Imperial Valley News Center
Davis, California - When disease-resistant rice is invaded by disease-causing bacteria, a small protein produced by the bacteria betrays the invader. Upon recognizing that protein, the rice plants sense that a microbial attack is underway and are able to mount an immune response to fend off bacterial infection, reports a research team led by the University of California, Davis.
Davis, California - As every parent knows, respiratory illnesses - complete with runny nose, sore throat and cough - are quite routine for young children and usually pass as quickly as they appear.
Stanford, California - The United States now produces about as much crude oil as Saudi Arabia does, and enough natural gas to export in large quantities. That's thanks to hydraulic fracturing, a mining practice that involves a rock-cracking pressurized mix of water, sand and chemicals.
Stanford, California - One way to end the problem of political corruption in Washington, D.C., is to establish a new branch of government that serves as an "umpire" against cronyism, a Stanford economist suggests.
Berkeley, California - A new theory says dark matter acts remarkably similar to subatomic particles known to science since the 1930s.
Berkeley, California - he original Americans came from Siberia in a single wave no more than 23,000 years ago, at the height of the last Ice Age, and apparently hung out in the north - perhaps for thousands of years - before spreading in two distinct populations throughout North and South America, according to a new genomic analysis.
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