Posts tagged with ‘ucresearch’
It’s National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The University of California-managed California Breast Cancer Research Program (CBCRP) works year-round to raise awareness and fund research that strives to uncover the many factors that may contribute to the disease. This includes toxicological testing to detect chemical contributors to breast cancer risk.
This video highlights some of the community outreach and research that’s funded by the CBCRP,.
UC as a whole performs almost one-tenth of all the academic research in the entire United States.University of California President Janet Napolitano
Great news - as part of the University of California’s sustainability initiative, the university will make the largest solar energy purchase by any U.S. higher education institution to help power its campuses and medical centers more sustainably. More here: http://bit.ly/1wbP4B7
In many of our interviews about ucresearch, we discover that innovation often starts when scientists simply ask “how and why.” As University of California President Janet Napolitano recently opined, basic research “is where the action is.” Indeed.
Happy Labor Day weekend! On the subject of labor, wouldn’t it be nice to have one of these around to sort and fold the laundry? ucberkeley's 'Brett' (Berkeley Robot for the Elimination of Tedious Tasks) can do just that, using two Syntouch Biotac haptics sensors that allows it to “get a feeling of objects”.
Possessive puppies: Jealous behaviors in dogs
Emotion researchers have been arguing for years whether jealousy requires complex cognition. And some scientists have even said that jealousy is an entirely social construct — not seen in all human cultures and not fundamental or hard-wired in the same ways that fear and anger are.
A current study by UC San Diego professor Christine Harris is the first experimental test of jealous behaviors in dogs. The findings support the view that there may be a more basic form of jealousy, which evolved to protect social bonds from interlopers.
“Our study suggests not only that dogs do engage in what appear to be jealous behaviors but also that they were seeking to break up the connection between the owner and a seeming rival,” Harris said. “We can’t really speak to the dogs’ subjective experiences, of course, but it looks as though they were motivated to protect an important social relationship.”
Kittehs canz be jealoos, too …