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Woman victimized by pet scammers

VACAVILLE — All she wanted was a puppy, a special puppy. What she got was a hole in her heart and a hole in her bank account, as well as a developing disdain and distrust of the internet and the financial institutions that prey upon or profit from unsuspecting victims. “It shouldn’t have happened,” said […]

UC Davis team and collaborators targeting autism

A 16-member team of international researchers is targeting autism spectrum disorder to see if a drug discovered in the Bruce Hammock lab at UC Davis can support efforts to control or block the neurodevelopmental disorder. ASD, which impacts the nervous system, affects 1 percent of the U.S. population or 62.2 million globally. An estimated 64 […]

Second COVID-19 Symposium set on May 14

A panel of experts in medicine and science will present up-to-date information and answer questions at the second COVID-19 Symposium organized and moderated by UC Davis professor Walter Leal from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 14, via Zoom and YouTube. Viewers can register for this free event and post advance questions on Zoom at […]

Drug discovered in UCD lab may control inflammatory response to COVID-19

A drug discovered in the Bruce Hammock laboratory at the UC Davis may control the body’s inflammatory response to COVID-10 and could help patients recover, according to a nine-member research team’s newly published commentary in the journal Cancer Metastasis and Reviews, Springer Nature publishing group (See http://rdcu.be/b33IN). “COVID-19 results in excessive inflammation and a cytokine […]

Bug experts take on hornet hype

It’s “ridiculous” to call the Asian giant hornet recently found in British Columbia and Washington state “the murder hornet,” says noted UC Davis wasp expert and researcher Lynn Kimsey, the director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology and a  professor of entomology in the department of entomology and nematology. “It’s no more likely to sting and kill a human than a […]

UCD symposium tackles herd immunity

365体育投注How soon can we, as a nation, acquire herd immunity or immune protection to COVD-19? “Herd immunity refers to the proportion of a population required for the rate of disease spread to equal zero,” says UC Davis distinguished professor James R. Carey of the department of entomology and nematology. “This occurs at the point when each infected person […]

How nematodes play hide-and-seek

365体育投注If you’ve ever played the childhood game of hide-and-seek,” in which you try to conceal yourself from others, you know the outcome. “Ready or not, here I come!” eventually leads to “You’re it!” It’s somewhat like that when plant-parasitic nematodes (microscopic round worms) play “chemical hide and seek” with their plant host, says plant pathologist  Shahid […]

April 22, 2020 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

UC Davis researchers target obesity-related illnesses

365体育投注Newly published research in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences indicates that a drug discovered and developed in the laboratory of Bruce Hammock of the UC Davis department of entomology and nematology may have a major role in preventing and treating illnesses associated with obesity. More than 43 percent of adults in the […]

March 25, 2020 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UCD opens bee research lab

365体育投注On a day too cold for honey bees to fly and nearly too cold for bundled dignitaries to speak, officials celebrated the opening of the newly constructed USDA-ARS bee research facility on Bee Biology Road, UC Davis campus. Queen bee breeder Jackie Park-Burris, a past president of the California State Beekeepers’ Association and a leader […]

January 22, 2020 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Bohart Museum Open House to present ants to monarchs

365体育投注How do fruit flies tell time? How do monarch butterflies know when to migrate? How can assassin flies overcome prey much larger than they are? How do bark beetles wreak havoc in our forests? What insects do bats eat? The community can learn about those topics — and much more — at the UC Davis […]

January 15, 2020 | Posted in Community News | Tagged ,

UCD prof back with suds-for-a-bug offer

365体育投注 Suds for a bug? Collect the first cabbage white butterfly of the year in the three-county area of Sacramento, Solano and Yolo and win a pitcher of beer or its equivalent, compliments of Art Shapiro, UC Davis distinguished professor of evolution and ecology. Shapiro is sponsoring his 48th annual Beer-for-a-Butterfly Contest and it’s all in the […]

December 29, 2019 | Posted in Features | Tagged ,

UC Davis professor shares life contributions of Tom Eisner

365体育投注Michael Jordan and Tom Eisner shared at least one thing in common: a rejection that hurt deeply and a recovery that ended amazingly. Jordan, a legendary NBA champion and scoring machine, “wasn’t good enough” to make his high school varsity basketball team (at first). And the late Eisner, the renowned Cornell University professor who went […]

November 24, 2019 | Posted in Community News | Tagged ,

GoFundMe aids scholar after robbery

365体育投注A visiting scholar at the UC Davis Bohart Museum of Entomolog was robbed at gunpoint Friday night, Sept. 20 when he was walking home along a bike path on Russell Boulevard in West Davis. The Bohart Museum has set up a GoFundMe account to help him recover his losses. A robber, aided by an accomplice, […]

September 27, 2019 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Scientists say plant-parasitic nematodes cause great harm to crops

If you like to eat a variety of foods and if you like to wear cotton, you ought to be concerned about plant-parasitic nematodes. Plant-parasitic nematodes are microscopic worms that extract water and nutrients from such host plants as wheat, soybeans, sugar beets, citrus, coconut, corn, peanuts, potato, rice, cotton and bananas, says Shahid Masood […]

July 24, 2019 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,
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