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NEWS
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NEWS IN BRIEF

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New fragile X syndrome test
Researchers, led by Paul J. Hagerman, director of the NeuroTherapeutics Research Institute, have developed a new test that will measure the protein deficit responsible for fragile X syndrome...
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Regaining impulse control
In a study published online by the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, UC Davis researchers found that it takes at least a year for former methamphetamine users to regain impulse control...
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Early attention problems affect high school graduation
A UC Davis study appearing online in Pediatrics shows a clear link between attention problems as early as kindergarten and lower high school test scores...
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National autism study partner
UC Davis is one of four field sites in one of the largest research studies of its kind to investigate early risk factors for autism spectrum disorders...
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Working Professional MBA Program relocates to Sacramento campus
The UC Davis Graduate School of Management is moving its nationally ranked Sacramento Working Professional MBA Program in downtown Sacramento to the UC Davis Sacramento campus off Stockton Boulevard...
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Depression, cognitive decline linked in older Latino couples
Psychiatry professor Ladson Hinton has found that, in older Latino married couples, a husband's level of depression negatively impacts his own cognitive abilities and his wife's depression and mental faculties over time...
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Forming new blood vessels
Using adult human stem cells, researchers have induced the formation of new blood vessels in mice with reduced blood flow (ischemia) to their limbs...
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New stem cell grants
The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) has approved two multimillion dollar, multiyear grants for UC Davis researchers. The first is a $2.7 million grant to create a therapy for Huntington's disease and related disorders...
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New synapse formation imaged
A protein implicated in some forms of autism is critical to the construction of a working synapse, locking neurons together like "molecular Velcro," a UC Davis study led by postdoctoral fellow Stephanie Barrow has found...
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Job-related hypertension lingers
A study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine is the first to show that retired Americans who held higher-status jobs – such as chief executives, financial managers and management analysts – tend to have the lowest rates of hypertension...
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  Level I status for trauma center
The American College of Surgeons has verified UC Davis Medical Center as a level I trauma center and a level I pediatric trauma center. Of the 112 level I trauma centers in the United States, less than 20 are verified for both adults and pediatrics...
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  Foundation research award
The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation has selected Michael Minzenberg for a 2009 Clinical Scientist Development Award for his pioneering work in treating schizophrenia. An assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, Minzenberg studies the neurochemical systems that regulate cognitive, emotional and social processes...
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  Nesbitt leads technology advancement, partnership development
Thomas Nesbitt became associate vice chancellor for strategic technologies and alliances on July 1. In his new role, he focuses on developing and evaluating innovative technologies and fostering new partnerships throughout the region...
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  Albertson acting chair for Internal Medicine
Timothy Albertson, who has been executive vice chair of the Department of Internal Medicine for 12 years, is acting chair of the department during the search for a permanent replacement...
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  Meyers new executive associate dean
Frederick J. Meyers, a national leader in the hospice movement and the delivery of compassionate, end-of-life care, became the new executive associate dean at the School of Medicine on May 1...
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  New Radiation Oncology chair
Richard K. Valicenti is the new chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology, where he leads the department's clinical, research, education and administrative operations...
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  Hales M.I.N.D. Institute's acting director
Robert E. Hales, chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, is the acting director of the UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute during the search for a permanent director...
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  New trauma program chief
Trauma surgeon Lynette Scherer is the new chief of the UC Davis Trauma Program. Scherer is an associate professor in the Department of Surgery and director of the department's Surgical Residency Program...
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