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The institution's principal publication for alumni, friends and physicians.
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"" New Park Honoring Cancer Survivors Opens ""
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"" Increase in Autism Cases is Real, Report Finds ""
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  Breastfeeding Boosts Baby's Resistance to Respiratory Illnesses  
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  Grant Supports Rural Areas in Helping Children with Autism  
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  Study Shows Syringe-Exchange Reduces HIV Risk Behavior  
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  Consumers: UC Davis Medical Center has Highest Quality in Sacramento  
     
  Handgun Study to Fortify Crime Prevention Efforts  
     
  UC Medical Center Ranks Among Country's Top 50 Hospitals  
     
  Unique Program Aims to Get Pediatricians into Communities  
     
  New Predictor of Heart Disease Risk Causes Vessel Damage, Plaque Formation  
     
  Center for Perinatal Medicine and Law Established  
     
  UC Davis Study Identifies Promising Epilepsy Treatment  
     
  UC Davis Study Finds Eye Drops Delay Onset of Glaucoma  
     
  M.I.N.D. Institute Seeks Diagnostic Test for Autism  
     
  New Chair of Microbiology, Immunology Named  
     
  Career Satisfaction Varies by Specialty, Geographic Region  
     
  New Chair of Biological Chemistry Appointed  
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Summer 2003 Issue
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HANDGUN STUDY TO FORTIFY CRIME PREVENTION EFFORTS

UC Davis researchers released a groundbreaking report that provides the first complete description of how more than 200,000 handguns are sold legally in the state each year. The study will help policymakers identify trends and develop strategies to reduce gun-related violence.

"While gun-related violence is an important public health concern, to date there has been no complete, accurate set of data about handgun commerce in the state," said Garen Wintemute, professor of epidemiology and preventive medicine and director of the Violence Prevention Research Program at UC Davis. "As we continue to gather these data in future years, we will be able to detect patterns in how and where handguns are sold that might help state and local officials prevent gun-related violence and crime."

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