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GC researcher wins MCIP travel award

Nicole Coggins, a PhD student in the labs of David Segal and Luis Carvajal-Carmona, has been awarded the 2016 Barbara Horwitz & John Horowitz Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Physiology Award. She will use the $1800 travel grant to visit Peggy

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Seminar: “Beta-adrenergic receptor resensitization – an unsuspecting player in pathology”

The Department of Pharmacology Proudly Present the Seminar Series: Frontiers in Pharmacology  “Beta-adrenergic receptor resensitization – an unsuspecting player in pathology”  Of the estimated 200 G-protein coupled receptors in the heart, beta adrenergic receptors (βARs) are considered one of the

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Genome Center scientists awarded grant for rare genetic disorder research

The state stem cell agency, the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), today approved a $1.1 million grant to UC Davis for research aimed at developing a treatment for Angelman syndrome, a rare, neurogenetic autism-spectrum disorder that occurs in one

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Video: 2016 David L. Weaver Lecture, Professor Sir Tom Blundell

‘Biophysics, Computational Biology and the Discovery of New Medicines: The Emergence of Resistance in Cancer and Tuberculosis’

May 11, 2016

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2016 David L. Weaver Lecture: 11 May, 3pm, GBSF 1005

Overview The David L. Weaver Endowed Lecture Series in Biophysics and Computational Biology is dedicated to the memory of David L. Weaver, a prominent biophysics researcher and professor at Tufts University. About Dr. Weaver Dr. Weaver made significant contributions to

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New year, new genomes: GC and colleagues sequence bacteria from salt ponds and eelgrass meadows

Genome Center researchers Alexandara Alexiev, Guillame Jospin, Jenna Lang, Professor Jonathan Eisen, and David Coil, in collaboration with Megan Krusor of the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, have published draft genome sequences of two strains of Pseudoalteromonas bacteria, isolated

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Global Plant Council recognizes GC report on chloroplast-nucleus interaction as one of 2015’s best

The Global Plant Council, an NGO representing over 50,000 plant and crop science experts on 5 continents, has recently published their 2015 Plant Science Round Up, selecting a paper by Professor Savithramma P. Dinesh-Kumar of the UC Davis Genome Center as one of

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GC collaboration with Italian group on artichoke genome bears fruit

A team of researchers led by Sergio Lanteri of the University of Torino in Italy and Richard Michelmore of the University of California, Davis, has sequenced the genome of Cynara cardunculus var. scolymus, the globe artichoke, a diploid with 34

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Genome Center bioinformatics script finds new life in study of gene silencing in stone fruit

Recently, researchers from Kyoto and Iwate Universities in Japan published a report of successful induction of virus-induced gene silencing in trees of seven Prunus species: almond, Armenian and Japanese apricot, cherry, peach, and European and Japanese plum. In this technique,

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Genome Center metabolomics lab combines new, old technologies for red wine comparison

By now, there is a broad consensus that moderate consumption of red wine offers numerous health benefits, such as reducing the risk of heart disease. However, other studies indicate that red wine has no effect, is no more beneficial than

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