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UC’s Flagship Food Publication Marks Its Second Anniversary

Gwendolyn Wu <br>Executive Content Editor<p>While student publications around California extensively cover student food insecurity, agricultural innovation, …

How California is reinventing school lunch

By the numbersThe National School Lunch Program serves lunches to 30.3 million students a day, including:• 20.1 million free lunches<br>• 2 million reduced-price lunches<br>• 8.2 million full-price lunches<br>• 5 billion lunches served yearly<br>• The $13 billion program is available in nearly all U.S. public schools and …

Education

FoodWhat?! Celebrates 10 Years

Share Email Comments<p>Doron Comerchero is one of the most impressive people I’ve ever interviewed. He’s the founder and director of the audaciously …

Education

Total recall: the people who never forget

An extremely rare condition may transform our understanding of memory<p>If you ask Jill Price to remember any day of her life, she can come up with an answer in a heartbeat. What was she doing on 29 August 1980? “It was a Friday, I went to Palm Springs with my friends, twins, Nina and Michelle, and …

The Brain

Advanced data would improve how California manages water

Few people realize how outdated our systems for water information are. Because of data limitations, real-time, transparent decisions about drought …

Water

Health care’s new majority

Agenda 2020<p>The white population is shrinking, and minorities will soon be the majority. Is the healthcare system ready?<p>WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. — On any given day at the Salud Clinic, Lucrecia Maas sees about 22 patients. They come to the community health center tucked away in an office park needing …

Health Care

Surgeon Donates Kidney To Anesthesiologist Colleague

<b>ORANGE (CBSLA.com) —</b> As a surgeon, Dr. Colleen Coleman is in the business of saving lives.<p>Often the people she helps are strangers, but she recently …

Health

wave signal generator

<b>Irvine, Calif., Feb. 7, 2017 –</b> Your doctor waves a hand-held scanner over your body and gets detailed, high-resolution images of your internal organs …

You’re Probably Eating Fleece Every Time You Have Seafood

When buying your next Patagonia fleece, pick the color that looks most edible — new research suggests tiny pieces of it are going to pollute the food …

This Tiny Submarine Cruises Inside A Stomach To Deliver Drugs

A tiny self-propelled drug-delivery device might someday make taking antibiotics safer and more efficient. Think of it as a tiny submarine scooting around inside your stomach, fueled by the acid there.<p>Oral antibiotics are commonly prescribed life-saving drugs. Once an antibiotic is swallowed, it …

University of California

Thirdhand smoke affects weight, blood cell development

<b>The sticky residue left behind by tobacco smoke can do worse damage than stinking up furniture and discoloring walls. Exposure to thirdhand smoke leads to biological effects on weight and cell development that could be damaging to one’s health, according to new research led by scientists at the</b> …

Biology

Berkeley Republicans VP: University ‘worked tirelessly’ to protect our rights

After a violent rampage by anarchists forced the University of California at Berkeley to cancel right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos’s speech Wednesday night, President Trump was quick to blame the University.<p>The president’s imputation of institutional responsibility for the violence bizarrely …

UC Berkeley

Drug shows promise for treating alcoholism

<b>UCLA researchers have found that an anti-inflammatory drug primarily used in Japan to treat asthma could help people overcome alcoholism.</b><p>Their study is the first to evaluate the drug, ibudilast, as a treatment for alcoholism. Study participants were given either the drug (20 milligrams for two days …

Medicine

Silicon Valley thought leaders buoy ‘I am a UC Entrepreneur’ campaign

<b>Wondering how to generate interest in your breakthrough startup?</b><p><b>Imagine dining with the world’s leading experts on the topic.</b><p>University of California entrepreneurs who submit a video to the “I am a UC Entrepreneur” campaign by the end of this month may be able to do just that.<p>Three venture capital …

Silicon Valley

UC grant enables deeper, broader Valley fever research

<b>Researchers at UC Merced are playing key roles in the new UC Valley Fever Research Initiative, studying how the Valley fever fungus, Coccidioides immitis, causes disease in its mammalian hosts, and identifying the genes involved in this process.</b><p>School of Natural Sciences professors Clarissa Nobile, …

Biology

How UC is working to address the executive ban on entry to the US by travelers from certain countries

Executive orders on immigrationStay up to date on UC actions and guidance related to the executive orders on immigration: https://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/immigration<p>The University of California, along with universities around the country, is calling on President Donald Trump to rescind the …

UC Berkeley

UC launches Good Food for Local Schools website

School lunches play a vital role in feeding and nourishing America’s children. More than 30 million of the nation’s children eat at least one meal a …

Education

The other 'Valley'

<b>UC Merced economics professor Justin Hicks sees opportunity where others see rain clouds.</b><p>When he’s not teaching classes, Hicks is building a startup that sells catchment systems to collect, purify and integrate rainwater into household drinking water infrastructure.<p>His business is among 20 startups …

UC Berkeley

Blazing a trail for others

<b>Franklin Dollar was born on the wrong side of the digital divide.</b><p>“I’m a member of the Dry Creek Band of Pomo Indians,” he says. “I grew up on a small reservation near Geyserville, California, with no running water, no electricity and no internet access.”<p>Such conditions no doubt prevent many Native …

UC Berkeley

A computer program that learns how to save fuel

A piece of artificial intelligence that can draw on past experience<p>FROM avoiding jaywalkers to emergency braking to eventually, perhaps, chauffeuring …

Artificial Intelligence

Scientists unveil new form of matter: Time crystals

<b>To most people, crystals mean diamond bling, semiprecious gems or perhaps the jagged amethyst or quartz crystals beloved by collectors.</b><p><b>To Norman Yao, these inert crystals are the tip of the iceberg.</b><p>If crystals have an atomic structure that repeats in space, like the carbon lattice of a diamond, why …

Chemistry

From Klingon to Dothraki: Understanding invented languages

<b>In Star Trek, hulking warriors speak Klingon. In Lord of the Rings, ancient forest dwellers talk in Elvish. And in Game of Thrones, nomadic tribes chatter in Dothraki.</b><p>These made-up languages evoke fictional worlds. Now, fans can learn more about the magic behind all those invented words and phrases …

Linguistics

Binge drinking may quickly lead to liver damage, study finds

<b>Alcohol consumed during just seven weeks of intermittent binge drinking harms the liver in ways that more moderate daily drinking does not, according to researchers at UC San Francisco.</b><p>The scientists discovered that just 21 binge drinking sessions in mice were enough to cause symptoms of …

Alcohol

Opening Doors for the Ph.D.

• In-depth articles about current issues faced by universities<br>• Data and analysis on the latest higher education trends, statistics, and salaries<br>• Special …

Autism researchers discover genetic ‘Rosetta Stone’

<b>Distinct sets of genetic defects in a single neuronal protein can lead either to infantile epilepsy or to autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), depending on whether the respective mutations boost the protein’s function or sabotage it, according to a new study by UC San Francisco researchers.</b><p>Tracing how …

Genetics

Filling the health care gap

<b>Hundreds of health care workers from UCLA Health as well as students volunteered their time and expertise at the free, three-day Care Harbor health clinic in Los Angeles.</b><p>More than 300 physicians and nurses, dentists from the UCLA School of Dentistry, ophthalmologists from the UCLA Stein Eye …

Health Care

Global warming hiatus disproved — again

<b>A controversial paper published two years ago that concluded there was no detectable slowdown in ocean warming over the previous 15 years — widely known as the “global warming hiatus” — has now been confirmed using independent data in research led by researchers from UC Berkeley and Berkeley Earth,</b> …

Climate Change

Learning to live without plastic

<b>Tiffany Ma couldn’t brush her teeth. She couldn’t pour her cereal. Or even check her email. Well, she could. But she promised she wouldn’t.</b><p>She was taking a UC Berkeley course called “Objects and Commodities,” and she and her classmates were embarking on a lofty challenge: Don’t use anything made of …

UC Berkeley

Pure electricity

<b>The University of California, Irvine is poised to be the first college campus in the nation to convert its buses to an all-electric fleet. The student-funded and -operated Anteater Express shuttle service is acquiring 20 buses from BYD (Build Your Dreams) for $15 million.</b><p>The vehicles are being …

UC Berkeley

UC sustainability in 2016: Big progress, tough challenges

UC sustainability highlightsHighlights from the 2016 Annual Report on Sustainable Practices include:• <b>Waste.</b> In 2015-2016, 69 percent of waste was diverted from landfills. UC sends 198 pounds per person to landfills per year, 26 percent less than other comparable universities.• <b><br>Renewable energy.</b> The …

Energy