Food

Lettuce on white background

Grow and eat your own vaccines?

A new project will study whether edible plants like lettuce into mRNA vaccine factories.

Small boats in the Klamath River, 2019

Restoring access to culturally significant species with the Yurok Tribe

Law students work alongside tribal leaders to assist in a longstanding project to restore access to ancestral resources.

An open oyster

Saving native oysters

Conservation aquaculture could bring more native oysters to plates and estuaries along the west coast.

Glasses of water next to each other

A new way to remove salts and toxic metals from water

Desalination can help meet growing water needs globally, but current techniques are limited. A new approach holds promise.

Blood testing a hand

A cellular culprit for Type 1 diabetes

Researchers have identified a predictive causal role for specific cell types in the condition, which affects more than 1.6 million Americans.

Red tomato hanging from a plant

Genes that keep plants green: A discovery that can help us grow crops in a drought

Scientists have discovered genetic data that will help food crops like tomatoes and rice survive longer, more intense periods of drought on our warming planet.

Wellhead treatment plant

A path toward clean drinking water for all Californians

A new study finds hundreds of public water systems are out of compliance, but points to solutions the state (and nation) can pursue.

Grapes in a vineyard

Could wildfires ruin our wine?

Researchers are racing to find ways to help California's iconic wine industry adapt to a changing climate, including drought and wildfire.

Young woman gardening

UC summit will focus on student involvement in the war on global hunger

Register by March 12 to participate in the 2021 Universities Fighting World Hunger Virtual Summit to be held March 25-26, 2021.

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Is this one protein responsible for weight gain?

Diminishing a single protein in a set of mice caused them to gain only half the weight of other mice, even on a high-fat diet.

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