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.
March 23, 2011
America's growing sweet tooth is super-sizing waistlines and the nation's health care price tag, warn University of California researchers.
People in the U.S. are eating 21 times more sweet stuff today than the pilgrims and pioneers did, according to data presented by scientists at a symposium on sugar and other sweeteners, sponsored by the Center for Obesity Assessment, Study and Treatment (COAST) at UCSF, the UC Office of the President, UC Berkeley and UC Davis.
January 31, 2011
Crystal Denmon was raised by a single parent in South Los Angeles, where gangs were common and graduating from high school was not.