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    Help keep the University of California affordable

    Today's students deserve the same great UC education as previous generations. Let's grow California together.

  • Take a tour of your thoughts with the 'Glass Brain'

    The Glass Brain is kind of like it sounds. It’s a colorful, 3-D window into all the mysterious activities that light up the brain.

  • Can we use Wi-Fi to see through walls?

    We use Wi-Fi to stay connected, but UC's Yasamin Mostofi shows that Wi-Fi can also be used to sense the world around us – even behind walls.

  • The Global Warming Facts You Need to Know

    Climate change facts you need to know

    Under current guidelines, the planet is on target to warm up by 2 degrees Celsius in 2050 and by 4 degrees in 2100, triggering serious large-scale problems by the end of the century. UC San Diego's climate scientist V. Ramanathan accurately predicted this trend back in 1980. He says that if we make an effort to adopt existing technology today, we might be able to change our course on climate.

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    Cure for the common hangover

    UCLA

    Pill mimics the action of the human liver, helping speed up the elimination of alcohol from the body.
  • Reaching smokers before lung cancer turns deadly

    UC Office of the President

    State tax filers can help fund cancer research, including studies to screen underserved smokers for lung cancer.
  • Love is in the lab

    UC Office of the President

    Valentine's Day comes just once a year, but love is in the air year-round on our campuses. Research on the psychological and physical aspects of l'amour is no mere flirtation.

    Take the work of UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center. Unlike Paul Simon (who lyrically detailed 50 ways to leave one's lover), they offer five ways to renew old romance. Gratitude — one of the center's core subjects — also fuels long-term relationships.

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  • UC experts take on COVID-19

    The University of California has been on the front lines in the fight against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, since the earliest indications of its emergence in China. From top-flight medical care to groundbreaking research, UC’s scientists and physicians across its 10 campuses and five academic medical centers are part of the global effort to treat, understand and ultimately defeat the virus.

  • UC scientists combat wildfires with lifesaving tools, solutions

    While firefighters battle raging wildfires in Northern and Southern California, the University of California is finding lifesaving solutions to stem the growing threat of fire by harnessing cutting-edge technologies to meet the state’s frightening new reality.

  • Nominations sought for ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ Nobel laureate meetings fellowship

    The University of California’s Office of the President and the Office of the Chief Investment Officer are seeking applicants from UC students and postdoctoral fellows to attend an invitation-only week of lectures and small seminars with Nobel laureates in Lindau, Germany.

  • UC President Napolitano’s statement on new restrictions regarding fetal tissue research

    The Trump administration dealt a blow today to scientific discovery and medical advancement. Fetal tissue research has helped find cures for millions of Americans who suffer from debilitating diseases, while improving the quality of life for others.