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Microbial Madness

Microbial Madness

The terrifying lethal strain of E Coli that recently infected over 2300 people in Germany has the entire globe concerned about food safety and microbial hazards. According to The Center for Disease Control and Prevention, this has been the deadliest E Coli outbreak in modern history. Researchers at UC Davis are conducting studies in order […]

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An Eye-Opening Journey

An Eye-Opening Journey

It is not uncommon for the average American to experience a decline in vision acuity with age. Generally, a quick trip to the ophthalmologist will help to diagnose the problem, provide any necessary surgeries or treatment and rule out serious disorders. Unfortunately, 90% of the people who suffer from blindness live in developing countries, where […]

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Flower Power

Flower Power

As you scan the UC Davis Spring Course Catalogue, you can’t help but be drawn to one particular class name. Nestled right between the harsh-sounding political science classes and the systematic, detail-oriented plant science classes sits PLS 006, also known as Flower Power. Dr. Heiner Lieth gives students the opportunity to explore the application of the […]

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Mice Entice at UCD

Mice Entice at UCD

The overlap between the mouse genotype and the human genotype is shockingly large. Humbling as it may be, 99% of the genes found in mice have homologs in humans. That is, specific genes that have been isolated in mice function in similar or related ways in you and I. Since the 1980s, researchers have been […]

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History in the Making

History in the Making

Brenda Jensen with Dr. Farwell, who led the surgical team that restored her voice. A recent groundbreaking surgical procedure performed at the UC Davis Medical Center has given a patient the gift of speech, an ability that she had lost for over eleven years due to laryngeal and tracheal damage. 52-year-old Brenda Jensen repeatedly pulled […]

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Where'd the Charm Go?

Where’d the Charm Go?

I was reading a few of my past contributions to Davis Life Magazine (for inspiration) when I was struck by the very apparent fact that my tone had changed.  As we’ve approached winter quarter, my articles have gone from warm and cheery to dramatic and embittered.  Here’s proof of the less-than-charming shift: Textbooks & Coffee, […]

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