Imperial Valley News Center
Los Angeles, California - Fasting in combination with chemotherapy has already been shown to kill cancer cells, but a pair of new studies in mice suggests that a less-toxic class of drugs combined with fasting may kill breast, colorectal and lung cancer cells equally well.
Davis, California - Approximately 10 percent of ozone pollution in California’s San Joaquin Valley is estimated to be coming from outside of the state’s borders, particularly from Asia, according to preliminary research presented today, March 31, by the University of California, Davis.
Stanford, California - This week California water officials performed one of their regular measurements of the state's snowpack and confirmed it is a startling 5 percent of normal - the lowest April 1 total on record. That accumulation of snow in the state's mountains - specifically the Sierra Nevada - serves as natural "frozen storage" for surface water supplies. Its runoff feeds streams, rivers and reservoirs throughout the year and provides about 30 percent of the water Californians depend on for drinking, growing food and other uses in a typical year.
Stanford, California - To kill spam, email filters might need to act a bit more like ants.
Stanford, California - Global oil prices may stay low for the next 10 or 20 years, according to Stanford economist Frank Wolak.
Stanford, California - Last year, eight groups of ants flew to the International Space Station, boosted by a rocket and the curiosity of Stanford University biologist Deborah M. Gordon, who studies collective behavior. Results from that mission, recently published in the open-access journal Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, showed that the collective search behavior of ants in microgravity had some interesting twists. Now Gordon is inviting high school students to collaborate in further research on collective search by ants on Earth, through a new "citizen science" lesson plan. Younger students could try it too.