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NEWS
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NEWS IN BRIEF

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Vascular center formed
UC Davis has established a center for state-of-the-art vascular care. The new vascular center will provide comprehensive care to patients with blood vessel diseases ...
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New NIH-funded stem cell research center
UC Davis has established a new Center for Pediatric Stem/Progenitor Cell Translational Research with a $6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. ...
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Biophotonics headquarters dedicated
Quarters for the National Science Foundationfunded UC Davis Center for Biophotonics Science and Technology were dedicated in January at the Oak Park Research Building, 2700 Stockton Blvd., in Sacramento ...
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More good news for breastfeeding
Babies fully breastfed for six months are less likely to suffer from respiratory illnesses in their first two years than babies fully breastfed for only four months ...
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New Emergency Medicine chair
Nathan Kuppermann, professor and a specialist in pediatric emergency medicine in the UC Davis Department of Emergency Medicine, has been selected chair of the department ...
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New Urology chair
Christopher P. Evans, a member of the UC Davis faculty since 1997, is the new chair of the Department of Urology. He succeeds Ralph W. deVere White, who served as chair for 21 years ...
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NCI designation renewed
The National Cancer Institute has renewed its prestigious designation of UC Davis Cancer Center for five years ...
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  Hiking minority participation in cancer clinical trials
The better informed people are about cancer clinical trials, the more likely they are overall to consider participating in a trial, according to a UC Davis study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology ...
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  New regimen offers longer cancer survival rates
An investigational chemoradiation regimen at UC Davis has achieved the best long-term survival rates yet reported in patients with locally advanced, non-small cell lung cancer ...
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  Improving women's heart health
The UC Davis Women's Cardiovascular Medicine Program is expanding efforts to improve heart health for high-risk women in California with a $150,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ...
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  Better ways to control cancer pain
Physicians and other cancer specialists working with the UC Davis Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care are stepping up efforts to find more effective pain management techniques ...
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  Study explores health of immigrant families
UC Davis epidemiologist Marc Schenker, a leading authority on occupational and environmental diseases and respiratory illness, has received a research grant for more than $500,000 from the California Endowment to study the health of Mexican hired farm workers and their families ...
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  NIH grant helps new clinical researchers
The National Institutes of Health awarded UC Davis Health System a $1.4 million grant to support its Mentored Clinical Research Training Program ...
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  Howard Hughes' grant for basic science
The UC Davis School of Medicine is among 13 innovative graduate programs in the nation to receive funds from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to foster the translation of basic science discoveries into new medical treatments ...
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  Tobacco tied to high cancer death burden in African-American men
A UC Davis analysis, published in Preventive Medicine, links tobacco smoke to 63 percent of cancer deaths among African-American men in the United States ...
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  Genetic switch boosts radiation effectiveness
UC Davis Cancer Center researchers have discovered a genetic switch that causes cancer cells to become more sensitive to a drug administered to enhance radiation therapy effectiveness ...
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  1% of retailers sell 40% of guns used in California crime
A UC Davis study, published in Injury Prevention, finds that 1.3 percent of the licensed gun retailers in California sell 39.4 percent of the handguns used in violent crime ...
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  Possible inflammatory — disease treatments
Offering hope for people suffering from diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and asthma, UC Davis researchers have demonstrated in studies with mice that the chemical compound sEH plays a critical role in the inflammation process ...
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  Early clues to ovarian cancer
Ovarian cancer, referred to as a silent killer, makes itself apparent only at its late stages when prognosis is poor. But according to UC Davis researchers, four in 10 women with ovarian cancer have symptoms that they tell their doctors about at least four months — and as long as one year — before they are diagnosed ...
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  Healthy success for non-dieters
Behavioral changes and self-acceptance trump dieting when it comes to achieving long-term health improvements in obese women, according to a two-year study by UC Davis nutrition researchers ...
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  New student affairs assistant dean
John T. Owings, professor of surgery and chief of Surgical Critical Care, has been appointed assistant dean for Student Affairs at the UC Davis School of Medicine ...
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  UC Davis develops drug that may block breast cancer
A tamoxifen-like drug developed by UC Davis and Finnish researchers, now in clinical testing as a treatment for vaginal atrophy, may help to prevent breast cancer, two preliminary studies suggest ...
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  Researchers report new drug-delivery approach
Researchers at UC Davis Cancer Center and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory reported in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that they have developed new cancer-targeting molecules ...
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