Imperial Valley News
Los Angeles, California - A range of diseases - from diabetes to cardiovascular disease, and from Alzheimer’s disease to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder - are linked to changes to genes in the brain. A new study by UCLA life scientists has found that hundreds of those genes can be damaged by fructose, a sugar that’s common in the Western diet, in a way that could lead to those diseases.
Davis, California - Western pond turtles in Sequoia National Park and other California remote wildlands have been exposed to an assortment of agricultural and industrial contaminants, according to a study from the National Park Service and the University of California, Davis.
Stanford, California - Most people look at a pigeon and see a chubby, common, boring bird. A “rat with wings,” in common New Yorker parlance. When David Lentink watches a pigeon dart around a building and land perfectly in its roost, however, he sees the future of robotic flight.
Stanford, California - Among the more than a million refugees that have flooded into Europe over the past year are the Afghans, the second-largest group behind the Syrians. Yet the humanitarian crisis affecting this land-locked South Asian country, like most news regarding Afghanistan, has received little attention in the United States.
Berkeley, California - Scientists increasingly realize the importance of gut and other microbes to our health and well-being, but one UC Berkeley biologist is asking whether these microbes - our microbiota - might also have played a role in shaping who we are by steering evolution.
Berkeley, California - The United States’ 2016 presidential race so far has been ruled by drama, trauma and Donald Trump, and provided political scientists and reporters assembled at UC Berkeley on Friday for the 19th annual Travers Conference on Ethics and Accountability in Government no shortage of potential lessons.