UCSF smartphone

Preventing disease with the help of social media

Eleni Linos focuses on how technology influences our behaviors to make an impact on health.

obese man UC Riverside

Understudied racial minority groups show alarmingly high rates of obesity and diabetes

A new study highlights major health problems affecting historically ignored racial groups.

UC Merced biology

Is biology behind your political views?

How your body processes its fight or flight response may affect your opinion, a new study finds.

Get Out UCLA

‘Get Out’-inspired class gets students to dig into portrayals of race and fear

Jordan Peele stops by lecturer Tananarive Due's course on how depictions of blackness have shaped real-life prejudice.

UC Berkeley blog

Sex, power and the systems that enable men like Harvey Weinstein

If we want to stop the predators among us, we have to look at how power corrupts.

UC Irvine crisis

Social media can increase stress during a crisis

Official use of social media can be effective. The unverified rumor mill? Much less so.

UC Merced whale

Human speech, jazz and whale song

Three wildly different samples show how much forms of communication have in common.

UC Berkeley Hurricane generosity

How generosity in disasters flows in both directions

Sharing what we have activates pleasure circuits in the brain, says the Greater Good Science Center.

teens online relationships UC Irvine

Teens’ online friendships just as meaningful as face-to-face ones

Digital communication can even provide more benefits but also carries more risks.

UC Davis oxytocin

Blocking the 'love hormone'

A new study finds that blocking oxytocin works better than Prozac to help stressed mice.

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