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UC faculty rank first among Highly Cited Researchers

Over 160 UC faculty named to the Thomson Reuters list of most influential researchers.

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Psychiatrist finds balance on a blade’s edge

When he's not researching schizophrenia, UCLA's Dr. Joseph Pierre is mastering the practice of Shinkendo.

Pedestrian detection

New algorithm learns to 'watch where you're going'

UC San Diego engineers devise a pedestrian detection technology that could be used in self-driving cars.

Cockroach inspires robot that squeezes through cracks

UC Berkeley scientists study bugs' crawling secret to build a better search and rescue robot.

UC Riverside researcher finds potential for a double earthquake

Temblor on one fault can spread to another more easily than previously thought, with serious implications for Los Angeles and elsewhere.

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Me, myself & my microbiome

UCSF's Katie Pollard discusses the nearly 5 pounds of bacteria living with each of us, known as the human microbiome.

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Native plants fall behind as climate change transforms California

In a systemwide effort, UC researchers show that invasive species are adjusting faster to changes in habitats.

Zika test

New six-hour Zika test could be ready soon

A UC San Francisco doctor is testing a device to reduce diagnostic turnaround from three months to six hours.

Want to cut down on Facebook? Get more sleep

UC Irvine researchers link compulsive social media checking to lack of sleep.

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UC Irvine students place fifth in Hyperloop competition

UCI's HyperXite and teams from UC Berkeley and UC Santa Barbara advance to the global contest's final stage.

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Moon was produced by a head-on collision between Earth and a forming planet

UCLA research reconstructs massive crash, which took place 4.5 billion years ago.

How humans threaten pumas just by being nearby

UC Santa Cruz researcher on the chain reaction caused by our presence in mountain lion habitats.

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Waging a mosquito war

UC Irvine researcher wants to get rid of malaria, Zika and more.

Crowdfunding the fight against cancer

Crowdfunding the fight against cancer

Can crowdfunding help fight cancer? It’s already happening, in a place you might not think to look: your income tax form.

BMI study

Body mass index doesn't gauge health, UCLA-led study says

Researchers find that BMI incorrectly labels more than 54 million Americans as "unhealthy."

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UC Berkeley exoskeleton helps the paralyzed to walk

Lighter, more agile suit the result of more than a decade of work by robotics lab.

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The blessing and curse of the people who never forget

Neuroscientists at UC Irvine study the secrets of those with "highly superior autobiographical memory."

Successful anti-bullying program identified by UCLA

Study shows Finnish model focused on bystanders is very effective.

Super bowl science

Super Bowl science: brains or brawn?

UC San Francisco scientists explain how evolution uniquely equipped humans to play football.

Close to safety: U.S. launches smart quake alert prototype

White House plans to expand earthquake early warning system developed at UC Berkeley.