Science

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

Understanding how dogs age can help us fight human aging.

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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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Wearable-tech glove translates sign language into speech in real time

It is inexpensive, flexible and highly durable, UCLA bioengineers say.

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Study finds 82 percent of avocado oil rancid or mixed with other oils

FDA standards needed to protect consumers and industry, food scientist says.

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Newly funded COVID-19 research aims to protect the most vulnerable

Researchers across UC rapidly pivot from their usual research areas to address gaps in knowledge and care with COVID-19.

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