Science

Large hornet

Murder hornets invade headlines, not the US

While they do sound scary, there's no reason to be afraid, says entomologist Doug Yanega.

Green glowing jellyfish

How glow-in-the-dark jellyfish inspired a scientific revolution

What makes a jellyfish glow? For scientists, asking that simple question led to a powerful new tool that’s completely transformed medicine — and won the Nobel!

Yvonne Hao with the hand sanitizer she helped produce

‘Liquid gold’: UC Berkeley lab makes free hand sanitizer for the needy

A biochemistry lab pivots to hand sanitizers for people experiencing homelessness, jail populations and others among society's most vulnerable.

Aileen Anderson at her desk

Campus labs produce sample-preserving fluid for COVID-19 test kits

A ‘mini-task force’ responds to the urgent needs at the UC Irvine medical center.

A large group of people not observing social distancing

How important is speech in transmitting coronavirus?

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

An older woman walks two dogs outside

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.

Research table

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.

Teens

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.

Ibuprofen pills in someone's hand

Popular painkiller ibuprofen affects liver enzymes in mice

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

David Ardell

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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