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11 innovative UC researchers elected to National Academy of Inventors

UC innovators were recognized for pioneering research that improves the welfare of others in everything from cancer treatments to reproductive health.


Two UC researchers named 2017 Breakthrough Prize winners

UC Santa Barbara physicist Joseph Polchinski and UC Santa Cruz molecular biologist Harry Noller have each been awarded the 2017 Breakthrough Prize, the most lucrative award in science. Polchinski won the 2017 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental


UC releases principles in support of UC community members

UC announced on Nov. 30 that it will vigorously protect the privacy and civil rights of the undocumented members of the UC community.


How UC research led to a landmark global deal against superpollutants

On Oct. 15, more than 170 countries reached a historic agreement to cut the use of one of the world’s most potent greenhouse gases, marking a major milestone in efforts to keep the planet from


UC Irvine alum creates line of tech-savvy dolls to empower girls

  Glittery pop stars. Pink princesses. Wholesome, high-priced American Girls, and frivolously rude Bratz. When it comes to the doll market, UC Irvine entrepreneur Gina Heitkamp and her sister Jenae Heitkamp are betting that young girls


Six UC campuses on list of the nation’s top 10 public universities

Of the nation’s 10 best public universities, six are UC campuses, according to U.S. News and World Report’s 2017 rankings, released on Sept. 13. U.S. News and World Report issues its list of the best American


UCSF researchers find evidence that sugar industry distorted heart disease research

A newly discovered cache of industry documents revealed that the sugar industry began working closely with nutrition scientists in the mid-1960s to single out fat and cholesterol as the dietary causes of coronary heart