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Undergrads experience the rewards of research

Sanjin Mehic’s parents left everything behind when they fled the genocide, mass rapes, and repeated shellings of war-torn Bosnia-Herzegovina for the quieter streets of San Jose, Calif.

His father, a businessman and economist, got a job painting cars in an auto body shop. His mother studied English and found work as an account manager in the biotech industry. Continue reading Undergrads experience the rewards of research

Sick Sea Lions Could Help Researchers Find New Drugs for Humans, Wildlife

Harmful algal blooms occur when certain types of algae grow out of control and release toxic substances that damage fish, shellfish, birds, marine mammals and humans. In California, sea lions are the most commonly affected and the problem, scientists say, is getting worse. Continue reading Sick Sea Lions Could Help Researchers Find New Drugs for Humans, Wildlife

Toxic algae blooms killing sea birds, threaten humans

[30th, Apr 2014] A new health warning has been issued urging people to not eat certain parts of anchovy, sardines, or crab caught in the Monterey Bay. Health officials said they are too toxic and can be very dangerous to humans. The algae blooms are out in the Monterey Bay…  Continue reading Toxic algae blooms killing sea birds, threaten humans