UC Davis Health System research news http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/rss/{$key} UC Davis Health System research news UC Davis Health System research news http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/welcome/themes/default/images/logo.gif http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/rss/research UC Davis Health System research news UC Davis study finds significant cost savings in pediatric telemedicine consults compared to phone consults http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10039/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10039 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 21, 2015) - Researchers at UC Davis have conducted a comprehensive study to determine whether pediatric telemedicine consultations with rural emergency departments save money compared to telephone consults. The answer is a resounding yes. While telemedicine systems are expensive to install and maintain, they more than pay their way, saving an average $4,662 per use. The study was published in the journal Medical Decision Making. Thu, 21 May 2015 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10039 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2015-05-21T00:00:00Z Osteoporosis screening is too common for low-risk women and too uncommon for higher-risk women http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10027/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10027 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 19, 2015) - Many of those who should get it, don’t. And many of those who shouldn’t, do. That’s the story of a common screening test for osteoporosis, according to new research from UC Davis Health System. Tue, 19 May 2015 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10027 Susan Mar 2015-05-19T00:00:00Z Revealing kidney cancer's secret http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10017/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10017 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 14, 2015) - An international team of scientists, led by UC Davis nephrologist Robert Weiss, have used a sophisticated combination of proteomics and metabolomics to show how renal cell carcinoma (RCC) reprograms its metabolism and evades the immune system. In addition, the study found that cancer grade has a major impact on this reprogramming. These results, published in the journal Cancer Research, point to new therapeutic options for this particularly deadly cancer. Thu, 14 May 2015 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10017 Dorsey Griffith 2015-05-14T00:00:00Z UC Davis Residency Programs awarded grants to boost primary-care workforce http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10016/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10016 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 13, 2015) - California’s Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development has awarded more than $600,000 in grants to UC Davis’ Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Residency Training programs to boost primary health-care workforce training in California. Wed, 13 May 2015 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10016 Susan Mar 2015-05-13T00:00:00Z UC Davis tests deep brain stimulation as a treatment for cognitive changes in Parkinson's http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9998/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9998 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 12, 2015) - Surgeons at UC Davis Health System are testing an innovative method of limiting cognitive decline in patients with Parkinson’s disease. The treatment — deep brain stimulation, or DBS — involves delivering low levels of electrical stimulation to a part of the brain that controls the abilities to think, plan and remember. Tue, 12 May 2015 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9998 Susan Mar 2015-05-12T00:00:00Z Drug, Device Discovery and Development initiative moves forward http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9974/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9974 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 11, 2015) - On April 15, 2015, three UC Davis leaders in research joined more than forty scientists from across the University of California (UC) system and representatives from the biomedical industry to discuss plans for strengthening UC’s position in drug, device and diagnostics development.  Mon, 11 May 2015 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9974 Carole Gan 2015-05-11T00:00:00Z New UC Davis program targets next generation of physicians to advance Latino health http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9980/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9980 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 4, 2015) - The University of California, Davis and The Permanente Medical Group today launched a new initiative at UC Davis School of Medicine dedicated to building the next generation of physicians committed to advancing Latino health. [en español] Mon, 04 May 2015 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9980 Susan Mar 2015-05-04T00:00:00Z Surgery for terminal cancer patients still common http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9965/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9965 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 1, 2015) - The number of surgeries performed on terminally ill cancer patients has not dropped in recent years ­, despite more attention to the importance of less invasive care for these patients to relieve symptoms and improve quality of life. But new research from UC Davis also finds that the morbidity and mortality among patients with terminal cancer has declined because surgeons are selecting to operate on healthier patients. Fri, 01 May 2015 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9965 Dorsey Griffith 2015-05-01T00:00:00Z NCI funding boosts breast CT scanning research and development http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9960/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9960 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 29, 2015) - John M. Boone, a UC Davis medical physicist and professor of radiology, has been awarded a $2.88 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to further develop and research computed tomography (CT) to detect breast cancer. Wed, 29 Apr 2015 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9960 Dorsey Griffith 2015-04-29T00:00:00Z Higher BMI associated with reduced costs, better health for diabetics http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9875/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9875 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 28, 2015) - It’s a paradox: Diabetics with above-normal weight use health care less and report overall better physical health than their diabetic counterparts with normal weight, according to two new studies from UC Davis Health System. Tue, 28 Apr 2015 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9875 Susan Mar 2015-04-28T00:00:00Z UC Davis makes breakthrough in understanding Canavan disease http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9957/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9957 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 27, 2015) - UC Davis investigators have settled a long-standing controversy surrounding the molecular basis of an inherited disorder that historically affected Ashkenazi Jews from Eastern Europe but now also arises in other populations of Semitic descent, particularly families from Saudi Arabia. Mon, 27 Apr 2015 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9957 Susan Mar 2015-04-27T00:00:00Z Rare mutation causes vitamin A deficiency and eye deformities http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9948/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9948 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 23, 2015) - Researchers at the University of Michigan and UC Davis have solved a genetic mystery that has afflicted three unrelated families, and possibly others, for generations. These families have been plagued by a variety of congenital eye malformations, including small eyes with poor vision and the complete absence of eyes. But until now, no one could figure out the genetic basis for these conditions. [en español] Thu, 23 Apr 2015 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9948 Carole Gan 2015-04-23T00:00:00Z Comprehensive genomic tumor profiling comes to UC Davis http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9915/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9915 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 20, 2015) - The UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine have entered into a collaboration with Foundation Medicine, a leading molecular information company. The collaboration brings comprehensive genomic profiling into standard of care at UC Davis, allowing physicians to prescribe the most effective, targeted cancer treatments to patients based on the genomic information specific to each individual’s cancer. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9915 Dorsey Griffith 2015-04-20T00:00:00Z More work is needed to find the causes of flu vaccine disparities for the elderly http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9903/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9903 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 20, 2015) - Public health specialists need to look beyond traditional solutions — such as expanding access to health insurance and primary care — to increase flu vaccination rates among older African Americans and Hispanics, according to a new study from UC Davis Health System and UCLA Health System. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9903 Susan Mar 2015-04-20T00:00:00Z UC Davis researchers win grant to answer key questions in surveillance of small lung nodules http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9913/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9913 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 15, 2015) - Two UC Davis researchers will help run a major national study to improve surveillance practices for patients with small lung nodules identified on CT imaging and extremely low risk for lung cancer. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9913 Dorsey Griffith 2015-04-15T00:00:00Z A mother's genes can influence the bacteria in her baby's gut, researchers at UC Davis have found http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9890/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9890 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 9, 2015) - Researchers at UC Davis have found that a gene, which is not active in some mothers, produces a breast milk sugar that influences the development of the community of gut bacteria in thier infants. The sugars produced by these mothers, called "secretors," are not digested by the infant, but instead nourish specific bacteria that colonize their babies' guts soon after birth. Thu, 09 Apr 2015 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9890 Phyllis Brown 2015-04-09T00:00:00Z Women, regardless of their backgrounds, seek help for the 'got to go' feeling http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9876/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9876 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 7, 2015) -  Regardless of their racial, ethnic, educational or socioeconomic background, women seek help for a frustrating — and ubiquitous — feature of becoming "a woman of a certain age:" the need be close to the women's room. Tue, 07 Apr 2015 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9876 Phyllis Brown 2015-04-07T00:00:00Z Study finds characteristic pattern of protein deposits in retired NFL players' brains http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9892/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9892 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 7, 2015) - A brain-imaging technique may enable the early detection of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), according to a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Tue, 07 Apr 2015 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9892 Carole Gan 2015-04-07T00:00:00Z No-cost mapping services available for California-based labs to meet Meaningful Use requirements http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9886/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9886 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 6, 2015) - As part of national Meaningful Use initiative, which aims to improve the coordination of care and electronic exchange of patient information among hospitals, labs, physicians and other health care organizations, providers must be able to receive and incorporate structured lab results from clinical laboratories using universal code systems for identifying laboratory and clinical observations, specifically LOINC (Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes) and SNOMED CT (Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine Clinical Terms). Mon, 06 Apr 2015 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9886 Carole Gan 2015-04-06T00:00:00Z Small RNA plays big role suppressing cancer http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9862/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9862 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 2, 2015) - The micro RNA miR-22 has long been known for its ability to suppress cancer. However, questions remain about how it achieves this feat. For example, which molecules are regulating miR-22, and which are miR22 targets? Thu, 02 Apr 2015 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9862 Dorsey Griffith 2015-04-02T00:00:00Z International team of researchers led by UC Davis receives $4 million NIH grant to study skull disorder in infants http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9867/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9867 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 31, 2015) - Simeon Boyd, UC Davis professor of genetics and pediatrics, has received a nearly $4 million, five-year grant from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research to lead a team of physicians and scientists from more than 10 centers in the United States and seven international sites, including Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Germany, Hungary, Italy and the United Kingdom, to study craniosynostosis, the premature fusion of the bony plates of the skull in infants. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9867 Phyllis Brown 2015-03-31T00:00:00Z Protein may improve liver regeneration http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9856/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9856 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 31, 2015) - Researchers at UC Davis have illuminated an important distinction between mice and humans: how human livers heal. The difference centers on a protein called PPARα, which activates liver regeneration. Normally, mouse PPARα is far more active and efficient than the human form, allowing mice to quickly regenerate damaged livers. However, the research shows that protein fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21) can boost the regenerative effects of human PPARα. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9856 Dorsey Griffith 2015-03-31T00:00:00Z UC Davis receives $10 million grant to establish center to study schizophrenia http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9769/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9769 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 26, 2015) - UC Davis will establish a prestigious, leading-edge center to advance innovative research into the origins of schizophrenia: A Silvio O. Conte Center for Basic or Translational Mental-Health Research, one of only 15 such centers in the United States. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9769 Phyllis Brown 2015-03-26T00:00:00Z Nation's first conference on career flexibility for biomedical faculty features insights from Howell http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9839/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9839 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 19, 2015) - In what was the first-ever convening of its kind, medical school leaders from across the nation met in Boston last week to discuss how academic physicians and scientists can have thriving careers with better work-life flexibility in an era of austere academic budget cuts. Thu, 19 Mar 2015 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9839 Susan Mar 2015-03-19T00:00:00Z Firearm violence trends in the 21st century http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9562/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9562 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 19, 2015) - While the overall death rate from firearm violence has remained unchanged for more than a decade, the patterns for suicide and homicide have changed dramatically, a UC Davis study on the epidemiology of gun violence from 2003 to 2012 has found. The study was published today in the Annual Review of Public Health. Thu, 19 Mar 2015 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9562 Susan Mar 2015-03-19T00:00:00Z Randi Hagerman receives International Sisley-Lejeune Foundation Award http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9821/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9821 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 18, 2015) - Randi Hagerman, medical director of the UC Davis MIND Institute, has received the prestigious International Sisley-Jerome Lejeune Award 2014 from the Paris-based Jérôme Lejeune Foundation, for her groundbreaking work developing targeted treatments for individuals with fragile X syndrome, a leading cause of intellectual disability and the leading single-gene cause of autism spectrum disorder.   Wed, 18 Mar 2015 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9821 Phyllis Brown 2015-03-18T00:00:00Z Commentary says study affirms that varied factors contribute to cognitive decline throughout adulthood http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9816/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9816 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 16, 2015) - A study published online today in JAMA Neurology that finds associations between reduced hippocampal volume (HVa) and being male, but not the gene APOE ɛ4, suggests that there are multiple factors contributing to cognitive decline throughout adulthood, according to an accompanying commentary by UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center Director Charles DeCarli. Mon, 16 Mar 2015 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9816 Phyllis Brown 2015-03-16T00:00:00Z UC Davis School of Medicine ranks among nation's best in primary care, research http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9805/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9805 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 10, 2015) - U.S. News & World Report has ranked UC Davis School of Medicine among America's best medical schools for the quality of its educational programs in primary care and research. The news magazine's annual listing appeared today on the publication's website and will be published in its guidebook “Best Graduate Schools 2016.” Tue, 10 Mar 2015 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9805 Susan Mar 2015-03-10T00:00:00Z Lim to receive Kun-Po Soo Award from American Psychiatric Foundation http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9798/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9798 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 6, 2015) - Russell Lim, director of Diversity Education and Training for the UC Davis Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, has received the 2015 Kun-Po Soo Award from the American Psychiatric Foundation, for his contributions to understanding the importance of addressing culture in mental-health issues. Fri, 06 Mar 2015 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9798 Phyllis Brown 2015-03-06T00:00:00Z UC Davis scientists describe novel drug mechanism that fights brain cancer http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9777/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9777 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 3, 2015) - Researchers at UC Davis have developed and characterized a molecule that interferes with the internal regulation of cancer cells, causing them to self-destruct. This novel mechanism was found to be effective against glioma cells – responsible for a usually fatal type of brain cancer – and could be applicable to other highly aggressive cancers. Tue, 03 Mar 2015 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9777 Dorsey Griffith 2015-03-03T00:00:00Z Undocumented farmworkers use Medicaid half as often as documented farmworkers http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9754/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9754 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 23, 2015) - Undocumented farmworkers are half as likely as those who are documented to use Medicaid, the federal health insurance program available to low-income individuals and families, according to a new study from UC Davis Health System. Mon, 23 Feb 2015 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9754 Susan Mar 2015-02-23T00:00:00Z Hispanics develop alcoholic liver disease at younger ages than Caucasians or African Americans http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9743/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9743 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 20, 2015) - Hispanics tend to develop alcoholic liver disease (ALD) — a common cause of liver-disease deaths in the U.S. — between four and 12 years earlier than non-Hispanic Caucasians or African Americans, according to a UC Davis Health System study. Fri, 20 Feb 2015 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9743 Susan Mar 2015-02-20T00:00:00Z UC Davis researchers identify new compound that takes aim at neuropathic pain http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9698/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9698 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 10, 2015) - A new compound discovered by a team of UC Davis investigators has potent actions against production of a chemical that is implicated in the development of chronic pain following a peripheral nerve injury in the spinal cord. Tue, 10 Feb 2015 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9698 Phyllis Brown 2015-02-10T00:00:00Z A simple information sheet can help women avoid pregnancy and acne medication-related birth defects http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9685/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9685 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 4, 2015) - An information sheet for women being treated for severe acne improves understanding of contraceptive effectiveness and ways to avoid pregnancy and medication-induced birth defects, a study published today in JAMA Dermatology has found. Wed, 04 Feb 2015 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9685 Phyllis Brown 2015-02-04T00:00:00Z Nerve regeneration therapy has potential to prevent arrhythmias, sudden cardiac death after heart attack http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9669/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9669 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 2, 2015) - A therapy currently under development for spinal cord injuries has been shown to stimulate nerve regeneration in the heart and provide resistance to arrhythmias following a heart attack, according to a new study published today in the journal Nature Communications. Mon, 02 Feb 2015 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9669 Susan Mar 2015-02-02T00:00:00Z UC Davis scientists awarded nearly $4 million for technology in vascular disease treatment and bone and cartilage repair http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9692/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9692 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 2, 2015) - The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) has awarded a pair of $1.8 million grants to two UC Davis scientists to develop better tools for enabling physicians to assess the safety and efficacy of bioengineered tissues used to treat cardiovascular disease and bone and cartilage repair. Mon, 02 Feb 2015 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9692 Susan Mar 2015-02-02T00:00:00Z California breast density law slow to have an impact http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9667/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9667 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 28, 2015) - Ten months after California legislators enacted a controversial law mandating that radiologists notify women if they have dense breast tissue, UC Davis researchers have found that half of primary care physicians are still unfamiliar with the law and many don’t feel comfortable answering breast density-related questions from patients. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9667 Susan Mar 2015-01-28T00:00:00Z Institute for Population Health Improvement recruits California-based labs for no-cost mapping services http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9649/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9649 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 21, 2015) - The UC Davis Institute for Population Health Improvement (IPHI) is recruiting California-based labs to participate in the Laboratory Mapping Assistance Project (Lab MAP). Participating labs will receive free code mapping to convert proprietary order, result and observation codes to standard codes, namely the Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC) and Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine — Clinical Terms (SNOMED CT®) terminologies. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9649 Susan Mar 2015-01-21T00:00:00Z Moon Chen's research featured in ASCO's 2015 cancer progress report http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9643/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9643 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 21, 2015) - UC Davis professor Moon Chen’s research on the under-representation of minorities in clinical trials appears in the American Society in Clinical Oncology (ASCO)’s annual cancer progress report released Tuesday. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9643 Susan Mar 2015-01-21T00:00:00Z Trauma surgery moves outside of the OR, fills gaps across specialties http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9635/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9635 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 20, 2015) - Historically known as heroes who put people back together after accidents, trauma surgeons today perform a broad array of surgical procedures, are involved in planning patient care and treat patients at hospital bedsides in addition to operating rooms, a UC Davis Health System study has found. Tue, 20 Jan 2015 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9635 Susan Mar 2015-01-20T00:00:00Z Treating non-healing bone fractures with stem cells http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9631/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9631 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 15, 2015) - A new device that can rapidly concentrate and extract young cells from irrigation fluid used during orthopaedic surgery holds promise for improving the delivery of stem cell therapy in cases of non-healing fractures. Thu, 15 Jan 2015 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9631 Susan Mar 2015-01-15T00:00:00Z UC Davis nursing professor increases Spanish health-care knowledge and confidence in graduate students http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9614/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9614 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 12, 2015) - A Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis faculty member received the Provost Hybrid Course Award for a course designed to educate clinical graduate students in Spanish health terminology. Mon, 12 Jan 2015 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9614 Susan Mar 2015-01-12T00:00:00Z Aubyn Stahmer, expert in translating autism research into community practice, joins UC Davis MIND Institute http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9593/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9593 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 8, 2015) - Aubyn Stahmer, an expert in the translation of evidence-based autism research to community-based practice and delivery, has joined the UC Davis MIND Institute as an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Thu, 08 Jan 2015 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9593 Phyllis Brown 2015-01-08T00:00:00Z Study identifies patients at higher risk for overdose and death from prescription painkillers http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9599/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9599 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 7, 2015) - Patients started on prescription painkillers who have substance-use disorders or who frequently contact their doctors’ offices are at greater risk of having their medication doses increase early in therapy, also increasing their risk of opioid-related overdose or death, UC Davis Health System researchers have found. Wed, 07 Jan 2015 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9599 Karen Finney 2015-01-07T00:00:00Z New technique for bioengineering stem cells shows promise in HIV resistance http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9583/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9583 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 22, 2014) - Using modified human stem cells, a team of UC Davis scientists has developed an improved gene therapy strategy that in animal models shows promise as a functional cure for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that causes AIDS.  The achievement, which involves an improved technique to purify populations of HIV-resistant stem cells, opens the door for human clinical trials that were recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Mon, 22 Dec 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9583 Charles Casey 2014-12-22T00:00:00Z Study funded on the clinical, financial effectiveness of telemedicine versus telephone consultations http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9552/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9552 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 16, 2014) - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded a $1,198,384 grant to UC Davis pediatrician James Marcin to investigate how telemedicine consultations in emergency departments impact clinical outcomes, including cost effectiveness, compared with telephone consultations.  Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9552 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-12-16T00:00:00Z Too much, too little, just right http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9553/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9553 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 15, 2014) - Scientists have long known the p53 protein suppresses tumors. However, a recent animal study by UC Davis researchers has uncovered a complicated relationship between p53 and another protein, Rbm38, highlighting how the body calibrates protein levels. Too much Rbm38 reduces p53 levels, increasing the risk of cancer. Too little Rbm38 allows p53 overexpression, causing premature aging. The study was published in the journal PNAS on Dec. 15.  Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9553 Susan Mar 2014-12-15T00:00:00Z Preeclampsia during mother's pregnancy associated with greater autism risk http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9342/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9342 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 8, 2014) - Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) were more than twice as likely to have been exposed in utero to preeclampsia, and the likelihood of an autism diagnosis was even greater if the mother experienced more severe disease, a large study by researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute has found. Mon, 08 Dec 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9342 Phyllis Brown 2014-12-08T00:00:00Z MIND Institute says "thank you" to hundreds of participants in its research http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9517/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9517 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 3, 2014) - Hundreds of participants in UC Davis MIND Institute research and their families will head into the woods to “Explore the Great Outdoors” during its 12th Annual Thank You Party on Saturday, Dec. 6, from 1 to 4 p.m. The party is held to thank the children, adolescents, adults and their families who make the MIND Institute's groundbreaking research into autism and other neurodevelopmental conditions possible. Wed, 03 Dec 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9517 Phyllis Brown 2014-12-03T00:00:00Z International study reveals the genetics of malaria-carrying mosquitoes http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9514/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9514 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 27, 2014) - More than 100 scientists, including a team of UC Davis molecular biologists, have sequenced the genomes of 16 Anopheles mosquito species to help define the characteristics that make some of them uniquely capable of transmitting malaria parasites to humans. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9514 Karen Finney 2014-11-27T00:00:00Z 'Tis the season to indulge in walnuts http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9471/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9471 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 13, 2014) - Researchers at UC Davis and other institutions have found that diets rich in whole walnuts or walnut oil slowed prostate cancer growth in mice. In addition, both walnuts and walnut oil reduced cholesterol and increased insulin sensitivity. Thu, 13 Nov 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9471 Susan Mar 2014-11-13T00:00:00Z National study provides insights into childhood head injuries http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9460/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9460 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 12, 2014) - This week’s issue of the New England Journal of Medicine features an article that highlights an unprecedented analysis of the nation’s childhood head injuries. Wed, 12 Nov 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9460 Susan Mar 2014-11-12T00:00:00Z UC Davis investigational medication used to resolve life-threatening seizures in children http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9456/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9456 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 12, 2014) - In its first clinical application in pediatric patients, an investigational medication developed and manufactured at UC Davis has been found to effectively treat children with life-threatening and difficult-to-control epileptic seizures without side effects, according to a research report by scientists at UC Davis and Northwestern University. Wed, 12 Nov 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9456 Phyllis Brown 2014-11-12T00:00:00Z Lung cancer screening for Medicare patients coming soon to UC Davis http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9459/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9459 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 10, 2014) - UC Davis Medical Center is preparing to screen seniors on Medicare who meet the criteria for lung cancer screening using low-dose computed tomography (CT). Mon, 10 Nov 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9459 Susan Mar 2014-11-10T00:00:00Z Immunotherapy for cancer toxic with obesity http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9429/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9429 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 3, 2014) - Immunotherapy that can be effective against tumors in young, thin mice can be lethal to obese ones, a new study by UC Davis researchers has found. [en español] Mon, 03 Nov 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9429 Susan Mar 2014-11-03T00:00:00Z UC Davis researchers examine risks, benefits of chemotherapy for early-stage breast cancer http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9413/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9413 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 31, 2014) - Treatment for early stage breast cancer is highly effective, and for many women considering treatment choices, chemotherapy may add little to an already high long-term survival rate. Joy Melnikow, professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine and Director of the Center for Healthcare Policy and Research at UC Davis, is working to define the potential long-term harms of chemotherapy for these patients, so they can be weighed against the potential benefits. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9413 Dorsey Griffith 2014-10-31T00:00:00Z UC Davis MIND Institute researchers to establish new tests to evaluate cognitive growth in people with intellectual disability http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9390/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9390 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 30, 2014) - Researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute will develop and evaluate tests designed to measure and track changes in the cognitive functioning of people who typically are difficult to assess accurately: those with an intellectual disability, formerly termed mental retardation. The research will be funded through a new, five-year, $3.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9390 Phyllis Brown 2014-10-30T00:00:00Z Study on Western diet and role in GI cancer funded http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9408/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9408 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 28, 2014) - The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has awarded a $2.7 million grant to UC Davis researchers to investigate how the so-called Western diet, which is high in fat and sugar, increases the risk of developing liver and gastrointestinal (GI) cancers. In addition, the researchers will study whether bifidobacteria, a common family of bacteria in the human gut, can be enriched to prevent cancer. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9408 Dorsey Griffith 2014-10-28T00:00:00Z UC Davis researchers find promising new treatment approach for ischemic stroke http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9400/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9400 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 27, 2014) - A team of UC Davis scientists has found that administering a small molecule – purmorphamine – in animal models after a stroke results in multiple protective effects, including reducing the size of the stroke, decreasing inflammation and increasing markers for nerve regeneration. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9400 Susan Mar 2014-10-27T00:00:00Z Anti-cancer drug found effective against common stem cell transplant complication http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9394/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9394 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 24, 2014) - Researchers at UC Davis have found that the drug bortezomib effectively treats chronic graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), a common and debilitating side effect from allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplants. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9394 Susan Mar 2014-10-24T00:00:00Z Kravitz honored for outstanding research in health-care communication http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9392/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9392 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 24, 2014) - The American Academy on Communication in Healthcare (AACH) has recognized Richard Kravitz, professor of internal medicine, with its George Engel Award. The award is presented annually for outstanding research contributing to the theory, practice and teaching of effective health-care communication and related skills. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9392 Susan Mar 2014-10-24T00:00:00Z Tarantula venom illuminates electrical activity in live cells http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9370/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9370 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 20, 2014) - Researchers at the University of California, Davis, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, have created a cellular probe that combines a tarantula toxin with a fluorescent compound to help scientists observe electrical activity in neurons and other cells. The probe binds to a voltage-activated potassium ion channel subtype, lighting up when the channel is turned off and dimming when it is activated.  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9370 Carole Gan 2014-10-20T00:00:00Z Cancer Center wins $1.7 million NCI grant to study novel cancer treatment http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9337/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9337 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 10, 2014) - A multidisciplinary team at UC Davis will embark on research to determine whether combining a novel type of immunotherapy with radiation and chemotherapy can make treatment for sarcoma, breast and pancreatic cancers more effective. Fri, 10 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9337 Susan Mar 2014-10-10T00:00:00Z Probiotic decreases the risk of necrotizing enterocolitis http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9336/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9336 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 10, 2014) - A team of UC Davis and University of Arizona researchers discovered that adding the bacteria Bifidobacterium longum subsp. infantis (B. infantis) to formula fed to newborn rats reduced the incidence of necrotizing enterocolitis, an often deadly intestinal infection. Fri, 10 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9336 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-10-10T00:00:00Z MIND Institute receives $900,000 grant to study use of sertraline in young children with autism spectrum disorder http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9332/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9332 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 8, 2014) - Focusing on treatments to ameliorate autism symptoms, researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute will launch the first study to examine the effectiveness of the use of sertraline, commonly known as Zoloft®™, in children as young as 2 to 6 years, through a three-year, $900,000 grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Wed, 08 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9332 Phyllis Brown 2014-10-08T00:00:00Z Researchers seeking middle-aged and older men for aging study http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9308/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9308 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 6, 2014) - How alterations in a single gene on the X chromosome affects neurological and psychological functioning in men as they age is the subject of a new study by UC Davis MIND Institute researchers. Mon, 06 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9308 Phyllis Brown 2014-10-06T00:00:00Z UC Davis neuroscientists receive prestigious NIH BRAIN Initiative Awards http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9294/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9294 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 30, 2014) - Two UC Davis research teams developing transformational technologies to understand the dynamics of the neural circuitry underlying behavior and cognition have received awards from the federal Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Technologies (BRAIN) Initiative, a presidential grand Challenge enterprise. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9294 Phyllis Brown 2014-09-30T00:00:00Z Cancer center's Brain Innovation Group funded for brain tumor tool http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9287/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9287 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 24, 2014) - The UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Brain Innovation Group has received a grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to improve brain cancer surgery and treatment using UC Davis-developed biophotonic technology. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9287 Susan Mar 2014-09-24T00:00:00Z Higher nurse-to-patient standard improves staff safety http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9280/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9280 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 23, 2014) - A 2004 California law mandating specific nurse-to-patient staffing standards in acute care hospitals significantly lowered job-related injuries and illnesses for both registered nurses and licensed practical nurses, according to a UC Davis study published online in the International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9280 Susan Mar 2014-09-23T00:00:00Z Mothers of children with autism less likely to have taken iron supplements during pregnancy http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9189/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9189 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 21, 2014) - Mothers of children with autism are significantly less likely to report taking iron supplements before and during their pregnancies than the mothers of children who are developing normally, a study by researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute has found. Sun, 21 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9189 Phyllis Brown 2014-09-21T00:00:00Z Sleep disorders widely undiagnosed in individuals with multiple sclerosis http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9230/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9230 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 12, 2014) - In what may be the largest study of sleep problems among individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS), researchers at UC Davis have found that widely undiagnosed sleep disorders may be at the root of the most common and disabling symptom of the disease: fatigue. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9230 Phyllis Brown 2014-09-12T00:00:00Z UC Davis-developed target leukemia treatment shows promise http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9243/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9243 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 11, 2014) - Noriko Satake, UC Davis pediatric oncologist and researcher, has demonstrated in laboratory studies that a new, targeted treatment for leukemia is effective. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9243 Susan Mar 2014-09-11T00:00:00Z Intervention in 6-month-olds with autism ameliorates symptoms, alleviates developmental delay http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9182/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9182 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 8, 2014) - Treatment at the earliest age when signs of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) appear – sometimes in infants as young as 6 months old – significantly reduces symptoms so that, by age 3, most who received the therapy had neither ASD nor developmental delay, a UC Davis MIND Institute research study has found. [español] Mon, 08 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9182 Phyllis Brown 2014-09-08T00:00:00Z Breast vs. bottle feeding in rhesus monkeys http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9210/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9210 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 3, 2014) - Infant rhesus monkeys receiving different diets early in life develop distinct immune systems that persist months after weaning, a study by researchers from UC Davis, the California National Primate Research Center (CNPRC) at UC Davis and UC San Francisco has shown. The study, which compares breast- and bottle-fed infants, appears online September 3 in Science Translational Medicine. [en español] Wed, 03 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9210 Carole Gan 2014-09-03T00:00:00Z Brief depression questionnaires could lead to unnecessary antidepressant prescriptions http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9206/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9206 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 2, 2014) - Short questionnaires used to identify patients at risk for depression are linked with antidepressant medications being prescribed when they may not be needed, according to new research from UC Davis Health System published in the September-October issue of the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9206 Susan Mar 2014-09-02T00:00:00Z The early cost of HIV http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9205/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9205 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 29, 2014) - Researchers at UC Davis have made some surprising discoveries about the body’s initial responses to HIV infection. Studying simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV), the team found that specialized cells in the intestine called Paneth cells are early responders to viral invasion and are the source of gut inflammation by producing a cytokine called interleukin-1 beta (IL-1β). Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9205 Susan Mar 2014-08-29T00:00:00Z UC Davis MIND Institute researchers launch study examining autism in girls http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9140/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9140 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 28, 2014) - Autism is far more common in boys than girls - affecting 1 in 54 boys and 1 in 252 girls — but little is known about biological differences between boys and girls with autism. A new study, called the ‘Girls with Autism — Imaging of Neurodevelopment’ or GAIN Study, led by researchers at the UC Davis MIND Institute will explore those differences in very young girls with autism. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9140 Phyllis Brown 2014-08-28T00:00:00Z Introducing the multi-tasking nanoparticle http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9051/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9051 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 26, 2014) - mKit Lam and colleagues from UC Davis and other institutions have created dynamic nanoparticles (NPs) that could provide an arsenal of applications to diagnose and treat cancer. Built on an easy-to-make polymer, these particles can be used as contrast agents to light up tumors for MRI and PET scans or deliver chemo and other therapies to destroy tumors. In addition, the particles are biocompatible and have shown no toxicity. The study was published online today in Nature Communications. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9051 Dorsey Griffith 2014-08-26T00:00:00Z University of California brings researchers together for statewide autism summit http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9174/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9174 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 13, 2014) - Bringing together the research prowess of the University of California to address the increase in autism incidence, its public health impacts, and the need to speed the development of treatments for affected individuals and their families, internationally respected scientists from UC campuses at Irvine, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco and Davis will converge at the UC Davis MIND Institute for a daylong summit on innovative translational neurodevelopmental research. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9174 Phyllis Brown 2014-08-13T00:00:00Z Novel drug action against solid tumors explained http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9171/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9171 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 11, 2014) - Researchers at UC Davis, City of Hope, Taipai Medical University and National Health Research Institutes in Taiwan have discovered how a drug that deprives the cells of a key amino acid specifically kills cancer cells. Mon, 11 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9171 Susan Mar 2014-08-11T00:00:00Z Pan awarded grant to test 'smart' chemotherapy drug for bladder cancer http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9168/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9168 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 7, 2014) - UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center oncologist Chong-Xian Pan has received a $650,000 grant from the VA Northern California Health Care System to conduct the first clinical trial of a novel chemotherapy-delivery drug he developed for bladder cancer patients. Thu, 07 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9168 Susan Mar 2014-08-07T00:00:00Z Observing brain synapses in action http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9142/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9142 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 6, 2014) - Lin Tian’s fascination with neuroscience stems from a deep curiosity about the complexity and elegance of the human brain. As one of only five scientists in the U.S. and Canada — and the first at UC Davis —to be named a 2014 Rita Allen Foundation Scholar, Tian will be developing optical sensors and applications to acquire fundamental insights about how the nervous system functions in health and disease. Wed, 06 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9142 Carole Gan 2014-08-06T00:00:00Z UC Davis nursing dean selected for national gerontological research award http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9164/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9164 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 5, 2014) - Founding Dean for the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, Heather M. Young, was recently named the 2014 recipient of the Doris Schwartz Gerontological Nursing Research Award by the nation’s largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging — the Gerontological Society of America (GSA). Tue, 05 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9164 Jennette Carrick 2014-08-05T00:00:00Z UC Davis nursing school approved for $2.1 million award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9152/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9152 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 31, 2014) - A research project led by the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis was approved for a $2.1 million award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study improving health for individuals with diabetes. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9152 Susan Mar 2014-07-31T00:00:00Z Experiences at every stage of life contribute to cognitive abilities in old age http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9136/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9136 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 24, 2014) - Early life experiences, such as childhood socioeconomic status and literacy, may have greater influence on the risk of cognitive impairment late in life than such demographic characteristics as race and ethnicity, a large study by researchers with the UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center and the University of Victoria, Canada, has found. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9136 Phyllis Brown 2014-07-24T00:00:00Z Neither gender nor parenthood force doctors to leave surgery training http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9135/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9135 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 24, 2014) - While having children or being female is often thought to be linked with the decision to leave a general surgery residency, this is not true, according to a 10-year evaluation of UC Davis residents. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9135 Karen Finney 2014-07-24T00:00:00Z UC Davis study researches potential link to care for mothers battling depression: their child's pediatrician http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9123/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9123 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 21, 2014) - Pediatricians will screen mothers for depression in a new research study conducted at UC Davis Children's Hospital. The grant is funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9123 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-07-21T00:00:00Z MIND Institute researchers seek infants for study on early signs of autism and ADHD http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9115/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9115 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 18, 2014) - UC Davis MIND Institute researchers are seeking participants for a new study that will examine the early development of infants who have an older sibling with autism spectrum disorder, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), or who are developing typically. In an effort to detect the earliest signs of developmental problems, the researchers will test a new online screening measure that uses videos to help parents track their infants’ development. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9115 Phyllis Brown 2014-07-18T00:00:00Z UC Davis researcher receives NSFC grant to find new gastric cancer genes http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9120/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9120 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 18, 2014) - No Stomach for Cancer Foundation (NSFC) has awarded cancer geneticist Luis Carvajal-Carmona a $50,000 grant to study the genetic characteristics of gastric cancer. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9120 Susan Mar 2014-07-18T00:00:00Z 'Support cells' in brain play important role in Down syndrome http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9116/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9116 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 18, 2014) - Researchers from UC Davis School of Medicine and Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California have identified a group of cells in the brain that they say plays an important role in the abnormal neuron development in Down syndrome. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9116 Susan Mar 2014-07-18T00:00:00Z Medicare reimbursement for surgical procedures poorly reflects reality http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9113/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9113 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 17, 2014) - The current system used to determine Medicare payments for surgeries — called relative value units, or RVUs — poorly correlates with the actual work involved in procedures, new research from UC Davis has found. The authors of the study, which will be published in the August issue of the Journal of Surgical Research, call for a more objective system for determining the value of work done by surgeons. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9113 Karen Finney 2014-07-17T00:00:00Z Neural stem cell discovery may aid in treatment research for deafness http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9106/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9106 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 15, 2014) - Researchers at UC Davis School of Medicine have for the first time shown that a polysialylated glycoprotein that regulates neurodevelopment exists on the surface of cells in the adult inner ear. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9106 Susan Mar 2014-07-15T00:00:00Z UC Davis professor receives award to develop preventive treatment for autism http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9103/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9103 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 14, 2014) - The Hartwell Foundation has presented an Individual Biomedical Research Award to Professor Judy A. Van de Water of the University of California, Davis, recognizing research that could affect nearly one in every four cases of autism among children in the U.S. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9103 2014-07-14T00:00:00Z New combination drug controls tumor growth and metastasis in mice http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9105/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9105 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 14, 2014) - Researchers at UC Davis, University of Massachusetts and Harvard Medical School have created a combination drug that controls both tumor growth and metastasis. By combining a COX-2 inhibitor, similar to Celebrex, and an epoxide hydrolase (sEH) inhibitor, the drug controls angiogenesis (blood vessel formation), limiting a tumor’s ability to grow and spread. The study appears today in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9105 Dorsey Griffith 2014-07-14T00:00:00Z Pancreatic surgery complications impact hospital costs more than length of stay http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8695/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8695 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 10, 2014) - When it comes to a specific type of pancreatic surgery, post-operative complications have a far greater impact on total cost than does how long the patient stays in the hospital, according to a published paper by UC Davis researchers. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8695 Dorsey Griffith 2014-07-10T00:00:00Z Minor head injury not reason enough for CT scan in children http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9091/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9091 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 7, 2014) - A nationwide study of more than 40,000 children evaluated in hospital emergency departments for head trauma found that if children had only loss of consciousness, and no other signs or symptoms related to the head trauma, they are very unlikely to have sustained serious brain injuries. Children who have only isolated loss of consciousness after head trauma do not routinely require computed tomography (CT) scans of the head, reported researchers from UC Davis Health System and Boston Children’s Hospital.  Mon, 07 Jul 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9091 Charles Casey 2014-07-07T00:00:00Z Sickle cell drug passes early phase trial http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9061/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9061 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 2, 2014) - A potentially groundbreaking investigational drug designed to treat the painful vaso-occlusive crises that are the hallmark of sickle cell disease has been found to be safe following a clinical trial at UC Davis. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9061 Dorsey Griffith 2014-07-02T00:00:00Z Surgical biopsy proves safe for selected late-stage lung cancer patients http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9062/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9062 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 26, 2014) - Researchers at UC Davis have determined that surgical biopsies can be safely performed on select patients with late-stage non-small cell lung cancer, which should enhance their access to drugs that target specific genetic mutations such as epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR). Thu, 26 Jun 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9062 Dorsey Griffith 2014-06-26T00:00:00Z Cancer Center's specialty pharmacy program helps patients adhere to oral chemotherapy http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9063/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9063 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 24, 2014) - A UC Davis program designed to better manage cancer patients taking oral chemotherapy drugs has demonstrated that one-on-one counseling, education and monitoring can improve adherence to potentially life-saving cancer treatments. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9063 Dorsey Griffith 2014-06-24T00:00:00Z UC Davis MIND Institute study finds association between maternal exposure to agricultural pesticides, autism in offspring http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8978/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8978 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 22, 2014) - Pregnant women who lived in close proximity to fields and farms where chemical pesticides were applied experienced a two-thirds increased risk of having a child with autism spectrum disorder or other developmental delay, a study by researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute has found. The associations were stronger when the exposures occurred during the second and third trimesters of the women’s pregnancies. [en español] Sun, 22 Jun 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8978 Phyllis Brown 2014-06-22T00:00:00Z Groundbreaking lung cancer trial launched http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9043/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9043 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 16, 2014) - UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center patients will soon be part of an unprecedented clinical trial designed to improve access to promising therapies and speed development of effective treatments for an advanced form of lung cancer, the leading cancer killer of both men and women. Mon, 16 Jun 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9043 Susan Mar 2014-06-16T00:00:00Z Fungal protein found to cross blood-brain barrier http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9030/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9030 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 11, 2014) - In a remarkable series of experiments on a fungus that causes cryptococcal meningitis, a deadly infection of the membranes that cover the spinal cord and brain, investigators at UC Davis have isolated a protein that appears to be responsible for the fungus’ ability to cross from the bloodstream into the brain. Wed, 11 Jun 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9030 Carole Gan 2014-06-11T00:00:00Z Violent crimes could be prevented if felony charges were reduced less often, study finds http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9029/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9029 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 10, 2014) - A UC Davis study comparing violent misdemeanor convictions with their original criminal charges has found that subsequent violent crimes could be prevented if criminal charges were reduced less often during plea bargaining. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9029 Carole Gan 2014-06-10T00:00:00Z