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NEWS
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NEWS IN BRIEF

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Gene triggers breast-cancer drug resistance
Colleen Sweeney, co-director of the UC Davis Cancer Center Breast Cancer Research Program, has found that the gene MET reduces the effectiveness in some patients of the popular breast-cancer drug trastuzumab, commonly referred to by the brand name Herceptin...
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Grant for emergency preparedness metrics
UC Davis experts, along with colleagues from Stanford University and Battelle Memorial Institute, will identify and validate benchmarks and standards to better assess levels of readiness for handling victims within healthcare facilities such as hospitals and alternative care sites after a disaster or pandemic occurs...
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Higher gas prices may save lives
A 20 percent increase in gasoline prices may be associated with nearly 2,600 fewer deaths nationally from motor-vehicle crashes and air pollution, suggests a study by public health researchers...
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Maternal immune system linked to autism
Immunologist Judy Van de Water has found that antibodies bind to fetal brain cells in the blood of mothers of children with autism, potentially interrupting healthy brain development...
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Ancestral European genetic groups identified
An international team of scientists lead by UC Davis has found genetic markers in European Americans that distinguish ethnic groups, including Greek, German, Italian, Irish, Spanish, Scandinavian, United Kingdom and Ashkenazi Jewish groups...
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Best med school
U.S. News & World Report has named the UC Davis School of Medicine as among the best in the country for primary care and research in the magazine's annual list of America's best graduate schools...
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Barrier for middle-aged non-exercisers identified
Middle-aged non-exercisers enjoy far lower levels of mood enhancement from aerobic exercise than do their counterparts who exercise regularly...
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  Gene-expression profile distinct in children with autism
A study led by neurologist Frank Sharp has found that a group of genes with known links to natural-killer cells are expressed at high levels in the blood of children with autism, compared to children without the disorder...
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  Maternal antibodies linked to autistic behaviors in offspring
Neuroscientist David Amaral's research has demonstrated that an interaction between fetal brain cells and maternal antibodies could be linked with the repetitive behavior called stereotypies that is characteristic of autism...
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  Geriatric fellowships for School of Nursing
The New York-based John A. Hartford Foundation, a national leader in the funding of educational programs and policy development in geriatric nursing, has committed two training fellowships to future faculty appointees of the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis...
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  Physician style, HMO affiliation impact patient visits
Researcher Estella Geraghty has identified several key determinants for patient-visit length. These included individual style and practice volume, whether a physician practiced within a health maintenance organization or whether the doctor had any nonprofessional experience with depression...
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  Disparities among patients with extremity soft-tissue sarcomas
Surgical oncologist Steve R. Martinez and his colleagues have found that significant racial and ethnic differences exist in the treatment and survival of patients with soft-tissue sarcomas...
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  Grant to treat toddlers for autism
Autism researcher Sally J. Rogers has received $15.3 million to test the effects of an intensive intervention for toddlers with autism that combines play- and relationship-based approaches with applied behavior analysis...
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  Diabetes' impact on memory
Alzheimer's disease researcher Charles DeCarli and his colleagues were awarded a $2 million grant from the Larry L. Hillblom Foundation to study the impact of diabetes on aging and memory loss...
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  State stem cell grant award
The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine awarded UC Davis stem cell scientist Chong-xian Pan $2.4 million over the next five years to support his research into stem cell approaches that could be used to help cancer patients overcome leukemia...
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  Are high-fat diets bad?
Much of the belief that high-fat diets are detrimental to human health are based on animal studies, but the majority of studies in 2007 evaluating high-fat diets in mice were not accurately portrayed, said study co-author Craig Warden...
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