Saturday, March 31, 2007

Press Enterprise article on UCR Stem Cell Center features Prue Talbot

Riverside's Press Enterprise newspaper ran a front page story today on the new Stem Cell Research Center at UCR. Prue Talbot, the Center director, was featured prominently in the article. The full article can be found by clicking here.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Recent Quotes in the News

From Paul Ziemann

“The important point is that secondary organic aerosols are highly oxidized and hydrophilic. Consequently, SOA-containing particles are able to take up water more readily and to act as nuclei for cloud formation."
Paul J. Ziemann, an atmospheric chemist, on how SOAs – secondary organic aerosols -- are thought to be a prime candidate for causing at least some of the health effects that led to current EPA air pollution standards for fine particulate matter.

From David Eastmond

REACH will invigorate the growing field of in silico toxicology, the use of computer models to predict the health and environmental impacts of new chemicals, says Dave Eastmond, a toxicologist at the University of California, Riverside. The new information on thousands of chemicals will allow scientists to look for patterns that relate certain chemical structures to biological outcomes, such as cancer and skin disease, or ecological effects. “This will improve the quality of existing databases,” Eastmond says, including those with proprietary information, as well as public databases. It’ll also improve researchers’ ability to predict the behavior of new substances, he adds.

Prue Talbot Selected as Interim Director of the Stem Cell Center

Prue Talbot is currently serving as the Interim Director of the UCR's new Stem Cell Biology Center. The goal of the center is to support cutting-edge research that advances the field of “stem cell biology,” a new and rapidly developing research area in California.

Click here to see the full article.