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Monthly Archives: November 2012

Puzzling galaxy cluster not so puzzling after all, maybe

Astronomers have been taking another look at a merging galaxy cluster that threw up some surprising results earlier this year, and they think that it’s behavior is not so strange, after all. Many astronomers have been taking a close look …
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BGI President Yang: “Let’s collaborate” on century of life science

Big numbers — of DNA base pairs sequenced, numbers of genomes completed, volumes of data collected and dollars invested — were in the air Nov. 9 when Dr. Huanming (Henry) Yang, president and cofounder of BGI (formerly the Beijing Genomics …
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Filling the tank at dark matter detector experiment

Contributed by the LUX Collaboration An experiment to look for one of nature‚Äôs most elusive subatomic particles is finally under water, in a stainless steel tank nearly a mile underground beneath the Black Hills of South Dakota. The Large Underground …
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Pigs join the genome club

The genome of the domestic pig is published in the journal Nature today, Nov. 14. The pig genome was completed by an international team led by researchers at Wageningen University in The Netherlands, the Univesity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and the …
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UC Davis receives Gates Foundation “Grand Challenges Explorations” grants

Three UC Davis research teams are winners of Grand Challenges Explorations grants to support innovative global health and development research projects, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. A group led by Professor Savithramma Dinesh-Kumar of the …
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Foods For Health Institute needs study volunteers

From the Food For Health Institute The UC Davis Foods for Health Institute is recruiting participants for two important projects in our Human Studies program. The Dairy Fat Inflammation study tests the effect of consuming different cheeses on the fats …
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Sequencing the unsequenceable: Genome Center technology advances Fragile X research

The UC Davis Genome Center has been applying one of the world’s most advanced commercial genome sequencing machines to study the developmental disorder, Fragile X syndrome. The DNA code is made up of four letters, A, T, C and G. …
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