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Get a head start on your UC application! The undergraduate application is open now — be sure to complete and file Nov. 1-30.
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Tracking giant kelp from space

Marine researchers turn to citizen scientists to help investigate the ‘redwoods of the ocean.’
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Can you trust that app?

That smartphone download might give a hacker access to your data. In response, computer scientists are set to receive $1 million to study smartphone security issues.

Prenatal exposure to DDT linked to obesity, diabetes

Exposure to the once-common pesticide before birth slowed the metabolism of female mice and lowered their tolerance of cold temperature. This increased their likelihood of developing metabolic syndrome and its host of related conditions.
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Tidal forces gave moon its shape

Most of the moon's overall shape can be explained by taking into account tidal effects acting early in the moon's history.
Pharmacist Pamela Mendoza and patient

A pathway to improving care

From improving medication management to providing a medical home for HIV patients, the University of California has taken steps to enhance care across its medical centers through a first-of-its-kind program.
Fed chair Janet Yellen

The hand on the lever

How Berkeley's Janet Yellen is redefining the Federal Reserve.
The New Yorker
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Vision-correcting display makes reading glasses so yesterday

Researchers are developing screen displays that can compensate for a viewer's visual impairments to create sharp images without the need for corrective lenses.

Three years for med school? UC Davis can do that

A handful of students are trailblazers in a new medical school model that allows doctors to practice with three years of medical school instead of four.
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Best colleges for your money

Several UC campuses are ranked among Money magazine's value rankings of the best colleges for your money.
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Healthy lifestyle may buffer against stress-related cell aging

A new study is the first to show that while the impact of life’s stressors accumulate over time and accelerate cellular aging, these negative effects may be reduced by maintaining a healthy diet, exercising and sleeping well.
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Stem cell discovery may make tissue regeneration more efficient

Work builds on a strategy that involves reprogramming adult cells back to an embryonic state in which they again have the potential to become any type of cell.
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WIFIRE project helps firefighters get a jump on wildfires

New cyberinfrastructure system monitors and forecasts wildfire activity.

Three of four California children with mental health needs don't get treatment

Barriers to care persist, despite fact that 95 percent have health insurance.
UC President Napolitano and YLP students from UC Merced

President Napolitano explores UC Merced-Yosemite partnership

Two-day visit provided an up-close look at UC Merced’s partnership with the neighboring national park.
geysers on Saturn's moon Enceladus

Cassini finds geysers on icy Saturn moon

Scientists on NASA's Cassini mission have identified 101 distinct geysers erupting on Saturn's small, icy moon Enceladus.
Artist's rendering, Thirty Meter Telescope

Next-generation Thirty Meter Telescope to begin construction in Hawaii

The TMT has its roots at UC Santa Cruz, where astronomers have been working for years on the design of this powerful new telescope.
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Earth's catastrophic animal loss

Widespread contraction of the planet’s animal life could have harmful effects on human well-being.
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Breast milk reveals clues for health

'Complete food' for infants could lead to supplements that boost immunity for cancer patients, the elderly and children in the developing world.

Recently identified molecule could lead to new tendon repair

Scientists study cell-density signaling complex linked to collagen production.