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Monthly Archives: February 2008

Meet the Provost Candidates

Three candidates for the position of Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor of UC Davis visited the campus recently and took part in public forums. Our correspondents were there, and Dateline has a complete package online. The candidates are: Pramod P. …
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Cigarette smoke, peroxide and cancer

“Scientists discover how cigarette smoke causes cancer,” according to a press release from the FASEB Journal. It’s about a paper by Tzipora Goldkorn, professor of pulmonary and critical care medicine at UC Davis, and colleagues in which they show that …
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New approach for treating heart attacks, strokes, degenerative diseases

A new compound that blocks an early step in cell death could lead to a novel class of drugs for treating heart attacks and stroke. When cells are deprived of oxygen — during a heart attack, for example — they …
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“Lost” cores show polar magnetic vortex

UC Davis researchers studying cores of sediment collected 40 years ago have found evidence for magnetic field vortices in the Earth’s core beneath the South Pole. The results contrast with earlier studies at lower latitudes, and could lead to a …
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Cats trade efficiency for stealth

A short item in New Scientist reports that cats use convert only 20-38 percent of the energy they put into walking into forward motion, especially when in a stalking mode. Dogs, in comparison, are about 70 percent efficient. The work …
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Eisen is Academic Editor in Chief at PLoS Biology

Jonathan Eisen of the UC Davis Genome Center has been named as the first Academic Editor in Chief of the open access journal, Public Library of Science (PLoS) Biology. He has been a member of the journal’s academic editorial board …
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Welcome MBA students’ marketing blog

Four MBA students in the Working Professionals program of the Graduate School of Management have started a blog focused on marketing issues. Currently up: Would you buy Green Coke?

On the shark highway

New research shows that sharks follow defined migration routes around the world’s ocean, complete with “rest stops.” The work was presented in a session at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science earlier this month. …
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Welcome Ag and Natural Resources blogs

I’ve just come across a news blog published by the University of California’s Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources. ANR (“Anar”) carries out agricultural research and supports farmers and gardeners through a wide variety of programs. Most of the entries …
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Mmmm, Chia Pet

Chia seeds, better known for growing green hair on clay animals, are the latest health food fad according to the Tri-Valley Herald. Chia seeds are high in omega-3 fatty acids, also found in flax seed and fish oil, that might …
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