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UC launches Cool Campus Challenge in a push toward carbon neutrality

President Napolitano: 'We’re on our way to becoming the very first university system to wipe out our carbon footprint for good.'

UCSF researcher unveils promising new drug for MS patients

Late-phase trials found that the drug greatly reduced symptoms for progressive multiple sclerosis as well as a more common form of the disease.

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HIV/SIDA: The Epidemic in Tijuana

'It’s possible to end AIDS in Tijuana, but we need to take a broader look,' says UC San Diego's Steffanie Strathdee. The trials she and fellow researchers faced in northern Mexico are recounted in UCTV's new four-part documentary.

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A classroom without walls

Course on ecology and conservation takes students from across UC out in the natural landscape.

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‘Black’-sounding name conjures a larger, more dangerous person

People envision an unknown ‘black’-named character in similar ways to an unknown ‘white’-named male convicted of assault.

LAPD officers

Predictive policing test substantially reduces crime

Results of months-long project in Los Angeles suggest method could succeed in cities worldwide.

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Researchers awarded $15.5M to build first total-body PET scanner

New technology could fundamentally change the way cancers are tracked and treated.


U.S. News ranks nine UC campuses among world’s best

Magazine's world rankings focus on strength of research activities and reputation.

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UC San Diego ranks first in U.S. in environmental science

Nature's rankings are based on the collective contributions of the university's faculty in major scientific journals.

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Patient, test thyself

Wireless mobile devices have been developed to monitor everything from eating to stress levels.

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Leading thinkers address polar region changes

Global climate change’s impact on the poles will be focus of an upcoming meeting hosted by Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the American Polar Society.

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DOE selects UC Berkeley to lead U.S.-China energy and water consortium

Bilateral investment in clean energy related to water is expected to total $50 million over five years.

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High tech health gives hope to sick and injured

San Diego County has become a hotbed of medical innovation, led by UC San Diego and other institutions.

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High-fructose diet hampers recovery from traumatic brain injury

A sweet may sound like a treat, but a steady diet of them also may impair recovery from mental deficits after head trauma.

UC President Napolitano and UC Merced basketball players

UC president’s whirlwind Merced visit covers many bases

Third campus visit touches on affordability, sustainability and outreach to local high-schoolers.

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$9.75M will launch platform to accelerate mobile health research

Success of the Health eHeart Study was the impetus for the creation of the Health ePeople project. 

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Access to higher education equals access to opportunity

UC Davis Chancellor Katehi: Ranking based on upward mobility speaks to university's values.

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Mission impossible?

Humans just aren't cut out for tedious jobs like monitoring a computer screen — even if the consequences of failure are dire.

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New research institute will explore brain’s extraordinary changeability

Initiative is part of $100M commitment to neuroscience by the Kavli Foundation.