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.

Big gap between 'he' and 'she' in animal kingdom

Riverside biologist's new book proclaims 'vive la difference.'

UC grad students driving force behind research

UC trains 26,000 doctoral students and 6,400 postdoctoral fellows whose work addresses issues like renewable energy, poverty, conservation and global health.

Sperm take 'twisting ribbon' path

Knowledge of the complex swimming patterns of human and animal sperm will improve could understanding of fertilization processes, with potential clinical applications.
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Tobacco's long history in the West

Researchers uncover earliest tobacco use in Pacific Northwest more than 1,000 years ago.

Pushing innovations to industry's doorstep

Proof of Concept grants move research to market.

UC researchers win new Breakthrough Prize

Napoleone Ferrara of UC San Diego and Shinya Yamanaka of the UCSF Gladstone Institutes among inaugural recipients.

Earthworms contribute to climate change

Blame 'global worming' on the wrigglers: They increase greenhouse gas emissions from soils.