Lauren Keene

Mustang show to highlight UCD Horse Day

More than 350 horse enthusiasts — from hobbyists to breeders — are expected to gather Saturday, Oct. 13, at UC Davis to rub noses with equine experts from throughout the nation during Horse Day 2012 at UC Davis. The event, a UCD tradition for three decades, is designed to offer participants many hands-on opportunities. It […]

October 10, 2012 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Breast cancer risk linked to early-life diet

Striking new evidence suggesting that diet and related factors early in life can boost the risk for breast cancer — totally independent of the body’s production of the hormone estrogen — has been uncovered by a team of UC Davis researchers. The findings provide new insights into the processes that regulate normal breast development, which […]

September 21, 2012 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Discovery may unlock heirloom taste in new tomatoes

Special to The Enterprise A new discovery could make more tomatoes taste like heirlooms, reports an international research team headed by a UC Davis plant scientist. The finding, which will be reported in the June 29 issue of the journal Science, has significant implications for the U.S. tomato industry, which annually harvests more than 15 […]

June 29, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Maize diversity discovery may help ease world’s hunger pangs

Special to The Enterprise Researchers at UC Davis report that ancient farmers had a stronger impact on the evolution of maize, or corn, than modern plant breeders have had on the grain — now one of the world’s top production crops. The findings, together with a companion study on maize diversity, appear in the online […]

June 05, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

UCD partners in $8.3 million effort to fight childhood malnutrition

Special to The Enterprise Researchers at UC Davis will join in an international research effort to develop new ways to diagnose, treat and prevent malnutrition in infants and children around the world. The Breast Milk, Gut Microbiome and Immunity Project is funded by $8.3 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and will be […]

May 18, 2012 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

‘Foam': Bamforth pens new beer book

Foam capping a glass of beer is not just a frothy byproduct of the brewing process but a key component of beer quality and consumer satisfaction, writes highly acclaimed UC Davis brewing scientist Charles Bamforth in a new book, “Foam.” “Foam,” published by the American Society for Brewing Chemists, is the first in what Bamforth […]

May 10, 2012 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

Discovery paves way for salmonella vaccine

An international research team led by a UC Davis immunologist has taken an important step toward an effective vaccine against salmonella, a group of increasingly antibiotic-resistant food-borne bacteria that kills hundreds of thousands of people worldwide each year. The researchers’ discovery will be published this week in the early edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The […]

February 21, 2012 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

UC Davis urban forester engages youths in greening inner city

OAKLAND — Near the corner of Market and 32nd streets in West Oakland, a minivan swerves to avoid a man pulling three shopping carts. A pair of tennis shoes dangles from an overhead telephone line and a battered motor home sits on a side street lined with chain-link fences and coiled barbed wire. To an outsider, […]

December 28, 2011 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Study finds modern dogs are more Asian fusions than Euro pups

Don’t close the book on Fido’s genealogy just yet: A new study led by UC Davis wildlife genetics researchers provides a surprising glimpse into the global heritage of both wild and domestic dogs. Results from the study, which examined the DNA of 642 dogs, suggest that European and American canine breeds were much more influenced […]

December 20, 2011 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Protein helps bacteria ‘talk,’ triggers plants’ defenses

Special to The Enterprise Scientists have discovered a new signal that helps invading bacteria communicate but also helps targeted rice plants coordinate defensive attacks on the disease-causing invaders, a finding that could lead to new methods of combating infection not just in plants, but in humans. Findings from the study, conducted by a team of […]

December 16, 2011 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Animals’ disease-fighting strategies mirror foundations of human medicine

When avoiding or dealing with disease, animals and people use strikingly similar strategies, many of which appear to have evolved into the foundational “pillars” of human medicine, reports Benjamin Hart, a pioneer in veterinary aspects of animal behavior at UC Davis. In a review paper to appear in the November issue of the journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal […]

November 04, 2011 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

FDA to back food safety training at UCD

Special to The Enterprise A $1.3 million grant to develop a new food-safety training program for government and industry has been awarded by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. The grant is focused on preventing food-borne illnesses, which each year sicken 48 million people in the United […]

October 13, 2011 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Grant boosts researchers’ mouse models of diseases

Special to The Enterprise UC Davis and a consortium of U.S. and Canadian health science partners have been awarded $34 million in grants by the National Institutes of Health to support creation of mouse models of such human diseases as cancer, obesity, diabetes and heart disease. The new five-year cooperative agreement funds the second phase […]

UCD lands $3.8 million grant for mouse-based research

Special to The Enterprise The National Institutes of Health has awarded $3.8 million to UC Davis to fund a new mouse-based research center devoted to studies of the physiology and genetics of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular health. A major focus for the new mouse metabolic phenotyping center will be cardiovascular disease, which affects more than […]

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