Human and Animal Health

Fruit Flies Raised in Space by UC Davis Researcher Show Weakened Immunity

December 14, 2018
Deborah Kimbrell is one of first researchers to study innate immunity in fruit flies. This is one in a series of stories highlighting UC Davis’ role in space research as the country reaches the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.

Uncovering How Dengue, Zika Viruses Manipulate Hosts

December 13, 2018
A new, holistic approach to biology is giving researchers new insights into how the Dengue and Zika viruses attack their hosts and, in the case of Zika, affect brain development.

Exploring the Role of Redox and Bioelectric Players in Tissue Regeneration

November 07, 2018
Seeking a better understanding of limb regeneration, UC Davis researchers are studying the relationship of redox players, like oxygen and hydrogen peroxide, with bioelectricity, including membrane potential and electric currents, to pinpoint how a tadpole can regrow an amputated tail.

UC Davis Research on Gravity Predates Men Landing on the Moon 50 Years Ago

October 16, 2018
NASA has invested millions of dollars in UC Davis research, working with UC Davis biologists, engineers, physiologists, psychologists and other researchers to study life in space — whether that be studying space itself, the effects of gravity, getting there, staying there or surviving there.

UC Davis Receives $1 Million From Keck Foundation Following Virus Discovery

September 06, 2018
Researchers at UC Davis and the University of Alberta, Canada, have made preliminary discoveries about how Zika and hepatitis C viruses reproduce at the cellular level, providing new insight into a family of viruses that also includes West Nile and dengue.

From Molecules to Minds

August 14, 2018
How does learning occur? And how do we remember what we learn? UC Davis Center for Neuroscience researchers are asking these questions to learn about the brain.

Discovering Curiosity: Exploring Age-Related Hearing Loss with Gregg Recanzone

June 06, 2018
Hearing loss is a substantial problem for society. It’s the third most common physical condition after arthritis and heart disease and about 30 percent of adults between ages 65 and 74 and nearly half of people over 75 experience some difficulty hearing. It’s a social problem, one that can lead to isolation and depression.

EMRAP: Undergrads on the Front Lines of Emergency Medicine

May 17, 2018
UC Davis Health's Department of Emergency Medicine serves approximately 80,000 patients each year. Through the UC Davis Emergency Medicine Research Associate Program, undergraduate students are getting hands-on experience in the Department of Emergency Medicine.

Discovering Curiosity: Art at the Zoo with Rebecca Calisi Rodríguez

April 19, 2018
Before delving into the world of endocrinology, Assistant Professor Rebecca Calisi Rodríguez wasn’t following the path of a traditional scientist. She’d studied studio art and psychology at both Skidmore College and Boston College and thought she wanted to pursue the artist’s life.

Cholesterol Research from UC Davis Highlighted in PNAS Blog

March 27, 2018

Distinguished Professor Jodi Nunnari, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, and Marina Besprozvannaya, a postdoctoral researcher, recently published a new study on the movement of cholesterol transporters and other molecules in the scientific journal eLIFE. Their work, along with three other studies, is synthesized in a new blog post on Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences' website.