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  • 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.
  • A year of protest, progress and a very special prize

    Just as Time magazine named the Protester as its person of the year, so did unrest shape much of 2011 for the University of California.

    Reverberations from January and February's anti-Mubarek protests in Egypt were felt halfway around the world, as UC took emergency measures to evacuate 30 students, faculty and staff enrolled in a study abroad program and taking part in an archaeological dig.

  • Heart attacks, other emergencies spike during holidays

    Stress, overeating and excessive partying could lead to an unnecessary trip to the emergency room.
  • Researchers discuss sugar’s highs, lows

    America's growing sweet tooth is super-sizing waistlines and the nation's health care price tag, warn University of California researchers.

    People in the U.S. are eating 21 times more sweet stuff today than the pilgrims and pioneers did, according to data presented by scientists at a symposium on sugar and other sweeteners, sponsored by the Center for Obesity Assessment, Study and Treatment (COAST) at UCSF, the UC Office of the President, UC Berkeley and UC Davis.

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