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Basic Research in Fruit Flies Leads to Potential Drug for Diseases Afflicting Millions

A stable cell line of Wolbachia-infected fruit fly cells turned out to be an invaluable tool for researchers seeking new drugs to treat river blindness and related diseases. That's because the parasitic worms that cause these diseases are actually...
12-Jul-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Nature-Based Solutions Can Prevent $50 Billion in Gulf Coast Flood Damages

While coastal development and climate change are increasing the risk of flooding for communities along the U.S. Gulf Coast, restoration of marshes and oyster reefs are among the most cost-effective solutions for reducing those risks, according to a...
9-Apr-2018 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UC Santa Cruz Research Signals Arrival of a Complete Human Genome

New research from a UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute-affiliated team from the Jack Baskin School of Engineering just published in the journal Nature Biotechnology attempts to close huge gaps in our genomic reference map. The research uses nanopore...
19-Mar-2018 4:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Innovative Restoration of Coral Reefs Helps Protect Caribbean Islands

Researchers at UC Santa Cruz and the Nature Conservancy have measured the protective role of coral reefs and field-tested a solution that reduces coastal risks by combining innovative engineering with restoration ecology.
12-Feb-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

World-Renowned Health Research on the Hill

UC Santa Cruz’s genomics investigators have built a research powerhouse in sequencing, storing, cataloging, assembling, validating, and analyzing huge volumes of genomic data in their mission to use genomics to positively impact health, nature,...
9-Nov-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

UC Santa Cruz Goes Bald to Support Childhood Cancer Research

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation will host one of its signature head-shaving events at UC Santa Cruz's Science & Engineering Library on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 1-4pm, where more than 11 UCSC staff and students will shave their heads to raise...
19-Oct-2017 11:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Under the Redwoods, UC Santa Cruz Treehouse Initiative Fights Kids’ Cancer Using Computers

The City of Santa Cruz Economic Development Office recently sat down with Treehouse Childhood Cancer Initiative Founder Olena Morozova and UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute Scientific Director David Haussler to learn more about how UC Santa Cruz is...
17-Aug-2017 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UC Santa Cruz Genomics Undergrad Awarded Prestigious NIH Research Scholarship

UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute scholar Stefanie Brizuela has been selected by the Scientific Review Committee of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) as a UGSP Scholar. As a UGSP Scholar, Brizuela will...
17-Aug-2017 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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UC Santa Cruz Professor Aims to Expand Science Internships for High School Students

Astronomer Puragra GuhaThakurta is using a sabbatical at Google to explore ways to expand and diversify the Science Internship Program for high school students that he started in 2009 at UC Santa Cruz.
10-Mar-2015 1:05 PM EDT

Election Experts Available to Provide Commentary and Analysis

From polling and party politics to taxes and global warming, the following experts at the University of California, Santa Cruz, are available to discuss the hot topics this election season.
22-Aug-2008 1:00 PM EDT

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