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New clues to treat juvenile diabetes

Mark Hulsing sitting at microscope with a large screen showing a green and blue dotted circle

UC Davis Assistant Professor Mark Huising is a recipient of The Hartwell Foundation 2014 Individual Biomedical Research Award to support his early-stage research toward a cure for juvenile diabetes. Diabetes affects 10 percent of the entire United States population, including approximately a…

Don’t look to crickets to feed the world just yet, study cautions

Agronomist Mark Lundy holding a cricket with chopsticks ready to eat

Crickets are not all that they’re cracked up to be as an alternative, global source of protein in the human diet to supplement or replace livestock consumption, according to newly published research at the University of California, Davis. Worldwide, statistics show that crickets are the most…

Video gaming, food, social network of Al Capone all part of new institute conference

Institute for Social Sciences conference explores online markets, video gaming, the cultural politics of food, social networking gangsters

Where man and nature collide: Roadkill hot spots identified in California

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An interactive map shows how California’s state highway system is strewn with roadkill “hot spots,” which are identified in a newly released report by the Road Ecology Center at the University of California, Davis. The data could help state highway planners take measures to protect both…

Guggenheim Fellowship awarded to Professor Deb Niemeier

Civil engineer professor Deb Niemeier

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship to Deb Niemeier, professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Davis. The fellowships, sometimes regarded as "mid-career awards," are presented to individuals who…