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October 30, 2018

Tolerance, withdrawal and chronic disease are just some of the issues that individuals face when drug abuse highjacks the reward system of the brain. In the first Dean’s Distinguished Lecture of the 2018-2019 School year,...

October 11, 2018

Congratulations to Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Professors John C. Avise and Adriana Briscoe on being named Fellows of the California Academy of Sciences....

October 2, 2018

Michael Yassa, Ph.D., Neurobiology and Behavior Professor and Director of the Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, and his colleagues from the University of Tsukuba, Japan, discovered a powerful memory boost from a...

September 20, 2018

In a fascinating new study, the bonnethead shark has been identified as the first known omnivorous shark, i.e., one that obtains nutrients from eating both plants and meat....

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The UCI School of Biological Sciences has four departments to reflect different fields within the Biological Sciences. Each department ranks in the top 20 percent or higher of national institutions according to National Research Council data.

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