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NEWS IN BRIEF

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Eye drops may delay, prevent glaucoma
UC Davis ophthalmologists and other researchers around the country have found that pressure-lowering eye drops can delay or possibly prevent the onset of glaucoma in almost 50 percent of African-Americans at higher risk for developing the disease. ...
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Japan, U.S. lung cancer patients react differently
A chemotherapy regimen commonly used to treat non-small cell lung cancer is both more effective and more toxic in Japanese patients than in American patients, researchers reported recently at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncologists. ...
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Novel drug in phase 2 trial
A three-drug combination, including the novel molecularly targeted agent bortezomib, the first drug in its class, proved well-tolerated and showed promising efficacy in patients...
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Study may refine youth violence prevention efforts
UC Davis researchers have uncovered distinct patterns in the life cycle of guns used by young people in crimes, which could be used to refine youth violence prevention efforts, according to a study in the June Annals of Emergency Medicine...
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Deaths at pediatric ICUs studied
Sick children admitted to pediatric intensive care units (PICU) during the evening rather than during the day are slightly more likely to die in the first 48 hours of care, a study of 15 PICUs found...
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Timing may be critical with oral anti-cancer agents
UC Davis Medical Center has been named by the federal Environmental Protection Agency and a local coalition to the first-ever list of the best workplaces for commuters in the Sacramento region...
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  CDC director delivers commencement address
Julie Gerberding, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), delivered this year's commencement address at the UC Davis School of Medicine....
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  Hormone therapy may still be an option
Despite the highly publicized closing of the Women's Health Initiative study, the scientific community should not rule out that women may benefit from hormone therapy after menopause...
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  Man's sight restored after 38 years
A man who waited 38 years for medical science to advance enough to reverse blindness caused by severe chemical burns got his lifelong wish this spring when eye surgeons at UC Davis School of Medicine and Medical Center implanted an artificial cornea and lens in his right eye...
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  UC Davis economic impact tops $2.7 billion annually
RThe University of California, Davis, campus and health system are engines for economic growth that generate an annual economic impact estimated between $2.7 and $3.4 billion in California, according to a study released this past spring...
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  Smoking tied to cancer death burden in African-American men
The overall cancer death rate for African-American males would drop by nearly two-thirds — without any other intervention — if their exposure to tobacco smoke were eliminated, a new study suggests...
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MRI study sheds new light on attention processes
Researchers have determined how circuits in the frontal lobe of the brain work together to keep attention on track and minimize errors, a finding that could hold keys to a better understanding of attention disorders. The research appeared earlier this year in the journal Science...
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  A perfect match
Excitement reigned on March 18 when all of the UC Davis School of Medicine graduates who participated in the National Resident Matching Program this year found out they had been accepted into residency programs...
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  Fortified OJ may lower 'bad' cholesterol
Plant sterols — recognized for their cholesterol-lowering power when added to margarines, salad dressings and other fats — are just as effective in reducing low density lipoprotein, or "bad" cholesterol levels, when added to orange juice, say UC Davis School of Medicine and Medical Center researchers. ...
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  Memory, emotion brain areas larger in children with autism
Researchers at the UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute and Stanford University have found that brain regions responsible for memory and emotion are larger in children with autism...
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  ER docs see increase in uninsured patients
Seven in 10 emergency physicians say the number of uninsured patients they treated in the past year increased, and eight in 10 say it is likely to increase again during the coming year...
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  Construction under way
A 40,000-square-foot facility is being built to house the new Center for Biophotonics Science and Technology and research space for UC Davis Cancer Center and for UC Davis' infectious diseases program....
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