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Monthly Archives: September 2012

Prion Nobelist Prusiner to speak on brain injuries, Oct. 12

Soldiers, football players and Alzheimer’s patients… What do they all have in common? Brain injuries. Come hear Stanley B. Prusiner, the 1997 recipient of the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine, speak on the topic of brain injuries in these …
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Plastics chemical shows two-generation effect in pregnant monkeys

Exposure of pregnant monkeys to the widely-used chemical bisphenol A (BPA) disrupts development of fetal ovaries, potentially causing birth defects and reproductive problems that would not emerge for a generation, according to research by scientists at Washington State University and …
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The natural beauty of Mars

The Mars Curiosity rover took this photo of Mt. Sharp, Mars on Aug. 27. It’s the cover art for the journal Astrobiology, with a note by UC Davis geologist Dawn Sumner, who is working with the Curiosity science team. You …
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What happens to the floodplain after restoration?

Contributed by Kat Kerlin Restoring floodplains –  fertile swaths of land favored for agriculture, ecological diversity and shipping — can benefit wildlife while also reducing the risk of flood, acknowledge water managers. But predicting the effects of restoration projects is …
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UC Davis C-STEM Center Wins NSF Grant for Learning Math with Robots

Contributed by Harry Cheng The UC Davis C-STEM Center has received a grant of $300,000 from the National Science Foundation to study collaborative mathematics learning with robots. The two-year project aims to transform math education by integrating computer programming, robotics, …
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People’s Choice Awards, science edition!

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is opening up its “HHSInnovates” program to public voting for the first time, and one of the projects in contention is the UC Davis-based 100K Genome Project to sequence the DNA of …
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Hyundai, UC Davis sign partnership

The Hyundai Motor Group, South Korea’s biggest automaker, is to establish Centers of Excellence at the University of California, Davis and UC Berkeley. Hyundai and university officials signed a memorandum of understanding Friday, Aug. 31 at a ceremony at the …
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