Learning can cause brain damage

A team of scientists based at UCSF has established a link between learning and brain damage. Researchers found that brain activity could lead to DNA damage within brain cells, and although the damage is repaired quickly, it might explain the mechanism behind some neurological diseases. So thanks a lot, mum, I told you nothing good would come of law school.

Team builds logic gates into bacteria

A team at the University of California has successfuly implanted E coli bacteria with the key molecular circuitry to act as computers.

UCSF scientists develop artificial kidney

Researchers at the University of California (UCSF) are developing an artificial kidney that could be tested in human patients within five years.