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Challenging Year for Almond Growers, Beekeepers

Honey bee and almond blossom

UC Davis Cooperative Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen, a member of the UC Davis Department of Entomology faculty for 32 years, says this looks like a challenging  year for almond growers. There's this water problem. Think...

Posted on Monday, February 9, 2009 at 5:21 PM

Battling Malaria

Win Surachetpong and Shirley Luckhart

Malaria is indeed a global terrorist. The disease, caused by the parasite Plasmodium and transmitted by infected anopheline mosquitoes, strikes some 350 to 500 million people a year,...

Posted on Friday, February 6, 2009 at 5:53 PM

Biodiversity Creates Biodiversity

Andrew Forbes

Biodiversity creates biodiversity. That point comes through loud and clear when you read the scientific paper on the apple maggot/parasitic wasp research led by UC Davis evolutionary ecologist Andrew Forbes. The news embargo lifted at 11 a.m....

Posted on Thursday, February 5, 2009 at 5:38 PM

Shoulder to Shoulder

Nymph

Vacaville resident James Moehrke was out geocaching last weekend in the Vaca Valley Parkway-East Monte Vista Avenue area of the city when he spotted some red-shouldered black bugs. "There were many clusters, probably thousands of individuals, in...

Posted on Wednesday, February 4, 2009 at 6:03 PM

A Sense of Urgency

Dedication

It's a sense of urgency. When UC Davis researchers Bruce Hammock and Nipavan Chiamvimonvat and their team discovered that a prototype drug reduces heart enlargement--one of the most common causes of heart failure--and published their work in...

Posted on Tuesday, February 3, 2009 at 6:42 PM

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