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New blood test for noncoding RNA significantly improves cancer detection

Cancer is most treatable in its early stages, so finding innovative and non-invasive methods to diagnose cancer early on is crucial for fighting the disease.
18-Sep-2023 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Novel device combines nanopores with electronic signals for disease detection

In living organisms, cells have a very high capacity to process and communicate information by moving molecules or ions through tiny channels that span the cell membrane.
18-Sep-2023 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study reveals key molecular interaction that sets the timing of our biological clocks

Molecular clocks in our cells synchronize our bodies with the cycle of night and day, cue us for sleep and waking, and drive daily cycles in virtually every aspect of our physiology. Scientists studying the molecular mechanisms of our biological...
18-May-2023 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Shrinking age distribution of spawning salmon raises climate resilience concerns

By returning to spawn in the Sacramento River at different ages, Chinook salmon lessen the potential impact of a bad year and increase the stability of their population in the face of climate variability, according to a new study by scientists at UC...
28-Feb-2023 12:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

RNA Rescue challenge invites players to solve puzzles and advance RNA therapeutics

Researchers at UC Santa Cruz working to develop novel RNA-based medicines are teaming up with a new group of collaborators—players of the online game Eterna. The
21-Feb-2023 11:35 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Reduced krill lead to fewer pregnancies in humpback whales

New collaborative research shows reduced krill supplies lead to fewer pregnancies in humpback whales—a finding that could have major implications for industrial krill fishing.
23-Jan-2023 3:10 PM EST Add to Favorites

Political parties use gerrymandering to counteract shifting voter preferences in key battleground states, study finds

Research that focused on battleground states suggests that whichever party controls the redistricting process in the state legislature engineers an 11 percentage point increase in its probability of winning a U.S. House race in the next election....
25-Aug-2022 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

COVID-19 genomic recombination is uncommon but disproportionately occurs in spike protein region

An analysis of millions of SARS-CoV-2 genomes finds that recombination of the virus is uncommon, but when it occurs, it is most often in the spike protein region, the area which allows the virus to attach to and infect host cells.
11-Aug-2022 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Psychologist shares tips for children’s holiday gifts that challenge gender stereotypes

Thinking beyond the bounds of toy-related gender stereotypes can help kids get the broadest possible range of benefits out of their gifts this holiday season.
6-Dec-2021 7:05 PM EST

AXA Chair at UC Santa Cruz funds efforts to build coastal resilience naturally

Global insurance company AXA has established the AXA Chair in Coastal Resilience at UC Santa Cruz to support the work of Michael Beck, a research professor in the Institute of Marine Sciences and the Department of Ocean Sciences, to advance the...
1-Dec-2020 11:35 AM EST

UC Santa Cruz Professor Aims to Expand Science Internships for High School Students

Astronomer Puragra GuhaThakurta is using a sabbatical at Google to explore ways to expand and diversify the Science Internship Program for high school students that he started in 2009 at UC Santa Cruz.
10-Mar-2015 1:05 PM EDT

Election Experts Available to Provide Commentary and Analysis

From polling and party politics to taxes and global warming, the following experts at the University of California, Santa Cruz, are available to discuss the hot topics this election season.
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