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Bringing a complex underground ecology into the lab


Beneath the surface of the earth, an influential community of microbes mingles with plant roots. In the first large-scale analysis of those communities, scientists have now catalogued and compared the hundreds of types of bacteria that associate with the roots of the model plant Arabidopsis under various conditions. The work ...

First of its kind trust fund launched to protect intact tropical ecosystems of Guyana


The Guyanese government today launched a US$8.5 million trust fund called the Conservation Trust Fund, the first of its kind for the country. The fund will provide long-term financing for the management of Guyana’s intact protected areas system (PAS) and will support efforts by the government, along with local communities, ...

Scientists to explore hidden realm of microbes, viruses beneath the ocean floor


The microbes and viruses shrouded in darkness below the ocean floor are bound to become much less mysterious, due to a bold research program led by MBL Bay Paul Center Scientist Julie Huber and her colleagues from several institutions. The program has received a $2.25 million award from the Gordon ...

California Institute of Technology

An earthquake in a maze

By Kimm Fesenmaier Caltech July 19, 2012

The powerful magnitude-8.6 earthquake that shook Sumatra on April 11, 2012, was a seismic standout for many reasons, not the least of which is that it was larger than scientists thought an earthquake of its type—an intraplate strike-slip quake—could ever be. Now, as Caltech researchers report on their findings from the ...

Special Projects in Science

Private foundations fund new astronomy tool

W.M. Keck Observatory July 10, 2012

The W. M. Keck Observatory has been awarded two major grants to help build a $4 million laser system as the next leap forward in a technology which already enables ground-based telescopes to exceed the observational power of telescopes in space. The new laser, when installed on the current adaptive ...

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Science needs private support, as well

By Steven J. McCormick Washington Post June 29, 2012

Letter to the Editor

In his June 21 op-ed column, “The payoff from funding science research,” Fareed Zakaria made an excellent case for the benefits of government funding of science — it’s good for the economy and innovation.

Mapping the human genome is just one shining example of ...

Inaugural nursing program graduates participate in UC Davis commencement exercises

UC Davis Health System June 18, 2012

For the first time, 25 Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis students received Master of Science Degrees in Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership at the UC Davis Office of Graduate Studies Commencement Ceremony on June 14. 

Prior to the formal graduation that included more than 600 ...

Highland Hospital receives $690K grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to reduce preventable hospital readmissions

June 14, 2012

Alameda County Medical Center (ACMC) today announced it received a $690,926 grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to implement a transitional care program aimed at reducing preventable readmission rates at its flagship Highland Hospital.

"The transition from hospital to home is a challenge for high risk patients who ...

Thirty Meter Telescope

India commits at least $100 million to TMT construction

June 14, 2012

Working through the State Department, India has committed to spending at least $100 million towards the Thirty Meter Telescope project, becoming the first government to make this commitment.

Read the official State Department announcement here.

Read the web feature from the TMT website here.

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Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

UC Davis graduating its first class of nurses

By Cynthia Craft Sacramento Bee June 13, 2012
Nurse Charley Johnston, 32, finds goodness in all corners of his career: in his challenging new nursing job, in his two years at the UC Davis School of Nursing – even in the future of health care in general.

But ask Johnston what he finds most inspirational and he'll go ...