SACRAMENTO — Researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute and Agilent Laboratories have found that Prader-Willi syndrome — a genetic disorder best known for causing an insatiable appetite that can lead to morbid obesity — is associated with the loss of non-coding RNAs, resulting in the dysregulation of circadian and metabolic genes, accelerated energy expenditure […]
The FBI gathered 22 regional SWAT teams for special training Wednesday at the Northern California Public Safety Training Center in Sacramento. Teams were put through various scenarios, including hostage rescue. The Solano County Sheriff SWAT team successfully rescued Channel 13 reporter Ron Jones during a drill at McClellan Tactical Village. Other teams ran through everything […]
Renee Dryfoos, a practitioner of qigong and a clinical psychologist, is offering a new five-week class, “Qigong as Part of Your Spiritual Practice,” for the Davis community. Utilizing the gentle movements of qigong, and meditations informed by the Taoist tradition, students receive an introduction to a body-based spiritual practice. Classes run Fridays, beginning July 12, […]
Patrick Hall will speak on “Treatment of Early Breast Cancer and Genomics” at the Breast Cancer Open Door educational meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, July 8. Hall, genomic science liaison manager at Genomic Health Inc., will discuss the use of genomic information in making treatment decisions in early breast cancer. There will be a time […]
Yolo County supervisors this week approved the acquisition of nearly 300 acres of property adjacent to the Yolo County Central Landfill over the objections of landfill neighbors. The county wants the land — located directly west of the landfill — for a number of future reasons, including to create a buffer between the landfill and […]
A March 13 accident that claimed the life of a West Sacramento woman whose car plunged into the Sacramento River was the result of the vehicle leaving the roadway, California Highway Patrol investigators have ruled. That’s according to an attorney representing the late Musarrat Parveen Chaudhary’s family. On Wednesday, the CHP released a collision report […]
Members of the UC Davis Class of 2013 have shown an unprecedented level of interest in the Teach for America program. Teach for America is a national corps of graduate students and professionals who commit to teach for two years in public schools, and its purpose is to ensure that children in low-income communities can […]
For those who have been waiting years, that day can’t come soon enough.
Oakley’s office was already getting calls Wednesday morning from couples hoping to tie the knot. She’s advising them to call back later.
“Wait and call us back when things are moving again,” she said.
Just hours earlier, the U.S. Supreme Court had cleared the way for same-sex marriages in California …
By Ann Bryce The city of Davis wetlands offers important habitat for avian summer residents. Tree and cliff swallows, marsh wrens, great egrets, killdeer and a variety of gulls are a few of the bird species that utilize the wetlands during this dry season. The wetlands provide the food, water and shelter needed for them […]
Davis police are investigating an assault on a homeless man that occurred Tuesday night. Lt. Glenn Glasgow said the victim was sleeping in a tent along Second Street near the railroad tracks when he awoke to a male voice at about 10:45 p.m. The suspect reportedly punched and kicked the victim and demanded his property, […]
You say tomato, I say comparative transcriptomics. Researchers in the U.S., Europe and Japan have produced the first comparison of both the DNA sequences and which genes are active, or being transcribed, between the domestic tomato and its wild cousins. The results give insight into the genetic changes involved in domestication and may help with […]
The Davis Community Men’s Talk and Drum Circle, will no longer be meeting at FamiliesFirst. Instead, it will now meet at 600 A St., next door to the city offices. The next meeting is from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 2. All men, 18 years and older, are welcome to these monthly events, at […]
June is the busiest month of the year — at least until September arrives. But really, in the life of Davis Media Access, the nonprofit community media center serving Davis and Yolo County, June has shaped up to knock all other months out of the park. Here’s a look at what’s been happening in the […]
The Avid Reader has lined up a series of successful authors to speak to the public about their newest books. Science fiction author Kevin Hearne will discuss his novel — the sixth in his Iron Druid series — “Hunted” at 7:30 p.m. Friday at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. Local author Michael Spurgeon will […]