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Friday, January 21, 2022

Science & Technology

UC Davis Energy and Efficiency Institute partners with Rio Tierra Junior High School to teach beyond campus

150 eighth grade students given the opportunity to learn about air quality and build air purifiers By AARYA GUPTA — science@theaggie.org Science teachers at Rio Tierra...

Animal agriculture and alternative meats: advancing sustainability efforts through communication and allied innovation

A UC Davis review highlights technological innovations across livestock sectors and alternative meat options, broadening conversations about sustainable diets By VICTORIA MCJUNKIN — science@theaggie.org Impossible burgers,...

UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine prioritizes student well-being

Veterinary students often face significant mental health challenges, but UCDSVM offers counseling, financial literacy curriculum and more in order to mitigate stress By SONORA SLATER...

UC Davis Health study finds unusual visual inspection in 9-month-old infants is predictive of autism spectrum disorder

Findings suggest an increased focus on repetitive behaviors is needed in screening techniques for autism spectrum disorder According to the Center for Disease Control and...

California Institute of Regenerative Medicine awards funding for UC Davis research to cure Angelman Syndrome

Angelman Syndrome is a rare neurogenetic condition that leads to developmental delays and motor and speech impairments The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) recently...

Third season of UC Davis podcast ‘Unfold’ features curiosity-driven research

The new season dives into exciting research happening at UC Davis and offers a hopeful perspective on today’s science world After a year and a...

2018 Camp Fire prompts ‘true experiment of nature’

Fertility, timing of birth and pregnancy loss observed in Rhesus macaques following exposure to wildfire smoke The California National Primate Research Center (CNPRC) at UC...

Discord creates new hub feature inspired by student-made UC Davis Discord Directory

A new feature called “Discord Student Hubs” serves as a place to find and add servers to connect with classmates at your school Discord, an...

UC Davis science, pre-health clubs provide learning opportunities this fall for incoming students

SENDForC, Bayanihan Clinic and Youth In Dentistry representatives share their experiences from being involved     For many new students, a new chapter has just opened...

Four UC Davis students detail their experience conducting research on campus

From working at the UC Davis Center for Mind and Brain to the UC Davis Medical Center, students are engaged in STEM research across...

Pandemic offers opportunity to reexamine test-taking formats and the science behind them

Increased frequency of open-note exams due to virtual classes results in mixed opinions among students  Is it B or C? B or C? The multiple-choice...

Effects of climate change and COVID-19 pandemic on mental health

Davis has several resources for mental health accessible to both students and locals     A survey by the US Census Bureau showed that symptoms of...

‘Engineering Superheroes’ video series introduces material science to younger generation

New video series combines material engineering concepts and superhero icons for accessible education     ‘Engineering Superheroes,’ a new Youtube video series with a single crowdfunded...

How a major can inform a career rather than define it

A professor, a journalist and a Ph.D. student all explore how anthropology has played a role in getting them to where they are today It’s...

UC Davis Health warns that coronavirus’ more contagious Delta variant calls for further urgency toward vaccinations

The Delta variant has more efficient transmissibility with selectively advantageous mutations in its spike protein     With recent anticipation and plans for students to return...