Laura Esserman, UC San Francisco

Five things women should know about breast cancer

UC San Francisco's Dr. Laura Esserman, who leads the Athena Breast Health Network — a collaboration of the five UC medical centers — offers insights into breast cancer.

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High-fructose diet hampers recovery from traumatic brain injury

A sweet may sound like a treat, but a steady diet of them also may impair recovery from mental deficits after head trauma.

UC president’s whirlwind Merced visit covers many bases

Third campus visit touches on affordability, sustainability and outreach to local high-schoolers.

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Access to higher education equals access to opportunity

UC Davis Chancellor Katehi: Ranking based on upward mobility speaks to university's values.

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Mission impossible?

Humans just aren't cut out for tedious jobs like monitoring a computer screen — even if the consequences of failure are dire.

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New research institute will explore brain’s extraordinary changeability

Initiative is part of $100M commitment to neuroscience by the Kavli Foundation.

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UC campuses are top public colleges in World University Rankings

Times Higher Education includes eight UC campuses in its annual list of top universities.


Holy guacamole! 3-D printing could help save avocado, other trees

Technology has greatly accelerated research on an ambrosia beetle that is damaging trees in Southern California.

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West Village marches toward zero net energy

Nation’s largest planned zero net energy community is 82 percent on the way to its goal.

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Uncovering the secrets of the adolescent brain

Big data study will explore the developing minds and brains of 10,000 children.

Juan Felipe Herrera

Juan Felipe Herrera is a voice for the people

U.S. poet laureate — a UCLA alumnus and UC Riverside professor emeritus — has been called an 'American original.'

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Joint program will enhance cancer care for veterans

UCLA-VA pilot project is nation’s first to offer veterans access to cutting-edge cancer clinical trials and state-of-the-art treatment facilities.

UC among best public, commuter colleges in new rankings

UC Berkeley, UCLA and UC San Diego rated highly by College Factual and Money magazine.

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Making batteries with portobello mushrooms

Can mushrooms stop cell phone batteries from degrading over time? Engineering researchers at UC Riverside think so.

Peidong Yang, 2015 MacArthur Fellow

Chemist Peidong Yang receives MacArthur ‘genius award’

Synthetic leaf project aims to convert sunlight into transportation fuel through photosynthesis.

New nanomaterials take research to Mexico, possibly into space

Researchers will build working models with Mexican counterparts and seek to pair with NASA to create space-friendly methods of health treatment.

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Investigating link between thirdhand smoke and cancer

Berkeley Lab gets $1.3M to study health impacts of the stubborn, noxious residue left behind from smoked tobacco.

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Sorghum is focus of $12.3M study of crop drought tolerance

Study will examine the role of epigenetics in allowing plants to survive in drought conditions.

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Pink waves shed light on beach contamination

Bacteria, chemicals and trash often end up on Southern California beaches after it rains. To understand how this and other contamination ends up in the water, the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego is dying water pink.