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  UC Davis to co-manage $22 million FCC telehealth grant  
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  Dementia care faces barriers  
     
  Smoke-free in 2008  
     
  Fatal cancer cells identified  
     
  Inflammation pathway found  
     
  National panel role  
     
  Stem cell finding  
     
  Predicting hip-fracture risk  
     
  New burn center project  
     
  Efforts to undermine smoke risk found  
     
  Site for national children's study  
     
  Air pollution link  
     
  Fruit, veggie intake costly  
     
  Pregnancy as abuse  
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Fatal cancer cells identified

UC Davis researchers have identified a microRNA that helps jump-start prostate cancer cell growth midway through the disease process, eventually causing it to become fatal. The discovery is an important link to finding new treatments targeting this cellular function and reducing cancer deaths among American men. The study, authored by Xu-Bao Shi, a project scientist in the Department of Urology, and Ralph deVere White, director of the UC Davis Cancer Center, was published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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