Medicine

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Living in better neighborhood may protect health of kids in poverty

Less stress hormone is found in children with access to green spaces, clean air and quality grocery stores.

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A hangover pill? Tests on drunk mice show promise

A new pill may lower blood alcohol levels, helping a hangover and preventing alcohol overdose deaths.

All of Us UC Irvine doctors

Be one in a million: Massive $1.5B precision medicine research effort kicks off

UC Irvine and UC San Diego are state co-leads of an unprecedented project to gather medical data for new cures.

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Frances McDormand headlines performance that sparks dialogue on sudden death

Thousands of years after its first performance, Sophocles’ ‘Ajax’ remains a source of catharsis, the UCSF community finds.

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Paralyzed hands move again

A nonsurgical technique allows six patients to turn doorknobs, open water bottles for the first time in years.

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Why it's so hard for doctors to understand your pain

Genetic makeup changes how we experience pain, making it difficult to figure out what each patient needs.

UCSF football concussions

Football scuffles, auto injuries may raise risk for Parkinson’s

A shocking new study shows concussion is linked to a 56 percent increase in neurological disease.

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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.

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