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    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.
  • Xiaolin Zi

    Can kava cure cancer?

    UC Irvine

    Commonly brewed for tea, the plant compound is being studied for its effectiveness against bladder malignancies.
  • Experimental treatment eradicates acute leukemia in mice


    Using an existing drug and a new drug developed at UCLA, the researchers wiped out cancer cells in mice with a deadly type of blood cancer, leaving healthy blood cells alone. The treatment might also have applications for other blood diseases.
  • UCSF, Walgreens open pharmacy

    UC San Francisco

    Joint endeavor on UCSF campus aims to improve medication safety and decrease health care costs.


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