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NEWS
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NEWS IN BRIEF

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New associate dean for admissions
Mark C. Henderson, a leader in general internal medicine education and a highly regarded clinician-educator, has been named associate dean for admissions and outreach...
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Flash-heating breast milk kills HIV
UC researchers from Davis and Berkeley have found that the simple method of heating a glass jar of HIV-infected breast milk in a pan of water over a flame or single burner successfully inactivated the virus...
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Diet, breast cancer risk not linked
A multisite study that included UC Davis has found that a diet very high in fruit, vegetables and fiber in women with breast cancer did not decrease the risk of cancer recurrence...
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Infant bronchiolitis treatment ineffective
Research conducted at UC Davis and 20 other Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) sites shows steroid treatment is no better than a placebo for infants suffering from bronchiolitis...
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New compact proton therapy machine
UC Davis Cancer Center, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Tomotherapy, Inc., are jointly developing a compact proton therapy system that is one-fifth the cost of a full-scale machine and small enough to fit in any major cancer center...
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Genetic risk factor for rheumatoid arthritis, lupus identified
A collaboration between the Intramural Research Program of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases and other organizations, including UC Davis Health System, has identified a genetic variation that increases the risk of rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus...
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Latino palliative cancer care
The American Cancer Society has awarded renowned UC Davis palliative care expert Frederick Meyers and his colleagues a two-year grant to develop and test a Spanish-language educational program for Latino cancer patients and their caregivers...
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  Statins for type I diabetes patients
UC Davis researchers Ishwarlal Jialal and Sridevi Devaraj have found that low doses of simvastatin, a cholesterol-lowering drug, reduced the major risk factors for coronary artery disease in young patients with type 1 diabetes...
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  Physicians-in-training work hours studied
UC Davis researcher Patrick Romano and Veterans Administration investigators have found that new national regulations limiting work hours for physicians-in-training did not lead to increased patient deaths...
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  Gene variations impact cancer treatments
A UC Davis study led by oncologist David Gandara has found that gene variations between Japanese and U.S. clinical trial participants help explain why a common lung cancer drug therapy is more toxic but more successful in one group over the other...
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  Help for patients with limited English
A five-nurse team who speak Spanish, Hmong and Russian are helping patients with limited English navigate their way around UC Davis Medical Center in a new program to improve communication with patients and make care more accessible...
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  Collaboration to develop stem cell treatments for major diseases
Thermogenesis Corp. and UC Davis announced a collaborative research agreement to develop stem cell therapies for the treatment of major diseases using cutting-edge blood processing systems...
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  Improving TB diagnosis in Pakistan
With a $400,000 grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development, UC Davis and Pakistani researchers are developing a better method for diagnosing tuberculosis in order to allow multiple tests to be performed from a single sample and to process hundred of samples a day...
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