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Volume 11 • No 3 • Winter 2014/2015

Winter 2014/2015 Cover: Perfecting the human body

Our bodies are marvelous machines, but they are fragile. From genetic imperfections to injuries and illnesses, all take their toll on our health. At UC Davis, a culture of innovation drives clinicians and scientists to pursue myriad avenues to cure disease, alleviate disabilities and improve quality of life through the use of drugs, biomedical technology, tissue engineering, gene therapy, stem cell applications and transplantation.

Below are the stories of five UC Davis researchers working to improve people's quality of life.

Winter 2014/2015 Cover: Perfecting the human body

Our bodies are marvelous machines, but they are fragile. From genetic imperfections to injuries and illnesses, all take their toll on our health. At UC Davis, a culture of innovation drives clinicians and scientists to pursue myriad avenues to cure disease, alleviate disabilities and improve quality of life through the use of drugs, biomedical technology, tissue engineering, gene therapy, stem cell applications and transplantation.

Below are the stories of five UC Davis researchers working to improve people's quality of life.

Features

Muscling through physical challenges

Muscling through physical challenges

New life-changing robotic technology helps people with severe disabilities overcome challenges. Read More...

Tackling brain injuries head-on

Tackling brain injuries head-on

A third of the brain is devoted to the visual system, making the eyes an ideal window on brain health.
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Building new cartilage

Building new cartilage

Engineered biomimetic cartilage acts and looks like the real thing.
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Removing roadblocks

Removing roadblocks

Biological bypasses help blood to flow more freely.
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Healing powers

Healing powers

Stem cell-based gel promises to heal wounds more rapidly.
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