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Monthly Archives: September 2011

Primate Center alumna wins Presidential Award

President Barack Obama named Claudia R. Valeggia, who conducted her Ph.D. research at the California National Primate Research Center, as one of 94 recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) Sept. 26. The PECASE is …
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The Pentagon on campus, Gorilla health, fixing California: All in UC Davis Magazine

The Fall issue of UC Davis Magazine is now online with some great feature articles. There’s my story on the role of the Defense Department in funding research on campus — from breast cancer to electrical engineering. Clifton Parker talks …
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Sept. 28 is World Rabies Day

Today, Sept. 28 is World Rabies Day, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Around 55,000 people die of rabies worldwide every year, although cases in rural areas of the developing world may be undercounted. Many of the victims are …
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Report presents roadmaps for cybersecurity education

A holistic approach to secure computing education that includes both budding programmers and those who will never write code is required to strengthen future software systems against attack, according to a report from a workshop run by experts at University …
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Plant breeding science for the world’s poor

Millions of the world’s poorest people depend on cassava, banana and plantain for their staple diet. These are hardy crops, but they are also basically trees and they propagate as vegetative clones. That means that creating new varieties is a …
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