Sama Ahmed, UCSF

UC Grad Slam tests scholars' communication skills

Contest challenges students to amaze and enlighten the public before the three-minute buzzer sounds.

Lessons from the fields

Pioneering UC research connects the dots between health and exposure to agricultural chemicals.
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Is that pill really what it's supposed to be?

Report calls for improved detection, data collection, analysis to combat 'pandemic' of counterfeit medications.

UC extends Global Food Initiative student fellowship program

UCOP will continue to fund three fellowships per campus, with the amount increasing to $4,000 for each fellowship, to support student-generated research, related projects or internships that focus on food issues.
David Higgins

Turning back the clock on Parkinson’s

The Movement Disorder Center at UC San Diego is investigating ways of earlier diagnosis of Parkinson's and other progressive diseases.
Jennifer Doudna and Lorenz Mayr

Berkeley's Jennifer Doudna among Time magazine’s 100 most influential people

Doudna has received numerous honors and awards for her discovery of a revolutionary DNA-editing technique that has upended the world of genetics.

4 UC campuses ranked in Princeton Review’s top 50 green colleges

UC Santa Barbara, ranked third, along with UC Irvine, UC Santa Cruz and UC Davis among top sustainable campuses.

UC launches online Information Center

Interactive data allows the public to explore a wide range of topics related to UC.
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Surf and smarts

Hang ten and a 4.0? Set your sights on UCLA, UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara and UC Santa Cruz — among The Inertia's top academic surf schools.
McClellan Nuclear Radiation Center

UC Davis reactor gets a role in Mars mission

NASA prepares for manned missions into deep space, the McClellan Nuclear Research Center is playing an integral role in the groundwork.

Where man and nature collide

The Road Ecology Center tracks the unfortunate end for many animals and birds on California's roads. The center's California Roadkill Observation System produces an interactive map of roadkill around the state.
Cambodian crickets

Crickets aren't the miracle source of protein

The insects pack a protein punch, but may not be the 'wonder food' in terms of sustainable cultivation.
Reza Aslan

Fear of Islam in America

Reza Aslan challenges the stigmas and stereotypes affecting Muslims and non-Muslims alike.
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Cool roof 'time machine' projects if your roof will keep its cool

Berkeley Lab gets go-ahead for its method of mimicking natural soiling of roofing materials and its effect on cooling properties.
DNA art

California launches initiative to advance precision medicine

UCSF slated to lead public-private effort to advance data-driven medicine.
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Squidlike fabric: not too hot, not too cold

Scientists partner with Under Armour to create a new fabric that lets wearers regulate their personal thermal comfort.
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Poverty-level wages cost U.S. taxpayers $153 billion every year

While the U.S. economy rebounds, persistent low wages are costing taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars in public support to working families,
UCSF Fresno

UCSF Fresno celebrates 40 years

Since 1975, UCSF Fresno has been a life-saver for San Joaquin Valley residents, particularly those living in rural communities.
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UC goes statewide with its college road map for students

Program provides California public high school students with transcripts to help them plan and prepare for college.

Tuition is rising but it's not the university's fault

Napolitano: State budget cuts are the culprit.