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Cancer Therapy

Cancer Researchers ID ‘Achilles Heel’ of Drug-Resistant Tumors

UC San Francisco scientists have figured out why some lung cancers become drug-resistant after initially responding to targeted therapies. In the process, they devised...
herbivores

Something to Chew On

Cows eat grass. It seems simple enough. But just which kind of grass cows and their vegetarian comrades munch on can influence the entire...
quantum materials

New Quantum Materials Could Take Computers Beyond the Semiconductor Era

Researchers from Intel Corp. and UC Berkeley are looking beyond current transistor technology and preparing the way for a new type of memory and...
battery energy storage, Sprocket, human metabolic processes, Antibiotics, Opioids, biologic drugs, stomach, cancer, blood test

Combined Economic and Technological Evaluation of Battery Energy Storage for Grid...

Connecting large battery systems to the energy grid offers the ability to capture and store renewable energy during the windy and sunny times, and...
Breast Reconstruction

New Method Of Breast Reconstruction May Reduce Pain For Some Cancer...

For nearly four decades, the main option for breast reconstruction for women who had to undergo a mastectomy was to place implants under the...
antibiotic resistance

Breaching the Walls

In a development that could lead to better drug delivery systems and modern antibiotics, UC Santa Barbara researchers have uncovered a novel mechanism by...
white-nose syndrome

Study Reveals Importance of ‘Cryptic Connections’ in Disease Transmission

A new study of disease transmission in bats has broad implications for understanding the hidden connections that can spread diseases between species and lead...
Cancer-Fighting Repertoire

New ‘SLICE’ Tool Can Massively Expand Immune System’s Cancer-Fighting Repertoire

Immunotherapy can cure some cancers that until fairly recently were considered fatal. In addition to developing drugs that boost the immune system’s cancer-fighting abilities,...
Brain Tumors

Cognitive Decline After Radiation Therapy for Brain Tumors Might Be Prevented...

Treating brain tumors comes at a steep cost, especially for children. More than half of patients who endure radiation therapy for these tumors experience...
Ovarian Cysts

Less Surveillance Needed for Simple Ovarian Cysts

Simple ovarian cysts are extremely common in women and do not require additional ultrasound surveillance or surgical removal, according to a new study of more than 72,000 women...
coral reef fish

Escape Responses of Coral Reef Fish Obey Simple Behavioral Rules

The escape response to evade perceived threats is a fundamental behavior seen throughout the animal kingdom, and laboratory studies have identified specialized neural circuits...
Alzheimer’s and Cardiovascular Disease

Alzheimer’s and Cardiovascular Disease Share Common Genetics in Some Patients

Genetics may predispose some people to both Alzheimer’s disease and high levels of blood lipids such as cholesterol, a common feature of cardiovascular disease,...
Spin Liquids

Spinning Up a Solution for Spin Liquids

For decades physicists and mathematicians have debated about the behavior of a particular kind of exotic matter. Now, a team of physicists including Xiao...
Deadly Lung Disease

To Better Treat COPD, Scientists Look to Tailored Approaches for Deadly...

Valerie Chang kept waking up breathless in the middle of the night. As a regular swimmer and non-smoker, she figured it was a fluke,...
cancer cells

‘Orphan’ RNAs Make Cancer Deadlier, But Potentially Easier to Diagnose

Scientists have long known that cancer can hijack a cell’s existing regulatory circuitry and transform healthy cells into deadly malignancies. But a new discovery...
environmental problems

Market Solutions to Environmental Problems

Humanity faces an uncertain future as we decide how to respond to the myriad environmental issues that confront us. Climate change, plastic pollution, resource...
inflammation

Long Noncoding RNA Identified as a Key Regulator of Inflammation

Scientists have identified an RNA molecule with broad powers to regulate the body's inflammatory response to infection and injury. Called lincRNA-Cox2, it belongs to...
Chronically anxiousvideo

Chronically Anxious? Deep Sleep May Take the Edge off

Extreme angst is on the rise nationally and globally, especially among teens and millennials. Among other factors, preliminary findings from UC Berkeley sleep researchers...
Pulmonary TB

Pulmonary TB Can Be Cured with Shorter Treatment, Study Finds

Almost half of the nearly 10 million patients with active tuberculosis each year could potentially be cured with significantly shorter treatments than current guidelines...
Heart Healthy Diet

Food for Thought

From the standpoint of heart health, the Tsimane are a model group. A population indigenous to the Bolivian Amazon, the Tsimane demonstrate next to...