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Five years ago, love won: Here’s how research makes progress possible

In 2015, the Supreme Court upheld a right to marriage for gay couples. One of the key elements to winning this battle was research — particularly one UC researcher’s groundbreaking study in the 1940s that showed being gay is not a mental illness.


Science break: The scoop on barley in beer

UC ANR scientists have been studying whether malting barley can be grown well in California — and what that might mean for the local beer-brewing industry. Watch a video to learn more.


Managing stress in the coronavirus era

Stressed about coronavirus? Or everything else? Americans are some of the most stressed out people in the world. But according to UCSF’s Dr. Elissa Epel, not all stress is the same.


Help champion UC research in just a few clicks

UC Irvine and UC Irvine Health researchers are finalists in a prestigious national biomedical competition and they need your help! Take a few seconds to share your vote of support.


Would you let an economist set you up on a date?

Long before online dating sites existed, a pair of economists hit upon a formula with applications far beyond romance.


Find social media frustrating? Try empathy

Many walls are put between us by social media. But we can start breaking them down by putting ourselves in another’s shoes.


Purple power: Sweet potatoes get vibrant

Purple sweet potatoes could be the next big thing, thanks to ANR research. These vibrant tubers are chock full of healthy antioxidants, and sure to impress your family and friends — and social media.


Fighting to end breast cancer: The challenge is on

On May 15, UC’s California Breast Cancer Research Program will bring breast cancer researchers and advocates from around the world to San Francisco to compete for two grand prizes and an Audience Choice Award. Watch this exciting competition via a live webcast.


Young, gifted and black: The next generation of researchers

Young black scholars and scientists are already making a difference in their communities and the wider world, turning their research into a potent force for social justice and equity.