• 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.
  • Arthur Reingold

    Ebola 101

    An infectious-disease expert at UC Berkeley offers a primer on the deadly Ebola virus.
  • New tactics, old foe: malaria

    Vector biologist Anthony James takes a fresh look at how mosquitoes transmit malaria and other diseases.
  • Documentary chronicles football player's recovery


    An intensive muscle retraining protocol developed by a UCLA professor provides the foundation for the remarkable progress of former college football player who was paralyzed from the neck down in a diving accident.
  • UC hospitals rank among nation's best

    UC Office of the President

    U.S. News ranks UC hospitals highly regionally and nationally for 2012.
  • Attacking biofilms that cause chronic infections

    UC Berkeley

    Using super-resolution microscopy and continuous fluorescent imaging, physicists have revealed the structure of bacterial biofilms, which are responsible for the tenacious nature of bacterial diseases such as cholera and chronic sinusitus.