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UC Olympians go for the gold

A total of 102 athletes, coaches and staff from eight UC campuses will take part in the Summer Olympics.

UCSF marijuana smoke

One minute of secondhand marijuana smoke impairs cardiovascular function

UCSF finds that effects are like tobacco’s, but last three times longer.

UC Santa Barbara cod

A recipe for saving cod

Scientists make a breakthrough that could help the poster child of fishery science.

UC Davis bulldog

English bulldog’s gene pool may be too small to heal the breed

Researchers find trouble lurking within the DNA of the iconic dog.

UC admissions changes

Applying to UC? Here’s what’s changing

Beyond GPA and test scores, the university wants to get to know you as a person.

New Zealand Kiwi chick

New Zealand plans to wipe out invasive species by 2050 to save its native wildlife

A UC Riverside biologist evaluates an unprecedented effort to maintain biodiversity.

Berkeley Lab e-cig study

Why toxic compound emissions vary in e-cigarettes

Researchers also identify two carcinogens not previously reported in vapor.

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UC Davis Helps Empower Those Tackling Africa's Energy Challenges

UC Davis helps empower those tackling Africa's energy challenges

Young African leaders are leveraging campus expertise to develop zero-net energy solutions for their nations.

Great works of art can remind students the brain is the home of memory, emotions and sometimes devastating illness.

Literature and film help teach students to understand the brain

Course combining anatomy, history and humanities provides interdisciplinary approach to studying neuroscience.

With rise of leukemia in children, $6M grant funds search for causes

Researchers will build upon recent success linking risk of getting childhood leukemia to environmental exposures.

Nalia Chowdhury UC San Diego

Humanitarian to create incubator for social innovation at UC San Diego

New three-year initiative is set to disrupt the status quo and help people in need.

Francis Ford Coppola UCLA

Francis Ford Coppola tests concept of live movie-making at UCLA

Award-winning director and alum workshops an innovative filmic technique.

UC Berkeley air conditioning

The global impact of air conditioning: Big and getting bigger

Rising incomes and temperatures increase the amount of cooling units — and greenhouse gases.

UC Irvine spit lab

Spit: The diagnostic tool of the future?

A UC Irvine alum brings home his research on the health- and behavior-revealing properties of saliva.

Pacific Ocean at Scripps

Researchers can now monitor global warming due to human activity in real time

Scientists find the human impact on global warming can be distinguished from natural variability.

Students tell the secret history of America on Medium

A professor challenges students to share alternative stories of life in America.

Using urban pigeons to monitor lead pollution

New study shows bird toxin levels track with those of children in neighborhoods they share.

An L.A. Laker, Metta World Peace joined UCLA students in Andy Rice's class on “Food: A Lens on Environment and Sustainability” in sampling roasted crickets during a lesson on entomophagy — bug eating.

Students try to overcome 'yuck' factor in Bug-Eating 101

Lakers' Metta World Peace joins in to try critter cuisine.

Komal Ahmad, founder of Copia, a food recovery business, is among the young social entrepreneurs seeking to reduce hunger and food waste.

Young tech entrepreneurs take bite out of hunger

Millennials tap into their generation's intersecting interests in food, technology, social activism.

Sugar

Cutting sugar causes drop in heart disease risk factors among obese children

Study shows sweets, not calories, are culprits in cardiovascular pre-conditions.