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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.
  • Ted Ognibene, Mike Malfatti and biological AMS instrument

    Lab, UC Davis partner to personalize cancer medications

    Lawrence Livermore Lab

    Researchers are using biological accelerator mass spectrometry to see how cancer patients respond to specific chemotherapy.
  • tobacco smoke

    Smoking's $18.1 billion toll on California

    UC Newsroom

    Despite declines in numbers of smokers, related diseases account for one in seven deaths in the state — more than from AIDS, influenza or diabetes.
  • Ebola virus

    The Ebola crisis

    UC Newsroom

    UC is active in the battle against the deadly virus, now in its most widespread outbreak.


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