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Lithium-rich NMC cathode

What’s Causing the Voltage Fade in Lithium-rich NMC Cathode Materials?

Researchers led by a University of California San Diego team have published work in the journal Nature Energy that explains what’s causing the performance-reducing “voltage fade”...
tropical diseases

Basic Research in Fruit Flies Leads to Potential Drug for Diseases...

River blindness and elephantiasis are debilitating diseases caused by parasitic worms that infect as many as 150 million people worldwide. They are among the...
Blood Pressure

UCSF Study Finds Simplified Systems Intervention Improves Blood Pressure Control in...

Nearly a third of American adults have high blood pressure, also known as hypertension, putting them at higher risk for heart attacks, strokes, and...
gene editing

T Cell Engineering Breakthrough Sidesteps Need for Viruses in CRISPR Gene-Editing

In an achievement that has significant implications for research, medicine, and industry, UC San Francisco scientists have genetically reprogrammed the human immune cells known...
prostate cancer

Deadly Form of Advanced Prostate Cancer is Common, Calls for Distinct...

A new study of prostate cancer in 202 men, whose cancers had spread and were resistant to standard treatment, found that a surprisingly large...
ecosystem

Where River Meets Ocean

They exist all over the world, are among the most productive ecosystems on Earth and are home to a diverse array of wildlife. They...
benign prostatic hyperplasia

New Treatment Option Available for Men Suffering from Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Physicians at UC San Diego Health are now offering prostate artery embolization (PAE) as a new treatment option for men with benign prostatic hyperplasia...
wound healing

New Form Of Wound Healing Revealed By Parasitic Gut Worms

Experiments using parasitic worms in the mouse gut have revealed a surprising new form of wound repair, a finding that could help scientists develop...
Atrial Fibrillation

Do Dreams Prevent Atrial Fibrillation?

Sleep disruption may be linked to the irregular, rapid heart rate known as atrial fibrillation (AF), which raises the risk of stroke, dementia, heart...
speech prostheticvideo

‘Music of Speech’ Linked to Brain Area Unique to Humans

We humans are the only primates that can flexibly control the pitch of our voices. This melodic control is not just important for our...
Electrogeochemistry

‘Electrogeochemistry’ Captures Carbon, Produces Fuel, Offsets Ocean Acidification

Limiting global warming to 2 degrees Celsius will require not only reducing emissions of carbon dioxide, but also active removal of carbon dioxide from...
embryonic development

Not Junk: ‘Jumping Gene’ is Critical for Early Embryo

A so-called “jumping gene” that researchers long considered either genetic junk or a pernicious parasite is actually a critical regulator of the first stages...
DNA synthesis techniquevideo

New DNA Synthesis Technique Promises Rapid, High-Fidelity DNA Printing

Scientists at the UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have invented a new way to synthesize DNA that promises to be easier and...
climate change

Heated Dilemmas

As hurricane season commences on the East Coast and the West Coast heads into fire season, there’s no time like the present to consider...
Stroke

Electrically Stimulating the Brain May Restore Movement After Stroke

Scientists at UC San Francisco and at the San Francisco VA Health Care System have improved mobility in rats that had experienced debilitating strokes...
coral reefs

Without Coral Reefs, Annual Flood Damages from Storms Could Double Globally

Coastal development and climate change are increasing the risk of flooding for communities across the globe. Coral reefs, which provide a first line of...
whales

Doing Right by the Whales

These are not good times for the North Atlantic right whale. Ship strikes and gear entanglement play major roles in the mortality of these...
water harvestervideo

In Desert Trials, Next-Generation Water Harvester Delivers Fresh Water from Air

Last October, a UC Berkeley team headed down to the Arizona desert, plopped their newest prototype water harvester into the backyard of a tract...
giant kelp

A Steady Diet?

One of the fastest-growing organisms on Earth, giant kelp can grow 2 feet a day and reach up to 148 feet long in a...
batr dronesvideo

A Drone Made for a Dark Night

To get drones to fly around complicated obstacles in the dark by themselves, University of Cincinnati researchers are turning to the pros. Bats have evolved...