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Monthly Archives: July 2009

Earthquake damage photo collection

Geotechnical engineers Ross Boulanger of UC Davis and J. Michael Duncan of Virginia Tech have compiled a comprehensive collection of photos of all kinds of damage the planet can do to our puny human structures, and some of the techniques …
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Multi-telescope study of giant black hole

UC Davis physicists are part of an international team that just published a study of the giant black hole at the core of galaxy M87, 50 million light years from Earth. M87 gives off bursts of high-energy gamma rays. The …
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Health care reform debate rages on

Contributed by Clifton Parker For the next month, Congress will undertake the daunting feat of trying to solve the nation’s health care woes. Given the complexity, real change, if any, is likely to be more incremental than substantive, say UC …
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Drug ban makes sense, says pain expert

An FDA advisory panel has proposed banning the prescription painkillers Vicodin and Percocet, which combine acetaminophen (the active ingredient in Tylenol) with more powerful opiate painkillers. The panel says that patients may take the prescription drugs in combination with over-the-counter …
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