chimps in tree

What monkeys tell us about our thirst for booze

Robert Dudley discusses his new book, the evidence that our attraction to alcohol is an evolutionary adaptation, and what this means for efforts to prevent alcohol abuse.

Researchers detect smallest force ever measured

Method using lasers and optical trapping system is breakthrough in theoretical physics.

Obama names World Food Center Director Beachy to National Science Board

Roger Beachy joins policymaking body of National Science Foundation, which advises Congress and the president on science and engineering issues.
Josh Osborn

A diagnosis just in time

Joshua Osborn was fighting for his life in a Wisconsin hospital against a mysterious ailment. With his options dwindling, a team at UCSF employed advanced DNA sequencing technology to track down the culprit.
Miceli-Nelson family

Researchers combat lethal disease to save son and thousands like him

Their efforts have rallied others to the cause of defeating Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Herpes infected humans before they were human

The virus originated in chimpanzees and jumped into humans 1.6 million years ago.

Physics Girl wins national competition

Outreach coordinator creates YouTube videos that encourage girls to pursue science.

UCSF Global Health Sciences receives $6M for neglected diseases

Funding from Gates Foundation and Carlos Slim Health Institute will target Chagas’ disease, dengue and onchocerciasis.
preschoolers napping

Hazardous flame retardants found in preschools, child care

Hazardous chemicals — some banned in furnishings for years — are widespread in indoor environments.
girl at water pump

UC inventions on display at Tech Commercialization Forum

Research discoveries make the leap to commercial products — and fuel the state's economy.