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Monthly Archives: September 2010

The Spherical Cow Company

Over the summer, UC Davis physicist Lloyd Knox and students Damien Martin, David Gribble and Justin Smith worked to produce a series of videos for the public explaining topics in modern physics. In their first effort, on the Cosmic Microwave …
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Book Honors UC Davis Microbiologist

A new book, “The Lure of Bacterial Genetics,” honors the contributions and achievements of John Roth, distinguished professor of microbiology in the UC Davis College of Biological Sciences. Written and edited by Roth’s former students and colleagues, the book provides …
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The Department of Flattened Wildlife

UC Davis researchers have just completed the first year of a comprehensive survey of animals killed by traffic on California’s roads. Fraser Shilling, co-director of the UC Davis Road Ecology Center, has released the first year of data for the …
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DNA repair machine on the bench

Your DNA is constantly suffering damage, both from carcinogens like sunlight or cigarette smoke and from routine cellular process that cause DNA strands to break. If those breaks are not promptly repaired, they can give rise to cancer or birth …
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