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How important is speech in transmitting coronavirus?

Asymptomatic individuals could transmit infection via normal speech, underscoring the need for social distancing.

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A healthy circadian rhythm may keep you sane and increase resilience to fight COVID-19

Beyond sanitizing and social distancing, your circadian rhythm is another powerful protective resource.

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UC launches grant program to spur urgently needed COVID-19 research

To accelerate breakthroughs, UC will provide $2 million in seed funding to scientists across the state combating COVID-19.


The evolutionary advantage of the teenage brain

Research is showing that the behaviors of teenagers aren’t just there to annoy parents. They serve a real evolutionary purpose.

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Popular painkiller ibuprofen affects liver enzymes in mice

Ibuprofen may have more significant effects on the liver than previously thought, new research says.

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Researchers forge a new weapon to fight parasites and other infections

‘It’s a first step toward fulfilling the promise of the genomics era to inform how we combat disease,’ lead researcher says.

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All-star lineup to honor 50th anniversary of Earth Day in ‘Forces of Nature’

Environmental leaders and thinkers to explore what it means to care for the planet and all its inhabitants.

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Breakthrough virus simulations tackle the flu

The new molecular models could help scientists develop more effective treatments.

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Welcome to the world, baby dragons

Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, successfully breeds rare weedy seadragons for the first time.

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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.