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NEWS
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NEWS IN BRIEF

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Ignoring name may mean autism
Year-old babies who do not respond when their name is called may be more likely to be diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder or other developmental problem...
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Heated nanoprobes may be cancer-fighter
In experiments with laboratory mice that bear aggressive human breast cancers, UC Davis researchers have used hot nanoprobes to slow the growth of tumors without damaging surrounding healthy tissue...
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Academic medicine's impact
UC Davis Health System and other medical schools and teaching hospitals are a major economic force, with a collective economic impact of $451 billion in the United States and $35.5 billion in California alone...
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Stem cell funds for UC Davis
The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine's Independent Citizens Oversight Committee has awarded UC Davis six grants totaling $11 million since it began funding research and related infrastructure in this promising area of medical research....
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ACS treatment lacking?
A four-year, multi-institution study of more than 130,000 patients with acute coronary syndromes has shown that many patients do not receive optimal management for these conditions when they come to a hospital...
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Physicals lead to cancer screenings
A UC Davis-led study, published in Archives of Internal Medicine, found that individuals 50 years or older who receive regular preventive health exams are more likely to get recommended cancer screenings...
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Understanding schizophrenic hallucinations
UC Davis researchers have helped develop an Internet-based virtual reality environment that simulates the hallucinations of schizophrenia patients to help medical students and residents improve their understanding of the auditory and visual hallucinations experienced by people with schizophrenia...
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  Funding crisis warning
UC Davis' director of the Women's Cardiovascular Medicine Program participated in a consortium of eight leading scientific and medical institutions around the country that warned Congress that multiple years of stagnant budgets for the National Institutes of Health has hindered scientific progress...
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  Among best PICU survival rates
For the past seven years, the pediatric intensive care unit at UC Davis Children's Hospital has been in the top six among 33 units that use the Pediatric Risk of Mortality (PRISM) program, a national standard used for quantifying performance at a number of children's hospitals...
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  CT scan rules for children
UC Davis Health System researchers have received a $1.3 million grant to develop criteria for determining when computed tomography (CT) should be used on children with intra-abdominal injuries...
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  Reduced mammogram accuracy
Computer-aided detection (CAD) software designed to improve how radiologists interpret mammograms may instead make readings less accurate...
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  Arsenic levels high in kelp supplements
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 tool for assessing meningitis
A simple algorithm developed jointly at UC Davis and Children's Hospital Boston can help doctors rapidly distinguish infants and children with viral meningitis from those with bacterial meningitis...
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  Meth use linked to cardiomyopathy
Younger adults who use methamphetamine, an addictive, illegal stimulant also known as meth, crank, crystal and speed, more than triple their risk of cardiomyopathy...
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  Impact of women's ancestry genes
UC Davis researchers are conducting a first-of-its-kind study to examine genetic and biological markers for disease in women...
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  Simulation training cuts procedure times
A new study by UC Davis researchers found that surgery residents trained on virtual-reality simulators during a two-day course significantly improved their overall performance...
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  How a body senses temperature changes
UC Davis researchers have demonstrated that the subunits of one heat-sensitive ion channel can come together with subunits from another heat-sensitive ion channel to form new functioning channels...
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