Nanomaterials commonly used in sunscreens and boat-bottom paints are making sea urchin embryos more vulnerable to toxins, according to a study from the University of California, Davis. The authors said this could pose a risk to coastal, marine and freshwater environments.
The University of California, Davis, and HM.CLAUSE have partnered to open a business incubator that will help advance regional innovation in the life sciences. To celebrate this unique collaboration, a launch event was held on Thursday, May 7, at the new innovation center in south Davis.
Two prominent researchers at UC Davis are under a microscope for their work in stem-cell biotechnology. The pair from University of California, Davis was awarded close to $4 million in funding to improve biotechnology intended for physicians studying stem cell treatments.
UCLA-developed technology would protect children from harmful exposure.
The first nationwide vulnerability assessment for ocean acidification, published today in Nature Climate Change, shows that coastal communities in 15 states that depend on the nation’s approximately $1 billion shelled-mollusk (e.g., oysters and clams) industry are at long-term economic risk from ocean acidification.
Ability to quickly restore molecular proteins could slash biotechnology costs.
There is a recent trend towards universities funding the commercialization of their own research, with a new University of California fund one of the most recent examples.