Janet Napolitano, Bill Gates and Jagdeep Singh  Bachher

UC only university to join coalition led by Bill Gates to invest in climate solutions

UC and the 28-member coalition will back early-stage technology to tackle global climate change.

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UCLA–USC team to develop tech to predict kids' asthma attacks

Platform will enable smart devices to alert children based on their unique risk factors and environmental conditions.


A sweeter, more satisfying holiday dinner from UC scientists

From pies to potatoes, sugar to soil, UC scientists are gaining insights across the food spectrum.

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UC brings California’s climate change message to Paris

All eyes will be on Paris next week as the nations of the world come together to negotiate the future of the planet at the 2015 UN Climate Conference (COP-21), and California will be at the table.

Mars ring

Mars will lose its largest moon, but gain a ring

Phobos will likely slowly lose orbit and be shredded into pieces that will surround the red planet.

UCLA nanoscientists develop safer, faster way to remove pollutants from water

UCLA nanoscientists develop safer, faster way to remove pollutants from water

The advance could be an important new step in the effort to satisfy the world’s need for clean water.

An Anopheles stephensi mosquito obtains a blood meal from a human host through its pointed proboscis. A known malarial vector, the species can found from Egypt all the way to China.

UC scientists create malaria-blocking mosquitoes

New insect model may help eradicate disease that sickens millions annually.

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24 UC researchers named AAAS fellows

They are honored for their contributions to innovation, education and scientific leadership.

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UC to dramatically boost California student enrollment

Regents approve budget plan to enroll an additional 10,000 California undergraduates over the next three years, including 5,000 freshman and transfer students in 2016-17.

Regents streamline UC Health oversight

Trustees amend UC Health governance to foster continued growth of UC’s academic medical centers.

UC Merced

Board of Regents approves UC Merced expansion plan

2020 Project, which would double the physical capacity of the campus, is green-lighted to proceed.

UC Merced student works on campus sustainability

UC joins campuses across the country on White House Climate Pledge

UC President Napolitano, together with all 10 UC chancellors, joined the White House and universities around the country in urging world leaders to take decisive action on climate change.

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Faculty honored for contributions to UC initiatives

Leadership award winners are influencers in diversity, entrepreneurialsm, sustainability and other key issues.

Amrita Banerjee holds capsule

An easy pill to swallow

An insulin pill in development shows early promise as a novel form of diabetes therapy.

Innovative glasses let colorblind see what they’ve been missing

Lenses produced by UC Berkeley alums open up a vibrant new world of color.


When it comes to breast cancer, common pigeon is no bird brain

Study finds the birds are uncommonly good at distinguishing cancerous breast tissue from normal .

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UC tests ways to support year-round study

By making summer session more affordable, three UC campuses aim to help students take greater advantage of the academic off-season.

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Forecast: cloudy

Predicting intensity, impact of this winter’s El Niño is complicated by unprecedented confluence of weather anomalies.

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Working up a sweat may protect against lethal prostate cancer

Vigorous exercise and other healthy lifestyle habits appear to have lifesaving benefits.