May 18, 2015
Sugar-fed yeast — long used for homebrewed alcohol — can yield drugs ranging from antibiotics to morphine. That may be where the government draws the line.
In the News
May 26, 2015
Climate change is igniting a revolution in winemaking, and UC Davis' Andrew Walker is leading the charge.
May 11, 2015
Rock-bottom earnings all but guarantee a climate in which food servers put up with harassment just to eke out a living. UC Berkeley's Saru Jayaraman is trying to change that.
May 6, 2015
Researchers at UC Santa Cruz and elsewhere are finding increased numbers of baby starfish in some locations. Juveniles may be less susceptible to the virus that has decimated sea stars on the Pacific coast.
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.
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 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.
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.
May 26, 2015
Melbourne, Australia, cut its water use by half during its worst-ever drought without rate hikes.
UC Riverside via The Conversation
May 21, 2015
California's college campuses are like mini-cities, and are on the leading edge of water conservation.
UC Santa Barbara
May 20, 2015
A new study demonstrates that an octopus’s skin possesses the same cellular mechanism for detecting light as its eyes do.