UC Merced via The Conversation
January 6, 2022
Experiment after experiment finds the same thing: People are attracted to sugar from the moment they’re born.
Let’s get vaccinated, for our families and communities, says UC President Drake
All of us have a role to play in bringing the pandemic to an end. UC President Michael V. Drake, M.D., explains why the COVID-19 vaccine is the best way we can protect ourselves and the people we love.
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.
UC San Francisco
December 16, 2021
Exposure to UV rays boosts vitamin D and may protect against autoimmune disease, a new study finds.
December 13, 2021
The nation is in the midst of a blood shortage this holiday season — consider making a lifesaving gift.
December 2, 2021
Archaeologists reconstruct a pre-Incan diet and find a lesson in human resilience.
November 4, 2021
The expansion of vaccination against COVID-19 to approximately 28 million children aged 5-11 years across the nation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a significant step forward in the fight against the pandemic.
October 26, 2021
University of California Health joins approximately 40 cross-sector health care organizations committing to collecting, stratifying, and reviewing data about race, ethnicity, language and sex across top metrics and sharing anonymized, aggregate-level information to inform best practices.
October 4, 2021
University of California President Michael V. Drake, M.D., released the below statement today (Oct. 4) on the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine awarded to professor David Julius, Ph.D., of the University of California, San Francisco. Julius received the prize jointly with Ardem Patapoutian, Ph.D., a UCLA alum and former UCSF postdoctoral fellow, for their research on pain receptors.
July 28, 2021
The hospitals of University of California Health (UCH) once again have been rated among the best in the state and the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2021-2022 Best Hospitals rankings.