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Monthly Archives: April 2010

UC Davis wildlife expert to assist at Gulf spill

UC Davis veterinarian Michael Ziccardi, director of the California Oiled Wildlife Care Network, is now in Louisiana leading planning for the protection and rescue of sea turtles and marine mammals from the oil spill in the Gulf. California is “considered …
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Microsoft software prize goes to UC Davis/UCSD team

A team including UC Davis graduate student Wilson To and UC San Diego students Helena Xu, Kayvon Ghaffari and Audrey Lee has won the grand prize in the U.S. finals of the Microsoft Imagine Cup software design competition. Team Mobilife …
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BitTorrent file sharing for biologists

Peer to peer file-sharing systems like BitTorrent have given the entertainment industry heartburn in recent years as people use them to share music, movies and tv shows. But peer to peer file-sharing can also allow scientists who are increasingly dependent …
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Galaxy Survey Confirms General Relativity at Large Scales

The largest galaxy survey yet conducted with the Hubble Space Telescope confirms Einstein’s theory of General Relativity. A group of astronomers lead by Tim Schrabback from the Leiden University and including Assistant Professor of Physics Marusa Bradac and Chris Fassnacht, …
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Law School faculty on Justice Stevens

UC Davis law professor Diane Marie Amann was a former law clerk with retiring Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens and has been quoted by a number of media outlets since Stevens announced his retirement last week “He is undoubtedly …
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“Henrietta Lacks” author Rebecca Skloot to speak on campus

Rebecca Skloot, author of the new bestseller “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” will be giving a talk on campus April 23, 4-6 pm in the ARC Ballroom. Her visit to campus is being sponsored by the UC Davis Genome …
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Study confirms DNA repair model, after 26 years

In science, testing an idea takes timeā€¦ sometimes a very long time. A new study published in the journal Nature now confirms a central idea about chromosome repair, more than a quarter century after it was first proposed. Malgosia Bzymek, …
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Award for computer security research

Phillip Rogaway, professor of computer science, and Professor Mihir Bellare of UC San Diego have been awarded the 2009 Paris Kanellakis Theory and Practice Award by the Association for Computing Machinery for their work leading to high-quality, cost-effective cryptography for …
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