Science

Mars rover on Mars visualization

UC Merced grad student, alumnus play significant role in Mars 2020 mission

As the rover soars toward Mars, a UC Merced lab will be partially responsible for its success.

Dellara Gorjian with elected officials at the Capitol

UC president honors student leadership on DACA, representation in science

UCLA’s Dellara Gorjian and UC Merced’s Radio Bio were honored for outstanding public service at the July 30 UC Regents meeting.

A fishing boat at sea

Chinese fishing boats took half a billion dollars of illegal squid from North Korea. Scientists used satellites to catch them out

Satellite technology and machine learning are helping track down illegal and environmentally damaging ‘dark fleets’ of fishing boats.

Golden retriever puppy looking winsomely at the camera

When you should neuter your puppy, according to science

A 10-year study examined the risks of early neutering across 35 breeds and found surprising variation.

Coronavirus illustration

Coronavirus antibodies fall dramatically in first 3 months after mild cases of COVID-19

UCLA’s findings raise concerns about antibody-based ‘immunity passports’ and the potential for herd immunity.

X chromosome floating in blue background

Scientists achieve first complete assembly of human X chromosome

The first end-to-end, completely gapless DNA sequence of a human chromosome is a major milestone for genomics.

Grapefruit hanging from tree

UC Riverside discovers first effective treatment for citrus-destroying disease

The disease that has devastated crops in Florida and threatens California may finally be stoppable.

Nearly empty shelves in a store

Is the food supply strong enough to weather COVID-19?

Are empty shelves behind us or are there more shortages to come?

Puppy playing on a green lawn

How dogs actually age (and what that tells us about how we do)

Understanding how dogs age can help us fight human aging.

Woman staring through transparent plastic at people wearing PPE

UC Berkeley launches trial of saliva test for COVID-19

Saliva can be gathered without medical supervision, unlike current tests, which saves time, money and precious PPE.

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