CRISPR UC Berkeley

First step toward CRISPR cure of Lou Gehrig’s disease

Scientists disable a muscle degeneration trigger to extend mouse lifespans by 25 percent.

How do we break our addiction to plastic?

More than 8.3 billion metric tons (9.1 billion tons). That’s the amount of plastic humans have created since the large-scale production of synthetic materials began in the early 1950s. It’s enough to cover the entire country of Argentina, and most of the material now resides in landfills or in the natural environment.

UCLA microfossil

Ancient fossil microorganisms indicate that life in the universe is common

Life was already diverse 3.5 billion years ago — and may be so elsewhere today.

genetic testing tray UCSF

As genetic testing grows popular, UCSF clinic emerges to provide context

Genetics is only as good as the qualifications of the person interpreting it, says Dr. Bryce Mendelsohn.

3-D printing sea turtle

Wounded sea turtle healed with 3-D printing

An innovative brace has helped a Loggerhead Sea Turtle double her weight and thrive.

Peter Walter UCSF

5 UC faculty awarded the largest monetary prize in science

UC scholars bring home the majority of 2018's Breakthrough Prizes, known as the 'Oscars of science.'

Polar bear ice UC Davis

How climate denial blogs undermine scientific understanding

A lack of scientific rigor can spread like wildfire online, hurting public perception of climate change.

UCSF teeth lasers

Painless dental lasers can render teeth cavity-resistant

New technology for repairing teeth and strengthening enamel may soon be in a dental office near you.

Elizabeth Villa UC San Diego

Women rising

Women scientists surpass men as leaders of the campus' biggest research grants.

Meera Nair Jessica Jang UC Riverside

New hope for treating sepsis

Study shows human protein resistin greatly boosts the survival rate against a condition that currently kills one in five.

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