Marshmallow UCSF

Overeating? It may be a brain glitch

New approaches seek to switch off the brain patterns that drive overeating. Here's how they could help you.

Rebecca Braslau UC Santa Cruz magazine

A safer, better plastic

Aging plastic leaches harmful chemicals. Rebecca Braslau has made it her life's work to create a safer alternative. 

Junk DNA UC San Diego

How ‘junk’ DNA plays a role in cancer

Nearly 200 mutations have been identified that play a functional role in cancer, opening new avenues for treatment.

UC Merced Fabian V. Filipp

Sure, cancer mutates, but it has other ways to resist treatment

New research exposes how cancer can resist treatment — and how scientists can improve their response.

Pop-up institutes help medical research advance quickly, cheaply

If restaurants and retail can test new concepts with minimal investment, why not medicine?

UC Berkeley sleeping student

Poor grades are tied to mismatched class times, study says

Being a night owl is not an “excuse” — how we learn is affected by our biological rhythms.

Hand washing OCD

Helping OCD patients find treatment that works

Brain imaging data may help doctors spot who might benefit the most from cognitive behavioral therapy.

Atacama UCSF

Once-mysterious ‘Atacama Skeleton’ illuminates genetics of bone disease

UCSF researchers sequence the genome of the ‘Atacama skeleton’ and discover new mutations.

Katia Vega UC Davis

The tech declared ‘coolest’ at SXSW

Katia Vega's tattoos, in which biosensors replace ink, earn the “Sci-fi No Longer” award.

UC San Diego heart disease

New test can diagnose a heart attack within an hour

The improved diagnostic tool can detect heart attacks faster, and has already saved lives.

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