• 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.
  • Rebecca Braslau UC Santa Cruz magazine

    A safer, better plastic

    UC Santa Cruz Magazine

    Aging plastic leaches harmful chemicals. Rebecca Braslau has made it her life's work to create a safer alternative. 

  • Junk DNA UC San Diego

    How ‘junk’ DNA plays a role in cancer

    UC San Diego

    Nearly 200 mutations have been identified that play a functional role in cancer, opening new avenues for treatment.

  • UC Davis Dalai Lama

    Meditation's lasting power

    UC Davis

    A first-of-its-kind study of meditation practictioners shows they are able to maintain their cognitive gains.