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Monthly Archives: November 2006

The Cat in the Hat and the mosquito

In 1943, years before that Cat came to call, Dr Suess drew a comic book on malaria for U.S. troops heading to the tropics. You can see it on the “Young Dipterists” web site run by the Smithsonian Institution’s entomology …
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Comparative medicine and animal research

Continuing our discussion on KQED’s Forum, Steve Barthold, director of the Center for Comparative Medicine at UC Davis is introducing the topic of veterinary research and human health. “We see it as one medicine — Our medical colleagues see one …
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KQED Forum live at the Vet School

This morning I’m blogging live from the broadcast of KQED’s Forum talk show, live from a lecture theater at the School of Veterinary Medicine. We have an audience of about fifty people here, and in the first hour we have …
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Wildlife on the road

Road ecology has taken off in the past decade, according to this article in last weekend’s Contra Costa Times. At the forefront, the Road Ecology Center at UC Davis. “It’s a new area, a new way of perceiving roads,” said …
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See one, do one, teach one…

… is an old formula for learning a lab procedure. But what if there’s no one around to show you in the first place? Try the Journal of Visualized Experiments. They plan to publish short videos of experimental procedures. There’s …
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Events: Vets on the air, Iranian nukes

KQED public radio’s “Forum” will broadcast live from the School of Veterinary Medicine tomorrow morning, Nov. 29 — the show goes on the air at 9 am and runs until 11 am. The first hour will be a discussion of …
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Bid now for brain imaging tour

Never mind the sports memorabilia, power lunches with mayors, resort packages and jet-fighter “experiences”: leading the bidding in Solano Community College’s charity auction is a behind-the-scenes look at the latest in brain imaging with David Shelton, chief of nuclear medicine …
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Old monkeys, new memory clues

The Sacramento Bee has front-page story this morning on aging research at the California National Primate Research Center. The NIH-funded center houses about 5,000 monkeys, mostly rhesus macaques, and has a particularly large number of aging monkeys over 19 years …
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Wild about wheat

I guess wheat doesn’t have too high a profile at Thanksgiving, except for the bread rolls. But while most Americans are sitting down to turkey today, Science magazine is publishing a paper showing that reintroducing a gene lost when wheat …
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3-D X-ray images of nanoparticles

Subhash Risbud, professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, John Miao from UCLA, and colleagues from Japan and Taiwan just published a paper in Physical Review Letters describing a new X-ray microscope that can look at nanomaterials in three dimensions. …
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