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UCD research fuels 13 new companies

UCD-enabled startups for 2014-15 * Cardiac Motion: Wearable, long-term ultra-wideband radar monitor for cardiac arrhythmia * Chirp Microsystems: Extremely low power, ultrasonic 3D-sensing solutions for consumer electronics (www.chirpmicro.com) * DtoR Inc.: Platform technology to customize transcription control sequences and optimize gene expression for agriculturally significant traits in crop plants and livestock * EncapSolutions: Nanoparticle capsules […]

October 22, 2015 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Clery crime report for UCD shows similar rates to 2013

A summary of reported crimes on and around UC Davis property in 2014 shows little change from the previous year. The university compiled the data for the campus’ annual security report as required by the federal government’s Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. The report comes out as UCD […]

October 09, 2015 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

UCD engineering student builds machines for ‘Battlebots’

Travis Smith has always been interested in building things. This summer, the UC Davis graduate student will be on national television building robots and then watching his creations stand up to spikes, chainsaws and flame-throwers as a team member in the sixth series of “Battlebots” on the ABC network. In the show, teams build armed […]

June 21, 2015 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Cal Aggie Alumni Association considers family camp

Alumni of UC Davis may soon get their own family camp in the Sierra Nevada similar to UC Berkeley’s “Lair of the Bear.” The Cal Aggie Alumni Association is considering a 210-acre preferred site at Crystal Lake in Nevada County, near Yuba Gap Road off Interstate 80, for an alumni family camp and environmental education […]

June 18, 2015 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

UCD first in world for its impact in life, Earth sciences

A new CWTS Leiden ranking of research impact puts UC Davis first in the world in the category of life and Earth sciences. This and other 2015 rankings from the Centre for Science and Technology Studies at Leiden University (Netherlands), are based on Web of Science-indexed publications from 750 major universities, for the years 2010 […]

June 10, 2015 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

UCD opens Life Sciences Innovation Center in Chile

Michelle Bachelet, president of Chile; Linda Katehi, chancellor of UC Davis; and U.S. Ambassador Michael A. Hammer opened the UC Davis-Chile Life Sciences Innovation Center on Tuesday in Santiago, Chile. With a projected budget of $12 million over its first three years, the center will foster collaborative work among experts from UCD and Chile aimed […]

April 23, 2015 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Watching TV might protect you from the flu

Want to better protect yourself from the flu? It may be as easy as staying home and hanging out on the couch. A review of the A/H1N1 influenza that hit Mexico City in April 2009 shows the outbreak could have been worse, but the spread of the virus was reduced because people distanced themselves from […]

February 04, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UCD’s violence prevention office carries on as CARE

The UC Davis Campus Violence Prevention Program will get a new name and a new administrative home at the end of this month, as the UC Office of the President implements a comprehensive, systemwide approach to addressing sexual violence. The changes stem from recommendations of the President’s Task Force on Preventing and Responding to Sexual […]

January 29, 2015 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Engineering students host ‘make-a-thon’ for bats

While many Americans were enjoying a holiday weekend, biomedical engineering students at UC Davis worked straight through Saturday and Sunday to design and prototype a medical device … for bats. The effort was the first “Make-a-thon” organized by the UCD Biomedical Engineering Society. “It’s the design process on steroids,” said Anthony Passerini, associate professor of […]

January 22, 2015 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Wine cork or screw cap? It depends on aging

The winter holidays have brought many occasions to celebrate with wine and notice the variety of closures now being used to seal wines. As the new year kicks off, you may find yourself wondering which type of closure is the best and whether that choice is consistent for all wines. Andrew Waterhouse, professor and wine […]

January 08, 2015 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

NSF grants UCD $200K for Ebola drug production

Researchers at UC Davis will explore ways to speed production of the Ebola drug with a $200,000 rapid-response grant from the National Science Foundation. Developed by Mapp Biopharmaceutical Inc. of San Diego, in collaboration with the U.S. government and partners in Canada, Zmapp is a cocktail of antibodies produced in and extracted from whole tobacco […]

December 31, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Saturn’s Sahara: Behold the winds of Titan

As sand dunes march across the Sahara, vast dunes cross the surface of Saturn’s largest moon, Titan. New research from a refurbished NASA wind tunnel reveals the physics of how particles move in Titan’s methane-laden winds and could help to explain why Titan’s dunes form in the way they do. The work is published online […]

December 11, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Bitter food but good medicine from cucumbers

High-tech genomics and traditional Chinese medicine come together as researchers identify the genes responsible for the intense bitter taste of wild cucumbers. Taming this bitterness made cucumber, pumpkin and their relatives into popular foods, but the same compounds also have potential to treat cancer and diabetes. “You don’t eat wild cucumber, unless you want to […]

December 03, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Latina scientists recognized as CAMPOS scholars

UC Davis, is building a core of Latina faculty in science, technology, engineering, social sciences and math to educate and inspire a new generation of Californians. “There is a dearth of Latina STEM scientists in the nation, so the implications of having a critical mass at UC Davis are huge,” said Marylou de Leon Siantz, professor […]

November 11, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,
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