Medicine

Multiple sclerosis brain scan

How gut immune cells can fight multiple sclerosis

Scientists are learning how our guts connect to our brains.

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Sugar’s sick secrets: How industry forces have manipulated science to downplay the harm

The sugar industry has driven decades of biased research that shirk sugar's responsibility for chronic disease.

Alzheimer's disease as shown in a brain PET scan

Artificial intelligence can detect Alzheimer’s disease in brain scans 6 years before a diagnosis

A machine-learning algorithm diagnosed early-stage Alzheimer’s disease using a common PET scan.

Gopesh Tilvawala speaks to someone across a table

Graduate student’s steerable brain device wins big at inventors competition

Gopesh Tilvawala is developing a first-of-its-kind catheter to navigate tiny arteries in the brain.

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Bulldogs’ screw tails linked to human genetic disease

Scientists find the genetic basis for these dogs’ appearance, and link it to a rare inherited syndrome in humans.

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The mystery of the super-ager

Researchers are trying to figure out the secret to some elderly people's success.

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UC’s most buzzworthy research of 2018

A looming beer shortage, the gender paradox and consumer products dominated the conversation this year.

mosquito

The buzz about a malaria prevention drug

Half a million tests and many mosquitoes later, reserarchers are zeroing in on compounds that could prevent the disease.

Older man coping with anxiety

Depression, anxiety may take same toll on health as smoking and obesity

Arthritis, heart disease, stroke — but not cancer — are strongly swayed by psychological status, study finds.

An elderly Asian couple plays a game

Sex chromosomes hold the secret to female longevity

Two X’s and ovaries extend life and protect mice from aging.

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