• 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.
  • pet dog

    Pet care for the needy

    UC Newsroom

    Veterinary clinic provides free services — and holiday gift baskets — for animals whose humans are down on their luck.
  • UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital

    Benioffs give hospitals $100M

    UC San Francisco

    Gift to UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital and Children’s Hospital Oakland will help strengthen children's health care across the San Francisco Bay Area.
  • Kent Stephenson raises his leg

    Spinal cord therapy helps paraplegics move their legs


    Four young men who have been paralyzed for years achieved groundbreaking progress — moving their legs — as a result of epidural electrical stimulation of the spinal cord.


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