Medicine

Anna Song with two packs of cigarettes

Multimillion-dollar grant brings nicotine and cannabis policy center to campus

The new center positions UC Merced and the San Joaquin Valley as leaders in public health.

Vitamin D pills spill from a bottle

Could vitamin D lower your risk for breast cancer?

A new study suggests that those with higher levels of the vitamin had one-fifth the risk.

UC Berkeley CRISPR illustration

CRISPR reduces autism symptoms in mice

Exaggerated repetitive behavior characteristic of autism was lessened after a receptor was edited.

sun dog UCSF

Staying safe in the sun – a dermatologist helps separate facts from hype

Don't get burned by bad advice this summer.

Before and after pictures of Hussein

Family travels 7,500 miles to save son’s life with treatment developed at UCLA

Stem cell gene therapy cures baby with life-threatening immune disorder.

Rachelle Crosbie-Watson driving her Corvette

Curing a deadly childhood disease, sharing her love of science, and a sleek ’68 Corvette drive this biochemist

Mashable captures a day in the life of Duchenne muscular dystrophy researcher.

Doctor and seated patient

Microchips can permanently link patients with clinical samples

The new technology could make some common medical mistakes could be a thing of the past.

Child with sensory processing disorder at play

The unbearable sensation of being

Everyday stimuli can be excruciating for kids with sensory processing disorder. Scientists are finding out why.

Daniel Ciccarone with camera

Opioid crisis: This doctor’s street-level views could change the course of the epidemic

UCSF's Daniel Ciccarone explores opioid use up close to try to stem the rising tide of overdoses.

Electric impulses may help brain recover from shock

Electrically stimulating the brain may restore movement after stroke

The findings suggest the potential for brain implants to treat stroke patients.

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