Researchers discovered that a variant of a gene called DRD2 could predispose people of Asian descent to crave certain types of food.

Some Asian Americans are predisposed to want more carbs

UCLA research could point toward strategy for combating rapidly increasing obesity rate among those of Asian descent.

UCSF cirrhosis to healthy liver cells

Researchers convert cirrhosis-causing cells to healthy liver cells in mice

New approach led by UCSF that repairs liver from within may be more efficient than cell transplants.

UC Santa Barbara brain power

A switch for brain growth found

UC Santa Barbara and UCSF scientists find a gene responsible for our unique cerebral cortex.

UC San Diego algae biofuel

UC San Diego’s algae biofuels program ranked best in nation

An algae surfboard and work on gasoline alternatives help the campus win for the fourth year in a row.

UCSF Burchard

Most asthma research may not apply to African-American children

A UCSF study sheds light on understudied groups and finds unique risk factors that could lead to better treatments.

Genome sequencing reveals how carrots have become good at accumulating carotenoids, the pigment compounds that give them their characteristic colors and nutritional richness.

Carrot genome paints colorful picture of domestication

Study reveals how the carrot has been touched by breeding practices as well as influenced by environmental change.

Senior technician Eduardo Garcia, left, and lab manager Charlotte Acharya, both of the UC Davis Department of Plant Sciences, prepare to place young strawberry plants in this field at UC Davis.

Industry upbeat about new UC Davis strawberry breeding research

'Setting the benchmark' for quality, yield and sustainability.

UCSF Stephen Hauser

Wrapping up multiple sclerosis at UCSF

With one drug to shut down its progression and another to undo its damage, MS doesn’t stand a chance.

UC study autism

UC researchers join largest autism study ever in U.S.

Effort seeks to analyze DNA from 50,000 people with autism and their families.

UCLA fructose study

Fructose alters hundreds of brain genes, which can lead to a wide range of diseases

UCLA scientists report that diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids can reverse the damage.