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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.
  • More pesticides linked to Parkinson's

    UCLA

    A person's genetic makeup could increase his or her chance of developing the debilitating disease two- to six-fold after pesticide exposure.
  • human T cell

    Killing cancer through the immune system

    UC San Francisco

    What if the body could heal itself of even the most aggressive and deadly tumors? In the span of a few years, the idea has gone from New Age notion to medical reality.
  • dining couple

    Are you really going to eat that?

    UCLA

    New book by UCLA psychologists shows couples how to team up to lose weight, get healthier.

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