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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 ,

Science sheds light on sex in the orchard

Persimmons are among the small club of plants with separate sexes — individual trees are either male or female. Now, scientists at the UC Davis and Kyoto University in Japan have discovered how sex is determined in a species of persimmon, potentially opening up new possibilities in plant breeding. The work was published Friday in […]

November 06, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Stronger lab-grown tissues offers promise for joints, cartilage

Lab-grown tissues could one day provide new treatments for injuries and damage to the joints, including articular cartilage, tendons and ligaments. Cartilage, for example, is a hard material that caps the ends of bones and allows joints to work smoothly. UC Davis biomedical engineers, exploring ways to toughen up engineered cartilage and keep natural tissues […]

November 04, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Engineers develop breath-test device for dolphin health

More than just “fish breath”: Engineers at UC Davis have developed a new device for collecting dolphin breath for analysis, which could make it easier to check the marine animals’ health and be used in studying dolphin biology and medicine as well as in wildlife conservation. The work was published recently in the journal Analytical Chemistry. […]

October 21, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UCD researchers are manipulating memory with light

Just look into the light. Not quite, but researchers at the UC Davis Center for Neuroscience and department of psychology have used light to erase specific memories in mice, and proved a basic theory of how different parts of the brain work together to retrieve episodic memories. Optogenetics, pioneered by Karl Diesseroth at Stanford University, […]

October 12, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Clery crime report for UCD shows fewer criminal offenses

Suggested subhead: Sex offenses, burglary trending downward UC Davis has issued its annual security report and crime statistics for calendar year 2013 as required by the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. The statistics — which for the first time include domestic violence, dating violence and stalking — […]

October 02, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,
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