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UC Davis awarded $100 million to lead program to predict and prevent pandemic threats

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The United States Agency for International Development has awarded up to $100 million for the second phase of the PREDICT project based at the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine. PREDICT is part of the Emerging Pandemic Threats, or EPT, program — an unprecedented…

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…

Soap antimicrobial may damage liver and raise cancer risk, mouse study shows

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Long-term exposure to triclosan, an antimicrobial agent commonly found in a broad array of soaps, shampoos, toothpastes and other consumer products, may have potentially serious health consequences, reports a research team including a UC Davis scientist. Data from a new study shows that triclosan…