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  D E P A R T M E N T S  
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NEWS
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NEWS IN BRIEF

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Pediatric ER research work renewed
A Health Resources and Services Administration $2.67 million dollar, three-year grant renews UC Davis' participation in the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN), the first federally funded pediatric emergency medicine research network in the United States....
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Colon cancer screening less likely for minorities
A national study by UC Davis researchers found that blacks, Asians and Hispanics are less likely to undergo colorectal cancer screening than whites...
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Commentary in JAMA on spiritualitys role in medical care
Pediatric physician Jay Milstein wrote in a commentary in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) that, in the face of catastrophic medical events, forging a spiritual connection among patients and their significant others can restore a sense of control, meaning and the ability to cope...
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Managing chronic disease drug costs
Professor Richard Kravitz and his research team have concluded that an alternative method for determining the best drug therapy for managing chronic disease could reduce treatment costs or give patients more immediate relief than other common approaches...
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Ketones may be culprits in some diabetics' heart problems
A UC Davis study published in the Archives of Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine suggests that high levels of ketones in the blood may cause an irregular heartbeat that can occur in children with diabetes...
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Adult bladder stem cells identified
Pediatric urologist Eric Kurzrock and his team have identified potential stem cells that become the bladder, adding to the body of research that already has identified stem cells that can regenerate many of the body's other organs...
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New director of student diversity
As part of its continuing effort to ensure a student body and physician workforce that better reflects the demographics of California, the UC Davis School of Medicine has named Darin Latimore as its first director of student diversity...
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  When to send sick children to specialty hospitals
Critically ill children admitted to the pediatric intensive care units of regional medical centers from smaller hospitals are sicker than those admitted directly from those centers' own emergency rooms, a UC Davis study has found...
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  Study shows safety of adult stem-cell therapy
A UC Davis study published online in Molecular Therapy shows that methods using human bone marrow-derived stem cells to deliver gene therapy to cure diseases of the blood, bone marrow and certain types of cancer do not cause the development of tumors or leukemia...
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  New pharmacology department chair
Donald M. Bers, an internationally renowned expert in cardiovascular research at the cellular and molecular levels, including dysfunctions that occur in heart failure and arrhythmias, has joined UC Davis School of Medicine as chair of the Department of Pharmacology...
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  New wide-field light microscope
Scientists at the UC Davis Center for Biophotonics Science and Technology have installed the first commercial version of the world's highest resolution wide-field light microscope...
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  Treating neonatal diabetes with oral medication
A team of researchers led by neonatologist Andrew Bremer has for the first time rapidly transitioned an infant with neonatal diabetes from injected insulin to a generic oral medication in an outpatient setting...
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  High marks for conflict-of-interest policies
The UC Davis School of Medicine was one of only seven medical schools in the United States to receive a grade of "A" from the American Medical Student Association for having one of the nation's best conflict-of-interest policies...
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  Some follow-up breast cancer surgeries eliminated
Simple and quick diagnostic techniques used during breast cancer surgery can spare most women from a second surgery to remove affected lymph nodes, according to UC Davis Cancer Center researcher Richard Bold...
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