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1 hr ago | Holtville Tribune

China and UC Davis partner to put Zero Emission Vehicles on a faster track

In a landmark international collaboration on clean vehicle adoption, the University of California, Davis, and the China Automotive Technology and Research Center will work together to help speed the commercialization of plug-in and fuel cell electric cars in China and the U.S. under an agreement signed in Tianjin, China. The five-year memorandum of understanding establishes the China-U.S. ZEV Policy Lab, a partnership between UC Davis, the world's leading university on sustainable transportation, and CATARC, the administrative body that oversees and regulates many activities of the auto industry in China, the world's largest new-car market.


Related Topix: Davis, CA, World News, China, Environment, Science, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Linda, CA

3 hrs ago | Nanodot

Novel multifunctional nanoparticle for diagnosis and therapy

A variety of nanoparticles have been designed for multiple nanomedical purposes. An article at presents news from UC Davis of a "nanoporphyrin" platform for developing multifunctional nanoparticles based upon treelike dendrimer structures made using porphyrin, cholic acid, amino acids, and polyethylene glycol " A multifunctional medical nanoparticle ": Researchers at UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center and other institutions have created biocompatible multitasking nanoparticles that could be used as contrast agents to light up tumors for MRI and PET scans or deliver chemo and other therapies to destroy tumors.


Related Topix: Nanotechnology

7 hrs ago |

SFMOMA and OMCA Brings Art of California's Art Communities

For their next traveling exhibition, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art , makes its way to the Oakland Museum of California , where the two museums team up for the exhibition Fertile Ground: Art and Community in California . This is a feature of works that illuminates local histories and special forces, which has changed the face of art both in and beyond the state of California.


Related Topix: The Mission (San Francisco, CA), San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

11 hrs ago | The Horse

Monitor Horses for Sinusitis After Nasogastric Intubation

Horses rarely get sinus infections , and if they do, veterinarians can easily treat them using antibiotics and, sometimes, a sinus lavage. Recent study results showed that one reason a horse might develop sinusitis is because the veterinarian used a nasogastric tube to manage colic.


15 hrs ago | Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Patrick Mulvaney: Climate change affects restaurant menus today

Patrick Mulvaney, chef and proprietor of Mulvaney's B&L, writes that daily-changing menus have allowed his Sacramento restaurant to respond to climate disruptions, but some items have become harder to find at a reasonable price. When I read about climate change, I learn about rising sea levels and shrinking polar ice caps – problems for 100 years in the future.


Related Topix: Sacramento, CA, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Agriculture, Science, Opinion

19 hrs ago | Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Claudia Buck: How college students can protect their stuff

Fire, smoke, theft, vandalism, windstorm or hail, lightning, explosion, falling objects; weight of snow, ice or sleet; water ; electrical surges. Damage that you cause to other people's property .


Related Topix: Hailstorm, Natural Disasters, Rocklin, CA, TV, Electronics

Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Daily Republic

Former Vacaville resident received TechCrunch honor

Former Vacaville resident James Garvey saw his Self Lender LLC consumer financial start-up company receive recognition at the TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2014 conference in San Francisco. The Denver-based company was chosen to compete against 26 other teams in the Start-up Battlefield contest.


Related Topix: Vacaville, CA, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Davis, CA

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

New Front Yard: Pretty seaside heliotrope creates haven for bees, quail

This is one part in a weekly series featuring the UC Davis Arboretum "New Front Yard" series, 41 drought-tolerant and beautiful plants well adapted to our region. A member of the borage family, this pretty native perennial with little white flowers is most at home in sandy dunes and dry creek beds, but it fits quite nicely into the water-wise garden, too.


Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home

Daily Kos

Davis, California Tells Its Police Chief To Get Rid Of His Tank

Don't call it a "tank." It's an "MRAP." Painted in brown camouflage, it has a revolving turret, the kind of vehicle you'd expect to see patrolling the streets of Mosul.


Related Topix: Davis, CA, Department of Defense, US News, Liberal Political News

US News & World Report

Why Breast-feeding is Important for Mom's Heart Health

Breast-feeding isn't only good for babies. It can also reduce the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol.


Related Topix: Medicine, Hypertension, Health, Davis, CA, Motherhood, Family, Women's Health

Science Daily

How evolutionary principles could help save our world

The age of the Anthropocene -- the scientific name given to our current geologic age -- is dominated by human impacts on our environment. A warming climate.


Related Topix: MRSA, Health, Davis, CA, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Agriculture, Science

Study: Undiagnosed Sleep Disorders Common With Multiple Sclerosis

The fatigue many people with multiple sclerosis experience may actually be a sign of an undiagnosed sleep disorder, according to a new study. Researchers found that sleep disorders, which are more common among people with MS, are often left undiagnosed and untreated.


Related Topix: Sleep, Medicine, Health, Multiple Sclerosis, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Daily Democrat

UC Davis lights the way for hospital energy savings

Workers install lights at the NorthBay VacaValley Hospital in Vacaville. The installation was part of an energy efficient, smart lighting retrofit done in partnership with the California Lighting Technology Center at UC Davis.


Related Topix: Vacaville, CA

NBC Miami

Slain Mtn. Lion Had Attacked Boy

Senior Wildlife Forensics Specialist Erin Meredith analyzing the DNA samples of a mountain lion that attacked a 6-year-old boy in Cupertino on Sept. 7, 2014 The mountain lion killed in Cupertino this week was indeed the animal that attacked a 6-year-old boy, and the big cat did not have rabies, lab results released Friday showed.


Related Topix: Davis, CA

The Daily Democrat

Former UC Davis chemist pleads no contest to making explosives in his campus apartment

A former UC Davis chemist who caused an explosion in a campus apartment last year pleaded no contest to all charges Friday morning. David Snyder, a 33-year-old UCD graduate and chemistry researcher, was accused of mixing up explosives in his home laboratory on campus.


Related Topix: Davis, CA, Explosion

R & D

Evolutionary biology key to tackling diverse global problems

Evolutionary biology techniques can and must be used to help solve global challenges in agriculture, medicine and environmental sciences, advises a nine-member global team led by an evolutionary ecologist from Univ. of California, Davis .


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Entomology, Genetics, Medicine

National Public Radio

From Cotton Candy To Cat Pee: Decoding Tasting Notes In Honey

If bees in France buzz around the lavender fields, foraging for nectar, what does the honey they produce smell or taste like? But not all the floral, spicy or woody aromas detectable in the roughly 300 varieties of honeys being produced today are so easy to name. That's where the new Honey Flavor and Aroma Wheel, developed by a sensory panel at the Honey and Pollination Center at the University of California, Davis, comes in.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Honey, Apiculture, Science, Davis, CA, Wine

Pony Shot and Killed in Santa Rosa

The national nonprofit Animal Legal Defense Fund is offering a $5,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest of the perpetrator who allegedly shot and killed a pony this past weekend. According to media reports, the 16 year-old blond pony, Misty, was found bleeding in a pasture by a passing cyclist in rural Santa Rosa near Crane Creek Regional Park.


Related Topix: Santa Rosa, CA, Prison

Live Science

What Is Classical Mechanics?

Using just a few equations, scientists can describe the motion of a ball flying through the air and the pull of a magnet, and forecast eclipses of the moon. The mathematical study of the motion of everyday objects and the forces that affect them is called classical mechanics.


Related Topix: Cheshire County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Chemistry, Science, Physics, Astronomy

KTXL-TV Sacramento

Manteca Boy Clings to Life after Shooting

Hunter Davis is clinging life at UC Davis medical center after a 17-year-old allegedly shot him in the head in Manteca last Sunday. A source close to the family tells FOX40 Davis' family may decide whether or not to take him off life support Friday if doctors determine if he will regain brain function.


Related Topix: Violent Crime