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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.
  • Heart attacks, other emergencies spike during holidays

    Stress, overeating and excessive partying could lead to an unnecessary trip to the emergency room.
  • Researchers discuss sugar’s highs, lows

    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.

  • UC medical schools increase underrepresented minority students

    UC Newsroom

    Crystal Denmon was raised by a single parent in South Los Angeles, where gangs were common and graduating from high school was not.

    Crystal Denmon

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  • UC statement on passing of Kaiser CEO Bernard J. Tyson

    University of California President Janet Napolitano and UC Health’s Executive Vice President Dr. Carrie Byington issued a statement today (Nov. 10) following the passing of Bernard J. Tyson, CEO and chair of Kaiser Permanente.

  • Dr. Carrie L. Byington takes the reins at UC Health

    Dr. Carrie L. Byington started as executive vice president of UC Health today (Oct. 31). The University of California Board of Regents appointed Byington at its July meeting to lead the university’s health enterprise following a nationwide search.

  • UC Health statement regarding federal plans to escalate ICE raids

    The Trump Administration recently announced plans to increase enforcement actions by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and accelerate deportations of undocumented individuals. The five medical centers of the University of California join other public safety-net hospitals in opposing these harmful actions.