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The baby whisperer

The miniature fingers of a two-months-premature baby wrap around the seemingly large thumb of UC Davis volunteer donor Jim Donoghue. READ MOREarrow

UC Davis professors Steve Kowalczykowski and Wolf Heyer © UC Regents

Collaborating for the cure

As internationally renowned scientists, UC Davis professors Steve Kowalczykowski and Wolf Heyer study the fine details of DNA repair and chromosome maintenance. READ MOREarrow

Heyman family

Heyman family: Our gift

Gail Goldstein Heyman and her husband, Lyons, first met Randi Hagerman at a meeting of the National Fragile X Foundation in the early 1990s. READ MOREarrow

Kaylyn and her mother © UC Regents

Bonded by love and a lifesaving transplant

Lisa Flowers donated a kidney to give her daughter a normal adolescence READ MOREarrow

BRA Day © UC Regents

UC Davis to host first BRA Day event

In conjunction with BRA Day USA, an international campaign to share information on breast reconstruction among cancer patients, the Division of Plastic Surgery will host BRA Day at the Comprehensive Cancer Center on Oct. 15. READ MOREarrow

Medical student Alex Nguyen during a trip to India ©

Giving back

Looking at UC Davis medical student Alex Nguyen’s background, one thing jumps out almost immediately – he has a tremendous respect for education. READ MOREarrow

Microscope for research © iStockphoto

Cytotech training: advancing careers, meeting regional needs

Rosa Lopez, a laboratory assistant in the pathology department’s microbiology division, began her one year of training to become a certified cytotechnologist -- a highly skilled health-care professional who examines human cells from various body sites to determine the cause or nature of disease. READ MOREarrow

UC Davis School of Medicine honorees  © UC Regents

UC Davis School of Medicine alumni honored

This year’s UC Davis School of Medicine Alumni Day honored three physicians and medical alumni for their longstanding commitment to excellence on both professional and personal levels. READ MOREarrow

Len Abbeduto with MIND researchers © UC Regents

A focus on families

Len Abbeduto knew the UC Davis MIND Institute was a special place long before he became its director. READ MOREarrow

Researcher Sally Rogers and patient © UC Regents

Early help for children with autism signs

Treatment at the earliest age when symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) appear – sometimes in infants as young as 6 months old – significantly reduces symptoms. READ MOREarrow