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NEWS
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NEWS IN BRIEF

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Consortium seeks new uses for drugs
An academic consortium led by UC Davis' Clinical and Translational Science Center is creating the Pharmaceutical Assets Portal that will allow scientists to learn about existing drugs that could be used in treating diseases and conditions other than the one they were originally intended to target...
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Diagnostic test research funded
Gynecologic oncologist Gary Leiserowitz has received $900,000 from the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund to support his efforts in finding an early diagnostic marker for ovarian cancer through the use of glycomics analysis...
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Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis approved
The UC Board of Regents has approved establishment of the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. The school is named in honor of the historic $100 million philanthropic grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation....
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Pregnancy and colorectal cancer
UC Davis researchers have determined that women diagnosed with colorectal cancer during or shortly after their pregnancies have survival rates similar to those of nonpregnant women who have the disease...
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HIV cell-to-cell spread explained
For the first time, UC Davis and Mount Sinai School of Medicine scientists have captured video footage showing the transfer of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) from an infected T-cell to an uninfected one through an adhesive structure called a virological synapse...
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Stem cell training grant
A three-year, $1.3 million "Bridges to Stem Cell Research" grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine will enable Sacramento State University graduate students to work in UC Davis stem cell laboratories...
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Colon cancer screenings missed
New research, which appeared in Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention, indicates that many physicians fail to prescribe routine colon cancer screening for a majority of patients they see regularly...
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Breast cancer protein found
A protein called Muc4 may be the essential ingredient that allows breast cancer to spread to other organs and resist therapeutic treatment. The study, which appeared in Cancer Research, is one of the first to characterize the role of Muc4 in the disease...
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Stem cells may treat deafness
Anesthesiology and pain medicine professor Ebenezer Yamoah and his research team have demonstrated that stem cells taken from the lateral ventricle area of the brain can be successfully transformed, or differentiated, to function like the hair-covered sensory cells of the inner ear that are responsible for transmitting sounds to the brain...
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Detecting Alzheimer's disease early
Researchers have launched an innovative study to determine whether closer examination of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans can detect the onset of Alzheimer's disease even before patients begin to show cognitive decline, a hallmark of the condition...
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  NCI funding for biomarker study
A $1.25 million grant from the National Cancer Institute launches a new study that will search for the biomarkers of kidney cancer...
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  Residency program grant
The California Department of Mental Health has awarded a $1.35 million grant to UC Davis to increase opportunities for medical residents to combine psychiatry with family medicine or internal medicine training, with an emphasis on caring for underserved populations...
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  PCBs' impact on brain
In three new studies, UC Davis Center for Children's Environmental Health Director Isaac N. Pessah and his research team found compelling evidence of how low levels of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) alter the way brain cells develop...
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  Soft-tissue sarcoma survival
New studies by cancer researcher Robert Canter have found that the location of soft-tissue sarcoma predicts its lethalness in some patients. In a study published in the Annals of Surgical Oncology, Canter and his team found that patients with small tumors located in an extremity and easily removed with surgery experienced longer survival...
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  Medical education partnership
Tahoe Forest Health System in Truckee is the first official site outside of Sacramento where UC Davis will train its medical students as the next generation of rural physicians under the University of California's "Programs in Medical Education."...
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  UC Davis on national information project
The UC Davis Clinical and Translational Science Center is part of a University of Washington project to develop a mechanism to allow researchers at three medical centers to easily access large shared data sets for designing research studies and generating hypotheses...
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  Personality predicts trial adherence
Anthony Jerant, associate professor of family and community medicine, has found that giving clinical trial participants a simple personality test can predict which ones are more likely to drop out of a study or miss data collection appointments...
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  Study examines autism increase
Epidemiologist Irva Hertz-Picciotto has found that the seven- to eight-fold increase in the number of children born in California with autism since 1990 cannot be explained by either changes in how the condition is diagnosed or counted...
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Potential treatment for adults with fragile X syndrome
Researchers at UC Davis and Rush University Medical Center in Chicago have found that an oral drug therapy, called fenobam, could be an effective new treatment for adults with fragile X syndrome...
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Smoking linked to most male cancer deaths
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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