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 Noncompliance thwarts comprehensive background check policy for private-party sales, study finds http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12342/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12342 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 9, 2017) - Of the three states that recently expanded comprehensive background check (CBC) policies to include all gun transfers, including those among private parties, only Delaware showed an overall increase in firearm background checks. Washington and Colorado had no changes, which the study authors say suggests that compliance and enforcement were incomplete. Mon, 09 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12342 Carole Gan 2017-10-09T00:00:00Z "Smart" immune cells: Emerging cancer therapy research at UC Davis receives a boost with NIH award http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12339/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12339 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 6, 2017) - Assistant Professor Sean Collins, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, has received a $1.5 million award from the National Institutes of Health to advance the development of “smart” immune cells for therapies to treat cancer and other diseases. The five-year NIH Director’s New Innovator Award aims to provide new insight into how to engineer immune cells to control their recruitment and response to tumors. Fri, 06 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12339 Dorsey Griffith 2017-10-06T00:00:00Z UC Davis receives $8 million to expand access to stem cell clinical trials http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12318/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12318 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 28, 2017) - The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine today awarded a nearly $8 million grant to University of California, Davis, stem cell researchers to launch a special clinical trials program in Sacramento to accelerate the therapeutic development and delivery of stem cell therapies in human patients. Thu, 28 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12318 Charles Casey 2017-09-28T00:00:00Z $3.3 million grant funds early detection of pancreatic cancer http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12315/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12315 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 27, 2017) - UC Davis researchers, led by Julie Sutcliffe, have received a $3.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to advance efforts to diagnose pancreatic cancer before it spreads.  Wed, 27 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12315 Dorsey Griffith 2017-09-27T00:00:00Z Too little is known about the compounds in wildfire smoke http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12287/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12287 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 25, 2017) - How do fire-suppression chemicals and pesticides affect wildfire smoke and the health of those who breathe it? UC Davis graduate students discovered that this question cannot be answered based on current scientific evidence and, in a review published in Current Topics in Toxicology, they recommend more studies on the compounds in wildfire smoke. Mon, 25 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12287 Karen Finney 2017-09-25T00:00:00Z UC Davis MIND Institute wins coveted ACE grant http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12258/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12258 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 7, 2017) - The UC Davis MIND Institute has been awarded a 5-year, $12 million Autism Centers of Excellence (ACE) grant, one of five in the nation, to create a “Center for the Development of Phenotype-based Treatments of Autism Spectrum Disorder.” Thu, 07 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12258 Dorsey Griffith 2017-09-07T00:00:00Z Knoepfler awarded second Alex's Lemonade Stand research grant http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12241/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12241 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 30, 2017) - UC Davis stem cell scientist Paul Knoepfler has been awarded a second $250,000 grant for glioma research from an organization begun 15 years ago by a 5-year-old girl with a deadly form of childhood cancer. Wed, 30 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12241 Dorsey Griffith 2017-08-30T00:00:00Z Stem cell treatment for children with spina bifida helps dogs first http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12233/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12233 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 24, 2017) - A pair of English bulldog puppies are the first patients to be successfully treated with a unique therapy — a combination of surgery and stem cells — developed at the University of California, Davis, to help preserve lower-limb function in children with spina bifida. Thu, 24 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12233 Doreen Purvis 2017-08-24T00:00:00Z Before sarcoma surgery - radiation http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12224/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12224 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 18, 2017) - UC Davis researchers have shown that radiation therapy before surgery improves overall survival for patients with soft tissue sarcomas. This pre-surgical, or neoadjuvant, radiotherapy allows surgeons to get better margins around tumors and remove even microscopic cancer tissue more often. The study was published recently  in the Annals of Surgical Oncology.  Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12224 Dorsey Griffith 2017-08-18T00:00:00Z Study of California kidney cancer shows declining incidence, end of a trend http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12223/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12223 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 18, 2017) - A review of kidney cancer in California from 1988 through 2013 by the UC Davis Institute for Population Health Improvement (IPHI) has concluded that the high incidence of small tumors and early-stage disease observed in California from 1988 until about 2009 has declined and stabilized in recent years, signaling the end of a trend. Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12223 Carole Gan 2017-08-18T00:00:00Z Impulsivity in teens, young adults subject of $3.7 million UC Davis grant http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12208/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12208 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 11, 2017) - Julie Schweitzer, a professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and UC Davis MIND Institute researcher, has received a $3.7 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to track impulsivity and self-control in teens and young adults over time. Fri, 11 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12208 Dorsey Griffith 2017-08-11T00:00:00Z Health plans that shared best practices improved hypertension control for low-income Californians http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12184/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12184 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 31, 2017) - Health plans that collaborated to share best practices and successful strategies for treating patients diagnosed with hypertension saw significant improvement in controlling high blood pressure, a study by the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) and UC Davis Institute of Population Health Improvement (IPHI) has found. Mon, 31 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12184 Carole Gan 2017-07-31T00:00:00Z Med student focusing on brain research awarded 2017 O'Connor research grant http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12183/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12183 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 28, 2017) - John Paul Aboubechara, a fifth-year student in the combined M.D./Ph.D. program at UC Davis School of Medicine, has been honored with this year’s Daniel T. O’Connor, M.D., Memorial Research Grant. Fri, 28 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12183 Charles Casey 2017-07-28T00:00:00Z Massive study launched to test personalized approach to breast cancer screening http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12179/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12179 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 26, 2017) - Sorting out when or whether to get mammograms can be perplexing for any woman, and a health provider’s advice may not settle the matter. That’s because even experts disagree about when screening mammography is appropriate and for whom. Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12179 Dorsey Griffith 2017-07-26T00:00:00Z UC Davis to lead $14 million Alzheimer's disease study in Latinos http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12167/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12167 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 25, 2017) - The University of California has been awarded a nearly $14.7 million multi-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to study contributors to dementia in the Latino population in the United States. The multicenter study will examine the biological underpinnings of stroke, mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease among Hispanics, and pursue new therapeutic directions to reduce brain health disparities.   Tue, 25 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12167 Dorsey Griffith 2017-07-25T00:00:00Z UC Firearm Violence Prevention Research Center launched at UC Davis http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12176/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12176 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 24, 2017) - The University of California Firearm Violence Research Center at UC Davis’ Sacramento campus officially launched July 4 under the direction of Garen Wintemute, a professor of emergency medicine and recognized authority on the epidemiology of firearm violence.  Mon, 24 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12176 Carole Gan 2017-07-24T00:00:00Z Clinical trial shows some promise for Duchenne muscular dystrophy drug http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12164/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12164 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 18, 2017) - The results of an international clinical trial, led in part by a UC Davis School of Medicine expert, have shown that a drug therapy for a severe type of muscular dystrophy holds promise for a subgroup of patients. Tue, 18 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12164 Charles Casey 2017-07-18T00:00:00Z Kuppermann gets award of a lifetime http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12161/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12161 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 14, 2017) - The Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) recently honored Nate Kuppermann with more than just a lifetime award for meritorious accomplishments in research and mentorship. Fri, 14 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12161 Charles Casey 2017-07-14T00:00:00Z Chronic liver inflammation linked to Western diet, mouse study finds http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12154/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12154 PHILADELPHIA, PA. (July 12, 2017) - A new study published today in The American Journal of Pathologyfound  that mice fed a high-fat, high-sugar Western diet developed hepatic inflammation, which was more common in males than females and most pronounced in mice that also lacked a bile acid receptor known as farnesoid x receptor, or FXR. Wed, 12 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12154 Carole Gan 2017-07-12T00:00:00Z Life-saving Umbilical Cord Blood Collection Program extended 5 years http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12134/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12134 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 11, 2017) - In a decisive move by the Governor and Legislature, the University of California Umbilical Cord Blood Collection Program (UCBCP) has been extended through 2022. The program enables mothers of newborns to donate their babies’ umbilical cord blood and have it publicly banked so it is available to anyone for lifesaving transplantations. Tue, 11 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12134 Carole Gan 2017-07-11T00:00:00Z UC Davis physician honored for Huntington's disease work http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12149/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12149 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 10, 2017) - The Northern California chapter of Huntington’s Disease Society of American (HDSA) has honored UC Davis Health’s Lorin Scher for his outstanding service to the Huntington’s disease community in the Sacramento region. Mon, 10 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12149 Charles Casey 2017-07-10T00:00:00Z UC Davis Health, Sacramento Fire partnering to improve emergency care for children http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12118/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12118 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 28, 2017) - UC Davis Health and the Sacramento City Fire Department have established a research partnership that aims to improve care for sick and injured children during and after an emergency transport. Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12118 Charles Casey 2017-06-28T00:00:00Z Researchers validate mouse model for autism http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12104/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12104 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 22, 2017) - Researchers at the UC Davis MIND Institute and Boston Children’s Hospital have confirmed that mice without the Shank3B protein model aspects of brain physiology and behavioral symptoms observed in people with autism. The findings confirm that Shank3B knockout mice provide a valuable research tool for future efforts to develop new therapies. The study, supported by Autism Speaks, was published in the journal Molecular Autism. Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12104 Dorsey Griffith 2017-06-22T00:00:00Z Study debunks claim of greatly improved survival rate for gunshot victims http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12106/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12106 DURHAM, NC (June 22, 2017) - The survival rate of U.S. gunshot victims has not shown a marked improvement, as other recent studies have suggested, according to new research from Duke University and the University of California, Davis. Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12106 Carole Gan 2017-06-22T00:00:00Z Ultrasound for children with abdominal trauma http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12083/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12083 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 13, 2017) - Despite evidence showing that the routine use of sonography in hospital emergency departments can safely improve care for adults when evaluating for possible abdominal trauma injuries, researchers at UC Davis Medical Center could not identify any significant improvements in care for pediatric trauma patients. Tue, 13 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12083 Charles Casey 2017-06-13T00:00:00Z How treating a dog's tumors may help in the fight against human cancer http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12064/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12064 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 6, 2017) - With its internationally renowned school of veterinary medicine and its NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center, UC Davis is uniquely positioned to harness the power of each to tackle one of life’s greatest challenges: cancer.  Tue, 06 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12064 Dorsey Griffith 2017-06-06T00:00:00Z How gender, diet, microbiota and molecules contribute to metabolic disease and liver cancer http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12063/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12063 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 6, 2017) - Researchers at UC Davis Health and other institutions have shown that gender differences in mice microbiota can modulate the risk of developing metabolic disease and liver cancer. In addition, the team found that a bile acid receptor protein, called FXR, has a profound impact on mouse microbiota and bile acid profiles and is differentially expressed based on gender. The study was published in the journal Scientific Reports. Tue, 06 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12063 Carole Gan 2017-06-06T00:00:00Z Cancer Center researchers present at international ASCO meeting http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12060/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12060 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 6, 2017) - Tue, 06 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12060 Dorsey Griffith 2017-06-06T00:00:00Z UC Davis signs agreement to license novel CT scanning technology http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12033/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12033 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 24, 2017) - UC Davis has signed a licensing agreement providing Isotropic Imaging Corporation the rights to commercialize a novel computed tomography (CT) scanner that has the potential to improve breast cancer detection and positively impact women’s health. Wed, 24 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12033 Dorsey Griffith 2017-05-24T00:00:00Z UC Davis Duchenne team honored by national parent organization http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11989/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11989 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 5, 2017) - The UC Davis Neuromuscular Research Center has been recognized as a Certified Duchenne Care Center by Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy for national leadership in treating Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Fri, 05 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11989 Charles Casey 2017-05-05T00:00:00Z Less is best when treating burn patients with blood transfusions http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11968/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11968 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 26, 2017) - Reducing by half the typical amount of blood provided through transfusions to burn patients makes no difference in terms of patient outcomes, a new multi-center study led by UC Davis researchers shows. Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11968 Karen Finney 2017-04-26T00:00:00Z Early cancer deaths linked to being single, living in a poor neighborhood http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11964/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11964 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 25, 2017) - Patients in California hospitals were more likely to die within 60 days of being diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia – a cancer of the blood and bone marrow – if they were unmarried, lived in a less-affluent neighborhood or lacked health insurance. The UC Davis study also found that patients treated at a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer center were more likely to survive. Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11964 Dorsey Griffith 2017-04-25T00:00:00Z Second cancers deadlier in young patients http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11940/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11940 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 20, 2017) - Second cancers in children and adolescents and young adults (AYA) are far deadlier than they are in older adults and may partially account for the relatively poor outcomes of cancer patients ages 15-39 overall, a new study by UC Davis researchers has found. Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11940 Dorsey Griffith 2017-04-20T00:00:00Z Improving outcomes for adults with autism spectrum disorder http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11918/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11918 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 7, 2017) - Adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) will be the topic of the next Minds behind the MIND lecture on April 19 at 5:30 p.m. at the UC Davis MIND Institute, 2825 50th St. in Sacramento. The lecture is free and open to the public. Fri, 07 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11918 Dorsey Griffith 2017-04-07T00:00:00Z Hitting cancer with high-intensity ultrasound and immunotherapy http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11898/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11898 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 23, 2017) - In a new study published today in JCI Insight, UC Davis researchers have shown that combining high-intensity focused ultrasound with two immunotherapies (a PD-1 checkpoint inhibitor and TLR9 agonist) can produce excellent response rates in mouse models of epithelial cancer. They also found that, for the combination to be effective, immunotherapies must come first. Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11898 Dorsey Griffith 2017-03-23T00:00:00Z UC Davis researchers investigate adult blood-clotting drug for use in severely injured children http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11876/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11876 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 14, 2017) - UC Davis emergency medicine researchers have been awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute) to investigate the safety and efficacy of a drug known to stop bleeding in injured adults for use in cases of pediatric trauma. Tue, 14 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11876 Charles Casey 2017-03-14T00:00:00Z How H. pylori thrives in the highly acidic stomach http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11868/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11868 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 9, 2017) - An international team of reseachers led by Thomas Borén at Umeå University and including Jay Solnick, professor internal medicine at UC Davis, has discovered the tmechanism that gives the bacteria such staying-power and ability to cause chronic infection. Thu, 09 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11868 Carole Gan 2017-03-09T00:00:00Z Developing new collaborations and technologies http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11858/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11858 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 7, 2017) - With a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), UC Davis and Boston University will focus on establishing partnerships with industry, academe and government that lead to the development of innovative biophotonic technologies for use in medicine and other scientific disciplines. Tue, 07 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11858 Carole Gan 2017-03-07T00:00:00Z University of California, Stanford partner on research to improve health in California and nationwide http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11862/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11862 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 7, 2017) - The University of California Biomedical Research Acceleration, Integration, and Development program (UC BRAID) and Stanford University have formed an alliance to combine resources and develop a coordinated approach to research targeting the health of Californians – a partnership that can serve as a model for collaborations throughout the country. Tue, 07 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11862 Carole Gan 2017-03-07T00:00:00Z UC Davis joins national consortium to find regenerative treatments for dental and craniofacial tissues http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11863/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11863 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 7, 2017) - UC Davis will join other California research institutions in a three-year, $12 million effort to find regenerative treatments for dental, oral and craniofacial deformities and injuries. Tue, 07 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11863 Dorsey Griffith 2017-03-07T00:00:00Z Doctors and patients often disagree on pain treatment goals http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11859/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11859 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 6, 2017) - Disagreements between doctors and patients over the priorities of pain treatment are common during primary care office visits, new research from UC Davis Health shows. Patients hope to reduce pain intensity and identify the cause, while physicians aim to improve physical function and reduce medication side effects, including dependency. Mon, 06 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11859 Karen Finney 2017-03-06T00:00:00Z Cerebrospinal fluid shows promise as autism biomarker http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11841/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11841 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 6, 2017) - Researchers from the UC Davis MIND Institute, University of North Carolina (UNC) and other institutions have found that altered distribution of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in high-risk infants can predict whether they will develop autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The study appears today in the journal Biological Psychiatry. Mon, 06 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11841 Dorsey Griffith 2017-03-06T00:00:00Z UC Davis computational molecular biologist named Sloan fellow to study genetic causes of complex disorders http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11839/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11839 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 27, 2017) - Fereydoun Hormozdiari, an early-career UC Davis scientist, has been named a 2017 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow in Computational & Evolutionary Molecular Biology. He is one of 126 scholars to receive the prestigious award, which comes with $60,000 over two years to conduct leading-edge research. Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11839 Carole Gan 2017-02-27T00:00:00Z Research linking obesity to immune function and disease gets funding boost http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11829/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11829 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 23, 2017) - Researchers at UC Davis have received $3.2 million in federal funds to further investigate how obesity and inflammation affect the body’s immune system in fighting cancer. Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11829 Dorsey Griffith 2017-02-23T00:00:00Z Placenta provides time capsule for autism studies http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11821/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11821 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 21, 2017) - In two recent studies, researchers at UC Davis have shown that the placenta can provide critical information about early changes to the intra-uterine environment that may influence fetal development and ultimately, children’s brains. Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11821 Dorsey Griffith 2017-02-21T00:00:00Z Language barriers may interfere with access to kidney transplantation http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11801/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11801 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 10, 2017) - Language barriers may hinder U.S. kidney transplant candidates’ access to kidney transplantation, according to a new study in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.  Led by a team from Cedars-Sinai, UCLA Health and UC Davis Health, the research suggests that patients who primarily speak a language other than English may face disparities that keep them from completing their kidney transplant evaluations and, ultimately, from receiving a transplant. Fri, 10 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11801 Karen Finney 2017-02-10T00:00:00Z Poverty and high neighborhood murder rates increase depression in older adults http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11798/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11798 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 9, 2017) - Older adults who live in poor and violent urban neighborhoods are at greater risk for depression, a study by researchers from UC Davis, the University of Minnesota and other institutions published Jan. 23 in the journal Health & Place has found. Thu, 09 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11798 Carole Gan 2017-02-09T00:00:00Z UC Davis study finds mold, bacterial contaminants in medical marijuana samples http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11791/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11791 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 7, 2017) - UC Davis physician researchers have found that medical marijuana contains multiple bacterial and fungal pathogens that may cause serious and even fatal infections. They warn that smoking, vaping or inhaling aerosolized marijuana could pose a grave risk to patients, especially those with leukemia, lymphoma, AIDS or conditions requiring immune-suppressing therapies. Tue, 07 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11791 Carole Gan 2017-02-07T00:00:00Z How maternal immune response to allergies may affect neurodevelopment http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11770/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11770 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 31, 2017) - Researchers at UC Davis have published a study that illustrates how maternal immune activation could affect neurodevelopment in offspring. Tue, 31 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11770 Dorsey Griffith 2017-01-31T00:00:00Z Prior DUIs predict future criminal activity among firearm owners http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11758/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11758 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 30, 2017) - Among individuals who legally purchased handguns in California, prior convictions for driving under the influence (DUI) and other alcohol-related crimes were associated with a substantial increase in risk for subsequent violent or firearm-related crime, according to a study published Jan. 30 in Injury Prevention by the UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program. Mon, 30 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11758 Doreen Purvis 2017-01-30T00:00:00Z Faulty DNA error correction genes set stage for familial gastric cancer http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11743/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11743 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 19, 2017) - A large team of researchers from UC Davis and several European and Latin American institutions have identified genetic variations that contribute to familial gastric cancer. These inherited mutations, which affect the PALB2, BRCA1 and RAD51C genes and have been implicated in other cancer types, impair a critical DNA repair mechanism called homologous recombination. These findings could improve preventive care, as well as provide targets for new therapies. The study was published last month in the journal Gastroenterology.  Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11743 Dorsey Griffith 2017-01-19T00:00:00Z Many late-stage lung cancer patients do not get treatment http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11742/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11742 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 18, 2017) - A national study by researchers at UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center has found that a significant number of lung cancer patients are not receiving treatment. Based on data between 1998 and 2012 from the National Cancer Database, 21 percent of patients (190,539) with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) received no specific cancer treatment, such as chemotherapy, radiotherapy or surgery. Many of the untreated patients were women, elderly, minorities, low income and uninsured. Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11742 Doreen Purvis 2017-01-18T00:00:00Z UC Davis Health welcomes Beijing medical equipment company http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11721/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11721 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 9, 2017) - UC Davis Health has entered into an agreement with Top Grade Health Care to establish a translational research and development center to advance the treatment of patients with cancer. Mon, 09 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11721 Charles Casey 2017-01-09T00:00:00Z UC Davis MIND Institute part of national study on video game-like therapy for ADHD http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11708/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11708 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 28, 2016) - The UC Davis MIND Institute is participating in a nationwide ADHD study using a scientifically designed video game-like technology. Wed, 28 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11708 Dorsey Griffith 2016-12-28T00:00:00Z Shift in some teens' use and perceptions of marijuana after recreational marijuana is legalized http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11707/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11707 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 27, 2016) - Marijuana use significantly increased and its perceived harm decreased among eighth- and 10th-graders in Washington state following enactment of recreational marijuana laws, according to a UC Davis and Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health to be published online in JAMA Pediatrics. There was no change in use or perceived harm among 12th graders or among similar grades in Colorado. Tue, 27 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11707 Doreen Purvis 2016-12-27T00:00:00Z Genomic sequencing illuminates recent Shigella outbreaks in California http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11706/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11706 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 22, 2016) - In a study that could have significant impact on how disease outbreaks are managed, researchers at UC Davis and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) have sequenced and analyzed genomes from Shigella sonnei (S. sonnei) bacteria associated with major shigellosis outbreaks in California in 2014 and 2015. Thu, 22 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11706 Doreen Purvis 2016-12-22T00:00:00Z Study identifies who could benefit most from exercise as a depression treatment http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11701/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11701 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 21, 2016) - Factors such as advanced age and greater aerobic capacity increase the likelihood that exercise will work as a treatment for depression in elderly patients, a recent study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society has shown. Wed, 21 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11701 Charles Casey 2016-12-21T00:00:00Z UC program excels at reducing hospital blood clots http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11690/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11690 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 15, 2016) - Results of a UC-wide venous thromboembolism (VTE) prevention program, led by Gregory Maynard, chief quality officer for UC Davis Medical Center, have shown a significant reduction in hospital-associated VTEs at all five participating UC hospitals, according to a recently released study authored by Maynard and published in the December 2016 issue of the Journal of Hospital Medicine. Thu, 15 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11690 Mark De Anda 2016-12-15T00:00:00Z Fragile X drug trial gets $11.5 million in NIH funding http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11686/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11686 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 15, 2016) - The UC Davis MIND Institute and Rush University Medical Center have been awarded $11.5 million from the National Institutes of Health to test a new therapy designed to improve language learning for children fragile X syndrome.  Thu, 15 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11686 Dorsey Griffith 2016-12-15T00:00:00Z Hormonal contraception is safer than expected for women with diabetes http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11678/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11678 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 14, 2016) - Strokes and heart attacks are rare for women with diabetes who use hormonal contraception, with the safest options being intrauterine devices (IUDs) and under-the-skin implants, new research published in Diabetes Care shows. Wed, 14 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11678 Karen Finney 2016-12-14T00:00:00Z Genetics and environment combine to influence autism-associated genes http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11674/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11674 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 13, 2016) - Researchers at UC Davis have shown that a well-known neurotoxin (PCB 95) and a chromosomal duplication (Dup15q) have a profound impact on DNA methylation, the epigenetic process that can influence gene activity. These cumulative genetic and environmental “hits” alter the epigenetic landscape during development, altering genes linked to autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The study was published in the journal Cell Reports. Tue, 13 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11674 Dorsey Griffith 2016-12-13T00:00:00Z Immunotherapy improves survival in late-stage lung cancer patients http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11671/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11671 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 12, 2016) - A large trial by UC Davis professor David Gandara has found that the immunotherapy atezolizumab was superior to chemotherapy for patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer. Mon, 12 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11671 Dorsey Griffith 2016-12-12T00:00:00Z Healthy weight only protects women from hot flashes during the early stages of menopause http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11659/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11659 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 6, 2016) - Greater weight increases the likelihood of hot flashes and night sweats during early stages of the menopause transition but reduces those symptoms throughout menopause and beyond, new UC Davis research published in the journal Menopause shows. Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11659 Karen Finney 2016-12-06T00:00:00Z Gram-negative bacteria may influence Alzheimer's disease pathology http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11642/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11642 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 29, 2016) - For the first time, researchers have found higher levels of Gram-negative bacteria antigens in brain samples from late-onset Alzheimer’s disease patients. Compared to controls, patients with Alzheimer's had much higher levels of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and E coli K99 pili protein. In addition, The UC Davis team also found LPS molecules congregated with amyloid plaques, which have been linked to Alzheimer’s pathology and progression. The research was published today in the print edition of the journal Neurology. Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11642 Dorsey Griffith 2016-11-29T00:00:00Z Alarming health disparities could be prevented by breastfeeding http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11637/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11637 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 23, 2016) - Black infants had over twice the deaths of whites attributable to lack of optimal breastfeeding, a new study published in the Journal of Pediatrics shows. Black infants also had over three times the rate of necrotizing enterocolitis, a devastating disease of preterm infants, attributable to suboptimal rates of feeding with their mother’s own milk. Wed, 23 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11637 Karen Finney 2016-11-23T00:00:00Z Mobile health data may offer new pathways to better patient care http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11615/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11615 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 15, 2016) - A UC Davis-led team has been awarded a $1.2 million grant from California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine (CIAPM) to explore the use of personalized mobile health data to improve chronic disease management and care. Tue, 15 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11615 Charles Casey 2016-11-15T00:00:00Z