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Monthly Archives: April 2011

Printed spots for growing liver stem cells

[Contributed by Holly Ober, Biomedical Engineering] Transplanted liver cells could repair livers damaged by toxins or infections. Stem cells hold tremendous promise for liver-related therapies because they can grow in a Petri dish to become any cell type, including liver …
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Career Achievement Award for Zuhair Munir

The American Ceramic Society (ACerS) has selected UC Davis College of Engineering professor emeritus Zuhair A. Munir as recipient of the 2011 ACerS W. David Kingery Award. The annual award recognizes a candidate’s career achievements in multidisciplinary and global contributions …
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10+10 bring Chinese chemists to UC Davis next week

Chemists from Peking University, China will be on campus next week, May 5-6, for a workshop on “New Global Frontiers in Chemical Biology.” The event is the fourth in a series of half-yearly meetings that alternates between the UC Davis …
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The eyes have it: Dinosaurs hunted by night

UC Davis scientists can now determine whether a dinosaur was active by day, by night or around the clock — if they can find a fossil with well-preserved eyebones. The research by geology professor Ryosuke Motani and Lars Schmitz, a …
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Bizarre ‘traffic cone’ life in an Antarctic Lake

In an upcoming issue of the journal Geobiology, UC Davis geologist Dawn Sumner, Dale Andersen of the SETI Institute and colleagues will describe strange and unique life forms under the ice of Lake Untersee in Antarctica. They are stromatolites, a …
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Volunteers needed for endometriosis study

Researchers led by Dr. Antoni Duleba of 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 a diagnosis of endometriosis, a disorder of the female …
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Hunting linked to lead in birds

Two new UC Davis studies add scientific evidence that hunters’ lead ammunition often finds its way into carrion-eating birds, such as eagles and turkey vultures.These scavenger species often take advantage of animal remains left behind when a hunter cleans a …
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Higher ed cuts will hurt farming, too

Following a visit to the editorial board of the Bakersfield Californian by UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi and Neal Van Alfen, dean of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, the Californian’s editorial page editor Robert Price points out that …
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Ocean drilling oversight agency director to speak April 6

From the John Muir Institute of the Environment: Michael Bromwich, director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, will be at UC Davis on April 6 to discuss the recent re-alignment of the U.S. Department of Interior’s Mineral Management  agencies …
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