Science

drunk fruit fly

A fruit fly walks into a bar ...

Fruit flies have a drinking culture, too — and it may help us understand addiction.

smog spray UCSF

Everyday chemicals surpass cars as source of urban air pollution

A new study finds a shockingly high contribution from paints, pesticides, perfumes as vehicle emissions drop.

UC Santa Cruz Mavericks

Surfing into the history books

If weather allows, alumna Sarah Gerhardt may be among the first women to take on the Mavericks big-wave contest.

UC Irvine water hot spots

UC Irvine-led study identifies ‘hot spots’ of unsafe drinking water

Problems are more frequent in low-income, rural areas of the nation.

UC San Diego reach through the screen

New ‘4-D goggles’ allow wearers to be ‘touched’ by approaching objects

Reaching through the screen is about to get more extreme.

UC San Diego FAS

Children affected by prenatal drinking more numerous than previously estimated

Findings suggest rates of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders may be similar to autism spectrum disorders.

UC Santa Cruz offshore

Trump’s push for new offshore drilling is likely to run aground in California

The effort to expand offshore oil production reignites a battle with California that dates back nearly 50 years.

UCSF Dena Dubal

Could a protein called klotho block dementia and aging?

Dena Dubal wants to stave off neurodegenerative diseases with a novel approach: blocking aging.

UCSF source anxiety

Yep, your brain has ‘anxiety’ cells

It's not just your imagination, it's neurology, according to a new study on mice.

Chris Henry UCLA

HBCU partnership brings new students to UC grad programs

Budding scientists and scholars are exploring deeper research interests after interning in a unique UC program.

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