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1 hr ago | Scientific Blogging

New Cancer-Hunting 'Nano-Robots' To Seek And Destroy Tumors

It sounds like a scene from a science fiction novel - an army of tiny weaponized robots traveling around a human body, hunting down malignant tumours and destroying them from within.

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Related Topix: Robots, Science / Technology, Nanotechnology

5 hrs ago | PhysOrg Weblog

A nucleotide change could initiate fragile X syndrome

Researchers used genetic mapping to determine that stem cells derived from mothers carrying a fragile X premutation show a normal pattern of DNA replication when a nearby DNA sequence is similar to normal stem cells.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Cell Biology, Biology, Science, Yeshiva University

9 hrs ago | Holtville Tribune

New findings on beetle flight may help control deadly walnut tree disease

New research from entomologists affiliated with the University of California, Davis, shows how environmental conditions influence the seasonal flight behavior of the walnut twig beetle, which spreads a deadly fungal disease in black walnut and other walnut trees.

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Related Topix: Davis, CA, Entomology, Science

12 hrs ago | Sacramento Bee Newspaper

With no cure, little hope, a family struggles with Huntington's disease

Graciela Alfaro gets up from holding her daughter, Lizvet Gonzalez, on the couch last month.

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Sun Aug 31, 2014

Holtville Tribune

Prions can trigger - stuck' wine fermentations, researchers find

A chronic problem in winemaking is "stuck fermentation," when yeast that should be busily converting grape sugar into alcohol and carbon dioxide prematurely shuts down, leaving the remaining sugar to instead be consumed by bacteria that can spoil the wine.

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Related Topix: Drink, Wine, Linda, CA

The Aiken Standard

FOTAS: Children, dogs read together

A serious child sits on the kennel floor with a book in his hands, and a floppy-eared puppy sits attentively by his side with a look on its face that says, 'Tell me a story, I'm all ears.'

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Related Topix: Aiken County, SC, Libraries

CNN

How Ferguson could become a movement

Police officers and protesters confront each other in Ferguson, Missouri, on Monday, August 9. The St. Louis suburb has been in turmoil since Darren Wilson, a white police officer, fatally shot Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, on August 9. Some protesters and law enforcement officers have clashed in the streets, leading to injuries and ... (more)

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Kent State University

Nerve News

Know how to eliminate wine spoiling bacteria?

Wine makers have reasons to cheer as researchers have discovered a system that prevents stuck fermentation - a chronic problem that spoils wine.

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Related Topix: Davis, CA

Saint Louis Billikens

Billikens Fall to Indiana in Louisville

The Saint Louis field hockey team peppered Indiana with seven shots, before falling to the Hoosiers 6-0.

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Sat Aug 30, 2014

ESPN

Takeaways from Stanford-UC Davis

Stanford made quick work of U.C. Davis in a 45-0 rout. It was exactly the type of performance that was expected, but here are a few takeaways: Ty Montgomery is one of the nation's most exciting players.

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Scientific Blogging

Researchers Watch Glass Flipping From One Structure To Another Under Pressure

Glass is ideal for applications that require resistance to thermal shock or to chemically harsh environments and manufacturers commonly use additives such as boron oxide to tweak its properties by changing the atomic structure of glass.

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KCRA-TV Sacramento

Students react to 'Yes means yes' sexual consent bill

SB 967, which passed Thursday, would require colleges in California to enact policies to instruct students about how sexual activity should be approached.

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Related Topix: Carmichael, CA, Autos

KCRA-TV Sacramento

California to become first state to implement 'Yes-means-Yes' law

WEEKEND, COMING UP. NEWS AT 11:00 STARTS NOW. AS COLLEGE STUDENTS ACROSS THE STATE RETURN TO CAMPUS, CALIFORNIA IS ON THE VERGE OF BECOMING THE FIRST DATE IN THE NATION TO CLEARLY DEFINE WHEN YES MEANS YES IN SEXUAL ASSAULT INVESTIGATIONS.

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The Daily Democrat

Convert your water-hungry lawn to a drought-tolerant landscape

The California Native Grasslands Association will be hosting a lawn conversion workshop at the Vanderhoef Studio Theater in the Mondavi Center on the UC Davis campus from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Home Gardening, Home

PhysOrg Weblog

The early cost of HIV: Inflammatory response breaks down intestinal...

Researchers at UC Davis have made some surprising discoveries about the body's initial responses to HIV infection.

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Related Topix: Immunology, Microbiology, Biology, Science

Fri Aug 29, 2014

The Wave

Two O.C. hospitals among state's worst for breast-feeding

The UC Davis Human Lactation Center and California WIC Association found that in 2013, nearly 93 percent of California women breast-fed their newborns in the hospital, but 30 percent of their babies also received formula during their short stays, especially in low-income areas.

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The Daily Democrat

Farmworkers' son active in UC Davis research wins prestigious NIH scholarship

A biochemistry and molecular biology major, Abraham Corrales has been awarded the NIH Undergraduate Scholarship for students from disadvantaged backgrounds and committed to careers in health-related research.

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Related Topix: Biology, Science, Watsonville, CA, Agriculture

The Daily Democrat

Davis stalker sentenced to 300 days in jail, probation

Four months after his arrest, Erik Bowling uttered his first words in court on Friday, apologizing for stalking a UC Davis student.

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Related Topix: Davis, CA

Medical Daily

Imagination And Memory Both Access The Hippocampus; Each Process Uses It Differently

Memory and imagination both rely on the hippocampus. However, each mental process elicits its own pattern of neural function within that brain region.

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Davis Enterprise

Davis Innovation Center team fields questions

Sherry Venezia poses a question to John Hodgson, project director of the Davis Innovation Center, during a community meeting Thursday at city chambers.

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Related Topix: Davis, CA, Duke University, Sacramento, CA

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