Food

Nutrient supplements in hands

Nutritional supplements significantly reduce child deaths

Study finds a 27 percent drop in child mortality in low- and middle-income countries.

Women's legs on a scale

Anorexia nervosa comes in all sizes — including plus size

The heart health risks presented by the disorder don't change based on body mass index.

Colorful soda bottles in a market

UCSF banned sugar-sweetened drink sales. Here's what happened

Nearly 70 percent of participants saw a decrease in waist size, among other positive health effects, in under a year.

An Impossible Burger from Burger King

Is the future alternative meats?

Plant-based and cultivated meats are popping up everywhere — even Burger King. Are they here to stay?

Kidney illustration

Reversing polycystic kidney disease

The inherited disorder has long been thought to be irreversible, but changes to diet could provide hope.

Vegetables being cooked in a pan

Cooking food alters the microbiome

Whether food is cooked or raw has a distinct effect on gut microbes, researchers find.

UCLA water faucet

UCLA to assess California drinking water systems to identify risks and solutions

An analysis of this scope has never been done before in the state.

AVP of Energy and Sustainability David Philips and Katie Maynard at the award ceremony for the sustainability champion

Meet UC’s 2019 Sustainability Champion

Katie Maynard developed from an undergrad studying biology into one of UC's most potent forces for environmental change.

Salinas Valley pesticide

Prenatal pesticide exposure linked to changes in teen’s brain activity

New study is one of the first to use advanced brain imaging to reveal how exposure to these chemicals changes the brain.

A man walking in a citrus grove

75 percent of Florida's oranges have been lost to disease. Can science save citrus?

Farmers and researchers try to hold off a deadly citrus greening that's now reached California long enough to find a cure.

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