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Dogs, cats, and big-wave surfers: Healthy heart lessons from animals and athletes

Sep 1, 2015 Heart rates of big-wave surfers are among the surprises from 30 years of studying exercise physiology in people and wild animals.

Astronomer Claire Max appointed director of UC Observatories

Aug 24, 2015 UC President Janet Napolitano has appointed UC Santa Cruz astronomer Claire Max as director of UC Observatories.

Seagate gift supports UC Santa Cruz research on genomic data storage

Aug 20, 2015 Donation includes 2.5 petabytes of storage for studying large-scale data storage challenges in genomics and other areas

UC Santa Cruz psychology Ph.D. graduate wins Fulbright fellowship for research in Israel

Aug 13, 2015 A recent UC Santa Cruz psychology Ph.D. graduate has won a Fulbright postdoctoral award to support 20 months of research at an Israeli university where he will look at how different groups justify violence on moral terms.

Male elephant seals use 'voice recognition' to identify rivals, study finds

Aug 12, 2015 Researchers from UC Santa Cruz have been studying the behavior of northern elephant seals at Año Nuevo State Reserve since the late 1960s.

California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine funds UC Santa Cruz pediatric cancer project

Aug 3, 2015 The state initiative is providing $1.2 million for the Genomics Institute's California Kids Cancer Comparison project.

New method reveals hidden population of regulatory molecules in cells

Aug 3, 2015 UC Santa Cruz researchers have revealed a previously undetected population of small RNA molecules involved in cell regulation

Warhol Foundation grant goes to Institute of the Arts and Sciences project

Jul 23, 2015 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts has awarded a $30,000 grant to support an innovative artist residency and exhibition developed by the Institute of the Arts and Sciences (IAS) at UC Santa Cruz and the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) in San Jose--in collaboration with the UC Lick Observatory.

Humanities Dean Tyler Stovall named president-elect of American Historical Association

Jul 23, 2015 Humanities Dean Tyler Stovall has been chosen as president-elect of the American Historical Association, the largest professional organization in the U.S. devoted to the study and promotion of history.

Study identifies ways to reduce flood risk while protecting natural habitat

Jul 23, 2015 Scientists from UC Santa Cruz and The Nature Conservancy release a timely report as forecasts indicate El Niño could bring dangerous flooding to California.

Keck Foundation awards UC Santa Cruz $2 million for human genome variation project

Jul 22, 2015 The Human Genome Variation Map being developed by the UCSC Genomics Institute will be a valuable new resource for medical researchers.

Gift to UC Santa Cruz funds new chair in water resources and food sustainability

Jul 20, 2015 UC Santa Cruz has received $500,000 from the Helen and Will Webster Foundation that with matching funds from UC Regents has established the Stephen R. Gliessman Presidential Chair in Water Resources and Food System Sustainability.

Study finds surprisingly high geothermal heating beneath West Antarctic Ice Sheet

Jul 10, 2015 UC Santa Cruz team reports first direct measurement of heat flow to the bottom of the West Antarctic ice sheet

UC Santa Cruz pediatric cancer project receives $250,000 to fight high-risk neuroblastoma

Jul 8, 2015 Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation has awarded the UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute a $250,000 grant for pediatric cancer research.

Original thinkers shifted paradigms, changed the world

Jun 23, 2015 From discovering a cell’s molecular motor to showing women’s role in evolution, UC Santa Cruz professors have made world-changing contributions through their research and scholarship.

UC Santa Cruz partners with UC Merced in nanotechnology center

Jun 23, 2015 Nanotechnology researchers at UC Santa Cruz are partners in a new center for nanomaterials research funded by NASA and based at UC Merced.

Fish declines linked to effects of excess nutrients on coastal estuaries

Jun 8, 2015 Offshore fisheries that depend on the health of fish nurseries in coastal estuaries are adversely affected by excess nutrients in runoff from land

9th annual screening of Soc Doc graduate films at Del Mar Theater

Jun 3, 2015 UC Santa Cruz presents the ninth annual exhibition of thesis films from the Film and Digital Media Department’s masters program in Social Documentation on June 10, at the Del Mar Theater in Santa Cruz.

Scientists discover a protein that silences the biological clock

Jun 2, 2015 A protein associated with cancer cells is a powerful suppressor of the clock that drives the daily rhythms of cells throughout the body.

Large bloom of toxic algae under way in Monterey Bay and beyond

Jun 2, 2015 Researchers have detected large blooms of toxin-producing algae in Monterey Bay, raising concerns about potential effects on marine mammals and seabirds.

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