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Sunday, June 23, 2024

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The buzz behind periodical cicadas: nature’s phenomenon

The 13- and 17-year cicadas emerge in the eastern part of North America, illustrating a rare phenomenon that only occurs every 221 years   By MARLE...

Researchers uncover chemical compound to combat crop losses

The compound disrupts the process of autophagy, a process that maintains homeostasis, in fungi   By ARYAMAN BHATIA — science@theaggie.org    Researchers at UC Davis have published a...

Unlocking childhood’s treasure trove: the nostalgia and healing magic of children’s media

Delving into the intricate ways that children's media sparks fond memories and acts as a healing agent   By HENRY ROSENBACH — science@theaggie.org    During an argument about...

Researchers uncover the role of autocracies in internet censorship

Transit providers pose a threat to internet privacy and can cause serious cybersecurity issues   By ARYAMAN BHATIA — science@theaggie.org    Researchers at UC Davis have published a...

Human brains are getting larger — what does this mean for dementia risk?

UC Davis researchers found that human brain size has increased throughout the decades, which is connected to improved memory function   By MARLE LAMOUNTRY — science@theaggie.org    It’s...

New fish species alert!

Researchers at UC Davis have discovered two new species of lamprey fish in California waters   By MARLE LAMOUNTRY— science@theaggie.org   Do you love fish? Well, we do!...

Researchers uncover protein responsible for driving pancreatic cancer progression

Targeting the protein could lead to effective treatments for pancreatic cancer   By ARYAMAN BHATIA — science@theaggie.org    Researchers at UC Davis have published a study that has...

Researchers uncover protein responsible for driving pancreatic cancer progression

Targeting the protein could lead to effective treatments for pancreatic cancer   By ARYAMAN BHATIA — science@theaggie.org    Researchers at UC Davis have published a study that has...

Climate change is contributing to the spread of infectious diseases

A new study shows that altered weather patterns are responsible for changes in animal migration, leading to an increased spread of pathogens   By KATIE HELLMAN...

A deep dive into the detrimental effects of nitrogen deposition in the Santa Monica Mountains

UC Davis professor Justin Valliere discusses the impact of urbanized nitrogen deposition on Santa Monica Mountain Airshed   By EVELYN KUEI — science@theaggie.org    After a large wildfire,...

New UC Davis research center combines biology, engineering to study bird flight

The center captures data on bird flight dynamics and maneuvers   By KRYSZEL BACTAD — science@theaggie.org   UC Davis is establishing a new research facility to study bird...

New epilepsy unit offers advanced diagnostic and treatment methods

Cutting-edge technology allows patients’ seizure activity to be carefully analyzed, leading to more effective interventions   By KATIE HELLMAN — science@theaggie.org Epilepsy is one of the most...

Rejection is associated with higher levels of brain activity in individuals who tend to ruminate

A UC Davis study found that increased electrical activity and blood flow occur in parts of the brain associated with identity, especially in adolescent...

Therapy dogs can be an invaluable resource for improving patients’ well-being

Newly-employed golden retriever Landon has been brightening up hospital rooms at UC Davis Health   By KATIE HELLMAN — science@theaggie.org Landon, a two-year-old golden retriever, has an...

Social isolation can have negative health impacts, but affected individuals may not seek help

Studies have shown that in geriatric populations specifically, those reporting higher levels of loneliness were also less likely to use telehealth for medical care   By...