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Monthly Archives: October 2010

Dr Verosub Goes to Washington

Last February, on his first day at the State Department, Ken Verosub was told to prepare a briefing book on water issues for Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. A few weeks later, on World Water Day, Clinton drew on …
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Understanding the molecular basis of diabetes

U.S. and Japanese researchers have identified a key step in activating the metabolic pathways linked to diabetes and cancer. The study on activation of the protein complex TORC 2 was published online in the journal Current Biology Oct. 28. TORC …
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Biophotonics Center at USA Science Festival in Washington, DC

A team from the UC Davis Center for Biophotonics Science and Technology will be taking part in the Inaugural USA Science & Engineering Festival this weekend in Washington, D.C. The event, the country‚Äôs first national science festival, began Oct. 10 …
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UC Davis Grad Student at White House Science Fair

UC Davis graduate student Wilson To was invited to the White House last week for President Obama’s Science Fair. The event included the winners of various national and international STEM competitions, and To was part of a team that won …
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Redox and nanoparticles: Size does matter

Particle size has a far more dramatic impact on chemical reactivity than previously thought, according to new research from UC Davis. The results have implications for understanding a wide range of vital chemical reactions, from rusting iron to the origins …
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Chemistry Nobel for joining carbon atoms

The 2010 Nobel Prize for Chemistry goes to Richard F. Heck, Ei-ichi Negishi and Akira Suzuki “for palladium-catalyzed cross couplings in organic synthesis”. The method uses a catalyst that can make quick connections between different carbon atoms to build more …
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Two-D materials awarded 2010 Nobel for Physics

3-D may be all the rage in movie theaters, but since 2004 physicists have been getting excited about two-dimensional materials. Now the Nobel Prize for Physics has been awarded to two Russian-born scientists working in England, Andre Geim and Konstantin …
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Volunteers Sought for Endometriosis Study

Researchers led by Dr. Antoni Duleba from the UC Davis Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology are recruiting women aged 18-44 for a study of endometriosis. Volunteers may be healthy or have been diagnosed with endometriosis, a disorder of the female …
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Back to Antarctica

UC Davis geologist Dawn Sumner is on her way back to Antarctica, where she will spend the next couple of months camped out by Lake Joyce in the dry valleys, studying microbes in the lake. Sumner is repeating a trip …
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