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Summer interns gain research experience in Silicon Valley nanotech labs

Aug 24, 2010 Dozens of students gained valuable experience in nanotechnology and energy research labs this summer through an internship program at the Advanced Studies Laboratories (ASL), a collaborative...

Not one, but two great earthquakes caused 2009 Samoa-Tonga tsunami disaster

Aug 18, 2010 Scientists studying the massive earthquake that struck the South Pacific on September 29, 2009, have found that it actually involved two great earthquakes: an initial one with magnitude 8.1, which...

Biologist Amy Ralston wins Ellison Medical Foundation grant for stem cell research

Aug 16, 2010 The Ellison Medical Foundation has selected UCSC biologist Amy Ralston as a New Scholar in Aging, providing $400,000 over four years to support her research on the biology of stem cells. ...

Report sets course for next decade of astronomy and astrophysics

Aug 16, 2010 Several UCSC faculty members contributed to a new report from the National Research Council that identifies the top priorities for astronomy and astrophysics research in the coming decade....

Protein structure reveals how tumor suppressor turns on and off

Aug 10, 2010 New findings by UCSC cancer researchers reveal the molecular mechanisms involved in opening and closing a gate that controls the cycle of cell growth and division....

California sea otter numbers drop again

Aug 3, 2010 After a decade of steady recovery, the southern sea otter is in decline for the second year in a row, according to the latest population survey by USGS and UCSC researchers....

Cannibal galaxies and chemical abundances: high school physical science interns explore the universe

Jul 29, 2010 Fifteen brainy, super-motivated high school students are taking part in a UC Santa Cruz summer program that helps young people delve deeply into research in the physical sciences with professional...

$2 million NIH grant funds research on climate change and mosquito-borne disease

Jul 26, 2010 A four-year, $2 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) will support research at UC Santa Cruz on climate change and the transmission of mosquito-borne...

Scientists aim to predict toxic algal blooms in California's coastal waters

Jul 21, 2010 After years of studying and monitoring harmful algal blooms in California's coastal waters, Raphael Kudela is trying to predict when toxin-producing algae will strike again....

Research at Elkhorn Slough guides conservation and restoration efforts

Jul 20, 2010 As an adjunct professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at UCSC and research coordinator for the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, Kerstin Wasson brings rigorous science to bear...

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