human disease

Popular Painkiller Ibuprofen Affects Liver Enzymes in Mice

March 11, 2020
The popular painkiller ibuprofen may have more significant effects on the liver than previously thought, according to new research from the University of California, Davis. The study in laboratory mice also shows marked differences between males and females.

UC Davis Center for Neuroscience Gains Presidential Chair

February 26, 2020
Mental health research at the University of California, Davis, has received dedicated endowed support thanks to Bryan Cameron ’80, director of research and senior vice president at Dodge & Cox Investment Managers.

Bios Magazine: Making Sense of Your Perceptions

January 10, 2020
UC Davis College of Biological Sciences neuroscientists like Wilsaan Joiner and Jochen Ditterich are exploring new ways to understand how our brains make sense of our perceptions, in hopes to help diagnose and fight debilitating conditions like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

Bios Magazine: Exercise and Your Body

November 08, 2019
From genes to the gym, Professor of Molecular Exercise Physiology Keith Baar studies exercise. In this listicle, Baar walks us through five things you might not know about exercise.

Bios Magazine: Big Questions

October 24, 2019
Did you know that more than 26 million Americans have had a personal genomics test performed? And within the next two years, the number is expected to grow rapidly. As genomic testing becomes more common, you might wonder what the implications are for your future. Perhaps you’ve had a genetic test performed or plan to do one soon. What should you expect? And what should you be cautious about?

Mitochondrial Chitter-Chatter: Unveiling the Molecular Structures of Cellular Respiration

September 03, 2019
In order to generate energy, our bodies transfer electrons from food—sugars, fats and proteins—to molecular oxygen, which allows our cells to respire and function. Performed by the mitochondrial electron transport chain (ETC), this process creates ATP, the “molecular currency” for energy in the cell. In a Molecular Cell study, Assistant Professor James Letts, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, and colleagues reveal further nuances of the ETC.

A Menagerie of Model Organisms

May 14, 2019
What can a worm or fish tell us about the human body? When it comes to biology, quite a lot actually. Learn how UC Davis researchers are using animal models to answer basic biological questions that will build the foundation for revolutions in human health in the new feature story "A Menagerie of Model Organisms."