An antibacterial chemical in hand soap and other common hygiene products seems to weaken skeletal muscles in both humans and animals, according to a UC Davis study.
The UC Global Health Institute announced new fellowship recipients from four UC campuses. Funded by the Fogarty International Center at the NIH, fellows will conduct research in various parts of the world.
To protect crops from destruction researchers at UC Davis are developing a technique to exploit parasitic vines that suck water, nutrients and information from plants.
The FDA is teaming up with UC Davis scientists to pinpoint the genetic codes of 100,000 types of lethal food-borne bacteria so the agency can more quickly stop deadly contamination outbreaks.
The study by an international team of scientists, including two from UC Davis, finds severe impact on fisheries, agriculture, clean water and much of what Earth needs to sustain its inhabitants.
Workers' compensation insurance is not used nearly as much as it should be to cover the multi-billion-dollar price tag for workplace illnesses and injuries in the U.S., finds a UC Davis study.
Universities need to work more closely with business, nonprofit and government sectors to better prepare graduate students for careers beyond academia, according to a report for a national project that a UC Davis dean helped guide.
'Should I kill it and put it out of its misery?' This question about insects garnered a burst of celebrity for a UC Davis graduate student.
Learning about all those x's, y's and quadratic equations too early in life may do more harm than good for some students, finds a UC Davis study.
A lifelike robot, built by a team from UC Davis, can replicate two behaviors squirrels display when confronted by a rattlesnake. It joins a growing list of robot creatures created by the campus.
Genetic analysis to identify a new species of leopard frog was conducted in the UC Davis lab of H. Bradley Shaffer, who is now at UCLA.
A UC Davis graduate student leads an experiment that conservationists and government officials hope will provide scientific data to help guide a sweeping transformation of riverfront lands throughout the Central Valley.
Despite life's ups and downs, couples whose feelings are in sync consistently over time are more likely to stay together, finds a UC Davis study.
UC's 10 campuses were included in a new study from the National Science Board revealing that spending on the nation's top 101 public research institutions plunged an average of 20 percent between 2002 and 2010.
A new UC Davis study shows how the brain reconfigures its connections to minimize distractions and take best advantage of our knowledge of situations.
The campus announced that it is launching a new institute devoted to education, research and outreach in innovation and entrepreneurship.
Consumption of fast food becomes more common as earnings increase from low to middle incomes, suggests a UC Davis study.
UC Davis graduate student Henry Wedler, blind from birth, sees complex chemical structures in his mind and occasionally with his hands.
A technology company and UC Davis will study high-frequency waves, which are used for whole-body security scanning devices at airports, medical imaging and defense applications.
A startup, cofounded by a UC Davis researcher, develops sensors that help data centers monitor and cut down energy usage. It raised another round of funds from VCs to expand
Scientists, including from UC Davis, discovered a mechanism that plays a role in skin physiology and temperature sensitivity. It could lead to better anti-aging cosmetics.
A state report on climate change and California's landscape features research from seven UC campuses and laboratories.
UC Davis joined five other research institutions in releasing a national standard for low carbon fuel. There are high hopes that this standard will ensure fuels in the future are cleaner and cheaper and 'made in America.'
After retiring from NASA last month, Stephen Robinson will head a new center for research on human-vehicle interaction at UC Davis.
A provocative new UC Davis study suggests untreated maternal fever during pregnancy increases the chance that the child will be developmentally delayed or autistic.
Twelve UC scientists received $36.7 million in grants from the state's stem cell agency to support projects that are in the initial stages of identifying drugs or cell types that could become disease therapies.
Thirteen UC faculty members have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Election to the academy is considered one of the highest honors that can be accorded to a U.S. scientist.
A UC Davis nutritional biologist found that blood chemistry was out of whack in volunteers who drank a concoction with 500 calories of added sugar.
A UC Davis graduate student has formed a startup to turn tobacco plants into cheap biological factories for churning out bioengineered proteins for human or animal vaccines.
Nitrate contamination of drinking water is a pervasive problem in California's agricultural heartland and is bound to intensify in the coming years, according to a UC Davis study.
Engineers at UC Davis have invented a superthin 'nanoglue' that could be used in new generation microchip fabrication.
The UC Davis Cancer Center has a pioneering program that works with genetically designed mice to test drugs individually for each patient.
It pays to be green, as companies that are open about their greenhouse gas emissions and carbon reduction strategies see stock values rise, according to a UC Davis study.
A UC Davis economist has found that an influx of immigrants doesn't increase the poverty rate by depressing the wages of low-income, native-born Americans and can actually decrease poverty when higher-skilled immigrants enter the workforce.
Researchers at UC San Diego, Davis and Berkeley are partners in an experiment to get the most out of electric vehicle batteries.
UC Davis researchers are hot on the trail of an invasive species that may be threatening the lake.
A high-frequency radar system was able to identify the devastating March 11 tsunami in Japan. It raises high hopes of developing an early warning system, said a UC Davis oceanographer.
UC Davis scientists have begun searching for ways to improve the health of honey bees, with the hope that they will solve the ongoing mystery of the drastic decline of the bee population.
Two UC Davis researchers, who believe in the therapeutic effects of cannabis, are on a mission to make sure pot is pure.
A UC Davis study explains how fructose is a major factor in metabolic syndrome, which can increase the risk of developing cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
UC Davis, UC Irvine and UCLA received or shared new grants from the state's stem cell agency. This money will help speed up therapies for patients suffering from diseases, including Huntington's, osteoporosis, melanoma and spinal cord injury.
Patients look up their illnesses online to become better informed and prepared to play an active role in their care, not because they mistrust their doctors, a UC Davis study suggests.
UC Davis researchers have found that the genetic trait breeders prize for making tomatoes also contribute to making them less sweet.
Biomedical engineers at UC Davis have developed a microfluidic chip to test for latent tuberculosis.
UC scientists are voicing concerns about a bill, dubbed the Genetic Information Privacy Act, which if passed, could have a costly and damaging effect on research.
Technology invented by a UC Davis researcher that converts solid waste into renewable energy debuted as the first commercially available, high-solid anaerobic digestion system in the U.S.
A mother's weight and metabolic conditions during pregnancy are not just potentially harmful to herself. New UC Davis research suggests these factors can play a key role in her child's development as well.
A UC Davis study has found that the rise in childhood obesity rates in California is slowing, which researchers think may be the outcome of improved nutrition and physical fitness programs in the state's public schools.
An 18 month study by researchers at UC Berkeley, Davis and Irvine comes as a new state law sends thousands of lower-level offenders to local jails instead of state prisons.
A gene fusion research project led by a UC Davis plant scientist targets Pierce's disease, a deadly threat to California's wine industry.
The UC Pavement Research Center in Davis works on creating longer lasting, quieter and more fuel efficient pavement.
A satellite galaxy 10 billion light years from Earth is the lowest mass object ever detected at such a distance, say a UC Davis scientist, who aided in the satellite's discovery.
The center opened in 2008 to "do for olives and olive oil what UC Davis did for wine."
A UC Davis grape breeder says some grapes would do better in warmer temperatures, but growing and marketing new varieties is a big investment.
UC Davis researchers have turned an iPhone into a high-quality medical imaging device that could transform medicine in developing countries.
On a recent expedition to a remote Indonesian island, a black, insect-eating wasp as long as a pinky finger was discovered.
UC Davis scientists have found a potential cause for a number of otherwise unexplained cases of male infertility: the absence of a protein that coats sperm and allows them to reach an egg more easily.
UC researchers predict that there is a 64 percent chance of a catastrophic levee failure in the delta in the next 50 years.