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New natural mosquito repellent discovered

Two recent papers by Professor Walter Leal, Dept. of Molecular and Cell Biology could have far-reaching consequences for both mosquito and moth control. But perhaps the most exciting outcome of the work is his serendipitous discovery of a naturally occurring …
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Chemistry Nobel for molecular dynamics

Completing this year’s science Nobels, the prize for chemistry goes to Martin Karplus, University of Strasbourg and Harvard University; Michael Levitt, Stanford University; and Arieh Warshel, University of Southern California, “for the development of multiscale models for complex chemical systems.” …
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Physics Nobel for Higgs boson: How UC Davis contributed

The 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to theorists Peter Higgs of the University of Edinburgh, U.K. and Francois Englert of the Universit√© Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium, for developing the theory of what is now known as …
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Cellular traffic system wins 2013 Medicine Nobel

The 2013 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine has been awarded to James Rothman, Yale University; Randy Schekman, UC Berkeley; and Thomas Suedhof, Stanford University, for their independent work uncovering the system of vesicles, or tiny bubbles, used to move …
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IgNobel for showing chimps can recognize each other, front and back

Researcher Jennifer Pokorny is now the second UC Davis affiliate to win a prestigious Ig Nobel Prize. Pokorny collected the prize, which she shared with Frans de Waal of The Netherlands, at the annual Ig Nobel Prize ceremony at Harvard …
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Of mice, flies, rice and men

Wednesday’s symposium on innate immunity was a big success with a capacity crowd of over 400 attendees at the UC Davis Conference Center. The audience heard Nobel Prize winners Bruce Beutler of the University of Texas and Jules Hoffmann of …
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Physics Nobel for “astounding” cosmic acceleration

This year’s Nobel Prize for Physics has been awarded for a “landmark in the history of human knowledge,” said Andy Albrecht, professor and chair of the physics department at UC Davis. Albrecht said he’d already emailed the recipients to congratulate …
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Nobel Prize for innate immunity

The 2011 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded to Bruce Beutler of UCSF, Jules Hoffmann of CNRS, France, and Ralph Steinman of the Rockefeller University for work showing how the ancient, innate immune system is triggered and …
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Planck Telescope’s Map of Everything

A map of the Universe when it was just 300,000 years old is #7 on Discover magazine’s list of Top 100 Stories of 2010. The map comes from the Planck space telescope, launched by the European Space Agency in 2009 …
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Chemistry Nobel for joining carbon atoms

The 2010 Nobel Prize for Chemistry goes to Richard F. Heck, Ei-ichi Negishi and Akira Suzuki “for palladium-catalyzed cross couplings in organic synthesis”. The method uses a catalyst that can make quick connections between different carbon atoms to build more …
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