Science

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Regaining sight

Blind mice regain sight with a simple gene therapy that could be available to humans in three years.

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Finding the elusive drinking ‘brake’

New research has uncovered a mechanism that helps us modulate our drinking — when it functions properly.

First author Christian Guerrero-Juarez and Maksim Plikus, associate professor in developmental and cell biology.

UC Irvine-led study reveals how blood cells help wounds heal scar-free

New insights could lead to better anti-scarring treatments.

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16 elements: Berkeley Lab’s contributions to the periodic table

In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the periodic table, a look at how far it’s come and where it’s headed.

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How scientists pack butterflies, frogs and sea turtles for the bumpy road

Three scientists explain how they keep threatened species safe on their way to new habitats.

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Young, gifted and black: The next generation of researchers

For Black History Month, we highlight young researchers who are turning their work into a potent force for social justice and equity.

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Sleep loss truly causes you pain

Going without sleep heightens pain sensitivity and dulls the brain’s painkilling response.

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3-D printed implants show promise for treating spinal cord injury

The soft, implantable “bridges” guide new nerve cells to grow where the spinal cord has been severed.

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It's about time: Scientists figure out the length of a day on Saturn

Thanks to data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, astronomers are stumped no longer.

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How gut immune cells can fight multiple sclerosis

Scientists are learning how our guts connect to our brains.

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