University of California - Berkeley

Antioxidants: Is the hype justified?

Twenty-five years ago the term "antioxidant" was new to the public. Today it's big business, with sales of products making antioxidant-related claims reaching $65 billion in the U.S. in 2011.

Sep 25, 2012
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HDL: Not so 'good' after all?

After years of having it drilled into their heads, most people now know that LDL (low-density lipoprotein) is the "bad" cholesterol package that increases the risk of cardiovascular disease, and HDL (high-density ...

Aug 28, 2012
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Why are people overconfident so often?

Researchers have long known that people are very frequently overconfident – that they tend to believe they are more physically talented, socially adept, and skilled at their job than they actually are. For example, 94% ...

Aug 13, 2012
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Blood pressure: Getting it right

Getting your blood pressure measured may seem like a straight-forward thing, like having your height or weight measured. So when you’re given those two numbers and told that they’re normal or elevated ...

Jun 13, 2012
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Study explains fast tumor migration

( -- Bioengineering Professor Sanjay Kumar’s lab at the UC Berkeley today released major new research showing that tumor cells are able to migrate faster through confined spaces in the body.

Jun 12, 2012
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