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Monthly Archives: May 2009

North Korea: don’t take the bait, says poli sci prof

By Clifton B. Parker North Korea’s nuclear testing and bellicose rhetoric are raising the stakes for the U.S. and its allies. Rather than take the bait, the U.S. should act “unimpressed with the nuclear brinksmanship,” said Miroslav Nincic, an international …
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Final mouse genome published

The most complete version to date of the mouse genome was published yesterday in the journal PLoS Biology. “Build 36,” from the C57 inbred strain of black mice, has 175,000 fewer gaps, 139 megabytes of new sequences and realigns genes …
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Law profs blog live on Prop 8 noon today

The Sacramento Bee will host a live debate on the California Supreme Court’s ruling upholding Proposition 8 at noon today. The panelists are Vikram Amar, professor and associate dean of the UC Davis law school; Professor Alan Brownstein, an expert …
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Law dean welcomes Obama’s SCOTUS pick

Kevin Johnson, dean of the UC Davis School of Law, welcomed President Obama’s selection of Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme Court yesterday. “It’s an amazing nomination,” Johnson told the Sacramento Bee. “He has hit the ball out of the proverbial …
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Human stem cells form new blood vessels in mice

Therapy restores blood flow in mice, forms the basis for upcoming clinical trials in humans (SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — Researchers have successfully induced the formation of new blood vessels in mice with reduced blood flow (ischemia) to their limbs using adult …
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Teen biotech web competition is Friday

The winners of the 2009 Teen Biotech Challenge competition will be announced Friday at an awards ceremony in Freeborn Hall. In the competition, northern California high school students develop websites about topics around biotechnology — increasing their understanding of biotechnology’s …
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Rational thinking on flu vaccines

(Contributed by Nicole Baumgarth) As public health officials look ahead to the continuing fight against H1N1 “swine flu” next fall, a consensus is emerging that a special vaccine should be developed to target this flu alone — and give it …
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KVIE Asthma documentary airs tonight

“Breathless! Asthma in the Valley” airs tonight at 7 pm on KVIE-6. The documentary includes an interview with UC Davis asthma researcher Dallas Hyde, director of the California National Primate Research Center at UC Davis. Hyde and his colleagues at …
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Religious freedom and gay marriage

States that recognize gay marriage should protect the rights of individuals who object to gay marriage on religious grounds, but should take care not to infringe the new rights of gay and lesbian couples, writes UC Davis law professor Alan …
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Public Forum on Stem Cell Treatments is May 12

Four UC Davis stem cell experts will give brief presentations on stem cell research followed by question-and-answer sessions during a community forum on Tuesday, May 12 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the UC Davis Cancer Center auditorium, 4501 X …
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