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Current Issue: SUMMER 2007
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Features
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ON THE CUTTING EDGE

From understanding defensins better to genetically altering mosquitoes to fight malaria, UC Davis researchers, like Charles Bevins and Shirley Luckhart, are tackling infectious diseases in innovative ways.

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TAMING AIDS

UC Davis researchers are adding to the scientific community's body of knowledge about HIV through clinical trials, investigations into mucosal immunity and analysis of AIDS in women and minorities.

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LINKING HUMAN, ANIMAL RESEARCH

UC Davis Center for Comparative Medicine takes advantage of the concept that there is an animal counterpart to nearly every human disease.

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PREVENTING CHILDHOOD DISEASE

Vaccines have been so successful that most people don't realize scientists, like UC Davis infectious-disease pediatrician Dean Blumberg, are constantly working to improve them.

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MAKING PEACE

Since the early 1990s, infectious-disease expert Joseph Silva has been on a personal quest to retrain Eastern European scientists for peaceful pursuits, including infectious-disease prevention and control.

 

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NIH FUNDS NEW POINT-OF-CARE TESTING

Diagnosing and containing any potential disease outbreaks at the scenes of disasters.

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RINGING THE ALARM ON SILENT EPIDEMIC

A UC Davis viral liver disease group meets regularly to better address treatment issues related to the growing incidence of hepatitis C and other viral liver diseases.

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BATTLE OF THE BUGS

Infectious-disease expert Stuart H. Cohen is not the type to lie awake at night worrying about potential medical nightmares. But that doesn't stop him from occasionally running "what-if?" scenarios in his mind.

     
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DON'T DRINK THE WATER

The Traveler's Clinic provides common sense tips about eating and drinking smart while abroad.

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The image on the cover is a digitally enhanced photomicrograph recorded as part of a study published in Nature Immunology (Ghosh, et al., volume 3, pages 583- 590, 2002) on defensins, the focus of UC Davis microbiology and immunology professor Charles Bevins' research. Bevins was co-author of the study..

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