• 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.
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    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.
  • Chronic stress primes brain for mental illness

    UC Berkeley

    Chronic stress' impact on stem cells in the brain in turn affects memory and learning. This could explain why stress leads to mental illness later in life.
  • More pesticides linked to Parkinson's


    A person's genetic makeup could increase his or her chance of developing the debilitating disease two- to six-fold after pesticide exposure.
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    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.


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