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 Progressive neurodegenerative disorder linked to R-loop formation, UC Davis researchers find http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8796/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8796 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 17, 2014) - Researchers at UC Davis have identified a new feature of the genetic mutation responsible for the progressive neurodegenerative disorder, fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome (FXTAS) — the formation of “R-loops,” which they believe may be associated with the disorder’s neurological symptoms, such as tremors, lack of balance, features of parkinsonism, and cognitive decline. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8796 Phyllis Brown 2014-04-17T00:00:00Z Dual Role: Key cell division proteins also power up mitochondria http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8877/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8877 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 17, 2014) - An international team led by researchers at UC Davis has shown that the cyclin B1/Cdk1 protein complex, which plays a key role in cell division, also boosts the mitochondrial activity to power that process. This is the first time the complex has been shown to perform both jobs. This newfound ability could make cyclin B1/Cdk1 an excellent target to control cellular energy production, potentially advancing cancer care and regenerative medicine. The research was published online today in the journal Developmental Cell. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8877 Dorsey Griffith 2014-04-17T00:00:00Z SSRI use during pregnancy is associated with risk of autism, developmental delays in male children http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8866/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8866 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 14, 2014) - Prenatal exposure to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), medications frequently prescribed to treat depression, anxiety and other mental-health disorders, is associated with a higher incidence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and developmental delays (DD) in male children, a study of nearly 1,000 mother-child pairs has found. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8866 Phyllis Brown 2014-04-14T00:00:00Z The vast majority of injuries and illnesses in agriculture are not counted http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8810/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8810 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 8, 2014) - Federal agencies responsible for tracking workplace hazards fail to report 77 percent of the injuries and illnesses of U.S. agricultural workers and farmers, new research from UC Davis has found. [en español] Tue, 08 Apr 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8810 Susan Mar 2014-04-08T00:00:00Z UC Davis researchers discover how high blood pressure damages the heart http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8832/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8832 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 7, 2014) - A multidisciplinary research team at UC Davis has found a key biological trigger — a protein known as nitric oxide synthase, or NOS — that makes the heart beat stronger in response to higher blood pressure, along with a way to turn that trigger off when it becomes overactive. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8832 Susan Mar 2014-04-07T00:00:00Z UC Davis clinical trials -- helping revolutionize hepatitis C treatment http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8825/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8825 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 3, 2014) - Jesse De La Cruz didn’t have any hepatitis C symptoms for nearly 15 years. Physicians say that’s fairly typical of an illness also known as “the silent killer.” Thu, 03 Apr 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8825 Susan Mar 2014-04-03T00:00:00Z New test makes Parkinson's-like disorder of middle age detectable in young adulthood http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8811/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8811 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 2, 2014) - The very earliest signs of a debilitating neurodegenerative disorder, in which physical symptoms are not apparent until the fifth decade of life, are detectable in individuals as young as 30 years old using a new, sophisticated type of neuroimaging, researchers at UC Davis, the University of Illinois and UCLA have found. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8811 Phyllis Brown 2014-04-02T00:00:00Z New technique quickly identifies molecular makeup of breast tumor cells http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8820/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8820 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 1, 2014) - A new technology can simultaneously detect as many as 100 clinically important protein molecules in breast tumor cells – a quantum advance over conventional methods that can pinpoint only two to four at the same time. The advantages of the new methodology, called multiplexed ion beam imaging (MIBI), is described by a team of scientists at UC Davis and San Francisco and at Stanford, Genentec in the March 23 advance online publication of the journal Nature Medicine. Tue, 01 Apr 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8820 Carole Gan 2014-04-01T00:00:00Z Time, trust and transparency keys to minority biospecimen collection http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8790/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8790 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 26, 2014) - Blood and tumor specimen collection from cancer patients is critical to research into new, more personally targeted therapies. But biospecimen collection among diverse populations lags far behind that of whites. [Chinese, Vietnamese and Spanish] Wed, 26 Mar 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8790 Dorsey Griffith 2014-03-26T00:00:00Z UC Davis physician featured in national health equity project http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8789/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8789 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 24, 2014) - UC Davis professor Christopher Bowlus of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, and his liver cancer disparity research, are featured on the Health Equity Research Snapshot of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). Mon, 24 Mar 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8789 Dorsey Griffith 2014-03-24T00:00:00Z Nine-year effort concludes to fund breast cancer endowment at UC Davis http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8787/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8787 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 21, 2014) - After nine years and countless fund-raising events, the Placer Breast Cancer Endowment on Thursday reached its goal of $1.5 million for breast cancer research at UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8787 Susan Mar 2014-03-21T00:00:00Z Stem cell findings may offer answers for some bladder defects and disease http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8704/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8704 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 21, 2014) - For the first time, scientists have succeeded in coaxing laboratory cultures of human stem cells to develop into the specialized, unique cells needed to repair a patient’s defective or diseased bladder. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8704 Susan Mar 2014-03-21T00:00:00Z Potential lung cancer vaccine shows renewed promise http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8767/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8767 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 20, 2014) - Researchers at UC Davis have found that the investigational cancer vaccine tecemotide, when administered with the chemotherapeutic cisplatin, boosted immune response and reduced the number of tumors in mice with lung cancer. The study also found that radiation treatments did not significantly impair the immune response. The paper was published on March 10 in the journal Cancer Immunology Research, an American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) publication. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8767 Dorsey Griffith 2014-03-20T00:00:00Z UC Davis faculty drive efforts to improve CT safety http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8766/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8766 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 19, 2014) - UC Davis clinicians and physicists have recommended new strategies to make computed tomography (CT) safer, including adoption of a new metric for dose measurement, ways to manage exposure protocols that differ by CT brand and specific approaches to reduce exposure during needle biopsies. The recommendations are detailed in papers published in the March issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR). Wed, 19 Mar 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8766 Dorsey Griffith 2014-03-19T00:00:00Z Minority clinical trials participation and analysis still lag 20 years after federal mandate http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8305/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8305 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 18, 2014) - Twenty years after Congress mandated that research funded by the National Institutes of Health include minorities, less than 5 percent of trials participants are non-white, and less than 2 percent of clinical cancer research studies focus on non-white ethnic or racial groups, UC Davis researchers have found. [Chinese, Spanish, Korean, Vietnamese] Tue, 18 Mar 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8305 Susan Mar 2014-03-18T00:00:00Z Joint cancer center study finds barriers to minority clinical trial participation http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8126/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8126 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 18, 2014) - A new study involving researchers from UC Davis and four other National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers reveals important barriers that limit minority group participation in cancer clinical trials, findings that will be used to refine and launch more effective strategies to assure that more minorities benefit from clinical trials. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8126 Susan Mar 2014-03-18T00:00:00Z Statewide public cord blood collection program begins http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8755/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8755 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 17, 2014) - Mothers of newborns can now donate their babies’ umbilical cord blood at UC Davis Medical Center and other hospitals throughout the state as part of California’s first comprehensive public system of collecting cord blood for lifesaving transplantations and medical research. [en español] Mon, 17 Mar 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8755 Susan Mar 2014-03-17T00:00:00Z Electronic health records can be used to predict sepsis risk and mortality http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8753/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8753 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 14, 2014) - UC Davis researchers have found that routine information — blood pressure, respiratory rate, temperature and white blood cell count — from the electronic health records (EHRs) of hospitalized patients can be used to predict the early stages of sepsis, a leading cause of death and hospitalization in the U.S. They also determined that just three measures — lactate level, blood pressure and respiratory rate — can pinpoint the likelihood that a patient will die from the disease. Fri, 14 Mar 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8753 Karen Finney 2014-03-14T00:00:00Z UC Davis nursing school hopes to improve care for cancer patients with social network http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8756/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8756 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 14, 2014) - Several chemotherapy patients at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center will be invited to use tablets with a unique social networking tool as part of their treatment plan. Fri, 14 Mar 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8756 Susan Mar 2014-03-14T00:00:00Z Microbes in space http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8741/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8741 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 12, 2014) - Microbes collected from Northern California and throughout the nation will soon blast into orbit for research and a microgravity growth competition on the International Space Station (ISS). This citizen science project, known as Project MERCCURI, is led in part by UC Davis microbiologists, who are investigating how microbes from different places on Earth compare to each other and to those found on the International Space Station. Wed, 12 Mar 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8741 Carole Gan 2014-03-12T00:00:00Z UC Davis MIND Institute joins ranks of elite U.S. neurodevelopmental centers http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8709/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8709 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 11, 2014) - The UC Davis MIND Institute has been named an Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (IDDRC), through a prestigious grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development of the National Institutes of Health — a distinction held by only a handful of neurodevelopmental centers nationwide committed to the diagnosis, prevention, treatment and amelioration of developmental disorders such as autism, fragile X syndrome and Down syndrome. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8709 Phyllis Brown 2014-03-11T00:00:00Z UC Davis researchers one step closer to ovarian cancer marker http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8736/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8736 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 10, 2014) - The hunt is on to find biomarkers that detect cancer, but it’s a challenging process. Early successes often are followed by heartbreaking failures. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8736 Susan Mar 2014-03-10T00:00:00Z Bone turnover markers predict prostate cancer outcomes http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8719/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8719 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 7, 2014) - Biomarkers for bone formation and resorption predict outcomes for men with castration-resistant prostate cancer, a team of researchers from UC Davis and their collaborators have found. Fri, 07 Mar 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8719 Susan Mar 2014-03-07T00:00:00Z Atypical development in the siblings of children with autism is detectable at 12 months http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8718/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8718 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 5, 2014) - Atypical development can be detected as early as 12 months of age among the siblings of children with autism spectrum disorder, a study published by researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute and UCLA has found. Wed, 05 Mar 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8718 Phyllis Brown 2014-03-05T00:00:00Z UC Davis tests new smartphone app to help patients with mental illness http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8700/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8700 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 28, 2014) - Sacramento-area youth in the early stages of serious mental illness can receive a new smartphone app that helps them detect early warning signs of psychosis, through a one-year, $588,000 grant to the UC Davis Early Diagnosis and Preventive Treatment (EDAPT) Clinic from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, to study whether harnessing mobile technology improves patient care. Fri, 28 Feb 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8700 Phyllis Brown 2014-02-28T00:00:00Z Sloan Fellowship for "designer enzymes" http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8675/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8675 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 18, 2014) - Justin Siegel, a biochemist at the University of California, Davis, who uses computers to develop new "designer enzymes" with properties not found in nature, has been awarded a prestigious Sloan Research Fellowship to support his work. Tue, 18 Feb 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8675 Susan Mar 2014-02-18T00:00:00Z In-hospital formula use deters breastfeeding http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8625/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8625 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 14, 2014) - When mothers feed their newborns formula in the hospital, they are less likely to fully breastfeed their babies in the second month of life and more likely to quit breastfeeding early, even if they had hoped to breastfeed longer, UC Davis researchers have found. [en español or 中文 Chinese]  Fri, 14 Feb 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8625 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-02-14T00:00:00Z IPHI's Helen Wu receives prestigious research award from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8650/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8650 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 6, 2014) - Helen Wu, a research and policy scientist in the UC Davis Institute for Population Health Improvement (IPHI), has been selected to receive a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Mentored Research Scientist Development Award under its Public Health Services and Systems Research Program. Thu, 06 Feb 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8650 Susan Mar 2014-02-06T00:00:00Z Tighter economic regulation is needed to reverse obesity epidemic http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8633/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8633 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 2, 2014) - Governments could slow — and even reverse — the growing epidemic of obesity by taking measures to counter fast food consumption, according to a study published today in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization. Sun, 02 Feb 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8633 Susan Mar 2014-02-02T00:00:00Z Bruce Hammock receives 2014 Brodie Award http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8602/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8602 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 23, 2014) - Bruce D. Hammock, UC Davis Distinguished Professor of Entomology, has received the 2014 Bernard B. Brodie Award from The American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET). Thu, 23 Jan 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8602 Susan Mar 2014-01-23T00:00:00Z UC Davis recognized as a research powerhouse http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8579/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8579 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 15, 2014) - UC Davis placed among the nation’s leading institutions of higher education that conduct research funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 2013, according to data collected and tabulated by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research, a North Carolina nonprofit organization that uses the NIH’s Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tools for its annual rankings. Wed, 15 Jan 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8579 Carole Gan 2014-01-15T00:00:00Z Complementary medicine in wide use to treat children with autism, developmental delay http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8521/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8521 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 11, 2014) - In a study of the range of treatments being employed for young children with autism and other developmental delays, UC Davis MIND Institute researchers have found that families often use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatments and that the most frequent users of both conventional and complementary approaches are those with higher levels of parental education and income. [en español] Sat, 11 Jan 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8521 Phyllis Brown 2014-01-11T00:00:00Z Katherine Rauen receives Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8567/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8567 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 10, 2014) - Katherine A. Rauen, professor in the Department of Pediatrics and a physician-scientist affiliated with the UC Davis MIND Institute and UC Davis Children’s Hospital, has received a 2013 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their research careers. Fri, 10 Jan 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8567 Phyllis Brown 2014-01-10T00:00:00Z Men do not seek obesity surgery as soon as they should http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8564/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8564 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 6, 2014) - Even though obesity affects women and men equally, a UC Davis study shows that obese women are four times more likely than obese men to seek weight-loss surgery. When they do see a bariatric surgeon, male patients tend to be older, more obese and sicker than women. Mon, 06 Jan 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8564 Karen Finney 2014-01-06T00:00:00Z New MRI technique illuminates the wrist in motion http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8559/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8559 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 31, 2013) - UC Davis radiologists, medical physicists and orthopaedic surgeons have found a way to create "movies" of the wrist in motion using a series of brief magnetic resonance imaging scans. Called "Active MRI," the technique could be useful in diagnosing subtle changes in physiology that indicate the onset of conditions such as wrist instability. Tue, 31 Dec 2013 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8559 Susan Mar 2013-12-31T00:00:00Z High good and low bad cholesterol levels are healthy for the brain, too http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8555/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8555 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 30, 2013) - High levels of “good” cholesterol and low levels of “bad” cholesterol are correlated with lower levels of the amyloid plaque deposition in the brain that is a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease, in a pattern that mirrors the relationship between good and bad cholesterol in cardiovascular disease, UC Davis researchers have found. [en español] Mon, 30 Dec 2013 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8555 Phyllis Brown 2013-12-30T00:00:00Z Detecting gastric cancer early -- it's in the sugars http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8550/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8550 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 20, 2013) - Gastric cancer kills more than 700,000 people each year, mostly in Latin America, Asia and Eastern Europe. Though the disease is quite treatable when caught early, symptoms are indistinct and late detection leads to high mortality. The five-year survival rate in the United States is 26.9 percent. Fri, 20 Dec 2013 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8550 Dorsey Griffith 2013-12-20T00:00:00Z Survival rates have not improved for metastatic prostate cancer http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8539/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8539 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 18, 2013) - Since the prostate specific antigen (PSA) test was introduced in the late 1980s, prostate cancer mortality has dropped by more than 40 percent. However, there has been tremendous controversy over whether the PSA test has caused that decline.  In a newly published study, UC Davis researchers suggest that PSA screening likely plays an important role. [en español]    Wed, 18 Dec 2013 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8539 Dorsey Griffith 2013-12-18T00:00:00Z MIND Institute research named a Top 10 Scientific Advance for 2013 by Autism Speaks http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8522/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8522 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 18, 2013) - A study by UC Davis MIND Institute researchers has been named one of the Top 10 Scientific Advances of 2013 by Autism Speaks, the international science and advocacy organization. Wed, 18 Dec 2013 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8522 Phyllis Brown 2013-12-18T00:00:00Z The danger of sending patients home too soon after thyroid surgery http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8543/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8543 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 17, 2013) - Removal of the thyroid gland is considered by most surgeons to be safe, which is why patients are often discharged from the hospital on the same day as the procedure. A new international, multicenter study published in the current issue of Surgery has found that some of these patients should be monitored in the hospital overnight for potentially deadly bleeding known as a post-surgical hematoma. Tue, 17 Dec 2013 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8543 Karen Finney 2013-12-17T00:00:00Z Pilot study finds ways to better screen and recover guns from domestic violence offenders http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8529/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8529 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 13, 2013) - More intensive screening to identify firearm owners among individuals who are subject to domestic violence restraining orders, and streamlining processes to recover guns at the time those restraining orders are served could help enforce existing laws that prohibit these offenders from having firearms and using them to harm others, a pilot study conducted by violence prevention experts at the University of Californa, Davis, and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has found. [en español] Fri, 13 Dec 2013 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8529 Carole Gan 2013-12-13T00:00:00Z Stem cell agency funds UC Davis tissue-engineering research http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8535/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8535 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 12, 2013) - Led by a renowned throat surgeon and a highly regarded stem cell researcher, a UC Davis team has received a $4.4 million grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) to develop a stem cell-derived airway transplant to cure a difficult, life-threatening problem known as severe airway stenosis. Thu, 12 Dec 2013 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8535 Susan Mar 2013-12-12T00:00:00Z Hybrid clotting factor means fewer injections, better disease control for hemophilia patients http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8533/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8533 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 12, 2013) - A Phase III clinical trial led by UC Davis researchers has confirmed that a new coagulation factor (rFIXFc) dramatically reduces the number of injections needed to maintain effective clotting for hemophilia B patients. Thu, 12 Dec 2013 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8533 Susan Mar 2013-12-12T00:00:00Z Better guidelines, coordination needed for prostate cancer specialists http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8331/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8331 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 9, 2013) - With a deluge of promising new drug treatments for advanced prostate cancer on the market, a new model of care is needed that emphasizes collaboration between urologists and medical oncologists, according to UC Davis prostate cancer experts. [en español] Mon, 09 Dec 2013 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8331 Susan Mar 2013-12-09T00:00:00Z Paul Knoepfler receives National Advocacy Award at World Stem Cell Summit http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8512/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8512 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 6, 2013) - Paul Knoepfler, associate professor of cell biology and human anatomy at UC Davis School of Medicine, was honored this week at the World Stem Cell Summit in San Diego for his stem cell advocacy and awareness efforts. Fri, 06 Dec 2013 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8512 Susan Mar 2013-12-06T00:00:00Z National study finds donor age not a factor in most corneal transplants http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8476/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8476 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 26, 2013) - Ten years after a transplant, a cornea from a 71-year-old donor is likely to remain as healthy as a cornea from a donor half that age, and corneas from donors over 71 perform slightly less well but still remain healthy for most transplant recipients, according to a study funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI) and led by the UC Davis Health System Eye Center and the University of Cincinnati Eye Institute. [en español] Tue, 26 Nov 2013 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8476 Carole Gan 2013-11-26T00:00:00Z Telemedicine reduces pediatric medication errors in rural emergency departments http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8365/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8365 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 25, 2013) - A new study from researchers at UC Davis has shown that telemedicine consultations from pediatric specialists reduced the number of drug errors in eight rural emergency departments. Published today in the journal Pediatrics, the study is the latest in research from UC Davis which demonstrates that telemedicine consultations can improve quality of care in rural settings. [中文 Chinese] or [en español] Mon, 25 Nov 2013 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8365 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2013-11-25T00:00:00Z Health insurance increases preventive care but not risky behaviors http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8472/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8472 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 22, 2013) - People with health insurance are more likely to use preventive services such as flu shots and health screenings to reduce their risk of serious illness, but they are no more likely than people without health insurance to engage in risky health behaviors such as smoking or gaining weight, researchers at UC Davis and University of Rochester have found. [en español] Fri, 22 Nov 2013 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8472 Karen Finney 2013-11-22T00:00:00Z UC Davis Children's Hospital offers access to pediatric subspecialty care for rural newborns with PEANUT Program http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8418/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8418 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 13, 2013) - UC Davis Children’s Hospital has been awarded a three-year, approximately $750,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for the Advancement of Telehealth - Health Resources and Services Administration (OAT-HRSA) to expand its services for infants through the new Pediatric Emergency Assistance to Newborns Using Telehealth (PEANUT) Program. Wed, 13 Nov 2013 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8418 Phyllis Brown 2013-11-13T00:00:00Z Children who have autism far more likely to have tummy troubles http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8320/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8320 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 6, 2013) - Children with autism experience gastrointestinal (GI) upsets such as constipation, diarrhea and sensitivity to foods six-to-eight times more often than do children who are developing typically, and those symptoms are related to behavioral problems, including social withdrawal, irritability and repetitive behaviors, a new study by researchers at the UC Davis MIND Institute has found. [en español] [中文 Chinese] Wed, 06 Nov 2013 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8320 Phyllis Brown 2013-11-06T00:00:00Z Interactive computer program helps patients talk with their physician about depression http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8404/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8404 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 5, 2013) - Patients who used an interactive computer program about depression while waiting to see their primary-care doctor were nearly twice as likely to ask about the condition and significantly more likely to receive a recommendation for antidepressant drugs or a mental-health referral from their physician, according to a new study by researchers at UC Davis. Tue, 05 Nov 2013 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8404 Susan Mar 2013-11-05T00:00:00Z Solving the pediatric obesity problem in rural communities http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8182/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8182 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 4, 2013) - Using telemedicine to unite clinicians and provide health education for them — and by extension, their patients — is an effective way to manage childhood obesity in remote areas. For these communities, which often have limited access to pediatric subspecialists, having a HEALTH-COP can make all the difference. [中文 Chinese] or [en español] Mon, 04 Nov 2013 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8182 Phyllis Brown 2013-11-04T00:00:00Z New grant to advance career opportunities for young scientists http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8400/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8400 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 4, 2013) - As part of a national effort to broaden scientific training opportunities for young scientists and engineers and better prepare them for a wide variety of careers, the National Institutes of Health has awarded UC Davis a five-year, $1.7 million grant to support the Frontiers of University Training to Unlock the Research Enterprise (FUTURE) program  ̶  a campuswide effort that will expand academic offerings, internships and other experiential learning in the biomedical sciences for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. Mon, 04 Nov 2013 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8400 Carole Gan 2013-11-04T00:00:00Z UC Davis participates in leading-edge research on fibroid treatment http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8378/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8378 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 31, 2013) - UC Davis Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology researchers are participating in a University of California-wide clinical trial to test the long-term efficacy of ablating uterine fibroids ― benign non-cancerous uterine tumors ― using high-frequency radio waves that heat, shrink and kill the fibroid tissues during minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery. Thu, 31 Oct 2013 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8378 Phyllis Brown 2013-10-31T00:00:00Z Institute of Medicine names two UC Davis professors as members http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8336/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8336 DAVIS, Calif. (October 21, 2013) - Two faculty members at the University of California, Davis, have been elected to the Institute of Medicine, one of the nation’s highest honors in health and medicine. Mon, 21 Oct 2013 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8336 Susan Mar 2013-10-21T00:00:00Z All probiotics are not the same in protecting premature infants from common, life-threatening illness http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8183/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8183 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 17, 2013) - Treating premature infants with probiotics, the dietary supplements containing live bacteria that many adults take to help maintain their natural intestinal balance, may be effective for preventing a common and life-threatening bowel disease among premature infants, researchers at UC Davis Children’s Hospital have found. [en español] Thu, 17 Oct 2013 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8183 Phyllis Brown 2013-10-17T00:00:00Z MIND Institute researcher partners to speed development of treatments for autism http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8278/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8278 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 15, 2013) - Jacqueline Crawley, the Robert E. Chason Endowed Chair in Translational Research in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, will participate in the Preclinical Autism Consortium for Therapeutics (PACT), a new partnership sponsored by Autism Speaks to facilitate the discovery of effective treatments for individuals with autism spectrum disorder. Other collaborators in the initiative are at Boston Children's Hospital and at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. Tue, 15 Oct 2013 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8278 Phyllis Brown 2013-10-15T00:00:00Z UC Davis CAARE Center awarded grant to help sexually exploited youth http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8262/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8262 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 14, 2013) - The Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs has awarded the UC Davis CAARE Center a two-year, $400,000 grant to provide assessment, group therapy, individual therapy and case management for underage youth and youth who are at risk of sexual exploitation. Mon, 14 Oct 2013 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8262 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2013-10-14T00:00:00Z Gunshot injuries in children more severe, deadly and costly than other childhood injuries, study finds http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8301/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8301 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 14, 2013) - A research team led by Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and the University of California, Davis, reveals that childhood gunshot injuries, while uncommon, are more severe, require more major surgery, have greater mortality and higher per-patient costs than any other mechanism for childhood injury – particularly among adolescent males. The study is published online in the journal Pediatrics. [en español] Mon, 14 Oct 2013 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8301 Carole Gan 2013-10-14T00:00:00Z UC Davis study finds potential biomarker differentiating the inattentive and combined subtypes of ADHD http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8228/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8228 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 8, 2013) - Using a common test of brain functioning, UC Davis researchers have found differences in the brains of adolescents with the inattentive and combined subtypes of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and teens who do not have the condition, suggesting that the test may offer a potential biomarker for the types of the disorder. [中文 Chinese] or [en español] Tue, 08 Oct 2013 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8228 Phyllis Brown 2013-10-08T00:00:00Z MIND Institute to participate in international study of schizophrenia in 22q11.2 deletion syndrome http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8260/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8260 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 7, 2013) - Researchers at the UC Davis MIND Institute will participate in an international consortium spanning four continents that will study the genetics of schizophrenia and other psychiatric disorders in chromosome 22q11.2 deletion syndrome through a four-year, $12 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to the International Consortium on Brain and Behavior in 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome. Mon, 07 Oct 2013 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8260 Phyllis Brown 2013-10-07T00:00:00Z Cigarette alternatives may not be 'safe' tobacco http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8270/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8270 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 4, 2013) - Cigarette alternatives, widely perceived to be safe, are often addictive and can be stepping stones to cigarette smoking, according to a scientific review published online in the journal Clinical Reviews in Allergy and Immunology. Fri, 04 Oct 2013 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8270 Susan Mar 2013-10-04T00:00:00Z Despite menu changes, calorie and sodium levels in chain restaurant entrées remain the same overall http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8252/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8252 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 1, 2013) - Although a number of chain restaurants have announced healthy menu changes over the years, the overall calorie and sodium levels in main entrées offered by top U.S. chain restaurants assessed from 2010 to 2011 have remained the same, according to a study published today in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. [en español] Tue, 01 Oct 2013 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8252 Susan Mar 2013-10-01T00:00:00Z UC Davis researchers discover a biological link between diabetes and heart disease http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8246/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8246 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 29, 2013) - UC Davis Health System researchers have identified for the first time a biological pathway that is activated when blood sugar levels are abnormally high and causes irregular heartbeats, a condition known as cardiac arrhythmia that is linked with heart failure and sudden cardiac death. Sun, 29 Sep 2013 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8246 Susan Mar 2013-09-29T00:00:00Z New center to translate innovations into products that improve heart, lung health http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8238/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8238 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 27, 2013) - A consortium of the five University of California medical campuses at Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco has been awarded a $12 million grant and designated as one of three Centers for Accelerated Innovations by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI). The award, among the first of its kind from NHLBI, recognizes the University of California’s potential to translate its leading-edge discoveries into innovative products that benefit patients. Fri, 27 Sep 2013 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8238 Carole Gan 2013-09-27T00:00:00Z Gun retailers strongly support expanded criteria for denying gun purchases, UC Davis survey finds http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8217/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8217 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 23, 2013) - A scientific survey of gun dealers and pawnbrokers in 43 U.S. states has found nearly unanimous support for denying gun purchases based on prior convictions and for serious mental illness with a history of violence or alcohol or drug abuse – conditions that might have prevented Washington Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis from legally purchasing a firearm. Mon, 23 Sep 2013 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8217 Carole Gan 2013-09-23T00:00:00Z Breastfeeding fraught with early challenges for most first-time mothers http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8223/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8223 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 23, 2013) - Breastfeeding problems are extremely common among first-time moms, often causing them to introduce formula or completely abandon breastfeeding within two months, report researchers at the University of California, Davis, and the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Mon, 23 Sep 2013 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8223 Susan Mar 2013-09-23T00:00:00Z UC Davis researchers find how viral infection disrupts neural development in offspring, increasing risk of autism http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8208/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8208 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 19, 2013) - Activating a mother’s immune system during her pregnancy disrupts the development of neural cells in the brain of her offspring and damages the cells' ability to transmit signals and communicate with one another, researchers with the Center for Neuroscience and Department of Neurology have found. The researchers said the finding suggests how maternal viral infection might increase the risk of having a child with autism spectrum disorder or schizophrenia. Thu, 19 Sep 2013 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8208 Phyllis Brown 2013-09-19T00:00:00Z UC Davis MIND Institute researcher receives grant to explore four neurodevelopmental disorders http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8213/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8213 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 19, 2013) - Jacqueline N. Crawley, an internationally renowned behavioral neuroscientist, has received a five-year, nearly $3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to understand the synaptic dysfunctions that limit how people with certain neurodevelopmental disorders form memories and learn. The research also will investigate the effectiveness of potential targeted therapies for the disorders: fragile X syndrome, Rett syndrome, Down syndrome and Angelman syndrome. Thu, 19 Sep 2013 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8213 Phyllis Brown 2013-09-19T00:00:00Z Study finds that a subset of children often considered to have autism may be misdiagnosed http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8157/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8157 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 17, 2013) - Children with a genetic disorder called 22q11.2 deletion syndrome, who frequently are believed to also have autism, often may be misidentified because the social impairments associated with their developmental delay may mimic the features of autism, a study by researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute suggests. Tue, 17 Sep 2013 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8157 Phyllis Brown 2013-09-17T00:00:00Z Novel vaccine approach to human cytomegalovirus found effective http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8209/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8209 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 17, 2013) - An experimental vaccine against human cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection, which endangers the developing fetus, organ transplant recipients, patients with HIV and others who have a weakened immune system, was safe and more effective than previous vaccines developed to prevent infection by the ubiquitous virus. Tue, 17 Sep 2013 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8209 Carole Gan 2013-09-17T00:00:00Z UC Davis study applies timely cost-effectiveness analysis to state breast cancer screening program http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8160/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8160 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 16, 2013) - When public health budgets are constrained, mammography screening should begin later and occur less frequently, a cost-effectiveness analysis for California’s Every Woman Counts (EWC) program concludes. [en español] Mon, 16 Sep 2013 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8160 Susan Mar 2013-09-16T00:00:00Z Oct. 23 seminar lays out strategies for building new med-tech companies http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8181/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8181 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 12, 2013) - Brook Byers, a general partner at Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers, a venture capital firm that launched Google, Amazon, Genentech and several other industry-defining companies, will describe lessons learned from a decade of helping scientists and entrepreneurs build medically focused companies based on molecular diagnostics, biotech and informatics breakthroughs. Thu, 12 Sep 2013 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8181 Carole Gan 2013-09-12T00:00:00Z "Incidental findings" rare but significant events in pediatric CT scans http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8132/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8132 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 11, 2013) - The largest study of computed tomographic (CT) scans taken in emergency departments across the country for children with head injuries describes the prevalence of “incidental findings” –  results that were not expected from the injury –  and categorizes them by urgency. The article, titled “Incidental findings in children with blunt head trauma evaluated with cranial CT scans,” was published in the August issue of Pediatrics, and provides a context for doctors in emergency departments who encounter these situations. Wed, 11 Sep 2013 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8132 Carole Gan 2013-09-11T00:00:00Z Brain circuitry loss may be a very early sign of cognitive decline in healthy elderly people http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8172/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8172 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 9, 2013) - The degeneration of a small, wishbone-shaped structure deep inside the brain may provide the earliest clues to future cognitive decline, long before healthy older people exhibit clinical symptoms of memory loss or dementia, a study by researchers at the UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center has found. Mon, 09 Sep 2013 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8172 Phyllis Brown 2013-09-09T00:00:00Z UC Davis endowed chair for clinical cancer research established http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8156/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8156 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 4, 2013) - Karen Kelly, Associate Director for Clinical Research at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, is the recipient of the university’s first endowed chair in Cancer Clinical Research. Wed, 04 Sep 2013 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8156 Susan Mar 2013-09-04T00:00:00Z Virtual reality and social training for autism study seeks participants http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8154/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8154 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 3, 2013) - Using a virtual‐reality game, UC Davis researchers have begun to examine how children with high‐functioning autism learn in classroom settings, where social deficits can form obstacles to the engagement with teachers and classmates necessary for academic success. The study will examine their virtual classroom behavior and attention and compare it with that of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and those with typical development. Tue, 03 Sep 2013 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8154 Phyllis Brown 2013-09-03T00:00:00Z Nobel laureate to explain the importance of the Higgs particle http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8145/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8145 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 29, 2013) - Gerard ‘t Hooft, one of the international scientists whose Nobel Prize winning research contributed to the discovery of the Higgs particle, will speak in Sacramento on September 5 about how the particle was detected, what it means in terms of understanding the subatomic world and the future discoveries it will likely inspire. Thu, 29 Aug 2013 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8145 Susan Mar 2013-08-29T00:00:00Z Study identifies better blood glucose monitor for burn care http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8146/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8146 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 28, 2013) - Glucose monitoring systems with an autocorrect feature that can detect red blood cells (hematocrit), vitamin C and other common interferents in burn patients’ blood are better for monitoring care, a pilot study conducted by UC Davis researchers at the School of Medicine and College of Engineering has found. The study was published in the Journal of Burn Care Research. Wed, 28 Aug 2013 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8146 Carole Gan 2013-08-28T00:00:00Z UC Davis team "spikes" stem cells to generate myelin http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8143/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8143 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 28, 2013) - Stem cell technology has long offered the hope of regenerating tissue to repair broken or damaged neural tissue. Wed, 28 Aug 2013 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8143 Susan Mar 2013-08-28T00:00:00Z New strategy tests for dangerous stage of tuberculosis in Asia http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8130/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8130 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 20, 2013) - More than 20,000 people in Pakistan are being tested for the potentially deadly stage of tuberculosis using a new strategy developed at UC Davis Health System to effectively detect the disease in children for the first time. Tue, 20 Aug 2013 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8130 Carole Gan 2013-08-20T00:00:00Z UC Davis researchers discover molecular target for the bacterial infection brucellosis http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8114/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8114 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 15, 2013) - UC Davis scientists have uncovered a potential drug target for the development of an effective therapy against the debilitating, chronic form of the bacterial disease brucellosis, which primarily afflicts people in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern countries. Thu, 15 Aug 2013 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8114 Carole Gan 2013-08-15T00:00:00Z UC Davis researchers receive $2.5 million grant to study telepsychiatry http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8104/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8104 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 15, 2013) - Researchers at UC Davis have received a five-year, $2.5 million grant to study whether viewing videotaped interviews with patients to assess them and guide their mental-health treatment is more cost-effective and better for patient outcomes and satisfaction than real-time telepsychiatric evaluation. Thu, 15 Aug 2013 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8104 Phyllis Brown 2013-08-15T00:00:00Z Targeting aggressive prostate cancer http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8100/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8100 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 14, 2013) - A team of researchers from UC Davis, UC San Diego and other institutions has identified a key mechanism behind aggressive prostate cancer. Wed, 14 Aug 2013 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8100 Susan Mar 2013-08-14T00:00:00Z Trends in psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis treatments http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8105/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8105 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 14, 2013) - Many patients with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis are not benefiting from the expanding array of treatments now available to combat these serious autoimmune disorders, researchers led by a UC Davis dermatologist report in a new study published online today by JAMA Dermatology. Wed, 14 Aug 2013 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8105 Susan Mar 2013-08-14T00:00:00Z Expanded role of paramedics shows promise for closing California's health-care gaps http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8097/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8097 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 14, 2013) - In a new report, the UC Davis Institute for Population Health Improvement (IPHI) recommends that the state launch pilot programs to test a new model of community-based health care that would expand the role of paramedics under certain circumstances. Wed, 14 Aug 2013 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8097 Carole Gan 2013-08-14T00:00:00Z International research team identifies top risk factors for children during influenza pandemics http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8102/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8102 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 13, 2013) - An international team of pediatric specialists, representing the world’s five major pediatric emergency medicine research networks, has identified several crucial risk factors for alerting clinicians to children most susceptible to life-threatening infections from the H1N1 influenza (flu). It is the first study to detail which clinical factors at hospital arrival in children with influenza-like illness and H1N1 infection are associated with the progressive risk to either severe infection or death. Tue, 13 Aug 2013 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8102 Charles Casey 2013-08-13T00:00:00Z Telemedicine consultations significantly improve pediatric care in rural emergency rooms http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/7757/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_7757 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 8, 2013) - Telemedicine consultations with pediatric critical-care medicine physicians significantly improve the quality of care for seriously ill and injured children treated in remote rural emergency rooms, where pediatricians and pediatric specialists are scarce, a study by researchers at UC Davis Children’s Hospital has found. [en español] Thu, 08 Aug 2013 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/7757 Phyllis Brown 2013-08-08T00:00:00Z UC Davis "lab on a chip" measures heart disease risk http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8082/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8082 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 6, 2013) - Using a special microchip that can perform laboratory functions, a team of cardiologists and biomedical engineers from UC Davis has identified cells linked with inflammation and varying degrees of heart disease. Tue, 06 Aug 2013 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8082 Susan Mar 2013-08-06T00:00:00Z Knoepfler to receive award for stem cell advocacy http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8083/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8083 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 6, 2013) - Paul Knoepfler, associate professor of cell biology and human anatomy, will be honored in December by the Genetics Policy Institute (GPI) with one of its annual Stem Cell Action awards. Tue, 06 Aug 2013 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8083 Susan Mar 2013-08-06T00:00:00Z How a cancer drug unties knots in the chromosome that causes Angelman and Prader-Willi syndromes http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8048/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8048 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 5, 2013) - UC Davis researchers have identified how and where in the genome a cancer chemotherapy agent acts on and ‘un-silences’ the epigenetically silenced gene that causes Angelman syndrome, a rare neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by severe intellectual disability, seizures, motor impairments, and laughing and smiling. Mon, 05 Aug 2013 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8048 Phyllis Brown 2013-08-05T00:00:00Z UC Davis researchers receive grant to study depression and suicide in older men http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8076/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8076 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 2, 2013) - Researchers at UC Davis have received a three-year, $725,000 grant from the National Institute on Mental Health to develop new, creative approaches to decreasing the burden of late-life depression and the risk of suicide among older men. Fri, 02 Aug 2013 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8076 Phyllis Brown 2013-08-02T00:00:00Z Novel inhibitor of C-reactive protein holds promise as cardiovascular disease treatment http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8041/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8041 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 24, 2013) - UC Davis scientists have developed a novel cardiovascular agent which, unlike currently available drugs for heart disease, does not target high blood cholesterol or high blood pressure. Wed, 24 Jul 2013 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8041 Susan Mar 2013-07-24T00:00:00Z A new weapon against stroke http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8022/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8022 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 23, 2013) - One of regenerative medicine’s greatest goals is to develop new treatments for stroke. So far, stem cell research for the disease has focused on developing therapeutic neurons — the primary movers of electrical impulses in the brain — to repair tissue damaged when oxygen to the brain is limited by a blood clot or break in a vessel. New UC Davis research, however, shows that other cells may be better suited for the task. [ 中文 (Chinese)] [en español] Tue, 23 Jul 2013 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8022 Karen Finney 2013-07-23T00:00:00Z New herbal supplement helps slim and trim without side effects, studies show http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8035/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8035 DAVIS, Calif. (July 23, 2013) - Study participants who took a new herbal supplement, while also exercising and controlling their food intake, had greater success in losing weight and slimming down than did those who didn’t take the supplement, report researchers at the University of California, Davis, and in India. Tue, 23 Jul 2013 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8035 Susan Mar 2013-07-23T00:00:00Z UC Davis MIND Institute researchers seek participants for study on generalizing learning in autism http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8018/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8018 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 18, 2013) - Researchers at the UC Davis MIND Institute are seeking adolescents to participate in a groundbreaking brain imaging study aimed at understanding one of the most critical aspects of autism spectrum disorders: how people with autism generalize things they learn to new contexts. Thu, 18 Jul 2013 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8018 Phyllis Brown 2013-07-18T00:00:00Z UC Davis Nursing doctoral candidate examines impact of privacy laws on researchers' abilities to share data http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8011/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8011 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 16, 2013) - Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis Doctoral Candidate Katherine Kim and a team of researchers recommend the development of guidelines that protect patient preferences and privacy while allowing investigators to share data through electronic health records and other databases. The research, “Development of a Privacy and Security Policy Framework for a Multi-state Comparative Effectiveness Research Network,” is published today in Medical Care, a national public health journal. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/8011 Bryce Peacher 2013-07-16T00:00:00Z Eye specialist to develop novel eye imaging technologies http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/7994/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_7994 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 15, 2013) - UC Davis Health System’s Eye Center has received a $250,000 Career Development Award from Research to Prevent Blindness to support the research of Ala Moshiri, an assistant professor of ophthalmology and director of electrophysiology services at the Eye Center. Mon, 15 Jul 2013 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/7994 Carole Gan 2013-07-15T00:00:00Z Excessive cerebrospinal fluid and enlarged brain size in infancy are potential biomarkers for autism http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/7884/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_7884 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 9, 2013) - Children who were later diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder had excessive cerebrospinal fluid and enlarged brains in infancy, a study by a multidisciplinary team of researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute has found, raising the possibility that those brain anomalies may serve as potential biomarkers for the early identification of the neurodevelopmental disorder. [en español or 中文 Chinese] Tue, 09 Jul 2013 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/7884 Phyllis Brown 2013-07-09T00:00:00Z UC Davis MIND Institute researchers find exposure to prenatal maternal antibodies affects behavior, development in offspring http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/7762/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_7762 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 9, 2013) - Researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute have found that prenatal exposure to specific antibodies found only in mothers of children with autism leads to changes in the brain that adversely affect behavior and development. [en español] Tue, 09 Jul 2013 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/7762 Phyllis Brown 2013-07-09T00:00:00Z UC Davis MIND Institute researchers identify specific fetal antigens attacked by maternal antibodies http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/7439/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_7439 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 9, 2013) - UC Davis MIND Institute researchers have identified the specific antibodies that target fetal brain proteins in the blood of a subset of women whose children are diagnosed with autism. The finding is the first to pinpoint a specific risk factor for a significant subset of autism cases, as well as a biomarker for drug development and early diagnosis. The researchers have named autism related to these antibodies “Maternal Autoantibody-Related," or MAR autism. [en español] [中文 Chinese] Tue, 09 Jul 2013 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/7439 Phyllis Brown 2013-07-09T00:00:00Z Are the 'U.S. News' medical school rankings for primary care education relevant? http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/7993/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_7993 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 8, 2013) - The U.S. News & World Report graduate school rankings inspire discussion and marketing, but do they actually reflect quality differences between schools when it comes to medical education in primary care? Researchers at the UC Davis School of Medicine are believed to be the first to take on that question by analyzing the primary care rankings from 2009 through 2012, reconstructing scores and proposing alternative measurements. Mon, 08 Jul 2013 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/7993 Karen Finney 2013-07-08T00:00:00Z Nearly half of sarcoma surgeries done by nonsurgical oncology specialists http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/7992/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_7992 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 8, 2013) - Orthopedic oncologists and surgical oncologists, who have been trained in the complex procedures required to remove sarcomas located deep in the muscles and other soft tissues of the limbs, conducted only 52 percent of these operations at 85 academic medical centers during a three year period, according to an analysis of national data by UC Davis researchers that is published online today in the Journal of Surgical Oncology. Mon, 08 Jul 2013 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/7992 Susan Mar 2013-07-08T00:00:00Z A second amyloid may play a role in Alzheimer's disease, UC Davis researchers find http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/7958/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_7958 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 27, 2013) - A protein secreted with insulin travels through the bloodstream and accumulates in the brains of individuals with type 2 diabetes and dementia, in the same manner as the amyloid beta (Αβ) plaques that are associated with Alzheimer’s disease, a study by researchers with the UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center has found. [en español or 中文 Chinese] Thu, 27 Jun 2013 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/7958 Phyllis Brown 2013-06-27T00:00:00Z Aerial mosquito spraying study finds no immediate public health risks http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/7977/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_7977 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 27, 2013) - In what researchers say is the first public health study of the aerial mosquito spraying method to prevent West Nile virus, a UC Davis study analyzed emergency department records from Sacramento area hospitals during and immediately after aerial sprayings in the summer of 2005. [en español] Thu, 27 Jun 2013 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/7977 Susan Mar 2013-06-27T00:00:00Z Symptoms of Prader-Willi syndrome associated with interference in circadian, metabolic genes http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/7962/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_7962 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 25, 2013) - Researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute and Agilent Laboratories have found that Prader-Willi syndrome — a genetic disorder best known for causing an insatiable appetite that can lead to morbid obesity — is associated with the loss of non-coding RNAs, resulting in the dysregulation of circadian and metabolic genes, accelerated energy expenditure and metabolic differences during sleep. Tue, 25 Jun 2013 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/7962 Phyllis Brown 2013-06-25T00:00:00Z Evolution of an outbreak: complications from contaminated steroid injections http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/7940/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_7940 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 19, 2013) - A study of the patients who received injections of steroids contaminated with the fungus Exserohilum rostratum from the New England Compounding Center has found that some patients had fungal infections even though they did not experience a worsening of their symptoms and that magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can help detect spinal infections, especially among those individuals who received injections from highly contaminated lots. The study, along with an editorial by UC Davis Assistant Professor of Medical Microbiology and Immunology George R. Thompson, appears in the June 19 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Wed, 19 Jun 2013 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/7940 Carole Gan 2013-06-19T00:00:00Z Reducing unnecessary and high-dose pediatric CT scans could cut associated cancers by 62 percent http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/7854/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_7854 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 10, 2013) - A study examining trends in X-ray computed tomography (CT) use in children in the United States has found that reducing unnecessary scans and lowering the doses for the highest-dose scans could lower the overall lifetime risk of future imaging-related cancers by 62 percent. The research by a UC Davis Health System scientist is published online today in JAMA Pediatrics. It is accompanied by a journal editorial. [en español] Mon, 10 Jun 2013 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/7854 Phyllis Brown 2013-06-10T00:00:00Z UC Davis a longtime leader in appropriate CT scanning in children http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/7902/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_7902 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 10, 2013) - UC Davis has a long history of  research pertaining to appropriate CT scanning in children with trauma, and the risks to children of unnecessary CT scans. This work has been performed through its leadership in the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN), the only federally funded pediatric emergency care research network in the U.S., co-founded by Nathan Kuppermann, chair of the UC Davis Department of Emergency Medicine and an internationally respected pediatric emergency medicine physician. Mon, 10 Jun 2013 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/7902 Phyllis Brown 2013-06-10T00:00:00Z Researchers find diminished balance in those with poor vision http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/7895/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_7895 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 6, 2013) - UC Davis Health System Eye Center research has found that visually impaired individuals and those with uncorrected refractive error — those who could benefit from glasses to achieve normal vision but don’t wear glasses — have a significantly greater risk of diminished balance with their eyes closed on a compliant, foam surface than individuals with normal vision. Thu, 06 Jun 2013 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/7895 Carole Gan 2013-06-06T00:00:00Z Lack of awareness limits use of flexible career policies in academia http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/7881/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_7881 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 3, 2013) - To attract and maintain a diverse, qualified academic workforce, institutions of higher education should have — and promote — policies to help balance career and family life, according to an article published by UC Davis researchers in the June 2013 issue of Academic Medicine. Mon, 03 Jun 2013 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/7881 Karen Finney 2013-06-03T00:00:00Z School-located vaccination programs could reduce flu cases and deaths among children http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/7871/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_7871 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 31, 2013) - Offering flu vaccines at elementary schools could expand vaccination rates and reduce costs, according to a new study reported in the scientific journal Vaccine by researchers from UC Davis Health System; the Monroe County, N.Y., Department of Public Health; University of Rochester Medical Center; and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). [en español] Fri, 31 May 2013 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/7871 Karen Finney 2013-05-31T00:00:00Z Father and son to present their respective cancer research at ASCO http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/7865/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_7865 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 29, 2013) - What started as a dinner-table conversation between a teen and his father has become a bonafide cancer research study for Matthew Lara, a Davis High School sophomore and the son of UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center medical oncologist and researcher Primo (Lucky) Lara Jr. Wed, 29 May 2013 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/7865 Susan Mar 2013-05-29T00:00:00Z Health differences explain most geographic variation in Medicare costs http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/7864/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_7864 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 28, 2013) - Wide geographic variation in Medicare costs is largely explained by health differences across communities rather than inefficient care delivery, according to a study published online today in the SAGE journal Medical Care Research and Review. Tue, 28 May 2013 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/7864 Karen Finney 2013-05-28T00:00:00Z UC Davis researchers receive grant to study neurodegenerative disease FXTAS http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/7830/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_7830 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 22, 2013) - Researchers at the UC Davis MIND Institute and the UC Davis Center for Mind and Brain have received a five-year, $3 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to conduct the first long-range study of the mental and psychological decline that accompanies the age-related neurological disorder fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome, or FXTAS. Wed, 22 May 2013 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/7830 Phyllis Brown 2013-05-22T00:00:00Z Past trauma, poor understanding of health-care services common among Sacramento Iraqi refugees http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/7817/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_7817 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 20, 2013) - Past trauma and a lack of understanding of the U.S. health-care system are key factors affecting the mental and physical health of Iraqi refugees in Sacramento, according to a new report released by UC Davis’ Center for Reducing Health Disparities and Clinical and Translational Science Center, as well as Opening Doors Inc. and the Mesopotamia Organization (MESO) —  two community groups  that serve refugee populations. Mon, 20 May 2013 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/7817 Carole Gan 2013-05-20T00:00:00Z Study identifies new approach to improving treatment for MS and other conditions http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/7748/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_7748 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 17, 2013) - Working with lab mice models of multiple sclerosis (MS), UC Davis scientists have detected a novel molecular target for the design of drugs that could be safer and more effective than current FDA-approved medications against MS. Fri, 17 May 2013 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/7748 Susan Mar 2013-05-17T00:00:00Z UC Davis Center for Reducing Health Disparities receives $1 million grant from Covered California http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/7815/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_7815 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 15, 2013) - The UC Davis Center for Reducing Health Disparities has received a $1 million grant from Covered California, the state’s health insurance marketplace, to provide outreach and education to underserved populations about obtaining health insurance. Wed, 15 May 2013 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/7815 Phyllis Brown 2013-05-15T00:00:00Z UC Davis receives awards to study new treatments for childhood diseases http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/7806/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_7806 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 13, 2013) - Three researchers from the University of California, Davis, are among the scientists selected to receive Individual Biomedical Research Awards from The Hartwell Foundation this year. The awards recognize early-stage, innovative and cutting-edge biomedical research that has the potential to benefit children in the U.S. and beyond Mon, 13 May 2013 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/7806 Carole Gan 2013-05-13T00:00:00Z Tailoring pulmonary rehabilitation could improve outcomes for women with COPD http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/7861/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_7861 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 10, 2013) - —One of the most effective treatments for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) — pulmonary rehabilitation — could potentially work even better if programs were designed based on gender, according to a UC Davis pulmonary physician. Fri, 10 May 2013 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/7861 Karen Finney 2013-05-10T00:00:00Z UC Davis researchers identify mechanism for controlling calcium influx in cells http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/7776/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_7776 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 8, 2013) - When brain cells are overwhelmed by an influx of too many calcium molecules, they shut down the channels through which these molecules enter the cells. Until now, the “stop” signal mechanism that cells use to control the molecular traffic was unknown. In the new issue of the journal Neuron, UC Davis Health System scientists report that they have identified the mechanism. Their findings are relevant to understanding the molecular causes of the disruption of brain functioning that occurs in stroke and other neurological disorders. Wed, 08 May 2013 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/7776 Carole Gan 2013-05-08T00:00:00Z UC Davis radiation oncology chief leads development of new prostate cancer guideline http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/7784/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_7784 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 7, 2013) - Based on a major effort co-led by UC Davis prostate cancer expert Richard Valicenti, the nation’s leading urological and radiation oncology organizations today announced a new guideline for radiation therapy after prostatectomy. Tue, 07 May 2013 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/7784 Dorsey Griffith 2013-05-07T00:00:00Z Ubiquitous engineered nanomaterials cause lung inflammation, study finds http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/7775/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_7775 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 6, 2013) - A consortium of scientists from across the country has found that breathing ultrafine particles from a large family of materials that increasingly are found in a host of household and commercial products, from sunscreens to the ink in copy machines to super-strong but lightweight sporting equipment, can cause lung inflammation and damage. Mon, 06 May 2013 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/7775 Phyllis Brown 2013-05-06T00:00:00Z