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NEWS
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NEWS IN BRIEF

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Stem cell research funding
The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) awarded researchers Alice F. Tarantal and Kit S. Lam $842,149 and $835,540 respectively under its new Tools and Technologies Awards grant program...
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Mechanism for attentional control found
A UC Davis study has identified a mechanism of attention in the human brain, previously identified in animals, that is responsible for shifts from distractible to attentive states...
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Grant for FNP/PA program
The California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development's Song Brown program awarded a $107,000 grant to UC Davis' Family Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant Program...
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Cancer center network launched
UC Davis Cancer Center has launched a network of cancer centers in Northern and Central California. Called the UC Davis Cancer Care Network, the organization unites five hospital-based cancer centers dedicated to providing quality patient care in community settings...
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Unusual toy use is autism clue
A UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute study has found that infants later diagnosed with autism exhibited unusual exploration of objects long before being diagnosed...
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Key to aggressive breast cancer found
In trying to find out why HER2-positive breast cancer can be more aggressive than other forms of the disease, UC Davis Cancer Center researchers, led by Colleen Sweeney, associate professor of biochemistry and molecular medicine, discovered that HER2 shuts down its own regulator gene...
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Environmental reasons for dating violence
A new study has found that teenage boys who abuse their girlfriends face challenges such as spending their youth as members of troubled families, enduring insufficient family support when they began to fail at school, and witnessing violence in their own homes and communities...
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  Clue to unexplained deaths of epilepsy patients
A new study led by Masud Seyal, professor of neurology and director of the UC Davis Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, suggests that the sudden unexplained deaths of some epilepsy patients may be a result of their brains failing to tell their bodies to breathe during seizures...
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  Gates Foundation funds TB study
Jay Solnick, professor of medicine and medical microbiology at the UC Davis Center for Comparative Medicine, received a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to explore the basis for latency in tuberculosis. The UC Davis grant was chosen from nearly 4,000 applications "to explore bold and largely unproven ways to improve global health." ...
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  New telemedicine equipment loan program
As many as 25 qualified community hospitals and primary-care clinics that want to establish telemedicine programs or improve existing infrastructure will be able to borrow telehealth equipment through the new UC Davis Proposition 1D Telemedicine Equipment Loan Program...
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  Another antibiotic-overuse consequence
In another indication that overuse of antibiotics has far-reaching consequences, a study published in the journal Pediatrics has found that accurate diagnosis of a deadly childhood brain infection can be deterred by the prior use of antibiotics...
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  Molecule targeting brain tumors found
UC Davis Cancer Center researchers have discovered a molecule that targets glioblastoma, a highly deadly form of cancer...
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  Reducing potential nerve damage
A UC Davis team, headed by Allen Chen, assistant professor of radiation oncology, is leading the effort to establish new treatment guidelines for physicians in performing radiation treatments without injuring patients' brachial plexus nerves...
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  Starving pancreatic cancer cells
A UC Davis Cancer Center study published in the International Journal of Cancer indicates that pancreatic cancer cells cannot produce the amino acid arginine, which plays an essential role in cell division, immune function and hormone regulation...
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  New IQ scoring for children with intellectual disabilities
David Hessl, a UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute fragile X syndrome researcher, and a team of collaborators have devised a new system of scoring IQ tests taken by children with fragile X syndrome...
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UC Davis discovery offers hope for treating kidney cancer
In one of the first discoveries of its kind, UC Davis Cancer Center researchers have identified ways to block a cancer gene's own repair mechanism and, in so doing, help make chemotherapy for kidney cancer more effective and better tolerated...
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Diet cuts return of breast cancer in women without hot flashes
A secondary analysis of a large, multicenter clinical trial has shown that a diet loaded with fruits, vegetables and fiber and somewhat lower in fat compared to standard federal dietary recommendations cuts the risk of recurrence in a subgroup of early-stage breast cancer survivors by approximately 31 percent...
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Grant funds breast-cancer vaccine study
UC Davis Cancer Center researchers are launching a study of a new, experimental vaccine to determine if it can arrest or prevent breast cancer when used in conjunction with standard hormonal therapies...
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Nesbitt to help direct state telehealth services
Thomas S. Nesbitt, UC Davis School of Medicine executive associate dean for clinical and administrative affairs, has been named executive director of telehealth services for the California Center for Connected Health, a newly formed strategy and planning body that will lead and coordinate telehealth adoption throughout the state...
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Stem cell research collaboration
UC Davis Health System and Aldagen, a North Carolina biopharmaceutical company developing proprietary regenerative cell therapies, will collaborate on the planning and development of translational tools, models and technologies that eventually could lead to stem cell treatments for a variety of diseases and conditions, including ischemic stroke...
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