Science

Ibuprofen pills in someone's hand

Popular painkiller ibuprofen affects liver enzymes in mice

Ibuprofen may have more significant effects on the liver than previously thought, new research says.

David Ardell

Researchers forge a new weapon to fight parasites and other infections

‘It’s a first step toward fulfilling the promise of the genomics era to inform how we combat disease,’ lead researcher says.

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All-star lineup to honor 50th anniversary of Earth Day in ‘Forces of Nature’

Environmental leaders and thinkers to explore what it means to care for the planet and all its inhabitants.

Virus simulation

Breakthrough virus simulations tackle the flu

The new molecular models could help scientists develop more effective treatments.

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Welcome to the world, baby dragons

Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, successfully breeds rare weedy seadragons for the first time.

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Scientists discover switch that controls chronic inflammation and aging

This could help treat or even reverse the development of conditions like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and cancer.

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Astronaut alum Jessica Meir answers questions from the International Space Station

UC San Diego alumna discusses her journey from ‘STEM to Stars’ during live Q&A from International Space Station.

Basilard CEO Brynley Lee and founder Masa Rao

Putting gene therapy in reach

A disruptive new technology could bring cellular engineering and its lifesaving potential to more people.

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Five UC research stories that got the world talking in 2019

A device that translates brain signals into speech is just one of the UC breakthroughs that got the world’s attention in 2019.

Greenland ice

Outlook for the polar regions in a world that's 2 degrees warmer

A major new study reveals how rapidly the Arctic is warming and examines its global consequences.

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