In the News

  • The cork-vs-screw cap debate goes on

    Capital Public Radio

    Which one better preserves the flavor of wine? UC Davis wine chemist Andrew Waterhouse is on the case.

  • Science behind the faces of meth

    Daily Mail

    Images of crystal meth addicts show clearly how the drug drastically alters a person's appearance. Now, Daniele Piomelli and others at UC Irvine have discovered how the drug affects the body's cells to speed up aging.

  • Want to lose weight? Just chill

    KGO TV

    Most people trying to lose weight would expect to break a sweat, but a UC Irvine researcher has a different idea. In fact, he recommends chilling out... literally.


  • How do our bodies fight off dangerous chemicals?

    Cells are like night club bouncers, says UC San Diego's Amro Hamdoun: With every substance that a cell encounters, it has to decide which to eliminate and which to let in.

  • unboiling eggs

    Why unboil an egg?

    Gregory Weiss, UC Irvine chemistry professor, talks about 'unboiling' egg white proteins and returning them to their original state. The ability to quickly restore molecular proteins could slash biotechnology costs and dramatically reduce the costs for cancer treatments.

  • The life of a star, explained in 1 minute

    The iron in our blood, the silicon in your computer, the oxygen that we breath — all of those elements were synthesized inside a star. UC Santa Cruz astrophysicist Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz walks us through the process from a star's beginning to its death.

  • DNA

    Is the secret to a happy marriage in your DNA?

    Can something as simple and small as a gene impact something as complex as marriage? UC Berkeley researchers have found a link between relationship fulfillment and a gene variant, or allele, of the serotonin transporter gene.

  • Perfect storm of drought and unrest

    UC Santa Barbara

    A growing body of research suggests that extreme weather — using Syria as an example — increases the chances of violence, from individual attacks to full-scale wars.

  • Joseph Wang draws sensor on leaf

    Pens filled with high-tech inks for DIY sensors

    UC San Diego

    A new simple tool developed by nanoengineers at UC San Diego is opening the door to an era when anyone will be able to build sensors, anywhere.

  • Tracy Thomson and fossil rock

    How were fossil tracks so well preserved?

    UC Riverside

    Tracks by swimming reptiles benefited from delayed ecologic recovery during the Early Triassic.