UC Davis Health research news https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/rss/{$key} UC Davis Health research news UC Davis Health research news https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/global/images/wordmarks/UCDavis-Health-128x50.jpg https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/rss/research UC Davis Health research news Leading researchers call for a ban on widely used insecticides https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13298/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13298 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 1, 2018) - Public health experts have found there is sufficient evidence that prenatal exposure to widely used insecticides known as organophosphates puts children at risk for neurodevelopmental disorders. Thu, 01 Nov 2018 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13298 Doreen Purvis 2018-11-01T00:00:00Z New therapies to treat naturally occurring eye diseases focus of $6 million grant from the National Eye Institute https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13261/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13261 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 17, 2018) - Grant supports leading-edge research to better understand and develop novel regenerative therapies for vision loss and blindness Wed, 17 Oct 2018 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13261 Carole Gan 2018-10-17T00:00:00Z UC Davis Health's clinical trials directory recognized among most innovative at global clinical research summit https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13258/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13258 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 16, 2018) - The Clinical Studies website is a resource for those who may be interested in participating in research studies at UC Davis Health. Easy-to-understand language, sharing options and online sign ups among the popular features. Tue, 16 Oct 2018 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13258 Carole Gan 2018-10-16T00:00:00Z Intentional mentoring, career development event Oct. 24 https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13224/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13224 (October 15, 2018) - Those who are beginning their careers in academic medicine as well as faculty who mentor students are invited to attend the Intentional Mentoring event as well as sessions on the merits and promotions process and speed-mentoring rotations with senior faculty and leadership, Oct. 24. Lunch for those who pre-register by Oct. 20 Mon, 15 Oct 2018 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13224 Doreen Purvis 2018-10-15T00:00:00Z Young UC Davis scientist receives major NIH grant for genetics research https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13211/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13211 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 2, 2018) - Megan Dennis of the UC Davis MIND Institute and Genome Center is the recipient of the NIH Director’s New Innovator Award to study genes unique to humans that may contribute to neurodevelopmental disorders including autism. Tue, 02 Oct 2018 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13211 Dorsey Griffith 2018-10-02T00:00:00Z Wounded warrior research to improve traumatic brain injury and burn care https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13208/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13208 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 1, 2018) - Better, more precise care for military personnel and civilians who suffer traumatic brain injury along with burns or other forms of trauma is in the work thanks to a new grant from Department of Defense that's been awarded toresearchers and clinical care specialists at UC Davis Health. Mon, 01 Oct 2018 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13208 Charles Casey 2018-10-01T00:00:00Z A fracture anywhere reduces bone density everywhere https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13170/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13170 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 19, 2018) - New studies from UC Davis Health are among the first to associate fractures with systemic bone loss. They also begin the path to finding treatments that preserve long-term skeletal health and reduce susceptibility to additional fractures and, potentially, osteoporosis. Wed, 19 Sep 2018 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13170 Karen Finney 2018-09-19T00:00:00Z Applications for KL2 Mentored Career Development Program now being accepted https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13143/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13143 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 7, 2018) - Junior faculty who are interested in pursuing careers as independent clinical researchers are invited to apply for the KL2 Mentored Career Development program. Fri, 07 Sep 2018 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13143 Doreen Purvis 2018-09-07T00:00:00Z New Biomarker Panel Could Accelerate Autism Diagnoses https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13135/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13135 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 6, 2018) - Investigators at the UC Davis MIND Institute and NeuroPointDX, a division of Stemina Biomarker Discovery, have identified a group of blood metabolites that could help detect some children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Part of the Children’s Autism Metabolome Project (CAMP), the largest metabolomic ASD study ever attempted, these findings are a key step toward developing an ASD biomarker test. The research was published September 6 in the journal Biological Psychiatry. Thu, 06 Sep 2018 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13135 Dorsey Griffith 2018-09-06T00:00:00Z University of California Firearms Violence Research Center announces call for research proposals on the prevention of firearm violence in California https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13138/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13138 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 5, 2018) - UCFC, the firearm research center funded with an appropriation from the state in 2016 and housed within the Violence Prevention Research Program at UC Davis, aims to catalyze research, awarding grants of up to $10,000. Wed, 05 Sep 2018 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13138 Carole Gan 2018-09-05T00:00:00Z UC Davis research informs new national cervical cancer screening recommendation https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13122/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13122 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 21, 2018) - A comprehensive analysis of eight clinical trials and four cohort studies on cervical cancer screening by researchers from UC Davis and Kaiser Permanente Northwest has found that while Pap smears are still highly effective for detecting pre-cancerous cells and cancer, testing for the virus that causes these cancers also is an excellent screening tool. Tue, 21 Aug 2018 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13122 Dorsey Griffith 2018-08-21T00:00:00Z On a mission: $12 million state appropriation earmarked for Jordan's syndrome https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13109/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13109 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 13, 2018) - Nine teams, including UC Davis stem cell researchers, pursue a cure for rare disorder with links to autism, Alzheimer's disease and cancer Mon, 13 Aug 2018 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13109 Carole Gan 2018-08-13T00:00:00Z Study of cancer survival over 20-year period in California finds improvements for some, but not all https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13098/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13098 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 13, 2018) - Better treatments and improved screening programs that detect cancer at earlier stages led to an overall 12 percent improvement in cancer survival in California, according to a new report from the UC Davis Institute for Population Health Improvement. Mon, 13 Aug 2018 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13098 Carole Gan 2018-08-13T00:00:00Z Attacking cultural trauma and dementia among Vietnamese immigrants https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13083/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13083 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 7, 2018) - Oanh Meyer’s mother Anh Le, arrived in the United States in 1975 as a Vietnam War refugee just a few days before the fall of Saigon. And while she settled in America and raised a family, the trauma of living in war-torn Vietnam throughout the conflict took a toll on her. Tue, 07 Aug 2018 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13083 Dorsey Griffith 2018-08-07T00:00:00Z Liquid biopsy could ease the way to immunotherapy for lung cancer https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13076/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13076 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 6, 2018) - Researchers at UC Davis, Genentech and Foundation Medicine are the first to show that a blood-based test to assess tumor mutational burden (TMB) accurately identifies non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients who could benefit from immunotherapies called checkpoint inhibitors. The blood test offers a much less invasive and more repeatable alternative to tissue testing. The study was published online today in Nature Medicine. Mon, 06 Aug 2018 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13076 Dorsey Griffith 2018-08-06T00:00:00Z NIH renews UC Davis Health's clinical research work in neurological disorders https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13060/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13060 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 27, 2018) - The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) announced this week that it has renewed  UC Davis Health in Sacramento for another five years as one of just two locations on the West Coast for its NeuroNEXT Network for Excellence in Neuroscience Clinical Trials. Fri, 27 Jul 2018 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13060 Charles Casey 2018-07-27T00:00:00Z Reproductive history may affect dementia risk https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13052/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13052 (July 24, 2018) - Research reported this week by UC Davis Health Professor Rachel Whitmer showed correlations between a dementia diagnosis in women and number of children, number of miscarriages, age at the time of first menstrual period, age at the start of natural menopause and total reproductive years. “The story of estrogen and the brain is just beginning," Whitmer said. Tue, 24 Jul 2018 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13052 Karen Finney 2018-07-24T00:00:00Z Oldham receives grant for pulmonary fibrosis biomarkers study https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13048/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13048 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 23, 2018) - Justin Oldham, a specialist in the genetics and treatment of interstitial lung disease, has been awarded a CHEST Foundation research grant to study bloodstream biomarkers that can help predict therapeutic outcomes for patients with different types of pulmonary fibrosis. Mon, 23 Jul 2018 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13048 Karen Finney 2018-07-23T00:00:00Z New Study Pages website helps volunteers, patients find clinical trials at UC Davis Health https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13040/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13040 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 17, 2018) - The MIND Institute's study of early social skills of infants and toddlers is just one of the ongoing clinical studies volunteers and patients can find on the new Study Pages website, a resource for healthy volunteers, patients and clinical investigators. Tue, 17 Jul 2018 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13040 Carole Gan 2018-07-17T00:00:00Z Community colleges can boost physician diversity and access to primary care https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13025/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13025 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 10, 2018) - New UC Davis Health research shows that medical school graduates who attended community college are more likely to select family medicine for their residency training and to be from groups traditionally underrepresented in medicine. “If we want to expand the primary care workforce together with culturally competent care, we need to focus more on community college as an important pathway to medical school,” said lead author Efrain Talamantes. Tue, 10 Jul 2018 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13025 Karen Finney 2018-07-10T00:00:00Z UC Davis lung physiology student gets the chance of a lifetime: Attending a meeting with 43 Nobel Laureates https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13005/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13005 (June 29, 2018) - Cameron Flayer, a doctoral student in physiology and toxicology at UC Davis Health, gets tips from Laureates about being successful in science. Fri, 29 Jun 2018 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13005 Carole Gan 2018-06-29T00:00:00Z Treating AFib with ablation reduces mortality and stroke https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12995/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12995 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 28, 2018) - Using catheter-based ablation instead of medications alone reduces the risks of death and stroke in patients with the common form of heart arrhythmia known as atrial fibrillation, or AFib, new research from UC Davis physicians shows. Thu, 28 Jun 2018 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12995 Karen Finney 2018-06-28T00:00:00Z New model could illuminate autism subtype https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12985/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12985 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 27, 2018) - Researchers at the UC Davis MIND Institute have created a mouse model for maternal antibody-related (MAR) autism spectrum disorder (ASD) that closely mimics the physiology and behaviors seen in people with this form of ASD. People with MAR ASD have been exposed to maternal autoantibodies, which can react with fetal brain tissue.  Wed, 27 Jun 2018 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12985 Dorsey Griffith 2018-06-27T00:00:00Z Survivors of gun crimes pay emotional cost https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12948/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12948 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 18, 2018) - Victims of crimes committed with firearms suffer greater distress compared to victims of crimes involving other weapons or no weapons at all. As such, persons victimized with a firearm may require special attention with regard to their emotional well-being. Findings from a brief research report  by researchers at the UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program (VPRP) are published in Annals of Internal Medicine. Mon, 18 Jun 2018 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12948 Carole Gan 2018-06-18T00:00:00Z Do excess fluids cause brain injuries in children with diabetic ketoacidosis? https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12956/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12956 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 13, 2018) - For decades, clinicians have worried that giving too much intravenous fluid to children with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) may contribute to brain swelling and injury, and even death. Now, after a national study that examined more than a thousand patients with DKA, UC Davis researchers and their colleagues from around the country have shown that fluid infusion does not cause  brain injury in children with DKA. Wed, 13 Jun 2018 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12956 Charles Casey 2018-06-13T00:00:00Z Can watching pro sports on TV prevent crime? https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12957/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12957 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 12, 2018) - The entertainment provided by televised sporting events has a significant effect on crime in Chicago, reducing the number of violent, property and drug crime reports by as much as 25 percent during the hours of a given game, according to a study by the UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program. The study published in the Journal of Sports Economics in May. Tue, 12 Jun 2018 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12957 Carole Gan 2018-06-12T00:00:00Z Stem cell transplants extend life for multiple myeloma patients https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12950/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12950 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 11, 2018) - Researchers at UC Davis have confirmed that autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplant improves survival for people suffering from multiple myeloma, yet many potentially eligible patients never undergo the procedure. Mon, 11 Jun 2018 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12950 Dorsey Griffith 2018-06-11T00:00:00Z EMRAP: Undergrads on the front lines of emergency medicine https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12937/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12937 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 5, 2018) - As a freshman, Sid Ganesh had just finished a class and found herself late to an internship and career fair on campus. At the fair, Ganesh hurried from table to table, collecting flyers for each program and opportunity. She then saw the EMRAP display. Tue, 05 Jun 2018 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12937 Carole Gan 2018-06-05T00:00:00Z Levenson selected to receive the UC Davis Innovator of the Year award https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12886/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12886 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 16, 2018) - Richard Levenson, professor and vice chair for strategic technologies in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the UC Davis School of Medicine, has been selected Innovator of the Year for the development of Microscopy with Ultraviolet Surface Excitation, or MUSE -- a technology that obtains high-resolution images of biological tissue specimens without first requiring the time-consuming preparation of thin sections mounted on glass slides. Wed, 16 May 2018 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12886 Carole Gan 2018-05-16T00:00:00Z Review by UC Davis researchers informs new prostate cancer screening recommendations https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12858/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12858 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 9, 2018) - An exhaustive review by UC Davis researchers of more than 60 studies is the basis for new national recommendations about prostate cancer screening. The review and the findings were published May 8 in JAMA. Wed, 09 May 2018 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12858 Dorsey Griffith 2018-05-09T00:00:00Z UC Davis Health among California institutions launching landmark precision medicine research study https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12841/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12841 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 1, 2018) - The All of Us Research Program officially opens for enrollment Sunday, May 6. Led by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), All of Us is an unprecedented effort to gather genetic, biological, environmental, health and lifestyle data from 1 million or more volunteer participants living in the U.S. A major component of the federal Precision Medicine Initiative, the program’s ultimate goal is to accelerate research and improve health. Tue, 01 May 2018 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12841 Carole Gan 2018-05-01T00:00:00Z High-efficiency filters reduce indoor air pollution but not asthma symptoms https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12834/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12834 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 1, 2018) - A new study focused on households with asthmatic children finds that the use of high-efficiency filtration, either as part of a central air system or standalone air cleaner, improves indoor air quality. The study also found that while participants did not report reduced asthma symptoms, they did have fewer visits to doctor’s offices and hospitals for asthma care. Tue, 01 May 2018 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12834 Karen Finney 2018-05-01T00:00:00Z UC Davis researchers launch Alpha Stem Cell Clinic https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12838/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12838 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 1, 2018) - Tue, 01 May 2018 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12838 Charles Casey 2018-05-01T00:00:00Z UC Davis researchers discover how antiepileptic drugs induce birth defects https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12830/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12830 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 30, 2018) - A common drug for treating epileptic seizures can lead to birth defects if used during pregnancy by interfering with glutamate signaling in earliest stages of nervous system development, a study by UC Davis School of Medicine researchers has found. Mon, 30 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12830 Carole Gan 2018-04-30T00:00:00Z Sleep disturbances, genetic alterations and Prader-Willi syndrome https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12820/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12820 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 24, 2018) - Research byJanine LaSalle, professor in the Department  of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, the UC Davis Genome Center and MIND Institute, was published today in Nature Communications. LaSalle describes her work and the importance of the research below:  Tue, 24 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12820 Dorsey Griffith 2018-04-24T00:00:00Z Study of firearm deaths over 16-year period in California finds shift in firearm homicides and suicides https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12818/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12818 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 23, 2018) - A study of firearm deaths in California from 2000-2015 by the UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program (VPRP) has found that firearm homicides were largely an urban problem at the start of the study period, however, falling rates in urban counties resulted in more rural areas in the central part of the state having the highest rates of firearm homicide by 2015. It also found firearm suicides in California increased slightly since the mid-2000s, were three times higher in rural counties and were highest among whites. Mon, 23 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12818 Carole Gan 2018-04-23T00:00:00Z Immune system and gastrointestinal deregulation linked with autism https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12807/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12807 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 17, 2018) - Researchers at the UC Davis MIND Institute have found that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have reduced immune system regulation, as well as shifts in their gut microbiota. The immune deregulation appears to facilitate increased inflammation and may be linked to the gastrointestinal issues so often experienced by children with ASD. The research was published in the journal Brain, Behavior, and Immunity.  Tue, 17 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12807 Dorsey Griffith 2018-04-17T00:00:00Z Study does not find change in firearm homicide or suicide rates through 2008 after repeal of comprehensive background check laws in two states https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12758/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12758 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 4, 2018) - A study of firearm homicide and suicide rates in the 10 years after two states repealed their comprehensive background check laws in 1998 found no change in the rates of either cause of death from firearms through 2008. The repeals eliminated background check requirements for private-party transfers, but not for firearm transfers from licensed dealers. Wed, 04 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12758 Carole Gan 2018-04-04T00:00:00Z Amygdala neurons increase as children become adults - except in autism https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12731/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12731 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 20, 2018) - In a striking new finding, researchers at the UC Davis MIND Institute found that typically-developing children gain more neurons in a region of the brain that governs social and emotional behavior, the amygdala, as they become adults. This phenomenon does not happen in people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Instead, children with ASD have too many neurons early on and then appear to lose those neurons as they become adults. The findings were published today in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Tue, 20 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12731 Dorsey Griffith 2018-03-20T00:00:00Z Spanish questionnaire expected to reduce disparities in speech treatment for cleft-palate patients https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12736/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12736 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 15, 2018) - The Spanish version of a questionnaire used to assess the speech and quality-of- life of children and young adults following cleft-palate surgery has been developed by craniofacial disorder specialists at UC Davis Health and the University of Utah. Thu, 15 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12736 Karen Finney 2018-03-15T00:00:00Z Acute myeloid leukemia patients have reduced early mortality at NCI-designated cancer centers https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12715/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12715 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 8, 2018) - Researchers at UC Davis have shown that patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) who received their care at a National Cancer Institute (NCI) cancer center in California had a dramatically reduced risk of early mortality. Using data from the California Cancer Registry and the Patient Discharge Dataset, the team determined that the risk was reduced by 53 percent. These findings were reported in February in the journal Cancer. Thu, 08 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12715 Dorsey Griffith 2018-03-08T00:00:00Z UC Davis researchers find new way to defeat HIV latency https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12717/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12717 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 7, 2018) - Researchers at UC Davis Health, together with colleagues at UC San Francisco and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, have found a mechanism for making HIV come out of hiding and become susceptible to anti-HIV drugs. Their study is now published in The Journal of Clinical Investigation. Wed, 07 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12717 Karen Finney 2018-03-07T00:00:00Z New molecular target could help ease asthma https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12710/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12710 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 6, 2018) - Researchers at UC Davis Health and Albany Medical College have shown that the protein vascular endothelial growth factor A — or VEGFA — plays a major role in the inflammation and airway obstruction associated with asthma. The finding may eventually lead to new asthma treatments targeting VEGFA. Tue, 06 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12710 Doreen Purvis 2018-03-06T00:00:00Z A small pay increase can have big health benefits for lower-wage workers https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12666/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12666 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 28, 2018) - Lower-wage workers who receive a $1 raise call in sick less and consider themselves healthier than those who do not, new UC Davis research on minimum-wage policies shows. Wed, 28 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12666 Karen Finney 2018-02-28T00:00:00Z UC Davis School of Medicine research funding ranks among the top 26 institutions in the U.S. https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12672/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12672 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 16, 2018) - For the first time, UC Davis School of Medicine has ranked in the top 20 percent of institutions in the country for research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).   Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12672 Carole Gan 2018-02-16T00:00:00Z New study to evaluate the potential links between ozone and COPD https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12674/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12674 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 14, 2018) - Angela Haczku, a leading researcher on environmental causes for airway inflammation, will receive more than $900,000 from the Tobacco Related-Disease Research Program to study chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and ozone, a toxic component of urban smog. Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12674 Karen Finney 2018-02-14T00:00:00Z Young cancer survivors' risk of heart disease related to race and socioeconomic factors https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12663/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12663 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 9, 2018) - Adolescent and young adult cancer survivors who are African American, poor or have public or no health insurance are far more likely to suffer from coronary artery disease, heart failure or stroke later in life than non-Hispanic white cancer survivors. Fri, 09 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12663 Dorsey Griffith 2018-02-09T00:00:00Z Traveling hands-on exhibit visits UC Davis Medical Center, Feb. 6 and 9 https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12651/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12651 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 6, 2018) - UC Davis Health is hosting the National Institutes of Health’s All of Us Journey, a traveling, hands-on exhibit to raise awareness about precision medicine and the All of Us research program. Tue, 06 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12651 Carole Gan 2018-02-06T00:00:00Z Northern Californians asked to complete fire impacts survey https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12647/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12647 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 5, 2018) - UC Davis public health researchers are conducting a comprehensive assessment of the health effects of the Northern California fires in October 2017. They are asking one person per household in Napa, Sonoma and other counties affected by the fires to answer an online questionnaire — called the UC Davis Northern California Fire and Health Impacts Survey — about their daily lives, property and health before the fires occurred and immediately afterward, along with their current situations. Mon, 05 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12647 Karen Finney 2018-02-05T00:00:00Z New research suggests your own immune system can protect against MRSA infections https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12644/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12644 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 5, 2018) - After years of investigation, researchers at UC Davis, Johns Hopkins, and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases have discovered how the immune system might protect a person from recurrent bacterial skin infections caused by Staphylococcus aureus (staph). The findings, publishing online this week in The Journal of Clinical Investigation, open new doors to someday developing vaccines to prevent staph skin infections, which account for 14 million outpatient visits, nearly 500,000 hospital admissions and $3 billion to $4 billion in inpatient health care costs in the U.S. per year. Mon, 05 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12644 Doreen Purvis 2018-02-05T00:00:00Z National study finds substantial unmet needs for mental health care among veterans of recent wars https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12626/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12626 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 31, 2018) - A new congressionally mandated report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released today has concluded that there is a substantial unmet need for mental health services among veterans of the recent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.  Wed, 31 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12626 Carole Gan 2018-01-31T00:00:00Z Talamantes honored as an Emerging Scholar https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12613/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12613 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 25, 2018) - Efrain Talamantes, an assistant professor of internal medicine and an expert in advancing equity and diversity in the field of medicine, has been named an Emerging Scholar for 2018 by the publication Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. Thu, 25 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12613 Charles Casey 2018-01-25T00:00:00Z Researchers say medical licensing test should include more prescription drug safety, misuse questions https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12609/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12609 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 24, 2018) - Research led by experts from the UC Davis schools of medicine and nursing has identified gaps in pain-related education for health care providers that leave out important aspects of safe and effective pain management competencies, including those specific to opioid safety. These findings, said the researchers, may help explain one reason for the current public health crisis of inappropriate pain management and prescription drug abuse. Wed, 24 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12609 Doreen Purvis 2018-01-24T00:00:00Z Testing Sonoma ash and air for fire-formed pollutants https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12606/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12606 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 23, 2018) - When fires ripped through suburban subdivisions in Santa Rosa last October, they may have done more than reduce homes to ashes. By incinerating all kinds of materials — insulation, electronics, furniture, cleaning products, pesticides — at very high temperatures, they could have created unknown or previously unrecognized health hazards in the smoke and ash. Researchers from the University of California, Davis, are trying to figure out just what is in that ash and air.  Tue, 23 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12606 Karen Finney 2018-01-23T00:00:00Z UC Davis researcher urges caution on engineered stem cells https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12557/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12557 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 3, 2018) - In a commentary published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, UC Davis researcher William Murphy expressed cautious optimism about efforts to genetically engineer hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) to temporarily resist cell death during transplantation. While these gene therapy approaches could dramatically improve patient outcomes, Murphy argues that their risks must be carefully studied in diverse animal models.  Wed, 03 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12557 Dorsey Griffith 2018-01-03T00:00:00Z Ophthalmologists increasingly dissatisfied with electronic health records https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12553/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12553 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 28, 2017) - Ophthalmologists’ use of electronic health records (EHR) systems for storing and accessing patients’ medical histories more than doubled between 2006 and 2016, while their perceptions of financial and clinical productivity following EHR implementation declined, a study published today in JAMA Ophthalmology shows.  Thu, 28 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12553 Karen Finney 2017-12-28T00:00:00Z New grant funds study of immune cell activity in stem cell transplantation https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12545/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12545 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 21, 2017) - A team of UC Davis investigators has been awarded a $1.2 million grant to examine a common virus and its effects on immune system function after stem cell transplantation. Thu, 21 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12545 Dorsey Griffith 2017-12-21T00:00:00Z Enhanced natural killer cells attack solid tumors https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12524/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12524 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 19, 2017) - Human and veterinary researchers at UC Davis and other institutions have shown that enhanced natural killer (NK) immune cells, combined with radiation therapy, can be effective against spontaneous osteosarcoma (bone cancer) in dogs. The research showed these NK cells homed in on cancer and reduced metastasis in the treated dogs, offering a potential immunotherapy against solid tumors. The study was published today in the Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer.  Tue, 19 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12524 Dorsey Griffith 2017-12-19T00:00:00Z Impact of medical marijuana laws on teen substance use differs by grade https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12528/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12528 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 14, 2017) - A study assessing the impact of medical marijuana laws (MML) on adolescent substance use  has found decreased use of all substances among 8th graders, no change among 10th graders and increased non-medical use of prescription opioids and cigarette use among 12th graders, following MML enactment. Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12528 Carole Gan 2017-12-14T00:00:00Z More new moms need recommended postpartum care https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12525/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12525 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 14, 2017) - About half of new moms in California, including those with diabetes, do not receive critical follow-up care within three months after giving birth, a new study published in the December issue of the journal Contraception shows. Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12525 Karen Finney 2017-12-14T00:00:00Z Microscope that uses ultraviolet instead of visible light emerging as powerful diagnostic tool https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12507/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12507 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 4, 2017) - A microscope using ultraviolet light to illuminate samples enables pathologists to assess high-resolution images of biopsies and other fresh tissue samples for disease within minutes, without requiring the time-consuming preparation of conventional slides or destroying the tissue. Mon, 04 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/12507 Carole Gan 2017-12-04T00:00:00Z