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 Funding moves UC Davis scholars' research closer to the patient bedside http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11490/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11490 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 27, 2016) - Preventing skin scarring with red light-emitting diodes and using small molecules in the breath to detect infections are just two of several innovative projects developed at UC Davis Health System that are moving closer to becoming new treatments and tools for improving patient care, thanks to the mentored research programs of the UC Davis Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC) and the Emergency Medicine K12 program.  Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11490 Carole Gan 2016-09-27T00:00:00Z UC Davis joins large-scale effort to identify environmental influences on child health http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11489/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11489 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 26, 2016) - UC Davis will receive $3.9 million from the National Institutes of Health to join the first phase of a seven-year initiative called Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes, or ECHO. Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11489 Karen Finney 2016-09-26T00:00:00Z Lam obtains major federal grants http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11485/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11485 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 23, 2016) - Kit Lam, professor and chair of the UC Davis Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, has received two major cancer research grants totaling more than $3 million. Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11485 Dorsey Griffith 2016-09-23T00:00:00Z Gut pathogens thrive on body's tissue-repair mechanism http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11464/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11464 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 16, 2016) - Why do some foodborne bacteria make us sick? A paper published Sept. 16 in the journal Science has found that pathogens in the intestinal tract cause harm because they benefit from immune system responses designed to repair the very damage to the intestinal lining caused by the bacteria in the first place. Fri, 16 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11464 Carole Gan 2016-09-16T00:00:00Z Essential mouse genes could guide human precision medicine http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11460/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11460 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 14, 2016) - About one-third of 1,751 genes studied in the first comprehensive survey of the mouse genome are essential to life, according to research by an international collaboration including the University of California, Davis, Mouse Biology Program. Mutations of these genes cause death at the embryo stage. Many of them have counterparts in the human genome, so understanding why these genes are so vital could help prioritize human genes for study. Wed, 14 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11460 Karen Finney 2016-09-14T00:00:00Z NIH renews knockout mouse project http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11457/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11457 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 12, 2016) - The University of California, Davis, has been awarded $29,290,259 from the National Institutes of Health under the next five-year phase of the Knockout Mouse Project. UC Davis is the lead organization in a consortium involving research partners at The Center for Phenogenomics in Toronto, Canada, the Childrens’ Hospital Oakland Research Institute and Charles River Laboratories in Wilmington, Mass. Mon, 12 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11457 Karen Finney 2016-09-12T00:00:00Z Voices of patients and oncologists must be heard, study shows http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11452/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11452 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 9, 2016) - Training oncologists and their patients to have high-quality discussions improves communication, but troubling gaps still exist between the two groups, according to a new study in JAMA Oncology. Fri, 09 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11452 Karen Finney 2016-09-09T00:00:00Z Cognitive function tests reliable for people with intellectual disabilities, UC Davis research shows http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11437/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11437 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 6, 2016) - Researchers at the UC Davis MIND Institute have found that a battery of tests appears to have strong potential for measuring cognitive changes over time for people with intellectual disabilities. The work could open new doors to research into whether drugs and specialized educational programs or treatments can improve function in people with Down syndrome, fragile X syndrome and other causes of intellectual disabilities. Tue, 06 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11437 Dorsey Griffith 2016-09-06T00:00:00Z UC Davis K12 scholars funded for cancer research http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11436/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11436 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 6, 2016) - The National Cancer Institute has again funded the K12 Paul Calabresi Clinical Oncology Training Grant to promote and sustain the development of young cancer scientists from diverse fields and from laboratories and clinics across both UC Davis campuses. Tue, 06 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11436 Dorsey Griffith 2016-09-06T00:00:00Z IPHI report shows impact of cancer screening in California over past 15 years http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11421/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11421 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 31, 2016) - A new report from the UC Davis Institute for Population Health Improvement (IPHI) shows the impact of cancer screening over the past 15 years, identifying areas where increased screening and other cancer-control efforts would save lives and significantly benefit population health. Wed, 31 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11421 Carole Gan 2016-08-31T00:00:00Z Sertraline, brand named Zoloft, improves functioning in young children with fragile X http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11139/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11139 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 26, 2016) - Treatment with sertraline may provide nominal but important improvements in cognition and social participation in very young children with fragile X syndrome, the most common genetic cause of intellectual disability and the leading single-gene cause of autism, a study by researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute has found. Fri, 26 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11139 Phyllis Brown 2016-08-26T00:00:00Z Lay educators help boost colorectal screening rates in Hmong http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11416/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11416 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 26, 2016) - Hmong Americans are more likely to understand the importance of colorectal cancer screening and to get screened when they’re provided information by specially trained Hmong lay health educators, new research from UC Davis has found. Fri, 26 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11416 Dorsey Griffith 2016-08-26T00:00:00Z Specialized test detects bacterial infections in youngest infants with fever http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11410/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11410 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 23, 2016) - Physicians from Children’s Hospital of Michigan, UC Davis Medical Center and Nationwide Children's Hospital, in collaboration with 19 other pediatric emergency departments around the country, have established a “proof of principle” for measuring patterns of ribonucleic acid (RNA) expression in the bloodstream that can enable clinicians to distinguish bacterial infections from other causes of fever in infants up to two months old. Tue, 23 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11410 Charles Casey 2016-08-23T00:00:00Z Greenhalgh to lead study of burn shock treatment http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11377/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11377 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 12, 2016) - The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded $2 million to David Greenhalgh, a UC Davis surgeon and national leader in treating burn injuries, for a study of the outcomes of a fluid resuscitation treatment for burn patients. Fri, 12 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11377 Karen Finney 2016-08-12T00:00:00Z Study finds Hispanic men in California need more screening for colorectal cancer http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11373/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11373 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 11, 2016) - Colorectal cancer incidence and mortality rates in California have decreased markedly for men and women in all major racial-ethnic groups since 1990, except for Hispanic men. Colorectal cancer rates for Hispanic men have remained relatively the same, a disparity that can be improved by greater screening, a study of colorectal cancer trends from the UC Davis Institute for Population Health Improvement (IPHI) finds.  Thu, 11 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11373 Carole Gan 2016-08-11T00:00:00Z New grants help move innovative ideas to new discoveries http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11369/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11369 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 10, 2016) - Two physician scientists received seed funding from the UC Davis Office of Research’s Science Translation and Innovative Research (STAIR) program to help them demonstrate proof-of-concept and commercial feasibility of their innovative technologies, which aim to address unmet market needs. Wed, 10 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11369 Carole Gan 2016-08-10T00:00:00Z UC Davis scientists awarded $1 million grant for prostate cancer research http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11362/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11362 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 5, 2016) - The Prostate Cancer Foundation and Movember, the global charity that has raised hundreds of millions for men’s health research and programs, have delivered $1 million to UC Davis prostate cancer researchers. Fri, 05 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11362 Dorsey Griffith 2016-08-05T00:00:00Z Alzheimer's Association issues $7 million challenge to scientists to speed drug discovery http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11355/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11355 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 2, 2016) - Four cutting-edge studies, including one led by John Olichney, professor and neurologist at the UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center, will each receive $1 million to advance current Alzheimer's research to the next stage of clinical trials. A unique, goal-driven competition offers an additional $3 million to the clinical trial that demonstrates the most promise for treating this devastating disease. Tue, 02 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11355 Karen Finney 2016-08-02T00:00:00Z Hybrid treatment hunts down and kills leukemia cells http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11341/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11341 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 28, 2016) - Researchers at UC Davis and Ionis Pharmaceuticals have developed a hybrid treatment that harnesses a monoclonal antibody to deliver antisense DNA to acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) cells and that may lead to less toxic treatments for the disease. Thu, 28 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11341 Dorsey Griffith 2016-07-28T00:00:00Z 2016-2017 MIND Institute Distinguished Lecturer Series starts Sept. 14 http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11332/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11332 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 27, 2016) - The UC Davis MIND Institute kicks off its 2016-2017 Distinguished Lecturer Series in September with an address by Robert H. Ring, associate professor at Drexel University in the College of Medicine, Department of Pharmacology and Physiology. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11332 Caitlin Scordalakis 2016-07-27T00:00:00Z De Vere White to serve on prestigious NIH panel http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11329/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11329 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 26, 2016) - Ralph de Vere White, who retired in June as director of the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, has been named to a key committee at the National Institute of Health (NIH). Tue, 26 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11329 Dorsey Griffith 2016-07-26T00:00:00Z UC Davis scientists awarded grant for rare genetic disorder research http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11322/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11322 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 21, 2016) - The state stem cell agency, the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), today approved a $1.1 million grant to UC Davis for research aimed at developing a treatment for Angelman syndrome,  a rare, neurogenetic autism-spectrum disorder that occurs in one in 15,000 live births. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11322 Charles Casey 2016-07-21T00:00:00Z UC Davis researchers temporarily turn off brain area to better understand function http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11315/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11315 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 20, 2016) - Capitalizing on experimental genetic techniques, researchers at UC Davis’ California National Primate Research Center (CNPRC) have demonstrated that temporarily turning off an area of the brain changes patterns of activity across much of the remaining brain. Wed, 20 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11315 Dorsey Griffith 2016-07-20T00:00:00Z High quality MRIs without sedation are possible in severely affected children with autism http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11311/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11311 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 19, 2016) - UC Davis researchers have found a way to get MRI images of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and intellectual disability without sedating them first using the principles of applied behavior analysis. Tue, 19 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11311 Dorsey Griffith 2016-07-19T00:00:00Z Historic data to aid in long-term study of ethnic disparities in brain health and dementia http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11299/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11299 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 14, 2016) - Physical exams conducted from the 1960s through the 1980s will be revisited to evaluate risks and protective factors in early and midlife that could affect brain health and dementia diagnoses among a large, ethnically diverse group of seniors. The Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research will partner with the UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center for the study, which is funded with a five-year, $13 million grant from the National Institute on Aging. Thu, 14 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11299 Karen Finney 2016-07-14T00:00:00Z Oncologists and cancer patients often differ in prognosis perceptions http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11307/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11307 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 14, 2016) - Patients with stage III or IV cancer report far more optimistic expectations for survival than their oncologists thought they had communicated, according to new research published today in JAMA Oncology. Effective communication between doctors and their patients who could be nearing the end of their lives is crucial, according to the authors, since this is when quality-of-life decisions merge with discussions about treatment options. Thu, 14 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11307 Karen Finney 2016-07-14T00:00:00Z New grant further solidifies UC Davis' leadership role in translational research http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11289/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11289 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 12, 2016) - The UC Davis Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC) and the wide array of services that have supported innovative biomedical research and led to the development of new treatments for diseases during the past 10 years will continue, thanks to a $27.8 million grant from the National Center for Accelerating Translational Science and the ongoing support from the School of Medicine. Tue, 12 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11289 Carole Gan 2016-07-12T00:00:00Z UC Davis scientists awarded grant for rare genetic disorder research http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11285/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11285 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 5, 2016) - The London-based LouLou Foundation, in partnership with the Orphan Disease Center of the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, has awarded a grant to UC Davis Institute for Regenerative Cures Director Jan Nolta and one of the institute’s post-doctoral fellows, Kyle Fink, to study how Fink’s gene editing techniques might be used to treat a rare genetic disorder that hits children – mainly girls – at a very young age with difficult-to-control seizures and severe neuro-developmental impairment. Tue, 05 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11285 Charles Casey 2016-07-05T00:00:00Z Beware of unapproved stem cell procedures http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11277/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11277 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 30, 2016) - At least 351 companies across the United States are marketing unapproved stem cell procedures, according to a new study by a UC Davis stem cell researcher and a University of Minnesota bioethicist. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11277 Charles Casey 2016-06-30T00:00:00Z Study shows that some, but not all, premenstrual symptoms are linked with inflammation http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11258/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11258 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 23, 2016) - Certain premenstrual symptoms, such as mood changes, breast pain and abdominal cramps, are linked with inflammation, but headache is not, according to new research from UC Davis Health System. Published in the current issue of the Journal of Women’s Health, the results suggest that anti-inflammatory medications may be appropriate for some but not all symptoms associated with menstruation. Thu, 23 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11258 Karen Finney 2016-06-23T00:00:00Z "Digital neurotherapeutic" in development at the UC Davis MIND Institute http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11249/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11249 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 22, 2016) - A UC Davis researcher has created a video game for children who experience cognitive impairments from genetic disorders with the hope that that it will improve their ability to mentally process information about space and time. Wed, 22 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11249 Dorsey Griffith 2016-06-22T00:00:00Z Nearly 10 million U.S. adults severely nearsighted http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11253/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11253 UC Davis, Calif. (June 22, 2016) - A new study by investigators at the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Genentech, the National Institutes of Health and UC Davis Eye Center has found that 9.6 million U.S. adults are highly myopic, or severely nearsighted, and of those, nearly 820,000 have a degenerative form of the disease and more than 41,000 suffer myopic choroidal neovascularization, a complication that can cause long-term vision loss, especially in women. Wed, 22 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11253 Carole Gan 2016-06-22T00:00:00Z MIND Institute researcher studies feasibility of community providers training parents of children with autism http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11252/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11252 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 22, 2016) - Research has long shown that parent-implemented “naturalistic developmental behavioral interventions,” which are applied in a child’s usual setting and designed to build developmentally appropriate skills, help decrease the main symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). However, parent training by community providers had not previously been studied. Wed, 22 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11252 Caitlin Scordalakis 2016-06-22T00:00:00Z Mothers with diabetes, other metabolic conditions, more likely to also have anti-fetal brain autoantibodies http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11239/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11239 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 17, 2016) - Mothers of children with autism who were diagnosed with metabolic conditions during pregnancy, particularly gestational and type 2 diabetes, were more likely to have anti-fetal brain autoantibodies in their blood compared to healthy women of children with autism. The presence of these anti-fetal brain autoantibodies has been previously found to be specific to some mothers of children with autism and rare among mothers of children without autism, researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute have found. Fri, 17 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11239 Phyllis Brown 2016-06-17T00:00:00Z UC Davis study finds antibiotics increase availability of nutrients in the gut, enabling growth of pathogens http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11225/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11225 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 15, 2016) - Research led by Andreas Bäumler, professor of medical immunology and microbiology at UC Davis Health System, has identified a new mechanism explaining how antibiotics change the gut microbiota, increasing nutrients that benefit the growth of pathogens, like Salmonella. Wed, 15 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11225 Carole Gan 2016-06-15T00:00:00Z UC Davis establishes research center to tackle pain epidemic http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11192/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11192 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 13, 2016) - Leveraging the vast expertise of scholars and scientists in medicine, nursing and other health science disciplines, UC Davis has established the Center for Advancing Pain Relief. Mon, 13 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11192 Rebecca Badeaux 2016-06-13T00:00:00Z NIH funding for dermatology research trending downward for women and MDs http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11209/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11209 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 9, 2016) - In a retrospective study of dermatology research awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) from 2009 to 2014, a team of UC Davis researchers found a significant decline in women investigators and a striking reduction in MD-only investigator funding dollars. Thu, 09 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11209 Charles Casey 2016-06-09T00:00:00Z Risk of autism with intellectual disability linked with maternal immune dysfunction during pregnancy http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11191/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11191 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 7, 2016) - Pregnant women with higher levels of inflammatory cytokines and chemokines, proteins that control communication between cells of the immune system, may be at significantly greater risk of having a child with autism combined with intellectual disability, researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute have found. Tue, 07 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11191 Phyllis Brown 2016-06-07T00:00:00Z Lung cancer patients who have surgery live longer http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11116/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11116 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 7, 2016) - Patients with late-stage, non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who have surgery have better survival rates than those who don’t, but fewer of these patients are undergoing surgery, UC Davis researchers have found. Tue, 07 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11116 Dorsey Griffith 2016-06-07T00:00:00Z MIND Institute study examines development of school-age children with autism spectrum disorder http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11160/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11160 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 27, 2016) - Grade school is an important period in children’s development, when they begin to mature and prepare to enter adolescence. Now, researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute hope to discover how to maximize that growth among children with autism to help them learn and thrive. Fri, 27 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11160 Dorsey Griffith 2016-05-27T00:00:00Z Inhaled silver particles end up in the brain, UC Davis study shows http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11162/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11162 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 26, 2016) - Airborne silver nanoparticles that are common in occupational settings travel from the nose to the brain, where they can remain for weeks and trigger an immune response linked with injury, UC Davis researchers studying adult rats have found. Thu, 26 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11162 Karen Finney 2016-05-26T00:00:00Z Miglioretti awarded $7.5 million to evaluate supplemental breast imaging http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11153/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11153 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 25, 2016) - Diana Miglioretti, UC Davis dean’s professor of biostatistics and an internationally recognized breast cancer screening expert, has received $7.5 million to determine the effectiveness of two supplemental breast screening and diagnostic workup strategies -- digital breast tomosynthesis (3D mammography) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) -- used with mammography for cancer detection. Miglioretti’s team also will work to determine whether effectiveness of the screening strategies depends on a woman’s breast density. Wed, 25 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11153 Dorsey Griffith 2016-05-25T00:00:00Z UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center establishes new Cognitive Neurosciences Fellowship http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11147/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11147 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 25, 2016) - The UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center has established a new, integrated translational cognitive neuroscience postdoctoral fellowship program through a five-year, $1 million grant from the National Institute on Aging. Wed, 25 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11147 Phyllis Brown 2016-05-25T00:00:00Z Calcium channels team up to activate excitable cells http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11123/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11123 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 18, 2016) - Voltage-gated calcium channels open in unison, rather than independently, to allow calcium ions into and activate excitable cells such as neurons and muscle cells, researchers with UC Davis Health System and the University of Washington have found. Wed, 18 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11123 Phyllis Brown 2016-05-18T00:00:00Z Physicians can counsel patients to prevent gun violence, experts say http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11099/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11099 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 17, 2016) - It is not illegal for physicians to ask their patients about firearms, counsel them as they would on any other health matter, and disclose that information to third parties when necessary, according to a review of the literature by physicians at UC Davis, Brown University, and the University of Colorado who are helping to lead the effort to prevent firearm-related injuries in the U.S. Tue, 17 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11099 David Ong 2016-05-17T00:00:00Z UC Davis researchers identify new metabolic disorder http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11104/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11104 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 12, 2016) - Researchers at UC Davis have identified a new metabolic disorder that affects newborns and leads to death hours after their birth. Identification of the genetic defect has meant the delivery of a healthy newborn to a mother who earlier had lost two other newborns to the condition. Thu, 12 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11104 Phyllis Brown 2016-05-12T00:00:00Z More research needed to identify and measure quality of autism interventions http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11091/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11091 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 10, 2016) - With the dramatic rise of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the numbers and types of interventions promoted to families and individuals with autism have surged as well. Tue, 10 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11091 2016-05-10T00:00:00Z Device worn on eyeglasses offers hope for people with low vision http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11071/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11071 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 5, 2016) - A miniature camera using optical character-recognition technology, mounted onto the eyeglasses of people who are considered legally blind, dramatically improves their ability to read an email, newspaper article, menu or page in a book, a study by researchers with UC Davis Health System. Thu, 05 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11071 Phyllis Brown 2016-05-05T00:00:00Z UC Davis teams receive prestigious CITRIS awards for innovation in human health http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11060/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11060 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 4, 2016) - Three UC Davis Health System teams have been selected from among 54 highly competitive proposals to receive awards to develop innovative information technology solutions in human health care from the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society — CITRIS — a collaboration of the UC campuses at Berkeley, Davis, Merced and Santa Cruz. The grants are awarded in collaboration with the Banatao Institute founded by high-tech entrepreneur and philanthropist Dado Banatao.   Wed, 04 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11060 Phyllis Brown 2016-05-04T00:00:00Z Autism and cancer share a remarkable number of risk genes in common http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11057/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11057 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 3, 2016) - Autism and cancer share more than 40 risk genes, suggesting that common mechanisms underlying the functions of some of these genes could conceivably be leveraged to develop therapies not just for cancer but for autism as well, an extensive assessment by researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute and Comprehensive Cancer Center has found. Tue, 03 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11057 Phyllis Brown 2016-05-03T00:00:00Z Antibiotics allow gut pathogens to breathe http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11054/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11054 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 2, 2016) - Antibiotics are essential for fighting bacterial infection, but, paradoxically, they can also make the body more prone to infection and diarrhea. Research led by Andreas Bäumler, professor of medical immunology and microbiology at UC Davis Health System, has identified the chain of events that occur within the gut lumen after antibiotic treatment that allow “bad” bugs to flourish. Mon, 02 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11054 Carole Gan 2016-05-02T00:00:00Z Common supplement boosts kidney cancer therapy http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11042/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11042 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 2, 2016) - Researchers at UC Davis have shown that docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), a fatty acid commonly found in fish and fish oil supplements, reduces renal cell carcinoma invasiveness, growth rate, and blood vessel growth when combined with the anti-cancer therapy regorafenib. The study was published in the May issue of the journal Molecular Cancer Therapeutics. Mon, 02 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11042 Dorsey Griffith 2016-05-02T00:00:00Z Targeted hepatitis B virus screening effective in addressing infection, liver disease risk http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11041/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11041 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 2, 2016) - A community-based hepatitis B virus screening effort led by UC Davis researchers found that targeted outreach to Asian American populations can identify groups at high risk for infection and direct them to appropriate follow-up care to help prevent the onset of liver diseases, including cancer. Mon, 02 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11041 Dorsey Griffith 2016-05-02T00:00:00Z Stem cell research reveals myelin repair capacity http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11005/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11005 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 28, 2016) - In a study published today in Cell Reports, Wenbin Deng and his colleagues present data showing that immature astroglial transplants, derived from human-induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), are highly protective against white matter brain injury — which can occur from lack of oxygen following a stroke or in childbirth — and can improve spatial learning and memory function in mouse models. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11005 Muska Assad 2016-04-28T00:00:00Z Distance language intervention helps adolescents with disabilities communicate http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10993/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10993 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 27, 2016) - Sean Sawicki, who has fragile X syndrome, can be hard to understand and doesn’t always have the attention span to carry on a sustained conversation. But a novel intervention developed by UC Davis MIND Institute researchers seems to be making a difference. Wed, 27 Apr 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10993 Dorsey Griffith 2016-04-27T00:00:00Z SU2C awards Albeck Innovative Research Grant http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11026/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11026 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 26, 2016) - UC Davis molecular biologist John Albeck is among 10 recipients chosen to receive a 2016 Innovative Research Grant (IRG) from Stand Up to Cancer (SU2C), a non-profit that supports innovative, high-risk, high-reward projects to accelerate the pace of cancer research and give patients access to new therapies as quickly as possible. Tue, 26 Apr 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11026 Dorsey Griffith 2016-04-26T00:00:00Z Weighing the pros and cons of mental-health apps http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11027/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11027 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 26, 2016) - “There’s an app for that.” The phrase is so ubiquitous it’s a meme, and trademarked by Apple Inc. Tue, 26 Apr 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11027 Phyllis Brown 2016-04-26T00:00:00Z New study tests stem cells as a treatment for degenerative disc disease http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11032/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11032 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 25, 2016) - As part of a new multicenter clinical trial, UC Davis Health System researchers will test whether a novel stem cell treatment can reduce the pain and mobility issues caused by degenerative disc disease. Mon, 25 Apr 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11032 Susan Mar 2016-04-25T00:00:00Z UC Davis MIND Institute joins SPARK, nation's largest autism research study http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11012/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11012 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 21, 2016) - The UC Davis MIND Institute in Sacramento, Calif. today helped launch SPARK, an online research initiative designed to become the largest autism study ever undertaken in the United States. Sponsored by the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI), SPARK will collect information and DNA for genetic analysis from 50,000 individuals with autism — and their families — to advance our understanding of the causes of this condition and to hasten the discovery of supports and treatments. [español] Thu, 21 Apr 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11012 Muska Assad 2016-04-21T00:00:00Z International Cancer Genome Consortium for Medicine launch announced http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10997/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10997 New Orleans (April 17, 2016) - The International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC) today announced plans to launch of the International Cancer Genome Consortium for Medicine (ICGCmed), a new phase in the consortium’s evolution that will link genomics to clinical information and health. Sun, 17 Apr 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10997 Dorsey Griffith 2016-04-17T00:00:00Z Use of clot-blocking device should be rare, UC Davis study finds http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10987/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10987 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 13, 2016) - Devices intended to stop potentially deadly blood clots from reaching the lungs can help a small portion of the patients who receive them but can also increase the risk of additional clots, researchers at UC Davis Health System have found. Wed, 13 Apr 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10987 Susan Mar 2016-04-13T00:00:00Z Radiation improves survival in older patients with soft tissue sarcomas http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10914/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10914 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 11, 2016) - UC Davis researchers have shown that radiation therapy following surgery benefits older patients more than their younger counterparts, a surprising finding that could change the way some patients are treated for soft tissue sarcomas (STS). Mon, 11 Apr 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10914 Dorsey Griffith 2016-04-11T00:00:00Z Behavioral Health Center of Excellence holds seminar on Firearm Violence and Mental Illness http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10969/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10969 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 7, 2016) - Each year in the United States, firearm violence results in approximately 30,000 deaths and 75,000 nonfatal injuries to patients seen in hospital emergency rooms. Garen Wintemute, internationally renowned director of the Violence Prevention Research Program at UC Davis Health System, will discuss “Firearm Violence and Mental Illness.” Thu, 07 Apr 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10969 Phyllis Brown 2016-04-07T00:00:00Z Whites receive more state funding for autism services than other racial/ethnic groups http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10949/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10949 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 4, 2016) - Whites with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in California receive more state funding than Hispanics, African Americans, Asians and others, new research from UC Davis Health System has found. The study also showed that spending on ASD increases dramatically with age. [en español] Mon, 04 Apr 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10949 Susan Mar 2016-04-04T00:00:00Z Cancer gene twice as likely to be defective in children with autism http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10944/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10944 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 30, 2016) - A large study by researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute has found that a gene whose role is to suppress cellular damage from environmental stressors is nearly twice as likely to be defective in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and that the deficit is also present in their fathers. Wed, 30 Mar 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10944 Phyllis Brown 2016-03-30T00:00:00Z Vascular brain injury is evident in people in their 40s http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10911/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10911 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 28, 2016) - A large, multicenter study led by the UC Davis School of Medicine for the first time has shown that people as young as their 40s have stiffening of the arteries that is associated with subtle structural damage to the brain that is implicated in cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease later in life. Mon, 28 Mar 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10911 Phyllis Brown 2016-03-28T00:00:00Z New target makes end run against therapy-resistant prostate cancer http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10904/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10904 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 28, 2016) - Researchers at UC Davis, in collaboration with the other institutions, have found that suppressing the nuclear receptor protein ROR-γ with small-molecule compounds can reduce androgen receptor (AR) levels in castration-resistant prostate cancer and stop tumor growth. Mon, 28 Mar 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10904 Dorsey Griffith 2016-03-28T00:00:00Z Hispanics with dementia receive antipsychotic medications at twice the rate of non-Hispanics http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10922/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10922 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 24, 2016) - Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to Hispanics with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias at higher rates than non-Hispanic whites, for dementia-related mental-health symptoms such as depression, anxiety and aggression, a UC Davis study conducted using data from a large and diverse population of elderly dementia patients has found. Thu, 24 Mar 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10922 Phyllis Brown 2016-03-24T00:00:00Z Cells sensing hostile takeover by pathogens also sound alarm to alert immune system http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10915/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10915 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 23, 2016) - Researchers at UC Davis have discovered an unexpected link between how the immune system sounds an alarm when its cells are taken over by pathogens during an infection and how an inflammatory response is triggered. The finding of this novel link, published in the journal Nature on March 23, is important because it helps researchers understand how a cell senses bacterial or viral infection, and how these pathways are linked to inflammatory diseases, such as inflammatory bowel disease, diabetes and atherosclerosis. Wed, 23 Mar 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10915 Carole Gan 2016-03-23T00:00:00Z Heavy, persistent pot use linked to economic and social problems at midlife http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10874/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10874 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 23, 2016) - A research study that followed children from birth up to age 38 has found that people who smoked cannabis four or more days of the week over many years ended up in a lower social class than their parents, with lower-paying, less skilled and less prestigious jobs than those who were not regular cannabis smokers. [en español] Wed, 23 Mar 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10874 Susan Mar 2016-03-23T00:00:00Z Targeted interview technique could help doctors improve patient outcomes http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10894/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10894 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 21, 2016) - New UC Davis Health System research shows that physicians can quickly and easily use a directed communication approach known as SEE IT (or Self-Efficacy Enhancing Interviewing Techniques) that is designed to boost patient confidence in managing chronic disease symptoms and increase the likelihood that they will make healthy changes that improve outcomes. Mon, 21 Mar 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10894 Karen Finney 2016-03-21T00:00:00Z State stem cell agency approves research funding for UC Davis scientists http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10895/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10895 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 21, 2016) - Two new UC Davis research efforts, one aimed at addressing fatal early childhood conditions known as Tay-Sachs and Sandhoff disease, the other designed to develop an immunotherapy that would eradicate solid tumor cancer stem cells and create sustained anti-tumor effects, have been approved for funding by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM). Mon, 21 Mar 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10895 Susan Mar 2016-03-21T00:00:00Z School of Medicine again ranked among nation's best http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10875/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10875 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 16, 2016) - Once again, 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. Wed, 16 Mar 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10875 Susan Mar 2016-03-16T00:00:00Z Human stem cells target Huntington's disease http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10872/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10872 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 15, 2016) - In a promising finding for research into Huntington’s disease (HD) — the devastating inherited neurodegenerative disorder — a team of UC Davis investigators has identified for the first time a way to use human mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) to deliver the key brain protein growth factor that is dramatically diminished by Huntington’s disease. Tue, 15 Mar 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10872 Susan Mar 2016-03-15T00:00:00Z UC Davis environmental health researcher receives grant for DDT study http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10835/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10835 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 4, 2016) - UC Davis environmental scientist Michele La Merrill is among five exceptional early-career scientists receiving grants from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) for research on how substances in the environment could harm human health. Fri, 04 Mar 2016 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10835 Susan Mar 2016-03-04T00:00:00Z How the brain handles teleportation http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10812/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10812 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 25, 2016) - Technology may not have caught up to the teleportation devices of science fiction, but now we have some idea of how the brain handles “beaming up” from one location to another, thanks to research by neuroscientists at the University of California, Davis, involving some specially wired volunteers. Thu, 25 Feb 2016 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10812 Susan Mar 2016-02-25T00:00:00Z This is your brain on exercise http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10798/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10798 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 23, 2016) - People who exercise have better mental fitness, and a new imaging study from UC Davis Health System shows why. Intense exercise increases levels of two common neurotransmitters — glutamate and gamma-aminobutyric acid, or GABA — that are responsible for chemical messaging within the brain. Tue, 23 Feb 2016 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10798 Susan Mar 2016-02-23T00:00:00Z UC Davis neuroscientist named Sloan fellow http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10799/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10799 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 23, 2016) - Megan Y. Dennis, an early-career UC Davis scientist, has been named a 2016 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow in Neuroscience. Tue, 23 Feb 2016 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10799 Dorsey Griffith 2016-02-23T00:00:00Z New study tests stem cells as a treatment for degenerative disc disease http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10762/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10762 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 10, 2016) - As part of a new multicenter clinical trial, UC Davis Health System researchers will test whether a novel stem cell treatment can reduce the pain and mobility issues caused by degenerative disc disease. Wed, 10 Feb 2016 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10762 Susan Mar 2016-02-10T00:00:00Z Finding new targets to battle drug resistance http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10721/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10721 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 1, 2016) - Researchers at UC Davis and Lawrence Livermore and Los Alamos national laboratories have created a chemotherapy-resistant line of bladder cancer cells to study how tumors become resistant to chemotherapy and identified molecular changes that could drive that resistance. Mon, 01 Feb 2016 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10721 Susan Mar 2016-02-01T00:00:00Z Young, poor African Americans and Hispanics have harder time beating Hodgkin Lymphoma http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10716/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10716 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 29, 2016) - African American and Hispanic adolescents and young adults fare far worse than their white counterparts when faced with a mostly curable type of cancer, Hodgkin lymphoma, a study by a UC Davis epidemiologist has found. Fri, 29 Jan 2016 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10716 Dorsey Griffith 2016-01-29T00:00:00Z Researchers decipher stem cell messages in blood vessel formation http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10686/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10686 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 19, 2016) - An international collaboration between UC Davis and Swedish scientists has resulted in the first comprehensive characterization of a recently discovered cell-to-cell communication system used by stem cells. Tue, 19 Jan 2016 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10686 Susan Mar 2016-01-19T00:00:00Z Telemedicine in the ICU: It can be a cost-effective option http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10673/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10673 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 15, 2016) - UC Davis investigators have found that telecommunication systems that provide remote monitoring and access to specialty care in intensive care units (ICUs) are cost-effective in most cases and can even be cost-saving in certain circumstances, making this intervention potentially economically favorable compared with other health-care services. Fri, 15 Jan 2016 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10673 Susan Mar 2016-01-15T00:00:00Z More research needed on evaluation of dense breasts http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10656/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10656 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 11, 2016) - A systematic review of the scientific literature on dense breasts by researchers at UC Davis and other institutions has found that determinations of breast density can be unreliable and that as many as 19 percent of women are re-categorized as dense rather than non-dense or vice versa from one mammogram to the next. Mon, 11 Jan 2016 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10656 Susan Mar 2016-01-11T00:00:00Z Making a safe procedure even safer http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10655/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10655 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 11, 2016) - In a comprehensive modeling study, researchers from UC Davis and other institutions have found that breast cancer screening with digital mammography poses only a small risk of radiation-induced breast cancer for most women. Mon, 11 Jan 2016 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10655 Susan Mar 2016-01-11T00:00:00Z A better way to treat deadly Aspergillus mold infection http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10618/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10618 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 17, 2015) - Researchers at UC Davis and other institutions have shown that isavuconazole, a new treatment for invasive mold diseases such as Aspergillus, has fewer side effects than voriconazole and is just as effective. These results are good news for leukemia and lymphoma patients, who can be vulnerable to these opportunistic infections. The study was published Dec. 9 in The Lancet.  Thu, 17 Dec 2015 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10618 Carole Gan 2015-12-17T00:00:00Z Two UC Davis experts among speakers at World Stem Cell Summit http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10599/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10599 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 9, 2015) - Two UC Davis Health System scientists are among the featured speakers at the upcoming World Stem Cell Summit and Regenerative Medicine conference that starts Dec. 10 in Atlanta. Wed, 09 Dec 2015 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10599 Susan Mar 2015-12-09T00:00:00Z A visit to the gas station: Protein helps power up DNA repair http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10572/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10572 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 3, 2015) - In a game-changing study, researchers at UC Davis and other organizations have shown that the enzyme cyclin-dependent kinase 1 (CDK1), which plays a key role in DNA repair, also leaves the nucleus to boost cellular energy production. By irradiating normal cells, the team showed that CDK1 turned up production of ATP, cellular energy packets that – in this case – provided the necessary power supply to fix the radiation-damaged DNA.  Thu, 03 Dec 2015 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10572 Dorsey Griffith 2015-12-03T00:00:00Z Knuckle cracking looks explosive, but causes no detectable harm http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10578/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10578 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 1, 2015) - UC Davis Health System research presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America in Chicago helps resolve two persistent questions about knuckle cracking: What causes the “crack” sound, and does it damage the hand? Tue, 01 Dec 2015 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10578 Susan Mar 2015-12-01T00:00:00Z UC Davis researchers find success in tele-audiology program http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10419/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10419 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 24, 2015) - Researchers at UC Davis have shown that the California Tele-Audiology Program (CTP), which provides follow-up diagnostic evaluations for infants who did not pass their initial newborn hearing test, dramatically improves access to audiologists. [en español] Tue, 24 Nov 2015 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10419 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2015-11-24T00:00:00Z Common pigeon: Not just a bird brain, but a brainy bird http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10540/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10540 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 18, 2015) - If pigeons went to medical school and specialized in pathology or radiology, they’d be pretty good at distinguishing digitized microscope slides and mammograms of normal vs. cancerous breast tissue, a new study from researchers at the University of California, Davis and The University of Iowa has found. Wed, 18 Nov 2015 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10540 Carole Gan 2015-11-18T00:00:00Z Lam receives $4 million in NIH grants for novel cancer research http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10556/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10556 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 18, 2015) - Kit Lam, professor and chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, has been awarded two major, multi-disciplinary U01 grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the first to investigate use of a new tool to visualize cancer tumor growth and response to nanoparticle drugs, and the other to develop a new 4-D imaging tool to advance the understanding of how the nucleus functions in living cells. Wed, 18 Nov 2015 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10556 Dorsey Griffith 2015-11-18T00:00:00Z Small RNA has big impact on prostate cancer http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10555/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10555 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 17, 2015) - Researchers at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center have shown that the microRNA, miR-124, reduced tumor growth and increased cell death in castration-resistant prostate cancer. Tue, 17 Nov 2015 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10555 Dorsey Griffith 2015-11-17T00:00:00Z Statewide cancer report finds significant disparities in outcomes, quality of care by insurer http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10522/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10522 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 5, 2015) - A new report by the UC Davis Institute for Population Health Improvement (IPHI) comparing quality of care and outcomes for breast, colon, rectal, lung and prostate cancers according to source of health insurance coverage has identified substantial disparities in stage of diagnosis, providers’ use of recommended treatment and survival rates. Thu, 05 Nov 2015 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10522 Carole Gan 2015-11-05T00:00:00Z New technology will help define the environmental triggers of childhood asthma http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10528/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10528 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 4, 2015) - UC Davis researchers have received a four-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a small, wearable sensor that can measure the relationship between environmental exposures and pediatric asthma. Wed, 04 Nov 2015 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10528 Karen Finney 2015-11-04T00:00:00Z MIND Institute offers program for adults with autism spectrum disorder http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10504/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10504 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 29, 2015) - Researchers with the Behavioral Health Center of Excellence and MIND Institute at UC Davis are seeking adult participants, aged 18 to 38 years and diagnosed with or suspected of having autism or Asperger’s disorder, to participate in a research study, the ACCESS Program (Acquiring Career, Coping, Executive-Function and Social Skills Program). Thu, 29 Oct 2015 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10504 Phyllis Brown 2015-10-29T00:00:00Z Menopausal status a better indicator than age for mammography frequency http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10480/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10480 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 20, 2015) - In a study conducted to inform American Cancer Society breast cancer screening guidelines, UC Davis researcher Diana L. Miglioretti reports a screening mammogram once every two years is safe for postmenopausal women at average risk of breast cancer. Tue, 20 Oct 2015 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10480 Susan Mar 2015-10-20T00:00:00Z Bilingual website boosts awareness of kidney transplantation and donation among Hispanics/Latinos http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10433/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10433 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 7, 2015) - A new bilingual website sensitive to Hispanic/Latino cultural needs increases knowledge about living kidney donation and transplantation beyond standard education provided by transplant centers, a new study published Oct. 7 in the journal Transplantation has found. [en español] Wed, 07 Oct 2015 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10433 Susan Mar 2015-10-07T00:00:00Z UC Davis granted $15.5 million to build world's first total-body PET scanner http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10417/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10417 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 6, 2015) - A UC Davis research team has been awarded $15.5 million to build the world’s first total-body positron emission tomography (PET) scanner, which could fundamentally change the way cancers are tracked and treated and put the university on the nation’s leading edge of molecular imaging. Tue, 06 Oct 2015 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10417 Dorsey Griffith 2015-10-06T00:00:00Z