain in later life

UCLA researchers found that in addition to causing cognitive problems, a lack of iron early in life can affect the brain's physical structure as well.

Can robots take over rehab?

At a UC Irvine research center, machines that help people regain use of damage limbs are no longer the stuff of science fiction.

San Diego's algal biofuels research enterprise continues rapid growth

San Diego's research efforts to produce new transportation fuels from algae generated more than double the number of jobs for local workers in 2011 than were available in the region just two years ago.

Robotic surgery with one small incision, U.S. first

A UC San Diego surgeon is the first in the U.S. to remove a diseased gallbladder through a patient's belly button with the aid of a new FDA-approved da Vinci Si Surgical System.