Have you heard about the movement to put a women's face on an American money note? After the government began allowing citizens to enter suggestions, our colleague from UC Davis began this campaign to have Barbara McClintock be nominated. Please read the reasons in this link and support this if you agree that a women - a women scientist! - should be that face on the new $10 bill. http://www.barbaraonthebill.com/top-10-reasons/
Are you busy around 9:15am (starting around 9:15 or 9:30 am) on Wednesday morning? Catch Candace Bever on Capitol Public Radio talk about how they are using alpacas to make tools to detect harmful chemicals. You can stream this live over the internet by clicking on the Listen Live link on the top right side of this page: http://www.capradio.org/news/insight
What does a taco, an alpaca, and science have in common? They will all be at the World or Wonders Science Museum in Lodi this Wednesday night at 6pm! Come hear Candace talk about her work using alpaca antibodies, while eating a taco....
So.. we use alpaca (camelid) antibodies for other reasons, but here is just another reason llama antibodies are pretty neat!
Yay! We can reduce our exposure to harmful chemicals, if they aren't even put in household products from the start!
What else can your cell phone do? We have developed a tool that uses the cell phone's energy to power a device that can detect harmful flame retardant chemicals! Read about it here:
Policy can influence the amount of harmful chemicals that get into the environment!
BPA-free does not mean chemical-free.
Work from our Program has helped to identify these cautions.