How do our bodies fight off dangerous chemicals?Cells are like night club bouncers, says UC San Diego's Amro Hamdoun: With every substance that a cell encounters, it has to decide which to eliminate and which to let in.
How much sugar are you really eating?In the near future, the Nutrition Facts label on the back of packaged foods will have a new look and more information. UC Davis' Kimber Stanhope explains how this will reveal the amount of sugar that is added to our foods.
Ebola 101An infectious-disease expert at UC Berkeley offers a primer on the deadly Ebola virus.
New tactics, old foe: malariaVector biologist Anthony James takes a fresh look at how mosquitoes transmit malaria and other diseases.
July 22, 2020
UCLA’s findings raise concerns about antibody-based ‘immunity passports’ and the potential for herd immunity.
July 13, 2020
The researchers determined ‘medical vulnerability’ by referencing indicators identified by the CDC, including e-cigarette and tobacco use.
July 2, 2020
How to ward off emotional exhaustion as the pandemic continues.
September 11, 2020
Two University of California campuses will pilot the use of a smartphone technology to notify users if they have had a high-risk COVID-19 exposure that may result in infection.
September 4, 2020
University of California Health (UCH) hospitals across the state have been recognized as LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leaders in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2020 Healthcare Equality Index (HEI).
July 28, 2020
The hospitals of University of California Health (UCH) have once again been rated among the best in the nation and the state, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2020-2021 Best Hospitals rankings. UCLA Health and UCSF Health hospitals were nationally ranked fourth and eighth, respectively, and all UC medical centers earned spots in the top 11 hospitals statewide.
July 15, 2020
Drawing on electronic health records from across its academic health system, University of California Health has developed a unified, secure data set for use in COVID-19 research. The HIPAA Limited Data Set consisting of clinical information with more than 460 million data points is accessible to researchers across the entire UC system, enabling them to rapidly compare treatment options from previous patients to help future patients.