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NEWS
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NEWS IN BRIEF

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UC Davis launches new stem cell institute
UC Davis has broken ground on its new $62 million UC Davis Institute for Regenerative Cures. The facility is supported with a $20 million grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) and is one of just seven entities in California that is being designated as a "CIRM Institute"...
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New chief operating officer
Vincent L. Johnson Jr., a health-care executive with nearly 20 years of experience in hospital administration, is the new chief operating officer of UC Davis Medical Center...
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Hysterectomy complications down
Studying hospital discharge records for nearly 650,000 California women over a 13-year period, UC Davis researchers have found that complications from hysterectomies have significantly declined. Published in the journal, Obstetrics & Gynecology...
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Deadly infant intestinal disease studied
A groundbreaking study now under way will determine the best combination of pre- and probiotic supplements to give to premature infants to prevent a deadly intestinal disease, according to lead researcher Mark Underwood, assistant clinical professor of neonatology at UC Davis Children's Hospital...
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Prenatal alcohol exposure effects on brain
Prenatal alcohol exposure may be particularly destructive for neurotrophins, a family of peptides that influence the growth, development and functional plasticity of the fetal brain, according to a study published in Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research...
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Higher diabetes risk in HIV-positive children
Children infected with HIV and who were beginning or switching to highly active antiretroviral therapy showed an increase in insulin resistance, potentially raising their risk of developing diabetes later in life, according to a study led by Caroline Chantry, associate professor of Pediatrics...
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Multimedia for colorectal cancer screening
A $2.7 million National Cancer Institute grant is funding an interactive multimedia computer program to help increase the number of Hispanic patients who receive colorectal cancer screening...
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  Treatment options for XXYY syndrome
A study by UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute and The Children's Hospital in Denver described the medical and psychological characteristics of a rare genetic disorder in which males have two "X" and two "Y" chromosomes, rather than the normal one of each...
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  Agent Orange, prostate cancer linked
Vietnam War veterans exposed to Agent Orange have increased risk of prostate cancer and even greater risks of getting the most aggressive form of the disease as compared to those who were not exposed, according to a UC Davis Cancer Center study published on the online journal Cancer...
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  Stem cell safety grant
The California Institute of Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) has awarded a grant of more than $2 million to researcher Paul S. Knoepfler, who is exploring ways to ensure that certain types of stem cells can be safely used in medical treatments...
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  2nd lumpectomy reduces survival rates
Women whose cancer recurs in the same breast and are treated with a second lumpectomy rather than the recommended treatment of a mastectomy are cutting the number of years they survive in half, according to a UC Davis Cancer Center study...
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  Newborn fragile X screening
The first widespread newborn screening for the genetic mutation that results in fragile X syndrome, the single most common inherited cause of mental retardation, is under way at UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute...
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  PCBs impact baby's sex
Women exposed to high levels of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are significantly less likely to give birth to male children than women exposed to lower levels of the banned environmental pollutants, a UC Davis study published in Environmental Health has found...
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  Practice Management Group Director
James Goodnight, a physician leader at UC Davis Health System for nearly 30 years, has been appointed director of the UC Davis Practice Management Group and associate dean for Clinical Affairs...
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  Clues to learning deficit
Researchers at the UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute have found that children with autism spectrum disorders spend less time looking at the faces of people who are modeling new skills than did typically developing children...
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Chromosomal anomaly in Fragile X gene carriers
Male carriers of fragile X syndrome have chromosomes shortened at the tips compared to men their own age, a UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute study has found...
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New eye center
The UC Davis Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Science has been renamed the UC Davis Health System Eye Center to better reflect its service to patients. The center has the second-largest outpatient clinic at UC Davis...
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New drug target for inflammatory disease
UC Davis researchers, in defining a cellular process that promotes inflammation, have found a new target for drugs to treat diseases such as sepsis, rheumatoid arthritis, cardiovascular disease and some cancers...
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Placer medical office opens
The Placer Center for Health, a new 66,000-square-foot outpatient facility in Rocklin jointly operated with Mercy/Catholic Healthcare West, has opened...
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Promising prostate cancer drug
Cancer Center researchers have found out how a promising prostate cancer drug works, revealing additional potential drug targets for an incurable form of prostate cancer, called castration-resistant prostate cancer...
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