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NEWS IN BRIEF

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New avenue for drug development
UC Davis research shows that compounds known to play an important role in how insects develop from larvae to adults have been shown in a mouse model for congestive heart failure to be effective in preventing and reducing cardiac cell overgrowth and irregular heart rhythms ...
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Statins help with heart disease, diabetes
UC Davis researchers have shown that statins not only improve cholesterol levels, but also dramatically reduce disease-causing inflammation in patients with metabolic syndrome - a condition defined by symptoms that include abdominal obesity and high blood pressure ...
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New education building opens to students, uniting all four years under one roof
UC Davis Health System leaders and campus officials, along with students, faculty, legislators and community members, opened the new 121,000-square-foot education building and medical library in Sacramento at a celebratory event in December ...
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Rue plant source of new arthritis, diabetes drugs
Researchers at UC Davis, UC Irvine and other institutions have developed new drugs that successfully treated rheumatoid arthritis and prevented the onset of Type 1 diabetes in animals via a cellular structure long suspected of playing a key role in those diseases ...
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HIV hides from drugs in gut
UC Davis researchers have discovered that the HIV virus is able to survive efforts to destroy it by hiding out in the mucosal tissues of the intestine ...
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OJ drink cuts heart disease risk
Plant cholesterols known as sterols — recognized for their cholesterol-lowering power when added to margarines, salad dressings and other fats — also have been found to be effective in reducing low-density lipoprotein, or "bad" cholesterol levels, when added to orange juice ...
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Biotechnology pacemakers closer to replacing electronic versions
UC Davis researchers have successfully used a custom-designed protein and gene delivery system to restore normal heart rhythms in pigs with electronic pacemakers, reducing their dependence on implanted devices ...
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  NIH funds new center for clinical, translational research
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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  Vascular surgery broadcast
Nearly 12,000 physicians, technicians and other specialists observed UC Davis vascular specialists John R. Laird and Reginald Low, along with some of the world's other leading endovascular interventionalists, perform live surgeries ...
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  NIH grants up
The UC Davis School of Medicine ranked 44th among the nation's 123 medical schools in the National Institutes of Health research funding in fiscal year 2005. That is up from 62nd place just five years ago ...
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  New associate dean
Edward J. Callahan, professor of family and community medicine, has been appointed associate dean for academic personnel ...
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  New chair for orthopaedic surgery
A nationally renowned expert on hip and knee replacement surgery, Paul E. Di Cesare is the new chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at UC Davis. ...
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  New CEO for medical center
Ann Madden Rice, a health-care executive with a strong track record in hospital operations and financial management, is the new chief executive officer of UC Davis Medical Center ...
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  Stereotypes keep men from seeking help
A man's stereotypical self-image as the "strong, silent type" and the stigma of depression are major reasons why older men are less likely than women to be referred to studies of depression, to seek treatment and to recognize and express symptoms of depression ...
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  Better snacks have impact
Modest changes in the types of snacks offered at afterschool programs can have a significant positive impact on children's diets, UC Davis researchers reported in the American Journal of Public Health ...
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