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$6.9 million funds studies of health-boosting compounds in cow’s milk

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After spending more than a decade decoding breast milk’s important health-promoting constituents, a team of researchers in the Foods for Health Institute at the University of California, Davis, is now doing the same for cow’s milk, with potential benefits both for human health and the U.S.…

Expanding California’s water supply: You can’t store what isn’t there

California’s approval of a $7.5 billion water bond has bolstered prospects for expanding reservoirs and groundwater storage, but the drought-prone state can effectively use no more than a 15 percent increase in surface water storage capacity because of lack of water to fill it, according…

Performance horse management survey invites participants

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The Center for Equine Health at the University of California, Davis, is seeking input from horse owners, trainers, riders and veterinarians for an online survey regarding the management practices of all performance horse disciplines. Claudia Sonder, a veterinarian and director of the Center for…

Student chefs compete to put dish on UC Davis menu

It's not just "What's cooking?" It's also "Who's cooking?" Three students will cook their own recipes before a hungry crowd at a UC Davis dining commons to compete for the honor of having their dish on the menu in a few weeks. The competition — including a red carpet and culinary prizes — and…