Can Gun Violence Restraining Orders Help Prevent Shootings?

Two UC Davis physicians who helped get California’s Gun Violence Restraining Order law on the books explain why this legal tool is needed and how it might offer real hope for decreasing gun violence. 

Research Highlights
Nearly Half of California’s Vegetation at Risk From Climate Stress
Researchers have found that current levels of greenhouse gas emissions are putting nearly half of California’s natural vegetation at risk from climate stress, with transformative implications for the state’s landscape and the people and animals that depend on it. 

Researchers Say Medical Licensing Test Should Include More Questions on Prescription Drug Safety and Misuse
Research led by experts from the UC Davis schools of medicine and nursing has identified gaps in pain-related education for health care providers that leave out important aspects of safe and effective pain management competencies, including those specific to opioid safety.

Consumer and Industrial Products Overtake Transportation as Source of Urban Air Pollution
Consumer products such as shampoo, cleaning products and paint now contribute as much to urban air pollution as tailpipe emissions from vehicles, according to a new study led by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and researchers at UC Davis.

Ambitious Global Virome Project Could Mark End of Pandemic Era
Rather than wait for viruses like Ebola, SARS and Zika to become outbreaks that force the world to react, this global initiative seeks to proactively identify, prepare for and stop viral threats before they become pandemics.

UC Davis Smart Farm Initiative is Creating the Farm and Farmworkers of the Future
A team of biologists, engineers, educators and sociologists are working together to transform the future of farming through new technologies that produce more food, improve animal welfare and lessen the impact on the environment.

Innovation News
Bears Burned in California Wildfires Healed with Innovative Treatment Using Fish Skins
Two adult female black bears that were burned during the Thomas Fire in Southern California have recuperated and are now back in the wild thanks to the help of UC Davis veterinarians and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Startup Receives FDA Clearance for Polymer That Can Help Injured Bones Regrow
Molecular Matrix Inc., a biotechnology startup enabled by UC Davis, has received Food and Drug Administration clearance for a carbohydrate-based polymer that can help injured bones heal and regrow.

UC Davis Startup Evolve BioSystems Announces Results of Clinical Study
Evolve BioSystems Inc., a spin-off from the UC Davis Foods for Health Institute that is developing novel solutions to restore and maintain a healthy newborn gut microbiome,  announced  the outcome of its clinical study evaluating their probiotic product in breast-fed infants.

Researcher Spotlight
Training a Bee to Fly Upwind: Stacey Combes’ Research Reveals the Complex Biomechanics that Help Insects Survive
Associate Professor Stacey Combes has long been fascinated by how animals move. In her lab, she uses high-speed imaging at 1,000 to 5,000 frames per second to reveal the behaviors and physiological traits that shape insect behavior and survival. One thing she’s learned is that bees, which are critically important pollinators, are actually quite clumsy.
Featured Events
UC Davis 3rd Annual Kidney Research Day
Keynote speakers will be Tammy Sirich, M.D. and Shuvo Roy, Ph.D.
March 8

Ignite Conference
Ignite is a four-day summit and tour that brings together innovative CEOs and business leaders to speak with students. Includes a day visiting Bay Area and Silicon Valley startups. 
March 7-10

2018 UC Davis Research Expo
A unique opportunity for research faculty, staff, and students to explore the services, facilities, and programs available to support them.
April 5
Honors and Awards
UC Davis Ranked First in the World in Veterinary Science and Second in Agriculture and Forestry according to the 2018 QS World University Rankings

UC Davis Professor Lund Elected to National Academy of Engineering

Laura Marcu Named National Academy of Inventors Fellow

UC Davis Chancellor May Elected to National Academy of Engineering

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