UCSF schools lead the nation in NIH biomedical research funds

Funding reflects quality of research and enables scientists to continue pioneering efforts.

New technique makes 'biogasoline' from plant waste

One day, you may fill up your tank with gasoline-like fuels made from cellulosic materials such as farm and forestry waste, using a new process invented by chemists at UC Davis.
Jacopo Annese

Amnesiac's brain adds insight into memory

Henry G. Molaison was possibly the most-studied patient of modern neuroscience.

Found: bright young galaxies

The four galaxies are among the earliest and most distant ever discovered.
argentine ants

Luring ants for the kill

Pheromone draws pesky, invasive Argentine ants to insecticide, eliminating need for indiscriminate spraying that can harm the environment.
Denisova Cave excavation

Neanderthal genome shows cozy relationship between early humans

Population geneticists find more evidence of in- and interbreeding between Neanderthals, Denisovans, other human groups.

World's earliest depiction of volcanic eruption

Professor confirms that Turkish mural is a representation of an eruption more than 8,000 years ago.

Baby, you smell good enough to bite

Mosquitoes love the smell of our breath and skin. Researchers are devising compounds that they'll love a bit more.
mammoth bones

Mammoth bones find a home at Merced

The youngest UC campus is now the steward of Columbian mammoth bones, dating back to the last Ice Age, which were discovered in Madera County.

Fruit flies offer clues to salt influence

Animals prefer low-salt foods over high. Fruit flies help unravel the underlying science.