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.
Ebola 101An infectious-disease expert at UC Berkeley offers a primer on the deadly Ebola virus.
New tactics, old foe: malariaVector biologist Anthony James takes a fresh look at how mosquitoes transmit malaria and other diseases.
January 28, 2021
Epidemiologist Brandon Brown answers this and other new COVID-19 questions.
January 27, 2021
‘Stunning to see with your own eyes,’ says UCLA neuroscientist Martin Monti.
UC San Diego
January 26, 2021
Researchers are developing a color-changing test strip to detect SARS-CoV-2 in a mask wearer’s breath or saliva.
February 9, 2021
University of California Health (UCH) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) are launching an innovative data modeling consortium to ensure public health policy makers have timely, relevant analysis and insights to support pandemic-related decision making.
December 7, 2020
The State of California has asked the University of California to lead an expansion of a smartphone-based COVID-19 exposure notification system recently tested at seven University of California campuses. Under this statewide program, researchers and entrepreneurs at UC San Diego Health who developed and led the pilot program will manage broadening the program for the State.
November 19, 2020
University of California Health has launched an innovative human milk bank to help improve the lives of newborns, infants and their families.
November 5, 2020
A program to test a smartphone-based COVID-19 exposure notification system will expand to an additional five University of California campus locations as a result of accomplishments from an initial deployment earlier this fall at two UC campuses. The program is a joint effort between the University and the State of California to assess use of the technology on a voluntary basis as a means of reducing the spread of the virus.