Science

Blood cells and glucose floating in vein

Exploring how lipids and cholesterol relate to Alzheimer’s

Though the motor proteins they study may be tiny, professor Jing Xu and her students could make a huge contribution to the study of the disease.

Arctic sea ice

Arctic Ocean could be ice-free for part of the year as soon as 2044

New study narrows the predicted timeframe for one worrying result of climate change.

Woolsey fire

UC's race to stay ahead of wildfires

UC San Diego matches increased fire danger with improved monitoring capability.

A view of the galaxy from DESI

Seeing the cosmos in color for the first time

DESI, a 5,000-eyed instrument, is being used by UC researchers to explore the mystery of dark energy in color.

An Impossible Burger from Burger King

Is the future alternative meats?

Plant-based and cultivated meats are popping up everywhere — even Burger King. Are they here to stay?

Man lifting weights in silhouette

Creatine powers T cells' fight against cancer

The popular athletic supplement is shown to help immune cells fight cancer in mice.

Quantum computer

UC Santa Barbara/Google team makes huge computing breakthrough

Researchers solve a problem that would normally take 10,000 years in 200 seconds and achieve ‘quantum supremacy.’

Vegetables being cooked in a pan

Cooking food alters the microbiome

Whether food is cooked or raw has a distinct effect on gut microbes, researchers find.

Greta Thunberg at the United Nations

Why Greta Thunberg is so powerful

Researchers analyze how Greta Thunberg’s moral framing influenced the impact of her United Nations speech.

A row of content mice

Finding alternatives to animal testing

Researchers are helping the EPA eliminate animal testing by using stem cells.

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