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Robot squirrels battle rattlesnakes


April 5th, 2012 - 12:54 am ICT by IANS
London, April 4 (IANS) Robot squirrels have been sent into the wilds of California to battle against rattlesnakes, it was reported here Wednesday.The robo-rodents will bravely endure the bites of ... Read more...

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California cops on leave after pepper-spraying sparks outrage


November 21st, 2011 - 10:28 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 21 (IANS) After a video of two police officers pepper-spraying non-violent protesters at point-blank range sparked nationwide outrage, the University of California at Davis has placed them on ... Read more...

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Some dinosaurs ‘did most of their hunting at night’


April 15th, 2011 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 15 (ANI): Stephen Spielberg's 'Jurassic Park' may have been right in depicting that the dinosaurs hunted in the night too.A new study on the eyes of fossil animals has found ... Read more...

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Potential link between immunity, schizophrenia revealed


February 28th, 2011 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 28 (ANI): A new study from UC Davis has indicated that the number of connections between nerve cells in the brain can be regulated by an immune system molecule.The research ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Missing’ element is clue to planet formation


February 25th, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): A new study has shown that early in the formation of the Earth, some forms of the element chromium separated and disappeared deep into the planet's core.The finding ... Read more...

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Popular students, not the most popular ones, more likely to torment peers


February 9th, 2011 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): Researchers at the University of California, Davis, have found that it's actually popular adolescents-but not the most popular ones-who are particularly likely to torment their peers."Our findings underscore ... Read more...

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Real-time ‘eco-driving’ can cut fuel consumption up to 6pc


February 8th, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): Do you know how much fuel can be saved by avoiding stop-and-go traffic, closing your window and not using air conditioning? Well, a new study has all the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Drug-and explosive-sniffing dog performance is affected by handlers’ beliefs


February 1st, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 1 (ANI): A new by researchers at UC Davis has found that drug-and explosive-sniffing dog/handler teams' performance is affected by human handlers' beliefs, possibly in response to subtle, unintentional handler ... Read more...

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Why some body organs are more susceptible to cell death than others


January 25th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 25 (ANI): A new study has explained why some body organs are more susceptible to cell death than others, which could eventually lead to advances in treating or preventing heart ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Plants moved downhill, not up, in warming world: Study


January 21st, 2011 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 21 (ANI): A University of California, Davis, study has challenged a widely held assumption that plants will move uphill in response to warmer temperatures.Between 1930 and 2000, instead of colonizing ... Read more...

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Here’s what made 400 people volunteer for a one-way mission to Mars


January 11th, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 11 (ANI): Ever wondered what made some people volunteer for a one-way mission to Mars?A special edition of the Journal of Cosmology has detailed exactly how a privately-funded, one-way mission ... Read more...

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Living near freeway may be linked to autism


December 18th, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): A new study by researchers from Children's Hospital Los Angeles, the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) and the UC Davis MIND Institute, ... Read more...

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Brain area critical for forming unconscious memories identified


December 16th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): Researchers at the UC Davis Center for Mind and Brain have found that a small area deep in the brain called the perirhinal cortex is critical for forming ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Autistic kids ‘have more trouble fueling energy demands of their cells’


December 1st, 2010 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 01 (ANI): A new study has discovered that children suffering from autism face more trouble fueling the energy demands of their cells due to dysfunctional mitochondria.The new findings from UC ... Read more...

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Plants, animals use similar mechanism when fending off diseases


November 19th, 2010 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): Through the ages, plants and animals have developed strikingly similar mechanisms for detecting microbial invasions and resisting diseases, says a new study.This revelation is a result 15 years ... Read more...

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Meditation training improves cellular health of the body


November 4th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 4 (ANI): Scientists have revealed that positive psychological changes that occur during meditation training are associated with greater activity of telomerase, an enzyme important for the long-term health of cells ... Read more...

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Link between arthritis pain medication and heart attacks, strokes found


September 14th, 2010 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 14 (ANI): A novel mechanism as to why the long-term, high-dosage use of the well-known arthritis pain medication, Vioxx, lead to heart attacks and strokes has been discovered by scientists.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Now, a quick and affordable microfluidic HIV test


July 17th, 2010 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 17 (ANI): A researcher at UC Davis has developed a "lab on a chip" device for HIV testing, which is quick and pocket friendly.Biomedical engineer Prof. Alexander Revzin's microfluidic ... Read more...

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Early Alzheimer’s identification method found


July 10th, 2010 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 10 (ANI): A study by researchers at UC Davis has found that abnormal brain images combined with examination of the composition of the fluid that surrounds the spine may offer ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Astronomers use dark matter to measure age of Universe


March 2nd, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 2 (ANI): Reports indicate that astronomers from the US and Europe have used a gravitational lens - a distant, light-bending clump of dark matter - to make a new ... Read more...

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Early signs of autism not evident in children under 6 months


February 17th, 2010 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, February 17 (ANI): Researchers have found that the behavioural signs of autism appear later in the first year of life for most children with the condition.The study's lead author Sally Ozonoff, ... Read more...

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Sweeping changes in agriculture needed as world warms and grows


February 12th, 2010 - 3:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): A group of prestigious scientists has warned that the looming threats of global climate change and population growth call for sweeping changes in agriculture.The research team, led by ... Read more...

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Brain connectivity missing in ADHD


January 12th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): A new research has provided the first direct evidence that brain connectivity is missing in people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).According to researchers at the UC Davis ... Read more...

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Climate change, land development take toll on butterflies


January 12th, 2010 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 23 (ANI): A new study led by UC Davis butterfly expert Arthur Shapiro suggests that California butterflies have been hit hard by the change in climate and after effects of ... Read more...

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First chapter of encyclopedia of microbe genomes released


December 24th, 2009 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 24 (ANI): Genome scientists from the US and Germany have assembled the first pages of a comprehensive encyclopedia of genomes of all the microbes on Earth, which will help biologists ... Read more...

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Bird alarm calls warn friends and foes


December 4th, 2009 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 4 (IANS) Bird alarm calls serve both to alert other birds to danger and to warn off predators. And some of them can sing from the side of their mouths, ... Read more...

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UC Davis Protests Against Fee Hike Trigger Arrests Of 52 Students


November 20th, 2009 - 6:58 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Nov. 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Police arrested at least 52 people during the protests being held at UC Davis. Hundreds were assembled to protest against the 32% hike in the tuition ... Read more...

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Bone implant raises hopes for kids with skull deformities


November 20th, 2009 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): In a breakthrough study, scientists have found that a synthetic bone matrix could offer hope for babies born with craniosynostosis- a condition that causes the plates in the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Text message reminders can encourage healthy habits


November 17th, 2009 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 17 (ANI): Text messages or reminders on cell phones can prove useful in improving healthy habits amongst people, according to a new study.The research study published in the November issue ... Read more...

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How plants and bacteria ‘talk’ to thwart disease


November 6th, 2009 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 6 (ANI): A new study by scientists at the University of California, Davis, has revealed how plants and bacteria 'talk' to thwart disease.When it comes to plants' innate immunity, a ... Read more...

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Now, an AC that can cool with less than half the energy needed by conventional cooling units


August 16th, 2009 - 12:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 16 (ANI): Tests have shown that a new air-conditioner developed by a company in the US can cool a typical big-box store with less than half the energy needed by ... Read more...

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US government’s ‘Cash for Clunkers’ program expensive way to reduce CO2


August 15th, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 15 (ANI): New estimates by researchers at University of California (UC) Davis have indicated that the US government's 'Cash for Clunkers' program is paying at least 10 times the "sticker ... Read more...

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Scientists identify plant proteins that “shut the door” on invading bacteria


June 29th, 2009 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 29 (ANI): A team of researchers in Denmark, at the University of California, Davis, and at UC (University of California) Berkeley, has identified for the first time a group of ... Read more...

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Computers boost, not suppress, literacy


June 19th, 2009 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 19 (ANI): Computers are helping to create one of the most literate and engaged generations the world has seen, an expert has claimed.Carl Whithaus, associate professor of writing at UC ... Read more...

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How iron isotopes were distributed in Earth’s deep interior 4.5 bln yrs ago


June 16th, 2009 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 16 (ANI): Two geochemists have produced the first picture of how different isotopes of iron were initially distributed in the solid Earth 4.5 billion years ago, opening the door to ... Read more...

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