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UC awards $19M in grants to support groundbreaking research to benefit Californians

A 2021 UC competition supports research and discoveries that impact the people, environment and economy of California.


UC research: The 16 facial expressions most common to emotional situations worldwide

A new UC Berkeley study shows that humans from all over the world all use variations of the same facial expressions in similar social contexts, such as smiles, frowns, grimaces and scowls.


The science is in — wearing masks can save lives

Here’s why you — and more importantly, your friends — should wear masks. They save lives and can help us safely reopen our communities.


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.