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UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center researchers have idenitified a second amyloid protein in the brain that may play a role in Alzheimer's. 2013-07-01 Second amyloid may play a role in Alzheimer's
UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center researchers have idenitified a second amyloid protein in the brain that may play a role in Alzheimer's. 
Diagram of the adeno-associated virus showing the proteins that decorate its coat. Berkeley research 2013-06-12 Researchers develop easy & effective therapy to restore sight
UC Berkeley researchers have engineered a virus that advances gene therapy to help restore sight to patients with blinding diseases.
The UC Irvine Medical Center is the first in nation to use MarginProbe during lumpectomies. 2013-06-03 New technology makes breast cancer surgery more precise
The UC Irvine Medical Center is the first in nation to use MarginProbe during lumpectomies.
UC San Francisco has launched an app that helps doctors, students learn to diagnose neurological sym 2013-05-20 A novel approach to learning the neurological physical exam
UC San Francisco has launched an app that helps doctors, students learn to diagnose neurological symptoms and disease.
A groundbreaking Scripps Institution of Oceanography study describes how collapsed lungs aid sea lio 2013-05-06 Breathtaking secrets of super divers
A groundbreaking Scripps Institution of Oceanography study describes how collapsed lungs aid sea lions during their astoundingly deep dives.
Launch of antimalarial drug a triumph for synthetic biology 2013-04-29 Launch of antimalarial drug a triumph for synthetic biology
Twelve years after a breakthrough discovery in his UC Berkeley laboratory, professor of chemical engineering Jay Keasling is seeing his dream come true.
Currently there are 144 fibers tunneling into Atkinson Hall, and 36 fibers into the main 2,000-square-foot Calit2 server room, plus additional fiber into an adjacent room where Calit2 network research equipment is located. 2013-04-11 Viewing research bandwidth through a new prism
After developing one of the most advanced research communications infrastructures on any university campus over the past decade, UC San Diego is taking another leap forward.
ABC Islands brown bears are more closely related to female polar bears than to male polar bears. (Ph 2013-04-01 DNA study clarifies relationship between polar bears and brown bears
UC Santa Cruz researchers discovered that an unusual population of brown bears on Alaskan islands turns out to have a remarkable and revealing history.
UC Riverside sociologists co-author book that advocates new approach to solving community violence. 2013-03-18 Limiting access to alcohol reduces violence
UC Riverside sociologists co-author book that advocates new approach to solving community violence.
The longhorn cowfish, from the boxfish family, can be found in tropical and subtropical waters in the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. Its shell is a good example of a material that is both light and tough. 2013-02-19 Lessons from nature could lead to new materials
UC San Diego researchers led a review of bio-inspired engineering and found that lessons from nature could lead to the creation of new materials.


An artist's conception of Earth's inner and outer core. 2013-02-11 Oxygen to the core
An international collaboration including researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has discovered that the Earth's core formed under more oxidizing conditions than previously proposed.
 Mary Arcila and Kenneth S. Kosik with the new gene sequencer that has just arrived on the UCSB campus. Kosik is holding the chip which is inserted into the device and is the critical component on which the DNA sequencing takes place. 2013-01-25 New gene sequencer boosts research
New equipment at UC Santa Barbara will bring together biologists and computer scientists to understand the human genome.
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Now you can follow Science Today, the University of California's nationally-aired radio program, on Facebook.
Artistic depiction of dust and comets around the young star Beta Pictoris as seen from the outer edg 2013-01-07 Exocomets may be as common as exoplanets
A UC Berkeley astronomer has looked closely at a number of stars with dust disks and found evidence that they also have comets.
Got food allergies? Thanks to UCLA researchers, you can test your meal on the spot using a cell phon 2012-12-24 Food allergies? Check your phone...
Got food allergies? Thanks to UCLA researchers, you can test your meal on the spot using a cell phone.
UC San Francisco imaging study finds potential new target to combat disease. 2012-12-03 Scientists identify key biological mechanism in MS
UC San Francisco imaging study finds potential new target to combat disease.
UC Santa Cruz has developed a profiling strategy to screen libraries of natural product extracts to 2012-11-26 New strategy for finding novel antibiotic compounds
UC Santa Cruz has developed a profiling strategy to screen libraries of natural product extracts to find novel compounds distinct from known classes of antibiotics.
UC Merced professors will have $1.4 million over the next five years to examine and model how climat 2012-11-19 NSF grant supports biodiversity research
UC Merced professors will have $1.4 million over the next five years to examine and model how climate affects marine organisms and communities.
Can you see the differences between these two seemingly identical individual neuronal nuclei? An interdisciplinary, multi-institutional research team led by UC San Diego bioengineering professor Kun Zhang received a $9.3 million NIH grant to develop a map 2012-10-29 New NIH center to map individual cells in human cortex
UC San Diego bioengineers are working to develop a map of the human cortex that will enable scientists to detect subtle differences between individual cells that may account for the origins of disease and other brain disorders.
More carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, coupled with rising temperatures, is making rice agriculture a larger source of the potent greenhouse gas methane, according to a study by a research team that includes a UC Davis plant scientist. 2012-10-22 New study finds rice agriculture accelerates global warming
More carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, coupled with rising temperatures, is making rice agriculture a larger source of the potent greenhouse gas methane, according to a study by a research team that includes a UC Davis plant scientist.
When macrophages take up massive amounts of cholesterol they form “foam cells,” characterized by multiple lipid droplets (stained red). Image courtesy of Marten Hoeksema, University of Amsterdam. 2012-10-08 New way of fighting high cholesterol upends assumptions
Researchers at the UC San Diego School of Medicine have discovered new insight into cholesterol. This could lead to better treatment of atherosclerosis.
UC Santa Barbara scientists capture clues to sustainability of fish populations 2012-10-01 UCSB scientists capture clues to sustainability of fish populations
UC Santa Barbara scientists have discovered that food availability is a critical limiting factor in the health of fish populations.
UC Berkeley neuroscientists have found that intense prep for law school admission test alters the br 2012-09-24 A 'mind-altering' experience?
UC Berkeley neuroscientists have found that intense prep for law school admission test alters the brain structure.
UC Riverside research leads Nano Engineered Applications, Inc. to create device with applications in 2012-09-17 ‘Electronic nose’ prototype developed
UC Riverside research leads Nano Engineered Applications, Inc. to create device with applications in agriculture, industry, homeland security and the military.
That giant tarantula is terrifying, but I'll touch it. Expressing your emotions can reduce fear, UCLA psychologists report. 2012-09-10 Expressing your emotions can reduce fear
That giant tarantula is terrifying, but I'll touch it. Expressing your emotions can reduce fear, UCLA psychologists report.
Printed biofuel cells designed to convert wastewater, urine and sewage into energy are being develop 2012-09-03 Renewable energy program pushes novel concepts forward
University of California researchers among those to receive a fellowship to pursue the commercialization of renewable energy sources.
long-term decline of the global concentration of atmospheric ethane (blue line), which closely match 2012-08-27 Sky-high methane mystery closer to being solved
UC Irvine researchers find commercial natural gas was likely major factor in late-20th century stabilization.
An image printed on reflectance paper responds to the direction from which it is illuminated. 2012-08-20 Photos reflect light like 3D objects with novel printing technology
A novel printing method, co-developed by UC Santa Cruz researchers, yields photos that respond to different angles of light the same way a three-dimensional object does.
A University of California, San Francisco study finds the brains of teens who smoke cigarettes reveal early signs of addiction. 2012-08-13 Study shows smoking effects at young age

A University of California, San Francisco study finds the brains of teens who smoke cigarettes reveal early signs of addiction.

 

The human brain still surpasses the computer when it comes to performing visual searchs. UC Santa Barbara researchers studied a section of the brain involved in these visual searches to find out why. 2012-08-01 How the brain functions during visual searches
The human brain still surpasses the computer when it comes to performing visual searchs. UC Santa Barbara researchers studied a section of the brain involved in these visual searches to find out why.
Soot particles are typically only a micron in size. 2012-07-09 Researchers delve into airborne particulates
For the first time, Lawrence Livermore researchers have peered into the makeup of complex airborne particulate matter so small, it can be transported into human lungs, usually without a trace.
Vision-restoring device could improve quality of life for 15 million Americans. 2012-07-02 UCI surgeons implant tiny eye telescope in patients with macular degeneration
Vision-restoring device could improve quality of life for 15 million Americans.
To better understand the neurological effects of alcohol abuse, UC Merced researchers are giving fruit flies alcohol and studying how their brains change. 2012-06-25 Studying alcohol's neurological effects
To better understand the neurological effects of alcohol abuse, UC Merced researchers are giving fruit flies alcohol and studying how their brains change.
A team of scientists co-led by the Berkeley Lab have obtained the first ever images of photosystem II, a protein complex critical for photosynthesis and future artificial photosynthetic systems. 2012-06-11 A new way of looking at photosynthesis
A team of scientists co-led by the Berkeley Lab have obtained the first ever images of photosystem II, a protein complex critical for photosynthesis and future artificial photosynthetic systems.
Biomedical engineers at UC Davis have developed a microfluidic chip to test for latent tuberculosis. 2012-05-28 New TB test promises to be cheap and fast
Biomedical engineers at UC Davis have developed a microfluidic chip to test for latent tuberculosis.
Psychologists from UC Riverside, Stanford and the University of British Columbia find that parents e 2012-05-21 Are parents happier people?
Psychologists from UC Riverside, Stanford and the University of British Columbia find that parents experience greater happiness and meaning in life than nonparents.
The not-quite-ready-for-prime-time app Visipedia is meant to help birders identify species. UCSD Jac 2012-05-14 An interactive field guide app for birders
A team of researchers led by a UC San Diego computer scientist, has developed an iPad app that will identify most North American birds.
UC Santa Barbara researchers have discovered Salmonella bacteria that are up to 100 times more capable of causing disease. 2012-04-24 Researchers discover particularly dangerous salmonella
UC Santa Barbara researchers have discovered Salmonella bacteria that are up to 100 times more capable of causing disease.
An extensive UC San Francisco study finds certain electrocardiogram abnormalities can increase risk 2012-04-16 EKG can help predict heart attacks in healthy elderly people
An extensive UC San Francisco study finds certain electrocardiogram abnormalities can increase risk of heart attack.
Two new research papers from UCLA confirm some measurable benefits of simple yoga and meditation. Ch 2012-04-02 Yoga and meditation work
UCLA researchers find that a simple, low-cost yoga program can enhance coping and quality of life for the caregivers of Alzheimer's patients.
The Chikyu, a Japanese deep-sea scientific drilling vessel, will embark on IODP Expedition 343, the 2012-03-26 International drilling expedition to probe Japanese fault zone
UC Santa Cruz scientists involved in ambitious drilling project to measure properties of the fault that caused the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami.
UC Santa Cruz researchers are tracking structural changes in the brain during the formation of new m 2012-03-12 New brain connections form in clusters during learning
UC Santa Cruz researchers are tracking structural changes in the brain during the formation of new memories.
An illustrative depiction of a transcontinental fiber optic cable line with scientific instrument po 2012-03-05 Cables spanning Pacific ocean seafloor give ocean science a new edge
Scripps Institution of Oceanography researchers are part of team looking into transcontinental fiber optic cable lines to help monitor earthquakes, tsunamis.
AirUCI researchers simulated smog compounds in the lab by mixing common household chemicals and outdoor air in this 26-foot-long “aerosol flow tube.” 2012-02-27 Something in the air
UC Irvine researchers have new insight about components of smog, which may significantly affect air pollution control strategies.
The planet GJ 1214b, shown here in an artist's conception with two hypothetical moons, orbits a 2012-02-13 Scientists help define structure of exoplanets
Using models similar to those used in weapons research, scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory may soon know more about exoplanets, those objects beyond the realm of our solar system.
An X-ray CT scan of the head of one of the volunteers, showing electrodes distributed over the brain’s temporal lobe, where sounds are processed. Credit: Adeen Flinker, UC Berkeley. 2012-02-01 Scientists decode brain waves to eavesdrop on what we hear
Neuroscientists may one day be able to hear the imagined speech of a patient unable to speak due to stroke or paralysis, according to UC Berkeley researchers.
UC Riverside and partners receive $2 million award to build solar arrays, advanced battery storage, vehicle charging stations and an electric trolley. 2012-01-23 Powering electric vehicles with sunlight
UC Riverside and partners receive $2 million award to build solar arrays, advanced battery storage, vehicle charging stations and an electric trolley.
UC Merced researchers show burning of sugarcane fields prior to harvest can create more pollution than previously thought, detracting from benefits of the alternative fuel source. 2012-01-09 Sugarcane ethanol production causes air pollution
UC Merced researchers show burning of sugarcane fields prior to harvest can create more pollution than previously thought, detracting from benefits of the alternative fuel source.
In an example of life imitating art, biologists and bioengineers at UC San Diego have created a living neon sign composed of millions of bacterial cells that periodically fluoresce in unison like blinking light bulbs. 2012-01-02 Researchers create living 'neon signs'
In an example of life imitating art, biologists and bioengineers at UC San Diego have created a living neon sign composed of millions of bacterial cells that periodically fluoresce in unison like blinking light bulbs.
A UC Santa Barbara scientist contributes to discovery of the fastest-rotating massive star ever reco 2011-12-12 The fastest rotating massive star ever recorded
A UC Santa Barbara scientist contributes to discovery of the fastest-rotating massive star ever recorded. 
UCSF and GE Healthcare Life Sciences have begun a unique collaboration to make a rich source of routinely discarded stem cells - from the umbilical cord - available to patients suffering from life-threatening diseases such as lymphoma, leukemia or sickle 2011-12-05 Tapping into a rich source of stem cells
UCSF and GE Healthcare Life Sciences have begun a unique collaboration to make a rich source of routinely discarded stem cells.
UC Santa Cruz scientists report that submarine springs offer preview of ocean acidification effects 2011-11-28 Ocean acidification effects on coral reefs
UC Santa Cruz scientists report that submarine springs offer preview of ocean acidification effects on coral reefs.
 UC Irvine researchers are working on a pediction method that could help protect rainforests around the globe. 2011-11-14 Sea change can forecast South American wildfires

UC Irvine researchers are working on a prediction method that could help protect rainforests around the globe.

 

This graphic is a full-size view of a RiceNet layout, color-coded to indicate the likelihood of network links; red for higher and blue for lower likelihood scores. (Image from Insuk Lee, Yonsei University) 2011-11-07 Lab scientists help speed development of biofuel crops
The first genome-scale model for predicting the functions of genes and gene networks in a grass species has been developed by an international team of researchers.
What drives addicts to repeatedly choose drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, overeating, gambling or kleptom 2011-10-31 Findings offer new clues into the addicted brain
Neuroscientists at UC Berkeley have pinpointed the exact locations in the brain where calculations are made that can result in addictive and compulsive behavior.
Vitamin D is not just important for building strong bones - it also plays an essential role in the body's fight against infections such as tuberculosis, an international research team including UCLA scientists has found. 2011-10-17 Vitamin D crucial in human immune response to tuberculosis
Vitamin D is not just important for building strong bones - it also plays an essential role in the body's fight against infections such as tuberculosis, an international research team including UCLA scientists has found.
Crab Pulsar emits light at highest energies ever detected in a pulsar system, scientists report. 2011-10-10 Astronomy in a new light
Crab Pulsar emits light at highest energies ever detected in a pulsar system, scientists report.
Magahane, a mountain gorilla, holds her 7-month-old female infant in Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. (Don Boroughs photo illustration. UC Davis home page photo illustration by Don Boroughs and Jay Leek) 2011-10-03 Thin line between survival and extinction
Gorillas in Africa's Virunga Mountains are increasing in numbers with the help of a UC Davis program that looks after people as well as the endangered apes.
Through the miracle of photosynthesis, plants absorb sunlight in their leaves and convert the photonic energy into chemical energy that is stored as sugars in the plants’ biomass. (Photo by Roy Kaltschmidt) 2011-09-26 Lessons to be learned in nature from photosynthesis
An international team of scientists suggests learning from nature and developing an artificial version of photosynthesis as a clean and virtually inexhaustible energy source.
A UC Riverside study has found that people are more satisfied if they set ambitious goals as opposed 2011-09-19 Ambitious goals = satisfaction
A UC Riverside study has found that people are more satisfied if they set ambitious goals as opposed to conservative goals.

Graduate student Honghan Fei holds a sample of SLUG-26, a new material developed by Fei and chemist 2011-09-12 New material shows promise for trapping pollutants
UC Santa Cruz chemists discovered an effective new material that could be used in radioactive waste disposal to prevent groundwater contamination.
An UC San Francisco study into the mysterious inner workings of the malaria parasite has revealed new insight into how it survives and proliferates in the human bloodstream. 2011-09-06 Hope for new drugs, vaccines for malaria
An UC San Francisco study into the mysterious inner workings of the malaria parasite has revealed new insight into how it survives and proliferates in the human bloodstream.
Pancreatic beta cells from a mouse fed a high-fat diet. Glucose transporters (green), insulin (red), 2011-08-30 How fat and obesity cause diabetes
High levels of fat shut down a key enzyme that promotes glucose sensing in pancreatic beta cells. This UC Santa Barbara study reveals a pathway implicated in the Type 2 diabetes epidemic.
The natural enantiomer of the RNA precursor molecules formed a crystal structure visible to the naked eye. 2011-08-15 A plausible scenario for origin of life on Earth?
UC Merced professor co-authors study offering insight into how naturally occurring RNA precursors may have formed on Earth billions of years ago.
The cold and windy Southern Ocean favors the exchange of CO2 with the atmosphere. At high latitudes 2011-08-01 The "smell of the sea" tied to climate change?
Research at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory indicates that an organic compound that smells like cabbage and has been called the "smell of the sea" could be more sensitive to global climate change than commonly believed.
UCLA study shows practice may have potential to change the brain's physical structure. 2011-07-25 Can meditation change brain's physical structure?
UCLA study shows practice may have potential to change the brain's physical structure.
Scientists at UC San Diego's Scripps Institution of Oceanography are part of a research team studying the cascading effects on ecosystem. 2011-07-18 Loss of large predators causes widespread ecosystem disruption
Scientists at UC San Diego's Scripps Institution of Oceanography are part of a research team studying the cascading effects on ecosystem.
A rigorous study of nearly 400 twins has shown that environmental factors have been underestimated, and genetics overestimated, for their roles in autism-spectrum disorders. 2011-07-11 Study debunks autism as a primarily genetic disorder
A rigorous study of nearly 400 twins has shown that environmental factors have been underestimated, and genetics overestimated, for their roles in autism-spectrum disorders.
Hector Parra at Calit2 uses Telios to confer with Dr. Ira Lott in his UC Irvine Medical Center offic 2011-07-04 Seeing a specialist from afar
Telemedicine gives patients in underserved communities access to UC Irvine experts.
A network of high-frequency radar systems designed for mapping ocean surface currents now provides d 2011-06-20 West Coast radar network is world's largest
A network of high-frequency radar systems designed for mapping ocean surface currents now provides detail of coastal ocean dynamics along the U.S. West Coast never before available.
UC Irvine identifies odor molecules that hamper mosquitoes' host-seeking behavior; research paves way for producing new generations of insect repellants and lures. 2011-06-06 Big promise for fight against mosquito-borne diseases
UC Riverside identifies odor molecules that hamper mosquitoes' host-seeking behavior; research paves way for producing new generations of insect repellants and lures.
Berkeley Lab battery scientist Gao Liu inspects coin cells cycling in an environmental chamber. 2011-05-30 Driving electric vehicles from niche to mass market
The Berkeley Lab's battery research team is working to drive a transformation of the vehicle industry and make EVs (electric vehicles) as common as laptops and cell phones for American consumers.
UC Santa Barbara scientists have developed new methods for studying how environmental factors and cl 2011-05-23 Satellite data helps track environmental influences on giant kelp
UC Santa Barbara scientists have developed new methods for studying how environmental factors and climate affect giant kelp forest ecosystems at unprecedented spatial and temporal scales.
An association between hypertension and psoriasis is an active area of investigation, but for the fi 2011-05-16 Psoriasis linked to more severe hypertension
An association between hypertension and psoriasis is an active area of investigation, but for the first time a UC Davis study suggests a link between the dermatological condition and hypertension severity.
The UC Santa Cruz center offers students across disciplines comprehensive, hands-on experience in bringing innovations to market. 2011-05-02 UCSC launches Center for Entrepreneurship
The UC Santa Cruz center offers students across disciplines comprehensive, hands-on experience in bringing innovations to market.
Seven QUPIDs (QUartz Photon Intensifying Detectors), a new photon-detector technology that emits no 2011-04-19 Search for dark matter moves one step closer to detecting elusive particle
Researchers from UCLA, Columbia University and other institutions participating in the international XENON collaboration are moving a step closer to detecting elusive particle. 
UCSF scientists have pinpointed a reason older adults have a harder time multitasking than younger adults: they have more difficulty switching between tasks at the level of brain networks. 2011-04-11 A revealing study on multitasking
UCSF scientists have pinpointed a reason older adults have a harder time multitasking than younger adults: they have more difficulty switching between tasks at the level of brain networks.
Researchers at the UC San Diego School of Medicine claim that the availability of surgeons is a critical factor in public health and suggest that surgery should become an important part of the primary health care system. 2011-04-04 Survival rate in car crashes linked to surgeon availability
Researchers at the UC San Diego School of Medicine claim that the availability of surgeons is a critical factor in public health and suggest that surgery should become an important part of the primary health care system.
The implantable devices being developed by the UCSF and UCB researchers are made up of an array of electrodes and circuitry designed to translate a person's thoughts and intentions into movements carried out by neural prostheses. 2011-03-28 UC campuses join forces to advance frontier of brain repair
UC researchers have joined forces to develop devices that would allow patients with such conditions as stroke, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury and Lou Gehrig's disease to control prosthetics through thoughts alone.
A UC Davis agricultural economist has found that California dominates the nation in organic production of agricultural commodities. 2011-03-21 California leads nation in organic agriculture production
A UC Davis agricultural economist has found that California dominates the nation in organic production of agricultural commodities.
Sleep spindles over left frontal lobe indicate refreshed learning capacity, non-Rapid Eye Movement, Rapid Eye Movement, REM, Matthew Walker, associate professor of psychology and neuroscience at UC Berkeley 2011-03-14 As we sleep, speedy brain waves boost our ability to learn
Scientists have long puzzled over the many hours we spend in light, dreamless slumber. But a UC Berkeley study suggests we're busy recharging our brain's learning capacity during this traditionally undervalued phase of sleep.
UCLA-led nucleate boiling research project 2011-02-28 Space shuttle to deliver first UCLA-led experiment to International Space Station
The International Space Station is set to receive its first UCLA-led research project when the Space Shuttle Discovery delivers a new payload of scientific experiments and supplies to the orbiting station.
Photo: Aureococcus anophagefferens cells. 2011-02-21 Brown tide culprit sequenced
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Joint Genome Institute, which is co-managed by the University of California, have sequenced the first genome of the algal bloom species.
UC Santa Barbara chemists make discovery that may lead to drug treatment possibilities for Alzheimer 2011-02-14 Discovery may lead to drug treatment possibilities for Alzheimer's disease
UC Santa Barbara chemists make discovery that may lead to drug treatment possibilities for Alzheimer's disease, diabetes and other diseases.
Hawksbill sea turtle in the Caribbean 2011-02-07 Turtle & tortoise size depends on environment
Mini or massive? For turtles and tortoises, a UCLA study found it all depends on habitat.
Clint Scott (left) and Timothy Lyons. Photo credit: Lyons lab, UC Riverside 2011-01-31 Oxygen-free early oceans likely delayed rise of life on planet
New findings from UC Riverside-led team alter traditional ideas about ancient ocean chemistry.
Researcher David Neumark 2011-01-24 Kids are all right with just mom
A UC Irvine study finds minority dropout rates decrease when more fathers are incarcerated.
A map of the whole sky, derived from the SDSS-III image, is divided into the northern and southern h 2011-01-17 Largest color image of the sky ever made
UC astronomers have role in of the most ambitious and influential surveys in the history of astronomy.
bone marrow stem cells 2011-01-10 Stem cell discovery
UC Santa Cruz researchers identified a key molecule f that may lead to improved bone marrow transplants.


the clusterwink snail H. brasiliana emitting biolumuniescent light 2011-01-03 Scientists see the light in bizarre bioluminescent snail
Research at UC San Diego's Scripps Institution of Oceanography uncovers secrets of strange mollusk and its use of light as a possible defense mechanism.
Image 1. Neutrophils in capillaries—Neutrophils (green) are visualized moving through alveolar capillaries marked with texas red dextran (red) under baseline conditions. Created by E. Thornton and M. Looney 2010-12-27 New imaging advance illuminates immune response in breathing lung
UCSF researchers developed a method to stabilize living lung tissue for imaging without disrupting the normal function of the organ.
A small area deep in the brain called the perirhinal cortex is critical for forming unconscious conceptual memories, researchers at the UC Davis Center for Mind and Brain have found. 2010-12-20 Where unconscious memories form
A small area deep in the brain called the perirhinal cortex is critical for forming unconscious conceptual memories, researchers at the UC Davis Center for Mind and Brain have found.
Infrared image of the HR8799 planetary system. This image shows planet HR8799b (five times the mass of Jupiter), planets HR8799c and HR8799d (seven times the mass of Jupiter) and the new planet HR8799e. The arrows show the predicted motion of the planets 2010-12-13 New pictures show fourth planet in giant version of our solar system
Scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and UCLA helped discover a fourth giant planet that's part of a solar system that orbits around a star that's 129 light years away.
Employees of the NGO blueEnergy and the Nicaraguan electricity company ENEL discuss energy efficiency and replace light bulbs in Marshall Point (Christian Casillas photo) 2010-12-06 UC finds value in rural energy efficiency
UC Berkeley researchers find that investments in rural energy efficiency and renewable energy reduce poverty, greenhouse gas emissions.
Despite having gone their separate ways at least a billion years ago, plants and animals have developed remarkably similar mechanisms for detecting the molecular signatures of infectious organisms. (Image courtesy of Tree of Life Web Project) 2010-11-29 Plants and animals find common ground
A University of California plant pathologist has discovered that plants and animals share a common ground in their response to microbial threats.
Photo by  Greg Sargent 2010-11-22 10 ways to become more grateful
Being grateful has transformative effects for both body and soul. The world's leading scientific expert on gratitude offers everyday tips for living a life of gratitude.
UC Santa Barbara  researchers have discovered that a drug derived from an evergreen tree may soon save the lives of some patients with the deadliest form of breast cancer. 2010-11-08 Unlocking the inner workings of cancer drug
UC Santa Barbara researchers have discovered that a drug derived from an evergreen tree may soon save the lives of some patients with the deadliest form of breast cancer.
UC Santa Cruz researchers say restoring salmon to protected areas would mean increased food for more than 100 species in the food web, species for which in many cases protected areas were created. 2010-11-01 Limiting salmon fishing may help ecosystems and economies
UC Santa Cruz researchers say restoring salmon to protected areas would mean increased food for more than 100 species in the food web, species for which in many cases protected areas were created.
Beta blockers reduce risk of death after surgery, according to UC researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center. 2010-10-26 Beta blockers reduce risk of death after surgery
Beta blockers reduce risk of death after surgery, according to UC researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center.
The San Diego Supercomputer Center at UC San Diego participates in first 'Census of Marine Life.' 2010-10-18 First 'Census of Marine Life'
The San Diego Supercomputer Center at UC San Diego participates in first 'Census of Marine Life.'
Artists representation of a bacterium 2010-10-11 Bacteria that can walk?
UCLA-led research team finds that bacteria can stand up and walk as part of their adaptation to a surface.
Researchers have linked exposure to dirty air to changes in a gene that, in turn, is connected to more severe asthma symptoms. 2010-10-06 Air pollution alters immune function, worsens asthma symptoms
Exposure to dirty air is linked to decreased function of a gene that appears to increase the severity of asthma in children, according to a joint study by researchers at Stanford University and the UC Berkeley.
UC Irvine’s neonatal intensive care unit has changed the way it cares for infants in order to reduce potentially deadly infections from intravenous catheters. 2010-09-27 Reducing infections, one central line at a time
UC Irvine Medical center takes aim at stemming patient complications and healthcare costs.
Biologists at UC Riverside have found that voluntary activity, such as daily exercise, is a highly heritable trait that can be passed down genetically to successive generations. 2010-09-15 Capacity for exercise inherited?
Biologists at UC Riverside have found that voluntary activity, such as daily exercise, is a highly heritable trait that can be passed down genetically to successive generations.
LLNL scientists trace the pathway of carbon dioxide released from the deep ocean to the atmosphere a 2010-09-07 Large CO2 release speeds up ice age melting
LLNL scientists trace the pathway of carbon dioxide released from the deep ocean to the atmosphere at the end of the last ice age.
A key step in understanding the origins of familial breast cancer has been made by two teams of scie 2010-08-30 Protein made by breast cancer gene purified
A key step in understanding the origins of familial breast cancer has been made by two teams of scientists at UC Davis.
Children who were exposed to organophosphate pesticides while still in their mother's womb were more likely to develop attention disorders years later, according to a new UC Berkeley study. 2010-08-23 Prenatal pesticide exposure
Children who were exposed to organophosphate pesticides while still in their mother's womb were more likely to develop attention disorders years later, according to a new UC Berkeley study.
This diagram shows the structural interactions at the binding site between the enzyme protein phosphatase (cyan) and the retinoblastoma protein (brown). Image from Hirschi et al., Nature Structural & Molecular Biology. 2010-08-16 How tumor suppressor turns on and off
New findings by cancer researchers at UC Santa Cruz reveal molecular mechanisms involved in tumor suppression.
This micrograph image shows the human tooth-enamel protein amelogenin as it self-assembles in the lab, forming a network of ribbons about 30 nanometers in diameter and 20 to 30 nanometers long. In the tooth, the ribbons support the growth of hydroxyapatit 2010-08-09 Tooth enamel: Nature's crowning achievement
UC San Francisco scientist glimpses hidden secrets of tooth enamel. Understanding their properties could serve a wide range of applications, including bone implants, bullet-proof materials and micro-circuits.
Flavanol-rich foods may help heart disease patients 2010-08-02 Flavanol-rich foods may help heart disease patients
Research by an international team of scientists, including those at two UC campuses, provides new evidence that cocoa and other foods rich in flavanols may improve the health of people with coronary artery disease.
UC Merced will be one of the first landscapes to participate in the Sustainable Sites Initiative, ta 2010-07-26 Testing a sustainable landscape rating system
UC Merced will be one of the first landscapes to participate in the Sustainable Sites Initiative, taking part in a pilot program to test the nation's first rating system for green landscape design, construction and maintenance.
UCLA surgeons find new way to shield vision during radiation for eye cancer. 2010-07-19 Protecting vision during eye cancer treatment
UCLA surgeons find that silicon oil can absorb 50 percent of radioactive rays, shielding vision during radiation for eye cancer.
a mechanism exists within the human brain that enables both men and women to determine the strength and fighting ability of men around them simply by hearing their voices. 2010-07-12 All in the voice
A UC Santa Barbara study has found that a mechanism exists within the human brain that enables both men and women to determine the strength and fighting ability of men around them simply by hearing their voices.
A fixed-wing aircraft releases dispersant over the oil spill off Louisiana’s Gulf Coast. More than 156,000 gallons of dispersant have been dropped, and it’s being eyed as a possible source of the high levels of airborne chemicals detected in the area. U.S 2010-07-05 Is oil spill also fouling the air?
UC Irvine researchers find disturbing amounts of certain gases above massive Gulf slick.
Local birds will be among the natural history specimens on display Saturday at the UCSC Museum of Natural History Collections. (Photo by Chris Lay) 2010-06-29 Natural history specimens on display for first time
Specimens from the extensive Museum of Natural History Collections at UC Santa Cruz will be on display to the public for the first time.
It's well-known that vitamin D is essential for strong and healthy bones. but a San Francisco VA Medical Center physician suggests that the vitamin may also play a role in preventing cancer, fighting infection, and controlling or preventing auto-immune di 2010-06-21 Vitamin D: Not just for bones
It's well-known that vitamin D is essential for strong and healthy bones. but a San Francisco VA Medical Center physician suggests that the vitamin may also play a role in preventing cancer, fighting infection, and controlling or preventing auto-immune disease.
UC Riverside Entomologists develop special bacteria to combat spread of mosquito-borne diseases. 2010-06-14 UC Riverside entomologists to combat spread of mosquito-borne diseases
UC Riverside Entomologists develop special bacteria to combat spread of mosquito-borne diseases.
Cables from the electrodes to the surface are attached to the casing as it is lowered into the borehole. 2010-06-07 Going underground to monitor carbon dioxide
A technique originally applied to monitor the flow of contaminants into shallow groundwater supplies, has been repurposed to monitor carbon dioxide pumped deep underground for storage.
UC Davis has released its first-ever Climate Action Plan that documents the steps it has taken to reduce greenhouse gas emissions so far and outlines the university's next steps to combat global climate change. 2010-05-31 UC charts course to combat climate change
UC Davis has released its first-ever Climate Action Plan that documents the steps it has taken to reduce greenhouse gas emissions so far and outlines the university's next steps to combat global climate change.
Researchers at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography  at UC San Diego took part in a successful demonstration of the first robotic underwater vehicle to be powered entirely by natural, renewable, ocean thermal energy. 2010-05-24 Novel ocean-powered underwater vehicle
Researchers at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego took part in a successful demonstration of the first robotic underwater vehicle to be powered entirely by natural, renewable, ocean thermal energy.
An ARMAN cell (center, orange) is penetrated by a needle-like protrusion from Thermoplasma (lower left), an Archaea that lives in the same acidic pools as ARMAN. The much smaller, yellow lozenges are viruses that also infect ARMAN cells. A probably dying 2010-05-17 Weird, ultra-small microbes discovered
In the depths of a former copper mine in Northern California dwell what may be the smallest, most stripped-down forms of life ever discovered.
After extracting ancient DNA from the 40,000-year-old bones of Neanderthals, scientists led by a UC 2010-05-10 Closer connection to Neanderthals discovered
After extracting ancient DNA from the 40,000-year-old bones of Neanderthals, scientists led by a UC Santa Cruz researcher have important new insights into the evolution of modern humans.
Multivitamins have been called a relatively inexpensive form of medical insurance, but according to UC Irvine research, if proper doses are not taken they can induce nutrient deficiencies in the body. 2010-05-03 The case for multivitamins
Multivitamins have been called a relatively inexpensive form of medical insurance, but according to UC Irvine research, if proper doses are not taken they can induce nutrient deficiencies in the body.
Artist's conception of an exoplanet in a retrograde orbit. Credit: ESO/A. C. Cameron 2010-04-26 Discovery challenges the theory of planetary formation
UC Santa Barbara astronomers involved in the discovery of nine new planets and upset the theory of planetary formation.
A UC San Francisco discovery about cancer and the immune system points to previously unrecognized targets for drug development to battle solid tumors. 2010-04-15 Cancer: New targets for drug therapy
A UC San Francisco discovery about cancer and the immune system points to previously unrecognized targets for drug development to battle solid tumors.
Electrical engineers from UC San Diego are at the leading edge of efforts to merge silicon chip tech 2010-04-09 The next silicon revolution
Electrical engineers from UC San Diego are at the leading edge of efforts to merge silicon chip technologies with sophisticated wireless communications tools in the millimeter and microwave range - traditionally too expensive for all but defense and satellite applications.
monk seal 2010-04-05 Studying the rare Hawaiian monk seal
Rare Hawaiian monk sea, abandoned by its mother and suffering from cataracts, was brought to the UC Santa Cruz Long Marine Lab for study and treatment.
UC Riverside is first institution in the country to purchase Nikon BioStation technology, promising breakthroughs in the fight against disease. 2010-03-29 State-of-the-art technology to accelerate stem cell research
UC Riverside is first institution in the country to purchase Nikon BioStation technology, promising breakthroughs in the fight against disease.
Multidisciplinary UCLA team finds faster solutions, better outcomes for victims of stroke. 2010-03-22 Stroke center innovators buy time, save brain
Multidisciplinary UCLA team finds faster solutions, better outcomes for victims of stroke.
Is it going to rain in Orange County today? A weather blog by two UC Irvine graduate students can tell you and explain the science behind it. 2010-03-15 Blog explains science behind Orange County weather
Is it going to rain in Orange County today? A weather blog by two UC Irvine graduate students can tell you and explain the science behind it.
A UC Davis Medical Center study has found that the condition is characterized by a slow decline rather than an abrupt loss of skills. 2010-03-08 Autism's earliest symptoms not evident in kids under 6 months

A UC Davis Medical Center study has found that the condition is characterized by a slow decline rather than an abrupt loss of skills.

New research from the UC Berkeley, shows that an hour's nap can dramatically boost and restore your brain power. 2010-03-01 An afternoon nap boosts learning capacity
New research from UC Berkeley shows that an hour's nap can dramatically boost and restore your brain power.
UCLA researchers demonstrated the usefulness of salivary diagnostics in the effort to find and fight the disease. 2010-02-22 Biomarkers in saliva may detect early-stage pancreatic cancer
This UCLA finding could lead to earlier diagnosis and treatment of devastating disease.
UC Merced researchers receive grant for a proposed project that would benefit energy suppliers that utilize solar by allowing them to know in advance what conditions would impact their systems' ability to produce electricity. 2010-02-15 A solar sensing, tracking system
UC Merced researchers receive grant for a proposed project that would benefit energy suppliers that utilize solar by allowing them to know in advance what conditions would impact their systems' ability to produce electricity.
The growing U.S. infrastructure crisis involves more than crumbling roads and bridges. Underground a 2010-02-08 No mere pipe dream
UC Irvine engineers are working on robotic technology to rehabilitate the nation's aging water infrastructure.
Scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory took part in developing new CT scanners to image nuclear weapon components. 2010-01-25 A colossal CT scanner
Scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory took part in developing new CT scanners to image nuclear weapon components.
Scientists at UC Santa Barbara, in collaboration with scientists at University of Michigan, have developed synthetic red blood cells. 2010-01-18 Synthetic red blood cells developed
Scientists at UC Santa Barbara, in collaboration with scientists at University of Michigan, have developed synthetic red blood cells.
A blue whale photographed off San Diego. Image: Larry Wagner Jr./ISSI 2010-01-11 Pitch of blue whale songs declining
An increase in population size may mean sounds used in mate competition need not travel as far as before; acoustic information extracted from songs could be useful population monitoring tool.
UC Merced students have a plan to make natural daylight technology available to consumers. 2010-01-04 Commercializing natural daylight system
UC Merced students have a plan to make natural daylight technology available to consumers.
A scientist at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine is investigating health risks to reindeer in the unique region of Mongolia. 2009-12-14 Reindeer health: a real issue

A scientist at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine is investigating health risks to reindeer in the unique region of Mongolia.

UC San Francisco scientists have shown for the first time that the rigidity of a tissue can induce cancer. 2009-12-07 New insight into tumor progression
UC San Francisco scientists have shown for the first time that the rigidity of a tissue can induce cancer.
A UC Riverside research breakthrough about how crops and plants can survive adverse conditions has launched an unprecedented number of publications. 2009-11-30 How crops survive drought
A UC Riverside research breakthrough about how crops and plants can survive adverse conditions has launched an unprecedented number of publications.
A UCSD School of Medicine graduate finds that atherosclerosis, hardening of the arteries, was common in ancient Egyptians. 2009-11-23 Egyptian mummies reveal heart disease as ancient affliction
A UC San Diego School of Medicine and UC Irvine study finds that atherosclerosis was common in ancient Egyptians, challenging a belief that vascular disease is a modern affliction caused by current-day risk factors.
A UCLA study links evolution of a single gene to human capacity for language. 2009-11-16 Why can't chimps speak?

A UCLA study links evolution of a single gene to human capacity for language. 

New UC Irvine center takes multidisciplinary approach to managing chronic suffering. 2009-11-09 New hope for chronic pain sufferers

New UC Irvine center takes multidisciplinary approach to managing chronic suffering.


 

LLNL to partner with China to ensure that carbon emissions diminish not only by use of wind and sola 2009-11-02 National lab assists China in efforts to curb global warming
LLNL to partner with China to ensure that carbon emissions diminish not only by use of wind and solar, but through carbon capture and sequestration (CCS).
Cambrothyra 2009-10-26 Analyzing earliest shell-covered fossil animals
UCSB geologists are studying fossil remains of some of the first animals with shells to provide a window on evolution at this time.
The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) has awarded a $1.1 million grant to UC Santa Cr 2009-10-19 Nanopore technology for analyzing DNA
The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) has awarded a $1.1 million grant to UC Santa Cruz researchers to support their work on nanopore technology for analyzing DNA.
Scientists at the Berkeley Lab are exploring new ways to produce ultrafast, ultrabright beams of lig 2009-10-12 Soft x-rays
Scientists at the Berkeley Lab are exploring new ways to produce ultrafast, ultrabright beams of light called "soft x-rays.
Which genes make us uniquely human? Scientists at the University of California, San Francisco are lo 2009-10-05 Researchers probe links between modern humans and neanderthals
Which genes make us uniquely human? Scientists at the University of California, San Francisco are looking at DNA in old bones to find out.
Money will fund analysis, research aimed at integrating and optimizing the mix of renewable energy t 2009-09-28 UC Merced receives $1million renewable energy grant
Money will fund analysis, research aimed at integrating and optimizing the mix of renewable energy technologies for campus.
Jeff Johnson of the UCI Center for the Neurobiology of Learning & Memory and colleagues discovered t 2009-09-21 Memories exist, even when forgotten
A woman looks familiar, but you can't remember her name or where you met her. New research by UC Irvine neuroscientists suggests the memory exists - you simply can't retrieve it.
Researchers at UC Santa Barbara have developed a new way to deliver drugs into cancer cells by expos 2009-09-14 Drug delivery system using nanoparticles & lasers
Researchers at UC Santa Barbara have developed a new way to deliver drugs into cancer cells by exposing them briefly to a non-harmful laser.
Researchers at UC San Diego's Scripps Institution of Oceanography found that conditions that drove potent heat wave in July 2006 is likely to worsen under evolving climate change. 2009-09-07 Deadly heat waves more frequent in CA
Researchers at UC San Diego's Scripps Institution of Oceanography found that conditions that drove potent heat wave in July 2006 is likely to worsen under evolving climate change.
UC Irvine research on viral and bacterial illnesses could benefit millions worldwide. 2009-08-31 Stopping the spread of infectious diseases
UC Irvine research on viral and bacterial illnesses could benefit millions worldwide.
Researchers at UC Berkeley have for the first time captured elusive nanoscale movements of ribosomes 2009-08-24 New insight into the molecular war against disease
Researchers at UC Berkeley have for the first time captured elusive nanoscale movements of ribosomes at work.
New UCLA research suggests that for seniors age 70 and older, socioeconomic status does not play a major role in the brain's continued ability to function. 2009-08-17 New insight into cognitive decline
New UCLA research suggests that for seniors age 70 and up, socioeconomic status doesn't play a major role in cognitive decline.
This mosquito, the Aedes aegypti, transmits dengue, considered the world's worst insect virus. (James Gathany, CDC photo) 2009-08-10 Human movement plays critical role in disease transmission
According to a UC Davis study, to control mosquito-borne diseases like dengue, researchers need to look at the behavior of people, not just the insect that transmits the disease.
Group B Streptococcus (GBS), a bacterial pathogen that causes sepsis and meningitis in newborn infan 2009-07-31 Leading pathogen in newborns can suppress immune cell function
Group B Streptococcus (GBS), a bacterial pathogen that causes sepsis and meningitis in newborn infants, is able to shut down immune cell function in order to promote its own survival, according to UC San Diego researchers.
The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory participated in a study that found in some cases, the types of plants growing in an area could override the effects of climate change on wildfire occurrence. 2009-07-27 Plants may affect the effect of wildfires
The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory participated in a study that found in some cases, the types of plants growing in an area could override the effects of climate change on wildfire occurrence.
For the first time, scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory observed the chemical changes in individual cells that enable them to survive conditions that should kill them. 2009-07-20 Scientists track chemical changes in cells as they endure extreme conditions
How do some bacteria survive conditions that should kill them? In groundbreaking research, Berkeley Lab scientists find out. 
Late Precambrian carbonate outcropping at south end of Death Valley, Calif. Carbon isotopes in these 2009-07-13 Trigger for explosive growth of life on Earth
According to a study co-led by UC Riverside, greening made soils, allowed oxygen to rise and led to complex life forms on Earth. 
A team of researchers at the Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley have discovered a mild and relatively inexpensive procedure for removing oxygen from biomass. 2009-07-06 Biomass renewables
A team of researchers at the Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley have discovered a mild and relatively inexpensive procedure for removing oxygen from biomass.
Scientists at UC Santa Barbara have found that a small Hawaiian squid can hide itself by using an or 2009-06-29 Squid's bioluminescence comes from eye-related genes
Scientists at UC Santa Barbara have found that a small Hawaiian squid can hide itself by using an organ with the same genes found in its eye.
RFIC 2009 chip from Jason May and Gabriel Rebeiz. 2009-06-22 Cheaper Imaging to ID Concealed Weapons on the Human Body
UCSD invention could lead to significantly less expensive imaging systems for identifying concealed weapons.
For the first time, scientists have detected a highly toxic form of mercury in groundwater flows at two coastal sites in California. 2009-06-08 Groundwater source of methylmercury in coastal waters
For the first time, UC Santa Cruz scientists have detected a highly toxic form of mercury in groundwater flows at two coastal sites in California.
UCI neuroscientists discover how the brain remembers one-time experiences. 2009-06-01 Committing single events to memory
UCI neuroscientists discover how the brain remembers one-time experiences.
A UC San Francisco study offers new insight into the managment of asthma. 2009-05-25 New insight into asthma management
A UC San Francisco study offers new insight into the managment of asthma.
UC Riverside entomologists offer evidence for necrophoresis, the removal of dead nestmates from colonies. 2009-05-18 Dead or alive, for ants it's the scent that counts
UC Riverside entomologists offer evidence for necrophoresis, the removal of dead nestmates from colonies.
The far ultraviolet detector, built by Space Sciences Laboratory physicists, is part of the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph to be installed on the aging Hubble Space Telescope. (Space Sciences Laboratory photo) 2009-05-11 UC Berkeley UV detector to be installed in Hubble telescope
NASA's final mission to the 17-year-old Hubble Space Telescope, which begins this week, will deliver a new instrument partly built by UC Berkeley physicists to map the structure of the universe.
Scientists Shed Light on Inner Workings of Human Embryonic Stem Cells; Findings Expected to Help Cancer Research 2009-05-04 The inner workings of human embryonic stem cells
Scientists at UC Santa Barbara have made a significant discovery in understanding the way human embryonic stem cells function.
A new UC Davis study of 110 years of mountain-lion attacks on people suggests the conventional wisdom of standing your ground may not always be the right course. 2009-04-27 Stand or Run?
A new UC Davis study of 110 years of mountain-lion attacks on people suggests the conventional wisdom of standing your ground may not always be the right course.
UC Irvine's National Fuel Cell Research Center will partner with New York-based Plug Power to test the viability of the latest generation of fuel cell technology for providing electricity and heat to homes. 2009-04-20 Groundbreaking residential fuel cell tests
UC Irvine's National Fuel Cell Research Center will partner with New York-based Plug Power to test the viability of the latest generation of fuel cell technology for providing electricity and heat to homes.
By using the amount of carbon 14 in the atmosphere from above-ground nuclear testing in the 1950s and 1960, researchers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have determined that cells in the human heart develop into adulthood. 2009-04-13 New insight into the heart
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory research helped determine that cells in a human heart can develop into adulthood & the age of heart cells is about six years younger than the individual.
A UC Berkeley study of sea mollusks may help neuroscientists understand how neural networks work in the brain and throughout the body. 2009-04-06 Sea mollusks taste their memories to build shells
A UC Berkeley study of sea mollusks may help neuroscientists understand how neural networks work in the brain and throughout the body.
A study by the UCLA Institute of the Environment found that residents of wealthier communities and communities that vote pro-environment positions on statewide environmental initiatives are far more likely than other California residents to own hybrid veh 2009-03-30 Wealthier communities buy more hybrid vehicles
A study by the UCLA Institute of the Environment found that residents of wealthier communities and communities that vote pro-environment positions on statewide environmental initiatives are far more likely than other California residents to own hybrid vehicles.
A University of California report cites sobering statistics about the ever-increasing waistline of a 2009-03-23 Report weighs in on obesity in California
A University of California report cites sobering statistics about the ever-increasing waistline of adults and children in the United States and the its long-term impact on our collective health and economy.
From left, Chad Burt, Web developer; Chris Macdonald, cartographer; Jared Kibele, Geographic Informa 2009-03-16 Marine protected areas get a boost from web-based program
What happens when marine life and geospatial scientists collide? You get a smart, easy-to-use Web-based program that one day soon might help protect the world's fragile marine ecosystems.
A UC San Francisco study has shown that hypertension is a predictor of mortality among breast cancer 2009-03-09 Hypertension linked to earlier death among black breast cancer patients
A UC San Francisco study has shown that hypertension is a predictor of mortality among breast cancer patients, especially those who are African-American.
An international team of scientists from UC Riverside, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and 2009-03-02 Researchers find earliest evidence for animal life
An international team of scientists from UC Riverside, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and other institutions has found the oldest evidence for animals in the fossil record.
Scientists at the Laboratory are developing new materials to make fuel cells cost-effective, durable 2009-02-23 Fuel Cells Transform Cars
Scientists at the Los Alamos National Laboratory are refining fuel cell technologies to create amazingly energy-efficient and eco-friendly vehicles.
A UC San Diego mechanical and aerospace engineering professor, has developed breakthrough simulation tools to assist pediatric heart surgeons. 2009-02-16 A Method to Combat Congenital Heart Disease in Kids
A UC San Diego mechanical and aerospace engineering professor, has developed breakthrough simulation tools to assist pediatric heart surgeons.
Women who have higher levels of a hormone produced by the placenta midway through pregnancy appear m 2009-02-09 Pregnancy Hormone Predicts Postpartum Depression
Women who have higher levels of a hormone produced by the placenta midway through pregnancy appear more likely to develop postpartum depression, according to a UC Irvine study.
As we get older, fat cells in the subcutaneous layer of the skin become smaller and fewer in number so that they are not longer able to 2009-02-02 Removing Wrinkles with RHAMM
Hollywood stars of a certain age take note: Research at the Berkeley Lab suggests that a protein linked to the spread of several major human cancers may also hold great potential for the elimination of wrinkles and the rejuvenation of the skin.
Thanks to an ingenious new strategy devised by researchers at UC Davis and Intel Corporation, comput 2009-01-26 Low-cost Strategy Developed for Curbing Computer Worms
Thanks to an ingenious new strategy devised by researchers at the University of California, Davis, and Intel Corporation, computer network administrators might soon be able to mount effective, low-cost defenses against self-propagating infectious programs known as worms.
Mice without key enzyme eat without becoming obese, new study finds 2009-01-19 Mice Lacking Key Enzyme Eat Without Becoming Fat
UC Berkeley researchers have identified a new enzyme that plays a far more important role than expected in controlling the breakdown of fat.
A team of NASA-funded scientists, including two from UC Santa Barbara, have discovered cosmic radio 2009-01-12 Astronomers Discover New Radio Signal Using Large Balloon
A team of NASA-funded scientists, including two from UC Santa Barbara, have discovered cosmic radio noise that they find completely unexpected and exciting.
a decontamination system currently used by the military -- called Reactive Skin Decontamination Loti 2009-01-05 Personal Decontamination
The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and two other institutions have described a major step toward creating a universal personal decontamination system for almost any toxic or hazardous chemical.
You are 15 percent more likely to be happy if directly connected to a happy person; 10 percent if it's the friend of a friend who is happy; and 6 percent if it's the friend of a friend of a friend. 2008-12-22 Happy Friends = Happier You
A laugh can be infectious. You don't need a sophisticated study to tell you that. But does this happy contagion vanish as quickly as a smile? A UC San Diego/Harvard study shows just how socially contagious happiness can be.
Alzheimer's researchers at UCLA, in collaboration with Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York, have discovered how compounds found in wine thwart the disease in mice. 2008-12-15 More Benefits of Red Wine
Alzheimer's researchers at UCLA, in collaboration with Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York, have discovered how compounds found in wine thwart the disease in mice.
 The magnetic nanotag-based protein assay chip has a 200 microliter reaction well and is supported b 2008-12-08 Sensitive Detection of Cancer Biomarkers
A team led by UC Santa Cruz and Stanford researchers has developed a compact prototype detector that uses magnetic nanotechnology to spot cancer-associated proteins in a human blood serum sample with much higher sensitivity than current detectors.
Scientists have brought to light new clues on how mother of pearl, or nacre, is formed using the pol 2008-12-01 Mother of Pearl Secret Revealed
Scientists have brought to light new clues on how mother of pearl, or nacre, is formed using the polarized x-ray beams and nanoscale imaging capabilities of the Berkeley Lab's Advanced Light Source.
Apigenin is mainly found in fruit (including apples, cherries, grapes), vegetables (including parsle 2008-11-24 Fruits & Veggies Improve Cancer Cell's Response to Chemo
UC Riverside biochemists have found that ingesting apigenin - a naturally occurring dietary agent found in vegetables and fruit - improves cancer cells' response to chemotherapy.
An over-the-counter vitamin in high doses prevented memory loss in mice with Alzheimer's disease, and UC Irvine scientists now are conducting a clinical trial to determine its effect in humans. 2008-11-17 Vitamin B3 Reduces Alzheimer's Symptoms, Lesions
An over-the-counter vitamin in high doses prevented memory loss in mice with Alzheimer's disease, and UC Irvine scientists now are conducting a clinical trial to determine its effect in humans.
Phagocytosis is the process by which a macrophage type white blood cell engulfs a bacterium in a membrane-bound shell called a phagosome. The phagosome fuses with a lysosome which carries digestive enzymes that destroy the bacterium. (Image by Flavio Robl 2008-11-10 New Insight into Tuberculosis
A link between the immune system and the self-cleaning system by which biological cells rid themselves of obsolete or toxic parts may one day yield new weapons in the fight against tuberculosis and other deadly infectious diseases.
2008-11-03 Potent Greenhouse Gas
Researchers at UC San Diego's Scripps Institution of Oceanography find that the compound used in manufacture of flat panel televisions, computer displays is 17,000 times more potent greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide.
A UC Davis study sheds light on how red blood cells regulate blood pressure in small blood vessels. 2008-10-27 How Red Blood Cells Control Blood Pressure
A UC Davis study sheds light on how red blood cells regulate blood pressure in small blood vessels.
The majestic Loggerhead Sea Turtle 2008-10-20 High Mortality of Endangered Loggerhead Sea Turtles in Baja California
Almost 3,000 sea turtles were found dead along a 27-mile stretch of coast during a five-year period from 2003 to 2007.
ARAM portals can be installed as portals at vehicular chock points such as truck inspection stations. 2008-10-13 States Using Lab's Radiation Detection Technology on Roadways
States using Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory-developed radiation detection advance on highways, roads.
2008-10-06 Better Breast Cancer Detection
Scientists at the Los Alamos National Laboratory have developed a safer, more comfortable, inexpensive, and accurate way to detect early-stage cancer.
Atomic Force Microscope image of a square array of 15nm pores formed by the new technology. 2008-09-29 Smaller. Faster. Better.
A new nanoscale process created by UC Santa Barbara scientists will help computers run faster and more efficiently.
A national multi-center study, which included the UC San Francisco affiliated San Francisco VA Hospital, has found that virtual colonoscopy is as good as other colon cancer screening methods. 2008-09-22 Virtual Colonoscopy
A national multi-center study, which included the UC San Francisco affiliated San Francisco VA Hospital, has found that virtual colonoscopy is as good as other colon cancer screening methods.
The governors of Oregon and Washington joined California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to create a hist 2008-09-15 Coastline Protection
The governors of Oregon and Washington joined California to create a historic West Coast ocean management plan. This new regional approach embraces many of the same problems UC researchers have long been dedicated to solving.
Scientists at UC Berkeley have for the first time engineered 3-D materials that can reverse the natu 2008-09-08 Cloaking Device One Step Closer to Science Fiction
Scientists at UC Berkeley have for the first time engineered 3-D materials that can reverse the natural direction of visible and near-infrared light.
Scientists at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have conducted new research that has found t 2008-09-01 The Toughness of Bone
Scientists at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have conducted new research that has found that human bone is far tougher previously thought.
 Nathan D. Wong 2008-08-25 Heart Disease Patients Still Have Trouble Controlling Blood Lipids
A UC Irvine study points to need for improved cholesterol and triglyceride treatment.
Research on the genome of a marine creature led by scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego is shedding new light on a key area of the tree of life. 2008-08-18 Worm-like Marine Animal Providing Fresh Clues About Human Evolution
Research on the genome of a marine creature led by scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego is shedding new light on a key area of the tree of life.
These contact lenses with a pattern of conductive silver wires could be used to measure pressure inside the eye and study glaucoma, a major cause of blindness. (Tingrui Pan/UC Davis photo) 2008-08-11 Smart Contact Lenses
"Smart" contact lenses that measure pressure within the eye and dispense medication accordingly could be made possible by biomedical engineers at UC Davis.
The simulation software, USARSim, is developed cooperatively by a coalition of institutions and univ 2008-08-01 Robocup: Virtual Robot Rescue
UC Merced made history last month in the RoboCup Rescue Virtual Robots competition.
Bahia San Quintín, Baja California, Mexico. Photo credit: Photo credit: Kevin Lafferty 2008-07-28 Parasites Outweigh Predators
UC Santa Barbara researchers co-led a study of free-living and parasitic species in three estuaries on the Pacific coast of California and Baja California, which could have significant biomedical and ecological implications.
Researchers at UC San Francisco have found that boosting the level of a specific brain protein quick 2008-07-21 New Approach Cuts Down on Excessive Drinking, Relapse
Researchers at UC San Francisco have found that boosting the level of a specific brain protein quickly cut excessive drinking of alcohol.
University’s fourth and fastest supercomputer attracts new researchers to campus 2008-07-14 New Supercomputer Speeds Up Research in Computational Biology
Experiments at UC Riverside that once might have required 256 days of computer time on a personal computer can now be performed in just one day thanks to a new supercomputer the campus has acquired.
Security and law enforcement officials may some day have a new ally - a universal detection system d 2008-07-07 Sniffing 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 dramatic differences between the northern and southern hemispheres of Mars have puzzled scientis 2008-06-30 Evidence of Massive Asteroid Impact on Mars?
The dramatic differences between the northern and southern hemispheres of Mars have puzzled scientists for 30 years. Now, UC Santa Cruz scientists have helped provide support for one proposed explanation.
Welcome to the new frontier of research at Los Alamos: science at the petascale. 2008-06-23 Supercomputer Puts Research at a New Scale
Code run on the Roadrunner supercomputer at Los Alamos mimics brain mechanisms underlying human sight.
UC Irvine study reports resources may be wasted when psychological counseling services are ordered following terrorist attacks, school shootings. 2008-06-16 Expressing Feelings After Trauma Unnecessary
UC Irvine study reports resources may be wasted when psychological counseling services are ordered following terrorist attacks, school shootings.
UC Berkeley geneticists are working with the human genome to help people 2008-06-09 Personalized Genomes, Personalized Vitamin Supplements?
UC Berkeley geneticists are working with the human genome to help people "personalize" their nutritional requirements.
The domestication of cats began in the Fertile Crescent - the 2008-06-02 Curious about Cats?
A UC Davis genomics study of more than 11,000 cats has traced their domestication to the Fertile Crescent.
weeds in a cornfield 2008-05-26 Common Herbicide Disrupts Human Hormone Activity
A UC San Francisco study reports that a common weedkiller in the U.S., already suspected of causing sexual abnormalities in frogs and fish, has been found to alter hormonal signaling in human cells.
Teen girls report that their male peers frequently make sexist comments about their academic and athletic abilities. Photo courtesty of Campbell Leaper. 2008-05-19 Teen Girls Still Experience Sexual Harassment and Sexism
Teen girls report that their male peers frequently make sexist comments about their academic and athletic abilities, according to a new study co-led by UC Santa Cruz.
A UC Riverside psychologist finds that quiet vehicles may pose greater risks to pedestrians. 2008-05-12 Hybrid Cars Are Harder to Hear
A UC Riverside psychologist finds that quiet vehicles may pose greater risks to pedestrians.
Avian influenza virus (or bird flu). 2008-05-05 Infectious Disease Crossovers
UC Santa Barbara scientists try to predict infectious disease crossovers between wild animals and humans.
Researchers at UC San Diego's Scripps Institution of Oceanography say fishing disrupts age structure, making regulation difficult. 2008-04-28 Fishing Throws Targeted Species Off Balance
Researchers at UC San Diego's Scripps Institution of Oceanography say fishing disrupts age structure, making regulation difficult.
The study focused on fat from corn oil, which is made up primarily of omega-6 fatty acids — the polyunsaturated fat commonly found in the Western diet. Omega-6 fats are found in high levels in baked and fried goods. 2008-04-21 Eating Less Fat May Prevent Prostate Cancer
UCLA scientists have shown that lowering the intake of the type of fat common in the Western diet helps prevent prostate cancer in mice.
jogger 2008-04-14 Irregular Exercise May Add Pounds
The consequences of quitting exercise may be greater than previously thought, according to a Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory study.
The multipurpose 2008-04-07 LANL Technology Featured on CSI: NY
A multipurpose sampling device developed at Los Alamos National Laboratory was recently featured on Crime Scene Investigation-New York (CSI: NY).
Newly discovered galaxy cluster in early stage of formation is farthest ever identified. 2008-03-31 An Unprecedented Look at Galaxy Formation
UC Irvine scientists have discovered a cluster of galaxies in a very early stage of formation that is 11.4 billion light years from Earth - the farthest of its kind ever to be detected.
How useful is an animal's tail? For the gecko, unlike most animals, it could be a matter of life or death, according to new research from the University of California, Berkeley. 2008-03-24 A Gecko's Tail
How useful is an animal's tail? For the gecko, unlike most animals, it could be a matter of life or death, according to new research from the University of California, Berkeley.
installation of nuclear reactor 2008-03-17 Tool to Monitor Nuclear Reactors
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers created a new tool that could help them peer inside a working nuclear reactor.
 A colony of human embryonic stem cells expressing green fluorescent proteins. 2008-03-10 Stem Cell Technique Improves Genetic Alteration
Efficiency of UC Irvine method could lead to better disease study and future stem cell cures.
hydrogen cars more efficient? 2008-03-03 More Efficient Hydrogen Cars?
UCLA solution to chemical mystery could yield more efficient hydrogen cars.
A visualization depicting a frozen moment of activity in the Internet universe using computer tools at the San Diego Supercomputer Center at the University of California, San Diego, will be part of a special exhibit set to open later this month at the Mus 2008-02-25 Image of the Internet Universe
San Diego Supercomputer Center image of the Internet universe on display at New York's Museum of Modern Art.
UC San Diego researchers help exploit a chemical pathway that allows the Staph to defend itself agai 2008-02-18 New Treatment Strategy for Serious "Staph" Infections
UC San Diego researchers help exploit a chemical pathway that allows the Staph to defend itself against an immune response.
Aerial view of California snow pack. 2008-02-11 Humans Caused Diminished Water Flow in West
UC scientists have pinpointed the cause of that diminishing water flow on a regional scale: humans.
UC San Francisco neurosurgeons are reporting significant results of a new brain mapping technique that allows for the safe removal of tumors near language pathways in the brain. 2008-02-04 Brain Surgery Refined with New Mapping
UC San Francisco neurosurgeons are reporting significant results of a new brain mapping technique that allows for the safe removal of tumors near language pathways in the brain.
Hubble Telescope Helps Physicists Find ‘Double Einstein Ring' 2008-01-28 An Impressive, Astronomical Discovery
Hubble Telescope helps UC Santa Barbara physicists find ‘Double Einstein Ring'
Patients prone to heart disease may one day be told by physicians to avoid not only fatty foods and smoking but air pollution too. 2008-01-21 The Link Between Air Pollution and Heart Disease
UCLA, UC Irvine researchers find a way in which pollutant particles may promote hardening of the arteries.
How accurate are children's memories and would you believe them in a court of law? 2008-01-14 Memory and Children
How accurate are children's memories and would you believe them in a court of law? A UC Davis researcher describes her false memory research.
This Duke University image from Bob Behringer illustrates how scientists can study stress and strain 2008-01-07 Earthquake 'Memory' Could Spur Aftershocks
Los Alamos National Laboratory researchers have conducted an experiment that indicates sound waves can trigger earthquakes.
Researchers at the UC Santa Barbara have discovered that only one percent of this dissolved methane escapes into the air -- good news for the Earth's atmosphere. 2008-01-02 Good News about Ocean Methane
Researchers at UC Santa Barbara have discovered that only one percent of this dissolved methane escapes into the air -- good news for the Earth's atmosphere.
A UC Riverside researcher has found that polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), chemicals used as f 2007-12-24 The Danger of PBDEs
A UC Riverside researcher has found that PBDEs disrupt mechanisms that are responsible for releasing hormones in the body.
Researchers have developed a new system that can detect viruses in sample amounts one million times smaller than current commercial instruments and with about half of the analysis steps. 2007-12-17 Rapid Detection of Viruses
UC researchers have developed a new, faster system that can detect viruses.
The most advanced noninvasive, radiosurgery tool for treating a variety of brain disorders--including tumors--is now being used by specialists at UCSF Medical Center. 2007-12-10 High-Tech Tool for Brain Disorders
The most advanced noninvasive, radiosurgery tool for treating a variety of brain disorders--including tumors--is now being used by specialists at UCSF Medical Center.
To meet current dietary guidelines, low-income families would have to spend much more of their food budgets on fruits and vegetables than they may be able to afford, according to UC Davis research. 2007-12-03 Eating Healthy Too Expensive for Some?
To meet current dietary guidelines, low-income families would have to spend much more of their food budgets on fruits and vegetables than they may be able to afford.
Termites -- notorious for their voracious appetite for wood and causing billions of dollars in damag 2007-11-27 Termites: Role in a Greener Future?
Termites may provide the biochemical means to a greener biofuel future.
Low doses of freeze-dried grape powder inhibit genes linked to the development of sporadic colorectal cancer, University of California, Irvine cancer researchers found. 2007-11-19 Grape Powder's Anti-Cancer Effects
Low doses of freeze-dried grape powder inhibit genes linked to the development of sporadic colorectal cancer, University of California, Irvine cancer researchers found.
Hydra with opsin genes 2007-11-13 The Dawn of Animal Vision
By peering deep into evolutionary history, scientists at the University of California, Santa Barbara have discovered the origins of photosensitivity in animals.
Using a little-known Google Labs widget, computer scientists from UC San Diego and UCLA have brought 2007-11-05 Computers Get Common Sense
Using a little-known Google Labs widget, computer scientists from UC San Diego and UCLA have brought common sense to an automated image labeling system.
While a healthy dose of self-esteem can absorb the shock of rejection, poor self-esteem can trigger 2007-10-29 Rejection Sets Off Alarm for Folks with Low Self-Esteem
While a healthy dose of self-esteem can absorb the shock of rejection, poor self-esteem can trigger the primal fight-or-flight response, according to a new study from the University of California, Berkeley.
When it comes to diseases of the brain and nervous system, two University of California, Davis neurology pioneers have a simple way to sum up a lifetime of complex and cutting-edge research: White matter matters. 2007-10-23 White Matter Matters
When it comes to diseases of the brain and nervous system, two University of California, Davis neurology pioneers have a simple way to sum up a lifetime of complex and cutting-edge research: White matter matters.
  Study Reveals Key to Blood Vessel Growth - Possible Drug Target 2007-10-16 Study Reveals Key to Blood Vessel Growth - Possible Drug Target
Researchers at UC San Francisco have identified a molecular pathway that plays a critical role in the growth of blood vessels.
A tiny galaxy nearly halfway across the universe, the smallest in size and mass known to exist at that distance, has been identified and studied by an international team of over a dozen scientists, including four at the University of California, Santa Cru 2007-10-09 Scientists Study Tiny Galaxy Halfway Across the Universe
A tiny galaxy has been identified and studied by an international team of over a dozen scientists, including four at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Focusing on Arabidopsis thaliana is a weedy plant in the mustard family. 2007-10-02 Key Protein in Plant Linked to Drug Resistance
According to a research team led by UC Riverside, variation in drug responses can be analyzed by studying much simpler organisms - like plants.
Loneliness Is a Molecule: UCLA researchers identify the molecular signature of loneliness 2007-09-24 Loneliness: A Molecule?
UCLA researchers have identified a distinct pattern of gene expression in immune cells from people who experience chronically high levels of loneliness.
2007-09-10 On Second Thought ...
It seems brain cells work differently than previously thought. For the first time, UC Irvine researchers have found that axons don't just transmit information - they can turn the signal up or down with the right stimulation.
Bottle of Copaxone 2007-08-15 Researchers Uncover New Pathway for Popular MS Drug
Researchers at UC San Francisco and Stanford University have discovered a key mechanism responsible for the activity of a commonly prescribed drug for treating multiple sclerosis (MS).
Toyota hybrid PHEV 2007-08-03 Study Tests, Analyzes New Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle
The Advanced Power and Energy Program at the University of California, Irvine will evaluate a prototype Toyota plug-in hybrid electric vehicle.
cancer cell 2007-07-10 Can the Sierra's Trees Survive Global Warming?
Using mathematical theory, UC Irvine scientists have shed light on one of cancer's most troubling puzzles – how cancer cells can alter their own genetic makeup to accelerate tumor growth.
Keys 2007-06-01 An Alarming Trend
Although young men have tended to be associated with alcohol-related crashes, a UC Irvine study has found that young women are beginning to show an alarming increase in fatal automobile crashes related to alcohol use and a failure to use seatbelts.
woman and two toddlers 2007-05-25 How Infants Think Before They Have Words
UC Davis psychology professor Lisa Oakes thinks babies are incredibly brainy, but through her research she knows that what and how they think is in a category all its own.