Skip directly to: Main page content

Category Archives: Uncategorized

Garen Wintemute on preventing gun violence

UC Davis emergency physician Garen Wintemute is one of the nation’s leading experts on gun violence, and has long argued that it should be treated as a public health problem. In this Q&A with The Nation he says that the …
Continue reading about Garen Wintemute on preventing gun violence

Filling the tank at dark matter detector experiment

Contributed by the LUX Collaboration An experiment to look for one of nature’s 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 …
Continue reading about Filling the tank at dark matter detector experiment

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 …
Continue reading about Pigs join the genome club

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. …
Continue reading about Sequencing the unsequenceable: Genome Center technology advances Fragile X research

BGI Chairman to speak on campus, Nov. 9

Huanming (Henry) Yang, Ph.D., co-founder and chairman of BGI — formerly known as the Beijing Genomics Institute — will speak in room 1005, Genome and Biomedical Sciences Facility at 4.10 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9. UC Davis and BGI have …
Continue reading about BGI Chairman to speak on campus, Nov. 9

Cuts to Williamson act threaten open space and critical habitat

From UC ANR News A survey by UC Davis doctoral students shows that cuts to California’s Williamson Act could lead to a sell-off of land currently protected from development.  The findings appear in the October–December 2012 California Agriculture, UC’s peer-reviewed …
Continue reading about Cuts to Williamson act threaten open space and critical habitat

Migrating mallards carry bird flu strains to California

By Kat Kerlin As migrating mallard ducks touch down on the wintering grounds of California’s Central Valley and mingle with resident mallard populations, they sometimes carry new avian influenza strains with them. So concludes a new study conducted at the …
Continue reading about Migrating mallards carry bird flu strains to California

Practice makes perfect for oiled bird responders

Contributed by Kat Kerlin “Do we have an ETA on those sandpipers?” Mike Ziccardi asked into his cell phone at the San Francisco Bay Oiled Wildlife Care and Education Center in Cordelia, Calif. Ziccardi, a UC Davis wildlife veterinarian, is …
Continue reading about Practice makes perfect for oiled bird responders

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 …
Continue reading about Prion Nobelist Prusiner to speak on brain injuries, Oct. 12

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 …
Continue reading about What happens to the floodplain after restoration?