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Nicole Steinmetz UC San Diego professor of nanoengineering holding an enlarged model of the Tobacco mild green mosaic virus She is exploring how the plant virus could be used for targeted pesticide delivery deep within the soil Photos by David Baillot/UC San MIT researchers have developed a method for turning plant leaves into a light source by injecting light-emitting nanoparticles into the leaves reports Mark Ellwood for The Wall Street Journal "Currently researchers are able to make plants such as spinach kale and watercress emit a dim light for about 4 hours " says Ellwood "up from 45 minutes when the project began in 2015 "

The Campaign for UC Davis: Inspiring Stories: Vaccine

A group of UC Davis students is working to save thousands of lives and millions of dollars by advancing vaccine development Arzola a doctoral candidate in chemical engineering is leading an interdisciplinary team of fellow student researchers in developing a way to use tobacco plants to replace conventional methods of vaccine production

Now UC researchers with the Tri-State Tobacco and Alcohol Research Center are testing an innovative vaccine to help smokers snuff out the nicotine habit for good The national trial is being conducted at 25 centers nationwide including UC with results expected in early 2012

2007/11/14Researchers say they have documented how the tobacco industry undermined evidence linking secondhand smoke to cardiovascular disease After combing through nearly 50 million pages of previously secret internal tobacco-industry documents UC Davis and UC San Francisco researchers say they have documented for the first time how the industry funded and used scientific studies to

The troubled tobacco industry may be getting some good news for a change University of California scientists are engineering the tobacco plant to produce oils that when extracted can serve as drop-in biofuels to power airplanes cars and other machines

Nicole Steinmetz UC San Diego professor of nanoengineering holding an enlarged model of the Tobacco mild green mosaic virus She is exploring how the plant virus could be used for targeted pesticide delivery deep within the soil Photos by David Baillot/UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering

UC design could revolutionize power plants

2019/1/29UC's researchers also are working with Babcock and Wilcox in Lancaster Ohio which in 2016 acquired the Italian company SPIG specializing in power plant cooling systems Manglik said air-cooled power plants will become increasingly valuable in arid parts of the world in the face of growing industrialization and climate change

Other UC Davis researchers had sugar beet fields they did not want infected with the curly top virus which meant Esau could not release virus-laden leafhoppers in the open Undaunted she decided to focus her research on the effect of the curly top virus on sugarbeets a decision that changed her field to pathological plant anatomy and led to the lifelong career Peter Raven praised so highly

Plant viruses including tobacco mosaic virus have been recovered from irrigation runoff so their spread through the reuse of this water is highly likely Oki said For the purposes of their small-scale study water contaminated with tobacco mosaic pathogens was filtered through a four-inch-diameter PVC pipe filled with sand and then used to irrigate the peppers

2020/8/5Engineering Dean Mark Matsumoto emphasized that the multidisciplinary nature of the center brings UC Merced researchers nearly limitless opportunities to collaborate with established research universities that are all prestigious members

A transplastomic plant is a genetically modified plant in which genes are inactivated modified or new foreign genes are inserted into the DNA of plastids like the chloroplast instead of nuclear DNA Currently the majority of transplastomic plants are a result of chloroplast manipulation due to poor expression in other plastids [1] However

Engineering Dean Mark Matsumoto emphasized that the multidisciplinary nature of the center brings UC Merced researchers nearly limitless opportunities to collaborate with established research universities that are all prestigious members

The researchers inserted into the tobacco plants a gene that interrupted the biochemical chain of events that normally leads to the loss of the plant's leaves during drought The genetically modified tobacco plants and the non-modified plants in the experiment's control group were all grown in a greenhouse under the same optimal conditions for 40 days

Other UC Davis researchers had sugar beet fields they did not want infected with the curly top virus which meant Esau could not release virus-laden leafhoppers in the open Undaunted she decided to focus her research on the effect of the curly top virus on sugarbeets a decision that changed her field to pathological plant anatomy and led to the lifelong career Peter Raven praised so highly

UC researcher mentors local Year 8 student

Thanks to Dr Tona Sanchez-Palacios local Year 8 student Jessinda Luu is getting a hands-on experience of lab life as the University of Canberra researcher mentors her on a science project 21 August 2020: Inspired by a University-led ecology excursion Year 8

The troubled tobacco industry may be getting some good news for a change University of California scientists are engineering the tobacco plant to produce oils that when extracted can serve as drop-in biofuels to power airplanes cars and other machines

Nicole Steinmetz UC San Diego professor of nanoengineering holding an enlarged model of the Tobacco mild green mosaic virus She is exploring how the plant virus could be used for targeted pesticide delivery deep within the soil Photos by David Baillot/UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering

The researchers tested how these genetically engineered tobacco plants fared under typical farming conditions in a field The modified tobacco grew around 40 percent more biomass than unaltered plants The researchers hope that this tweak to photosynthesis

Nicole Steinmetz UC San Diego professor of nanoengineering holding an enlarged model of the Tobacco mild green mosaic virus She is exploring how the plant virus could be used for targeted pesticide delivery deep within the soil Photos by David Baillot/UC San