Science

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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.

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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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Have you found meaning in life? Your answer influences your health and well-being

A new study examines meaning in life and its relationship with physical, mental and cognitive functioning.

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Shedding a new light on Egyptian mummies

Berkeley Lab teams work with Cairo University researchers to study soil and bone samples dating back 4,000 years.

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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.

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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.

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UC's race to stay ahead of wildfires

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

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