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Probable Chlorine Exposure Kills 21,000 Fish at UC Davis
Threatened and endangered species were among the dead, likely poisoned overnight by a chlorination system used to decontaminate the animals’ tank water.
Probable Chlorine Exposure Kills 21,000 Fish at UC Davis
Probable Chlorine Exposure Kills 21,000 Fish at UC Davis

Threatened and endangered species were among the dead, likely poisoned overnight by a chlorination system used to decontaminate the animals’ tank water.

Threatened and endangered species were among the dead, likely poisoned overnight by a chlorination system used to decontaminate the animals’ tank water.

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CRISPR Patent Ruling Favors Broad Institute
Jef Akst | Mar 1, 2022
The US Patent and Trademark Office has once again decided that the institute has priority over the University of California and collaborators regarding intellectual property rights for CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing in eukaryotes. But the fight over the technique isn’t over.
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University of California and Elsevier Forge Open-Access Deal
Diana Kwon | Mar 18, 2021
The agreement comes two years after the university system cut ties with the publisher after failing to come to an agreement.
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Field Research Sites Damaged as Fires Ravage West Coast
Shawna Williams | Sep 11, 2020
Flames and smoke have killed dozens of people over the past month and burned hundreds of thousands of acres, causing massive disruptions.
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Marine Biologist John Pearse Dies
Shawna Williams | Aug 18, 2020
The retired University of California, Santa Cruz, professor was known for his work on invertebrate reproduction, kelp ecology, and Antarctic marine life.
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Springer Nature and UC Strike Largest Open-Access Deal in US
Diana Kwon | Jun 16, 2020
The agreement will include approximately 2,700 journals as well as plans to transition Nature journals to open access for the University of California system.
Cal State University to Conduct Most Classes Online this Fall
Catherine Offord | May 13, 2020
The public university system in California joins a number of colleges planning a virtual semester to minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19.
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Bay Area Researchers Close Labs Under New Restrictions
The Scientist Staff | Mar 17, 2020
Under an area-wide “shelter in place” order, scientists at some of the world’s leading universities scramble to continue working while confined to their homes.
UC Santa Cruz Fires Graduate Students Taking Part in Strike
Catherine Offord | Mar 2, 2020
The university sent dismissal letters to 54 teaching assistants who have been engaged in a months-long dispute over pay.
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Massive Philanthropic Infusions Announced for US Universities
Shawna Williams | Dec 3, 2019
A total of more than $1 billion will go to institutions including the Cleveland Clinic, Duke University, and branches of the University of California.
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UCSD Eye Doctor Resigns After Investigation into Ties with China
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 23, 2019
The FDA and the university have audited Kang Zhang for breaches in bioethics and a failure to follow research protocols.
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UC Faculty Protest Elsevier by Suspending Work for Cell Press
Kerry Grens | Aug 8, 2019
More than 30 professors will no longer serve on editorial boards of the journals unless Elsevier and the University of California can reach a contract.
University of California Loses Access to New Content in Elsevier Journals
Diana Kwon | Jul 12, 2019
The university and the publisher have been trying to forge a new licensing agreement for the last year.
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USC Apologizes for Taking Over UCSD’s Alzheimer’s Program
Chia-Yi Hou | Jul 3, 2019
The University of Southern California reaches a settlement with the University of California, San Diego, over snatching staff, data, and funding in 2015.
Infant Monkeys Died in Accidental Poisoning at UC Davis Lab
Catherine Offord | Jun 18, 2019
The seven primates came into contact with a dye that was used on their mothers, documents reveal.
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Academic Researchers at the University of California Form a Union
Chia-Yi Hou | Apr 5, 2019
The university drops its objections and comes to an agreement on who can be included in Academic Researchers United.
With No Open Access Deal, UC Breaks with Elsevier
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 1, 2019
After negotiating for eight months, the University of California becomes one of the first research institutions in the US to stop paying for access to the publisher’s journals.
University of California and Elsevier Locked in Negotiations
Carolyn Wilke | Dec 13, 2018
The UC system is pushing to change the subscription model and accelerate open access, but if there’s no contract agreement by December 31, faculty and students lose access altogether.
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Conservation Biologist and Placenta Expert Kurt Benirschke Dies
Shawna Williams | Sep 14, 2018
He established the San Diego Zoo’s cryopreserved Frozen Zoo.
In Utero Transplant in First Clinical Trial Successful
Jim Daley | May 30, 2018
Doctors treated the fetus, who has alpha thalassemia major, with cells from her mother’s bone marrow.