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Treating rabies, at home and around the world

An 8-year-old from Humboldt County has become only the third person in the U.S. to have survived neurological rabies after being treated at UC Davis Medical Center. Precious Reynolds was put into a drug-induced coma while her body fought off …
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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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Pirates, mercenaries and international law

UC Davis law student Ansel Halliburton has posted an interesting paper discussing the legal issues raised by how shipping companies might defend themselves from Somali pirates. Here is the abstract: Because of the recent surge in piracy emanating from the …
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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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Japanese consul speaks on political change

Contributed by Clifton Parker Japan’s stunning political shift last summer is a reflection of deep-rooted angst within the Japanese people, a top diplomat of that country said. Yasumasa Nagamine, the San Francisco-based consul general of Japan, told a campus audience …
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Duelling voices: Obama vs Osama

Religious studies professor Flagg Miller was extensively quoted in this article from the New York Times Week in Review section on reaction to President Obama’s Cairo speech — especially the apparent attempt to upstage it with a new audio tape …
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North Korea: don’t take the bait, says poli sci prof

By Clifton B. Parker North Korea’s nuclear testing and bellicose rhetoric are raising the stakes for the U.S. and its allies. Rather than take the bait, the U.S. should act “unimpressed with the nuclear brinksmanship,” said Miroslav Nincic, an international …
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