UC San Diego’s California Center for Algae Biotechnology aims to 'train a little algae to do pretty much whatever we want.'
Check a box and fund two UC-administered cancer research projects — one helping young women preserve fertility and sexual health, the other creating a safer, more effective tool for early detection of lung cancer.
Doing well by doing good is increasingly the go-to strategy for everything from marketing to entertainment — driven by millennials, the world’s first digital generation.
The country has never been so diverse — but not so in Hollywood. The numbers of nonwhite and female actors and others in the entertainment industry remain distressingly low.
Jerry Kang draws praise for his commitment to fairness and his leadership skills.
Qualcomm Institute launches facility where qualified faculty startups, industry partners or national laboratories can lease office or lab space.
Despite egalitarian efforts to downplay class as a forecaster for intelligence and achievement, many people still believe their destiny is tied to their station in life.
First-gen university students may find themselves torn between college and home.
Researchers are leading two of the health studies NASA commissioned to co-monitor astronaut Scott Kelly in space and his identical twin brother, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, on the ground.
Busy night in the maternity ward or the emergency room? Contrary to folk belief, it's not the fault of a full moon.
Ocean ecosystems that experience rapid upheaval because of climate change can take thousands of years to recover.
UC Davis' Pamela Ronald helped find the key to disease- and flood-resistant rice. Her next goal? How to feed the world's growing population without further destroying the environment.
UCSF's Smokefree Movies site lets moviegoers know which films do or don't feature tobacco use. It's part of a campaign to get the MPAA to apply the 'R' rating to films with smoking.
Farmers get a buzz from growing specialty crop.
In drought conditions, natural processes kick in to keep plants alive until they can be watered again. But UC Riverside's Sean Cutler knows that with the help of protein engineering, some plants can last even longer.
A few new species of these colorful, dancing spiders have been found in eastern Australia; a UC Berkeley grad student discovered and named some of them.
UCSF chancellors emeriti J. Michael Bishop and Susan Desmond-Hellmann, and UCLA cancer researcher Dennis Slamon will appear in a Ken Burns-produced PBS documentary, “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies." The three-part film premieres March 30.
On March 20, more than 650 UC medical students were among the nearly 17,000 seniors at traditional U.S. medical schools who learned where they were matched for their residencies.
Library of Congress adds Vernacular Wax Cylinder Recordings collection to the National Recording Registry.
Research team has won a five-year, $14.1 million award to investigate whether a personalized approach to breast cancer screening is as safe and effective as annual mammograms.