Science

Three firefighters battle a house fire with a fence in front of them

Too many firefighters are dying of cancer. UCLA’s Derek Urwin aims to change that

The veteran L.A. County firefighter expects to earn his Ph.D. in chemistry in winter quarter and start a new career focused on understanding firefighter safety and health.

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Festival celebrates newest new olive oil

The UC Davis Olive Center and the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation bring you Olio Nuovo.

Smiling mother holds up her baby

Flame retardants linked to autistic-like behavior

A new study is the first to show autistic-relevant behavior and brain changes in female offspring from maternal transfer of environmental pollutants. 

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Managing water resources in a low-to-no-snow future

With mountain snowpacks shrinking in the western U.S., researchers analyze when a low-to-no-snow future might arrive.

Two scientists in a lab looking at a light cycler qPCR machine

Researchers develop CRISPR-based rapid diagnostic tool for SARS-CoV-2

SENSR, the latest UC San Diego innovation addressing COVID-19, adds to the toolkit of quick-turnaround diagnostics needed for future pandemics.

Nigel Hughes and Mary Droser pose together near a national park sign

A paleontology power pair

Married professors Nigel Hughes and Mary Droser earn top honors in their field.

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Cars, start your engines!

UC San Diego joins the University of Hawai‘i to compete at the first autonomous car race at famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway

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Innovative joint program in computational precision health at UC Berkeley and UCSF aims to improve quality and equity of health care

The launch marks a significant step toward advancing this new field and, ultimately, improving the quality and equity of health care.

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UC Irvine-led study finds medicinal plant extract to prevent morphine addiction

Findings point to herbal treatment to potentially help curb the opioid epidemic.

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Is planetary defense PI in the sky?

Physicists propose a new method for defending the Earth against cosmic impacts.

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