Human and Animal Health

Popular Painkiller Ibuprofen Affects Liver Enzymes in Mice

March 11, 2020
The popular painkiller ibuprofen may have more significant effects on the liver than previously thought, according to new research from the University of California, Davis. The study in laboratory mice also shows marked differences between males and females.

Giving Humanity a Hand with Supernumerary Robotics

February 06, 2020
A team of UC Davis researchers look to give humanity an extra hand—literally. A new, NSF-funded collaboration between the Departments of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) and Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior (NPB) plans to develop and test a robotic fifth limb to give humans extra capabilities in extreme environments.

CRYO EM: Unleashing the Future of Biology at UC Davis

January 31, 2020
Atomic-level imaging has finally arrived at UC Davis! Introducing the newest addition to the Biological Electron Microscope Core Facility. The College of Biological Sciences is home to 7 of 17 Core Facilities on the Davis campus and we are thrilled to add this disruptive and catalyzing world-class tech to the UC Davis research arsenal.

Taking a Bite Out of Research: BMCDB Ph.D. Student Natalie Sahabandu Reflects on Her Journey as an Aggie

January 27, 2020
Natalie Sahabandu is a Ph.D student in the BMCDB Graduate Group. As an undergraduate at UC Davis, she picked up science skills through the Biology Undergraduate Scholars Program. Her interest in science and biology is all due to her mother, who carted the young Sahabandu to various science exhibitions at local universities in Sri Lanka.

Bios Magazine: Making Sense of Your Perceptions

January 10, 2020
UC Davis College of Biological Sciences neuroscientists like Wilsaan Joiner and Jochen Ditterich are exploring new ways to understand how our brains make sense of our perceptions, in hopes to help diagnose and fight debilitating conditions like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.