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Sunday, August 1, 2021

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Non-invasive device developed by UC Davis engineers utilizes light to measure brain blood flow

Engineers and neurologists collaborate to create a device that could help brain injury and stroke patients   Cerebral blood flow (CBF) is essential to human brain...

Study analyzes impact of frequent wildfires on California lichen biodiversity

Chaparral shrublands, found all throughout the state, are facing increasingly frequent wildfires that may threaten the native lichen communities A collaborative study that looked at...

UC Davis Health launches pediatric Novavax COVID-19 clinical trial

Enrollment is open for participants ages 12-17 in the Novavax COVID-19 clinical trial UC Davis Health is taking the next step in the fight against...

A vaccine for chlamydia may be possible, according to UC Davis researchers

A discovery regarding T cells can help the creators of a future vaccine know how to produce the best immune response     Research at the...

UC Davis researchers map information encoded in tomato and rice root cell types for the first time

Gene discovery could potentially improve growth and fitness in plants in stressful conditions After 10 years of embarking on a “very, bold risky project,” UC...

SeaDoc Society podcast highlights threats facing killer whales, pushes for positive change

The SeaDoc Society, a donor-funded program of the UC Davis Karen C. Drayer Wildlife Health Center, presents a collaborative project aimed to help save...

A wildflower guide to the Arboretum

The flowers of UC Davis and their impact on the local organisms and communities A great place to find wildflowers in Davis is the UC...

UC Davis sheep mowers highlight the interconnections between sustainability, practicality and aesthetics

Landscape architect's recent sheep project explores the use of sheep in maintaining landscapes Imagine if all lawn mowers on campus were replaced with grazing sheep...

UC Davis Health study finds that lactoferrin protein in milk has different effects on early brain development depending on concentration levels

Lactoferrin, a sialic acid glycoprotein, can promote neurodevelopment or neuroprotection in a concentration-dependent manner The first two years of a newborn baby’s life are critical:...

UC Davis and UC Santa Cruz collaborate to research population dynamics of rare and common annual plants

E. wallecei and Eriophyllum mohavense in the Mojave Desert studied by an associate UC Davis professor, among others Researchers from UC Santa Cruz and UC...

New COVID-19 test coupled with machine learning allows for quick and numerous screenings

MILO, or Machine Intelligence Learning Optimizer, is used with mass spectrometry to rapidly identify the presence of COVID-19 The pandemic has lasted for over a...

New fluorescent sensor developed by UC Davis researchers helps treat mental illness

PsychLight and is able to assist in creating psychiatric drugs     Researchers at UC Davis have developed a new fluorescent sensor named PsychLight, enhancing the...

UC Davis professor and paleobiologist recognized for accomplishments in writing, research

Four UC Davis professors, including Geerat Vermeji, were recently elected as members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences Geerat Vermeij, a professor in...

Modified CDC mask guidelines not yet implemented in Yolo County

Yolo County continues to follow state public health guidelines regarding face coverings, which have not yet changed to match recently updated CDC recommendations Despite recent...

Chardonnay grape residue has been found to contain human health benefits

Recent study finds the oligosaccharides in pomace could contribute to intestinal health Chardonnay pomace, which is the solid remains of wine grapes after juicing, has...