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"" Diagnostic test research funded ""
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"" Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis approved ""
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  Pregnancy and colorectal cancer  
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  HIV cell-to-cell spread explained  
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  Stem cell training grant  
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  Colon cancer screenings missed  
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  Breast cancer protein found  
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  Stem cells may treat deafness  
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  Detecting Alzheimer's disease early  
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  NCI funding for biomarker study  
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  PCBs' impact on brain  
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  Soft-tissue sarcoma survival  
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UC Davis on national information project

 
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Personality predicts trial adherence

 
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Study examines autism increase

 
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Potential treatment for adults with fragile X syndrome

 
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Smoking linked to most male cancer deaths

 
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Detecting Alzheimer's disease early

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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. The study, led by Owen Carmichael, assistant professor of neurology and adjunct professor in the Department of Computer Science, also will look at whether MRI scan analysis can be used to predict the likely rate at which Alzheimer's disease patients' brains will deteriorate, and how quickly they will lose their ability to think and reason.

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