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Two decades of fighting breast cancer 2013-05-20 Two decades of fighting breast cancer
For 20 years, UC's California Breast Cancer Research Program has fought to end the disease through innovative science and community participation and outreach.
With techniques such as mechanical tree-shaking and pruning, UC Davis researchers are developing rel 2013-03-18 Developing a mechanical harvester for the olive industry
With techniques such as mechanical tree-shaking and pruning, UC Davis researchers are developing reliable and cost-effective ways to sustain an industry that has a fruitful and long history in California.
On sweltering days you can fry an egg on them. But, now, Lawrence Berkeley Lab and UC Davis research 2013-02-19 Cool pavement technologies

On sweltering days you can fry an egg on them. But, now, Lawrence Berkeley Lab and UC Davis researchers are testing surfaces designed to make them cooler and safer.


UC Davis researchers are working to restore Olympia oysters' West Coast population, which has declined because of over-harvesting and pollution. 2013-01-22 Oysters are ecologically important

UC Davis researchers are working to restore Olympia oysters' West Coast population, which has declined because of over-harvesting and pollution. 

Researchers at the UC Santa Cruz Long Marine Laboratory are working to save endangered species, like the Hawaiian monk seal, through physiology. 2012-12-25 A 'comparative' lab trains tomorrow's leaders
The UC Santa Cruz Long Marine Laboratory is helping to train today's students to solve tomorrow's problems - like saving endangered species.
UC Santa Barbara's Institute for Energy Efficiency is working to make automobiles more efficient. 2012-11-30 Working to make cars more efficient
John Bowers of UC Santa Barbara's Institute for Energy Efficiency is working to make automobiles more efficient. 
UC Irvine scientists and engineers study the sources and effects of air pollution. 2012-11-13 Airing out ozone's choking effect
UC Irvine scientists and engineers study the sources and effects of air pollution.
UC Davis researchers go into rattlesnake country to study the interaction between snakes and squirrels. The snakes are real, but the squirrel is a robot. 2012-10-29 Robosquirrels offer new insight into animal behavior
UC Davis researchers go into rattlesnake country to study the interaction between snakes and squirrels. The snakes are real, but the squirrel is a robot.
A revolutionary mouthwash developed by a UCLA microbiologist carries the first anti-cavity drug sinc 2012-10-08 Washing out tooth decay
A revolutionary mouthwash developed by a UCLA microbiologist carries the first anti-cavity drug since fluoride was introduced nearly 60 years ago.
The UC Davis Olive Center, a university and industry coalition, seeks to do for olives what the camp 2012-09-10 Boosting state's olive growth, processing
The UC Davis Olive Center, a university and industry coalition, seeks to do for olives what the campus did for wine.
A UC San Diego Scripps Institution of Oceanography vessel, funded by the U.S. Navy, will help scient 2012-08-27 New ship a powerful research tool
A UC San Diego Scripps Institution of Oceanography vessel, funded by the U.S. Navy, will help scientists better understand how the Earth and environment work.
UCLA scientists have developed a cell phone attachment that acts as a microscope and detects E.coli, 2012-08-01 Cell phone-based sensor spots dangerous bacteria
UCLA scientists have developed a cell phone attachment that acts as a microscope and detects E.coli, which contaminates food and drinking water.
UC Riverside students came up with a solar-powered system that can nix clothes dryers and save homeowners money. They've won a $90,000 grant to help commercialize the system. 2012-07-23 More than just hot air
UC Riverside students came up with a solar-powered system that can nix clothes dryers and save homeowners money. They've won a $90,000 grant to help commercialize the system.
UC Berkeley researchers have developed a method using GPS-enabled smartphones to learn about the quality, volume, speed and direction of the flow of water through the Sacramento Delta. 2012-07-09 Floating robots track water flow
UC Berkeley researchers have developed a method using GPS-enabled smartphones to learn about the quality, volume, speed and direction of the flow of water through the Sacramento Delta.
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory scientists invented 2012-06-25 Firepower: getting most out of little flame
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory scientists invented "ultraclean low swirl combustion." Their commercialized burners are cheaper than the traditional kind and they don't cause pollution.
The social media world isn't always risky for teens. A UC Irvine study suggests it can be beneficial to their social and emotional development. 2012-06-11 Online social networking can be good for teens
The social media world isn't always risky for teens. A UC Irvine study suggests it can be beneficial to their social and emotional development.
Scientists at UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory use light to convert carbon in tobacco leaves into biofuels. 2012-05-28 Turning tobacco into fuel
Scientists at UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory use light to convert carbon in tobacco leaves into biofuels.
At the Bodega Bay Marine Lab, a UC Davis scientist studies sea stars and mussels to determine how cl 2012-05-14 Stargazing on rocky shores
At the Bodega Bay Marine Lab, a UC Davis scientist studies sea stars and mussels to determine how climate change will affect ecosystems along the California coast.
UC Berkeley scientists, who study motion, looked at how lizards use their tails. Their findings can 2012-04-30 Leaping lizards!
UC Berkeley scientists who study motion looked at how lizards use their tails. Their findings can help design robots that can be used in search, rescue or disaster situations.
New software enables students and researchers at UC Santa Barbara to visualize, map and model seismi 2012-04-16 Looking at geological structures in 3-D
New software enables students and researchers at UC Santa Barbara to visualize, map and model seismic data from subsurface sedimentary deposits.
UCSF and VA Medical Center researchers have created web resource that helps doctors calculate a pati 2012-04-02 Assessing life expectancy of older patients
UCSF and VA Medical Center researchers have created web resource that helps doctors calculate a patient's long-term prognosis as they consider medical interventions.
A UC Berkeley graduate student is helping to restore the Gulf's blackened marshes with a project that could also aid threatened ecosystems nationwide, including in Northern California. 2012-03-12 Oil spill spurred grad student's research
A UC Berkeley graduate student is helping to restore the Gulf's blackened marshes with a project that could also aid threatened ecosystems nationwide, including in Northern California.
Scientists at UC San Diego's NSF-funded Temporal Dynamics of Learning Center probe the brain to develop tools to help people learn, including a possible device for patients with Parkinson's. 2012-02-27 Understanding how we learn
Scientists at UC San Diego's NSF-funded Temporal Dynamics of Learning Center probe the brain to develop tools to help people learn, including a possible device for patients with Parkinson's.
At UC Santa Cruz's OpenLab, artists and researchers collaborate to produce innovative multimedia and designs to explain science. 2012-02-13 Getting the picture of science
At UC Santa Cruz's OpenLab, artists and researchers collaborate to produce innovative multimedia and designs to explain science.
UC Davis veterinarians and physicians are researching cancer in pets and people to develop better treatments for both. 2012-01-30 Dogs get cancer care

UC Davis veterinarians and physicians are researching cancer in pets and people to develop better treatments for both.

Scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are working with a Norwegian company, named SWA 2012-01-17 Answer may be blowing in the wind
Scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are working with a Norwegian company, named SWAY, to leverage offshore wind as a possible and valuable energy source.
The UC San Francisco ĎD'Vice Squad' teams physicians, engineers and other scientists to develop devices that will improve the health of children. 2012-01-02 Inventing medical devices for children
The UC San Francisco ‘D'Vice Squad' teams physicians, engineers and other scientists to develop devices that will improve the health of children.
UC Riverside this year opened an innovative laboratory, 2011-12-12 Doing science, not just telling it
UC Riverside this year opened an innovative laboratory, "The Dynamic Genome," which gives freshmen the kind of experimental research experience usually reserved for upper classmen or graduate students.
Researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have developed a nanocrystal material that coul 2011-11-28 Capturing light, controlling heat
Researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have developed a nanocrystal material that could add a critical energy-saving dimension to "smart window" coatings.
A UC Berkeley graduate student explains his fascination with Central American cloud forests and his 2011-11-14 Inspired by the clouds
A UC Berkeley graduate student explains his fascination with Central American cloud forests and his efforts to share his passion and research with young students.
In preparing for the next Mars rover project, a UC Davis geologist is developing ways to probe rock structures on the planet. Martian rocks could offer clues whether the planet environment, before or now, could support life. 2011-10-31 Looking for life on Mars
In preparing for the next Mars rover project, a UC Davis geologist is developing ways to probe rock structures on the planet. Martian rocks could offer clues whether the planet environment, before or now, could support life.
There's a lot of debris floating around in space, and researchers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are using supercomputers and optical sensors to track even small objects that could damage important satellites. 2011-10-24 Avoiding collisions with space junk
There's a lot of debris floating around in space, and researchers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are using supercomputers and optical sensors to track even small objects that could damage important satellites.
2011-10-10 Making city water systems flow
A new UC Berkeley research center is re-inventing the country's urban water infrastructure, which is worn from age, population growth and the effects of climate change.
UC Berkeley scientists, in collaboration with the national labs, have devised a nanoscale testing te 2011-09-26 Getting down to the nanometer
UC Berkeley scientists, in collaboration with the national labs, have devised a nanoscale testing technique that could be invaluable in making sure nuclear facilities and the materials inside them are safe for years to come.
Sometimes it takes up to a week to identify a virus that's making people sick. A UC Irvine physicist is collaborating with 2011-09-12 A speedy way to find the bug
A UC Irvine physicist is collaborating with the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to develop a quick and cheap method to identify viruses such as the flu.
A UC Santa Cruz husband-and-wife team - an astrophysicist and philosopher - explore the cultural and 2011-08-29 Finding meaning in the cosmos
A UC Santa Cruz husband-and-wife team - an astrophysicist and philosopher - explore the cultural and social implications of the modern scientific understanding of the universe.
UC Riverside research has identified odor molecules that hamper mosquitoes from sniffing out people. It may pave the way for new repellants and prevent deadly diseases spread by the insects. 2011-08-15 Taking the bite out of the mosquito
UC Riverside research has identified odor molecules that hamper mosquitoes from sniffing out people. It may pave the way for new repellants and prevent deadly diseases spread by the insects. 
UC Davis researchers study bike dynamics, handling and control. The knowledge could lead to better designed bikes; different spokes for different folks. 2011-07-25 The science of balancing a bike
UC Davis researchers study bike dynamics, handling and control. The knowledge could lead to better designed bikes; different spokes for different folks.
A UC ranch looks at irrigation, plant nutrition and soil health issues, as it reinvents agriculture 2011-07-11 Sustaining farms, food supply
A UC ranch looks at irrigation, plant nutrition and soil health issues, as it reinvents agriculture and readies farms to feed a growing population.
A UC Discovery Grant created a partnership between UC researchers and a Woodland startup, which is c 2011-06-18 Turning nutshells into power
A UC Discovery Grant created a partnership between UC researchers and a Woodland startup, which is converting wastes into biofuels.
UC San Francisco neuroscientists use computer technology to figure out how songbirds perfect their t 2011-06-06 Songbirdís strategy to change its tune could inform rehab efforts
UC San Francisco neuroscientists use computer technology to figure out how songbirds perfect their tune. This could lead to tools for people rehabilitating from neuromuscular diseases and injuries.
A new research initiative will match medical and veterinary students from different UC campuses to w 2011-05-23 Novel conference teams docs, vets to seek cures
A new research initiative will match medical and veterinary students from different UC campuses to work on projects important to both animal and human health.
A mechanical engineer and a physicist at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have found a sim 2011-05-02 Researchers tweak military helmets to mitigate traumatic brain injury
A mechanical engineer and a physicist at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have found a simple way to potentially reduce the severity of traumatic brain injury from blunt and ballistic impacts.
A recent green chemistry conference highlighted UC Berkeley's unique approach. 2011-03-28 The Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry
A recent green chemistry conference highlighted UC Berkeley's unique approach.
artist reconstruction of a Neanderthal 2011-03-14 The Neanderthal in all of us . . .
UC Santa Cruz researchers reveal new insights into human evolution from the bones of Neanderthals.
Emory Chan, with Berkeley Labís Molecular Foundry, directs WANDA, a revolutionary nanocrystal-making 2011-02-21 A robot called Wanda
Learn about a revolutionary nanocrystal-making robot at the Berkeley Lab's Molecular Foundry, which can perform complex workflows that traditionally require extensive chemistry experience.
The University of California, San Francisco  has a new, state-of-the-art educational facility that a 2011-02-08 An integrated teaching and learning center
The University of California, San Francisco has a new, state-of-the-art educational facility that aims to promote interprofessional education and encourages innovative approaches to teaching and learning.
In one of the most complex transplant surgeries ever performed, an international team of surgeons at 2011-01-24 World's second documented voicebox transplant
In one of the most complex transplant surgeries ever performed, an international team of surgeons at UC Davis Medical Center has restored the voice of a California woman who had been unable to speak for more than a decade.
vineyards at the Kearney Agricultural Center 2011-01-03 Research aims to improve the quality and yield of wine grapes
At UC's Kearney Agricultural Center in Parlier, California, researchers are studying how to improve the quality and yield of wine grapes.
Learn about UC Irvine's efforts to combat such illnesses as malaria and dengue fever. 2010-12-20 Giving global health a shot in the arm
Learn about UC Irvine's efforts to combat such illnesses as malaria and dengue fever.
A controlled burn of oil from the Deepwater Horizon/BP oil spill sends towers of fire hundreds of feet into the air over the Gulf of Mexico June 9. Photo courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard. 2010-11-29 Lessons from Deepwater
America's biggest oil leak exposed a glaring need to proactively protect and monitor coastlines, according to researchers at UC San Diego's Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
UC Berkeley psychologists are looking into the science of happiness - from raising happy children to 2010-11-15 The science of happiness
UC Berkeley psychologists are looking into the science of happiness - from raising happy children to becoming more empathic. 
A UC-generated startup company is using wireless technology to optimize data centers for energy effi 2010-11-01 Wireless sensor technology for data centers
A UC-generated startup company is using wireless technology to optimize data centers for energy efficiency.
Why do birds sing, and what are they trying to communicate? Two UC Santa Barbara scientists believe they have solved at least part of the mystery. 2010-10-18 Innovative use of videos aids study of songbird communication
Why do birds sing, and what are they trying to communicate? Two UC Santa Barbara scientists believe they have solved at least part of the mystery.
 Memory and Aging Center hosts visiting artist program The importance of creating art to people suff 2010-10-04 Memory and Aging Center hosts visiting artist program
The importance of creating art to people suffering from neurodegenerative disorders is being examined through a novel combination of perspectives at UC San Francisco's Memory and Aging Center (MAC).
Teacher interns, who took part in a DOE-funded training program, are helping Berkeley Lab researcher 2010-09-20 Testing fuel efficient stoves for Haiti
Teacher interns, who were part of a DOE-funded teacher training program, are helping Berkeley Lab researchers test the fuel efficiency of stoves sent to Haiti after the country's devastating earthquake.
Pain sensation research may lead to new drug development. 2010-08-30 Insightful pain research
Molecules that play a critical role in signaling a painful touch or temperature are giving researchers at UC San Francisco valuable insight into understanding and treating chronic pain.
AirUCI summer workshop aims to inspire seventh- to 12th-grade science teachers so they can inspire their own students. 2010-08-16 Training science teachers
AirUCI summer workshop aims to inspire seventh- to 12th-grade science teachers so they can inspire their own students.
Engineers from UC Berkeley's Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER)  simulated some of the most devastating earthquakes in recent memory, to show off new technology designed to keep bridges not just from collapsing in a catastrophic temblor 2010-08-02 Earthquake simulation shows off the potential for safer bridges
Engineers from UC Berkeley's Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER) simulated some of the most devastating earthquakes in recent memory, to show off new technology designed to keep bridges functional during/after at quake.
Learn about the development and uses of a solar suitcase. 2010-07-12 The solar suitcase
A UC Berkeley health doctoral student co-developed a 'solar suitcase' that can travel to Third World countries to aid physicians and patients in the field.
A new state-of-the-art global observatory currently under construction is about to launch ocean scie 2010-06-28 Wiring the oceans
A new state-of-the-art global observatory currently under construction is about to launch ocean science light years ahead.
UC Berkeley has the world's largest colony of captive, spotted hyenas. This gives researchers a rare opportunity to record the sounds of one of the most vocal, terrestrial animals and gain insight into communication and the ability of language. 2010-06-08 Hyena's giggles provide insight into language development
UC Berkeley has the world's largest colony of captive, spotted hyenas. This gives researchers a rare opportunity to record the sounds of one of the most vocal, terrestrial animals and gain insight into communication and the ability of language.    
UCLA Engineering's plastic solar cell (right) and a regular silicon solar cell (left). 2010-05-24 Polymer solar cells with higher efficiency
UCLA engineers are partnering with industry to develop high-efficiency polymer solar cells panels.
A UCSF graduate student is working to combat the growing drug-resistance of the current anti-malarial treatment, artemisinin. 2010-05-10 Graduate student helps fight malaria
A UCSF graduate student is helping combat malaria by studying how parasites may become resistant to the current anti-malarial treatment, artemisinin. 
The California Lighting Technology Center was really established in partnership with the industry an 2010-04-19 Center fosters illuminating partnerships
The California Lighting Technology Center at UC Davis works in partnership with industry, end users and others to improve illumination technology.
The California Delta is a complex system that delivers water to farms and cities throughout the stat 2010-03-31 Studying the California Delta infrastructure
Much of the California Delta's expansive network of levees are in disrepair. Researchers at UC Berkeley are participating in a study to examine these waterways to avert a Hurricane Katrina-like disaster. 
California Lighting Technology Center partnerships 2010-03-15 California Lighting Technology Center partnerships
A graduate student researcher at UC Davis' California Lighting Technology Center is working on a lighting prototype to benefit Wal-Mart stores.
In a few years, semi-trucks on U.S. highways could save the nation more than $10 billion annually in diesel fuel costs. 2010-03-01 LLNL helps increase semi-truck fuel efficiency
In a few years, semi-trucks on U.S. highways could save the nation more than $10 billion annually in diesel fuel costs.
OlFactor Laboratories, Inc., a majority owned subsidiary of Avisio, Inc. acquired an exclusive licen 2010-02-15 UC Riverside technology for insect repellent commercialized

OlFactor Laboratories, Inc., a majority owned subsidiary of Avisio, Inc. acquired an exclusive license to patented technology from UC Riverside.

presciption drug ads 2010-01-25 Addiction to prescription drugs on the rise
A UC Davis physician has created greater awareness of how doctors are influenced by prescription drug advertising. The research has led to public policy initiatives that may limit the extent of direct consumer advertising in the U.S.
UC Santa Cruz engineers have developed a new search technique for images and video that may change h 2010-01-04 Visual web searches
UC Santa Cruz engineers have developed a new search technique for images and video that may change how people conduct online searches.
UC San Diego aerial shot 2009-12-14 Computer science critters
Undergraduates at UCSD's Jacobs School of Engineering learn Java by creating critters that battle one another in a tournament at the end of the quarter.
brain 2009-11-30 Making strides in Alzheimer's disease research
Research scientist Susan Landau discusses her work at UC Berkeley in the field of brain imaging and Alzheimer's disease.
2009-11-16 Understanding the evolution of our galaxy
Sukanya Chakrabarti is a UC President's fellow researching the evolution of galaxies in the astronomy department at UC Berkeley.


UC Berkeley researchers created a meandering river in a lab, which can be applied to environmental r 2009-11-02 Alfalfa sprouts hold the line on meandering streams
UC Berkeley researchers created a meandering river in a lab, which can be applied to environmental restoration projects on earth, as well as studies of the geography of Mars.
A UC Berkeley researcher is developing a system that could give folks a few seconds to get out of ha 2009-10-19 Early warning system for quakes
A UC Berkeley researcher is developing a system that could give folks a few seconds to get out of harm's way when a quake strikes.
If an earthquake suddenly struck, would you know what to do to protect yourself? The associate direc 2009-10-06 Do you know what to do during an earthquake?
If an earthquake suddenly struck, would you know what to do to protect yourself? The associate director of the Berkeley Seismological Laboratory debunks some common beliefs and offers tips that can save your life. 
A Scripps Institution of Oceanography team captures gases emitted from Iceland's volcanoes to plumb the island's geologic roots and address hot scientific debates 2009-09-14 Iceland offers insight into Earth

A Scripps Institution of Oceanography team captures gases emitted from Iceland's volcanoes to plumb the island's geologic roots and address hot scientific debates

UC is helping state, federal officials in an aggressive campaign to quash a bug that could potential 2009-08-31 Tiny pest could have big impact on CA citrus industry
UC is helping state, federal officials in an aggressive campaign to quash a bug that could potentially devastate California's 1.3 billion dollar citrus industry.
Chocolate lovers rejoice! A UC San Francisco study has linked flavonoids found in chocolate to healt 2009-08-17 The sweet science of chocolate
Chocolate lovers rejoice! A UC San Francisco study has linked flavonoids found in chocolate to healthy blood flow. This feature was produced by KQED's QUEST, a multimedia series exploring Northern California science, environment and nature.
With climate change, two of the air pollutants are going to go up, ozone and particulate matter. 2009-08-03 Studying human exposure to air pollution in the lab
'Human exposure chamber' allows testing for combinations of pollutants and allergens, and measures their effect on the respiratory system.
Concerns over petroleum gas prices and long-term effects of greenhouse gas emissions on the environm 2009-07-20 Bioelectricity could be more efficient than ethanol to power vehicles
Concerns over petroleum gas prices and long-term effects of greenhouse gas emissions on the environment have prompted scientists to look for alternative renewable energy sources for transportation use.
Even with winter rains, the state of California faces its third consecutive year of drought. And UC 2009-07-06 California drought
UC Davis researchers are looking into the causes and effects of drought in California.
UCSF research uses the popular, interactive video game platform, Wii, to help patients with Parkinso 2009-06-22 Wii for Parkinson's patients
UCSF research uses the popular, interactive video game platform, Wii, to help patients with Parkinson's disease.
2009-06-08 New facility pushes the frontiers of science
The National Ignition Facility (NIF), the world's largest laser, has opened its doors and is setting into motion the next chapter of one of the country's greatest scientific assets.
UC's work in nanotechnology's environmental and human safety issues. 2009-05-25 The environmental impact of nanomaterials
Learn about the Berkeley Lab's work in nanotechnology's environmental and human safety issues.
Dr. Leonard Sender is a leading advocate for a neglected demographic: young adults with cancer. 2009-05-11 Fighting for their lives
Learn about the Young Adult Cancer Program at UC Irvine Medical Center, which was established five years ago for patients ages 18-39.
The California Energy Commission has awarded a grant to UC San Diego and UC Davis to expand the deve 2009-04-27 The California Solar Energy Collaborative
The California Energy Commission has awarded a grant to UC San Diego and UC Davis to expand the development and use of solar energy in the state. 
Scientists cable seafloor seismometer into state earthquake network 2009-04-13 California's only seafloor seismic station
A newly laid, 32-mile underwater cable finally links the state's only seafloor seismic station with UC Berkeley's seismic network, merging real-time data from west of the San Andreas fault with data from 31 other land stations sprinkled around Northern and Central California.
A UC San Diego study found that napping for an hour is better than drinking a small cup of coffee. Findings also suggest that napping improves memory and might even boost creativity. 2009-03-30 The benefits of napping
A UC San Diego study found that napping for an hour is better than drinking a small cup of coffee. Findings also suggest that napping improves memory and might even boost creativity.
2009-03-16 Prototype of exoskeleton arms may help stroke patients
UC Santa Cruz engineers develop a wearable, robotic 'exoskeleton' that has potential to help people disabled by stroke or degenerative diseases.
With an innovative concept developed by engineers at the University of California, Berkeley, the ubi 2009-03-02 Harnessing cell phone technology for medical imaging use
With an innovative concept developed by engineers at the University of California, Berkeley, the ubiquitous cell phone could one day be used to make medical imaging accessible to billions of people around the world.
'Brainiacs' at the UC Davis Center for Neuroscience are working to unravel the mysteries of the brain. 2009-02-16 Neuroscience Research Goes Deeper into the Brain
'Brainiacs' at the UC Davis Center for Neuroscience are working to unravel the mysteries of the brain.
solar trees on UCSD campus 2009-02-02 Campus's Novel Efforts to Go Green
UC San Diego strives to be one of the nation's "greenest" universities and the campus is well on its way toward that goal with the recent installation of a solar photovoltaic system, which is just part of one of the largest sustainable energy generation programs on a university campus.
Learn about cutting-edge research at the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and St 2009-01-19 Stem Cell Research
Learn about cutting-edge research at the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA.

High school students take part in an experiment that will help them find out how good they are at br 2009-01-05 Bringing out the scientist in students
New NSF-funded program aims to bring excitement of university-level research to high schools across San Diego County.
Can your dog detect if you have cancer? University of California researchers are involved in studies 2008-12-15 Can Your Dog Detect Cancer?

Not only can dogs sniff out cancer in humans, but canine research at UC Davis' School of Veterinary Medicine may play a pivotal role for studies of human cancer at UC Davis Cancer Center. This feature was produced by KQED's QUEST, a multimedia series exploring Northern California science, environment and nature.

Rice farmers in India and Bangladesh, where flooding causes major crop losses every year, may soon be able to plant submergence-tolerant rice varieties, thanks to the work of an international team of researchers, including those at the University of Calif 2008-12-01 The Huge Potential of 'Waterproof' Rice

An international team of researchers, including those at the University of California, have developed rice varieties that can withstand up to two weeks of complete submergence.

brain 2008-11-17 The Adolescent Brain
This is your brain on adolescence: UC Berkeley researchers have conducted MRI studies of teenage brain that show why kids act before they think.
Demonstrating Gecko Claws 2008-11-03 'Gecko Claws' Reach New Heights at UCOP
The University of California has a prominent role in an episode of the Discovery Channel's new series, Prototype This!
High School Musical Rockerz Jammin Guitar 2008-10-20 Toys may damage children's hearing
A graduate researcher from UC Irvine's Center for Hearing Research says that loud toys and MP3 players improperly used can cause hearing damage in children.

The director of the Energy Biosciences Institute (EBI) describes the web of  scientific, technical, 2008-10-06 Next-Generation Fuels
The director of the Energy Biosciences Institute (EBI) describes the web of scientific, technical, and social questions that EBI researchers have begun to probe in an attempt to "truly understand" the potential benefits and pitfalls of large-scale biofuel production.
UC Davis researchers have identified eleven genes that act differently in autistic children. 2008-09-22 Autism: Searching for Causes
UC Davis researchers have identified 11 genes that act differently in autistic children. This KQED QUEST television segment features UC Davis' MARBLES study (Markers of Autism Risk in Babies -- Learning Early Signs) at the M.I.N.D. Institute.
Engineers at UC San Diego's Jacobs School of Engineering are using recent seismic tests of a three-story parking structure to help improve building codes across the nation. 2008-09-08 Nationwide Effort to Make Buildings Earthquake Safe
Engineers at UC San Diego's Jacobs School of Engineering are using recent seismic tests of a three-story parking structure to help improve building codes across the nation.
Yasmine Salas and Juan Lucio Building Bridges Program at UCR 2008-08-25 Building Bridges Across Riverside
Undergraduate students at UC Riverside and Riverside Community College are looking for answers that will help protect our nation's food and water supplies.
waterfall at Angelo Reserve 2008-08-11 Tracking Raindrops
Scientists at UC Berkeley are embarking on a new project to understand how global warming is affecting our fresh water supply. To learn more, view this video fearured on KQED's QUEST, a multimedia series exploring Northern California science, environment and nature.
UCLA faculty and staff participate in tai chi classes offered by the UCLA Confucius Institute, which 2008-07-28 Confucius Institute Brings Tai Chi to UCLA
UCLA faculty and staff participate in tai chi classes offered by the UCLA Confucius Institute, which is designed to foster an understanding of Chinese culture and language. Also: study finds that tai chi promotes healthier sleep in older adults.
A universal detection system developed by scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory c 2008-07-17 SPAMS Sniffs for Airborne Threats
A universal detection system developed by scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory can monitor the air for virtually all of the major threat agents that could be used by terrorists.
the physics of surfing 2008-06-30 Surfing to Academic Success
A UC San Diego Physics of Surfing class introduces students to research.
Old muscle got a shot of youthful vigor in a stem cell experiment by UC Berkeley bioengineers. 2008-06-16 Old Muscle Gets New Pep
Old muscle got a shot of youthful vigor in a stem cell experiment by UC Berkeley bioengineers.
UC scientists get a big boost in their quest to engineer a cheaper, synthetic version of an effectiv 2008-06-02 New Hope in the Fight Against Malaria
UC scientists get a big boost in their quest to engineer a cheaper, synthetic version of an effective antimalarial drug.
The recent, widely-publicized collapse of European honey bee colonies has put native be 2008-05-19 The Buzz on Bees
The collapse of European honey bee colonies has put native bees, and their role in pollinating the crops that you eat, in a new light. See what UC researchers are doing about it in this video, courtesy of KQED's Science & Environment Series, QUEST.
I.V. administration of isotonic fluids is the standard ER treatment in the U.S. for patients with se 2008-05-05 Treatment for Severe Blood Loss: Less is More
I.V. administration of isotonic fluids is the standard ER treatment in the U.S. for patients with severe blood loss, but UC San Diego bioengineering researchers have reported improved resuscitation with a radically different approach.
Ruihong Zhang is a professor of biological and agricultural engineering who focuses on organic-waste 2008-04-21 Energy from Table Scraps
Are there vast untapped resources in yard clippings, restaurant and household table scraps and other biodegradable materials? Learn how the new Biogas Energy Project is testing this idea on the UC Davis campus.
The nation braces for the 'silver tsunami'. 2008-04-07 Preparing for the 'Silver Tsunami'
As America scrambles to meet the retirement needs of 78 million aging Baby Boomers, UC Berkeley is cyber-surfing ahead of the so-called "silver tsunami".
UC Cooperative Extension is collaborating with the Oakland Unified School District in a statewide nutrition program to instill a love of fresh, healthful vegetables in the area's preschoolers. 2008-03-24 Harvest of the Month
UC Cooperative Extension is collaborating with the Oakland Unified School District in a statewide nutrition program to instill a love of fresh, healthful vegetables in the area's preschoolers.
Fifty years after Sputnik, satellites peering down on Earth have become valuable scientific tools to 2008-03-10 Earth's Outlook from Above
Fifty years after Sputnik, satellites peering down on Earth have become valuable scientific tools to study.
UC Riverside's Cheryl Hayashi discusses her work with black widow spider silk. 2008-02-25 Unraveling the Genetic Secrets of Spider Silk
Findings may lead to a variety of new materials for industrial, medical and military uses.
UCLA Medical Center performed its first living donor kidney 2008-02-11 UCLA Performs Its First Living Donor Kidney 'Swap'
The UCLA Medical Center aims to lead the way for other Southern California transplant centers to adopt this life-enhancing procedure.
Protect your home from wildfire. 2008-01-28 Protecting Your Home from Wildfires

New fire-safety guidelines take effect this year on new construction. What can you do to improve the safety of your house? A UC Cooperative Extension advisor offers tips.

CE-CERT scientists developing process to convert wet bio-waste into energy as alternative to land ap 2008-01-14 Waste-to-Fuels Research
UC Riverside engineers work on method to efficiently & cleanly transform a variety of waste materials into fuel.
UC Berkeley biologists are working on the South Pacific island of Moorea to create a genetic inventory of all non-microbial life in the island's ecosystem. 2008-01-02 Cataloging an Ecosystem
UC Berkeley biologists are working on the South Pacific island of Moorea to create a genetic inventory of all non-microbial life in the island's ecosystem.
UC San Diego undergraduate students have designed, built and deployed a network of five weather-moni 2007-12-17 A Unique Way To Lower Energy Costs
UC San Diego undergraduate students have designed, built and deployed a network of five weather-monitoring stations as a key step toward helping the university buildings lower energy costs.
cowpea 2007-12-03 UC research to benefit African farmers
UC Riverside researchers have been awarded nearly $1.7 million to develop improved cowpea varieties. The research, driven by genomic technology, will benefit resource-poor African farmers.
From its many energy-related research centers to new requirements for campus conservation, UC Berkel 2007-11-19 Going Green
From its many energy-related research centers to new requirements for campus conservation, UC Berkeley leads the way in changing how we think and act in order to save our environment. For more green information: Energy Biosciences Institute contract signed; UC San Diego's green efforts; UC Davis engineering a sustainable future.
An amazing procedure at UCLA uses a tiny wire mesh disc, threaded through an artery, to replace open 2007-11-06 Heart repair breakthrough
An amazing procedure at UCLA uses a tiny wire mesh disc, threaded through an artery, to replace open heart surgery for many children born with a hole in their heart.

a stand of poplar trees 2007-10-23 Advancing Alternative Energy Sources
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Joint Genome Institute, which is managed by the University of California, have laid the groundwork that may lead to the development of trees as an ideal "feedstock" for a new generation of biofuels such as cellulosic ethanol.
Researchers at UC San Diego' Scripps Institution of Oceanography are studying deep sea floor sediments that hold clues to chemical processes that could fuel future energy needs and may play a major role in global warming. 2007-10-09 Coring the Deep Seafloor
Researchers at UC San Diego' Scripps Institution of Oceanography are studying deep sea floor sediments that hold clues to chemical processes that could fuel future energy needs and may play a major role in global warming.
2007-10-01 Primate Sperm Competition: Speed Matters
Researchers at UC San Diego and UC Irvine have found evidence that supports the theory that reproductive competition during the evolution of primate species has occurred at the level of sperm cell motility.
Researchers study the dog genome to gain insight into behavioral disorders - in humans, too. 2007-09-10 The Canine Behavioral Genetics Project
Researchers at UC San Francisco have launched the Canine Behavioral Genetics Project in an effort to identify and better understand the genetics behind panic and anxiety-disorders and aggression in dogs ... and humans.
rise of dinosaurs not so rapid after all 2007-07-31 Rise of dinosaurs not so rapid at all
Fossils discovered in northern New Mexico by paleontologists, including those at UC Berkeley, show for the first time that dinosaurs and their non-dinosaur ancestors lived side by side for tens of millions of years.
2007-07-17 How Pollution Affects the Health of Coral Reefs
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego's Scripps Institution of Oceanography are studying how pollution affects the health of coral reefs.
Methylbromide 2007-05-25 Methyl Bromide Alternatives

UC scientists are working on alternatives to methyl bromide, which has been used for years as a soil fumigant, particularly in strawberry fields.

2007-05-07 The Science of Math
Learn about a math program developed at UCLA that represents a new approach to teaching kids the science of math.
2007-03-19 E.coli Research
California growers and processors are working with University of California scientists to study the biology, ecology and possible sources of E.coli in agricultural systems. The project is funded by the USDA.
2007-03-15 Elementary Shakeup
More than 1,100 elementary school students participated in a unique earthquake-safety competition organized by a graduate student in the Jacobs School of Engineering’s Structural Engineering Department.
2007-02-07 'Cows in Space'
University of California Cooperative Extension farm advisors and range specialists are working to reduce livestock grazing impacts on wildlife and aquatic habitats using GPS technology in a project known as 'Cows in Space'.
2007-01-30 Studying Cyanobacteria
Microbiologists at UC San Diego's Scripps Institution of Oceanography are studying how cyanobacteria - some of the smallest and most primitive marine microbes - adapt to different environmental factors.
2006-11-30 The Field of Embedded Networks
Learn about the emerging discipline of embedded networks that's taking place at UCLA's Center for Embedded Network Sensing (CENS).
2006-11-15 Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT)
San Francisco is one of a handful of academic medical centers in this country using a new cancer-fighting radiation technique called Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT). This technology allows doctors to target tumors while reducing patients' exposure to radiation.
2006-10-30 THEMIS Mission
NASA has launched five space probes comprising the Time History of Events and Macroscale Interactions during Substorms (THEMIS) mission built by scientists at UC Berkeley's Space Sciences Laboratory (SSL) and Swales Aerospace.
2006-09-30 The Helios Project
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has proposed a research and innovation initiative that includes an effort at UC's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to develop clean, sustainable energy technologies.
2006-08-30 Monitoring Ocean Depths
Scientists at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography have developed and launched an autonomous, underwater vehicle called 'Spray' to monitor ocean depths on a global scale.
2006-07-30 Environmentally friendly test detects concrete flaws in highways & structures
Learn about an award-winning, simple and environmentally friendly test to detect concrete flaws in highways and structures, which was developed by Los Alamos National Laboraory researchers.
2006-06-30 Discover Magazine's 2006 Scientist of the Year
UC Berkeley Chemist Jay Keasling was named Discover Magazine's 'Scientist of the Year' for his pioneering work in the nascent field of synthetic biology.
2005-08-30 Global Care Quest (GCQ) Technology
New Mobile Patient Information System invented at UCLA revolutionizes critical patient care when immediate response time and accurate, comprehensive information can mean life or death.
2005-07-30 New Cardiac Catheterization and Electrophysiology Labs
UCSF's Heart and Vascular Center celebrated the opening of its new Cardiac Catheterization and Electrophysiology Labs. The new suites feature state-of-the-art equipment that is the first of its kind in California.
2005-05-30 Rich Medical Drug Resources at Bottom of the Sea
Researchers at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego have discovered rich medical drug resources in deep ocean sediments - including promising cancer-fighting candidates.
2005-03-30 A Novel Fingerprint Detection Technology
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) scientists have developed a novel method for detecting fingerprints based on the chemical elements present in fingerprint residue.
2005-02-30 Air Cargo Explosives Detection Pilot Program
The San Francisco International Airport is the first of three federalized airports to take part in a pilot program to screen passenger aircraft cargo for explosives. The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is taking part in this Department of Homeland Security project..
2005-01-30 Stress & Alzheimer'sDisease
UC Irvine researchers find that stress hormones can significantly hasten the progression of Alzheimer's disease.
2004-11-30 Flood-Tolerant Rice
Rice grown anywhere in the world soon could be made completely flood-tolerant, thanks to new research by UC Riverside geneticists, done in collaboration with scientists at UC Davis.
2004-10-30 Synthetic Biology
The National Science Foundation is funding a five-year, $16 million grant to establish the multi-institute Synthetic Biology Engineering Research Center, or SynBERC, which will be located at UC Berkeley. The goal is to make the engineering of biology easier, less time-consuming and faster.
2004-09-30 Peering Undergound
Geochemists use the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab's Advanced Light Source (ALS) along with high performance computer technology to get detailed glimpses underground.
2004-07-20 New Ethanol Station
The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) has the first ethanol dispensing station in Northern California.
2001-05-15 The Berkeley Lamp
Scientists at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have developed an innovative, energy efficient table lamp for home and office use.