UC Davis Health System research news https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/rss/{$key} UC Davis Health System research news UC Davis Health System research news https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/welcome/themes/default/images/logo.gif https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/rss/research UC Davis Health System research news Study shows that some, but not all, premenstrual symptoms are linked with inflammation https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11258/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11258 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 23, 2016) - Certain premenstrual symptoms, such as mood changes, breast pain and abdominal cramps, are linked with inflammation, but headache is not, according to new research from UC Davis Health System. Published in the current issue of the Journal of Women’s Health, the results suggest that anti-inflammatory medications may be appropriate for some but not all symptoms associated with menstruation. Thu, 23 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11258 Karen Finney 2016-06-23T00:00:00Z "Digital neurotherapeutic" in development at the UC Davis MIND Institute https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11249/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11249 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 22, 2016) - A UC Davis researcher has created a video game for children who experience cognitive impairments from genetic disorders with the hope that that it will improve their ability to mentally process information about space and time. Wed, 22 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11249 Dorsey Griffith 2016-06-22T00:00:00Z Nearly 10 million U.S. adults severely nearsighted https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11253/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11253 UC Davis, Calif. (June 22, 2016) - A new study by investigators at the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Genentech, the National Institutes of Health and UC Davis Eye Center has found that 9.6 million U.S. adults are highly myopic, or severely nearsighted, and of those, nearly 820,000 have a degenerative form of the disease and more than 41,000 suffer myopic choroidal neovascularization, a complication that can cause long-term vision loss, especially in women. Wed, 22 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11253 Carole Gan 2016-06-22T00:00:00Z MIND Institute researcher studies feasibility of community providers training parents of children with autism https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11252/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11252 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 22, 2016) - Research has long shown that parent-implemented “naturalistic developmental behavioral interventions,” which are applied in a child’s usual setting and designed to build developmentally appropriate skills, help decrease the main symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). However, parent training by community providers had not previously been studied. Wed, 22 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11252 Caitlin Scordalakis 2016-06-22T00:00:00Z Mothers with diabetes, other metabolic conditions, more likely to also have anti-fetal brain autoantibodies https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11239/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11239 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 17, 2016) - Mothers of children with autism who were diagnosed with metabolic conditions during pregnancy, particularly gestational and type 2 diabetes, were more likely to have anti-fetal brain autoantibodies in their blood compared to healthy women of children with autism. The presence of these anti-fetal brain autoantibodies has been previously found to be specific to some mothers of children with autism and rare among mothers of children without autism, researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute have found. Fri, 17 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11239 Phyllis Brown 2016-06-17T00:00:00Z UC Davis study finds antibiotics increase availability of nutrients in the gut, enabling growth of pathogens https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11225/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11225 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 15, 2016) - Research led by Andreas Bäumler, professor of medical immunology and microbiology at UC Davis Health System, has identified a new mechanism explaining how antibiotics change the gut microbiota, increasing nutrients that benefit the growth of pathogens, like Salmonella. Wed, 15 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11225 Carole Gan 2016-06-15T00:00:00Z UC Davis establishes research center to tackle pain epidemic https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11192/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11192 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 13, 2016) - Leveraging the vast expertise of scholars and scientists in medicine, nursing and other health science disciplines, UC Davis has established the Center for Advancing Pain Relief. Mon, 13 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11192 Rebecca Badeaux 2016-06-13T00:00:00Z NIH funding for dermatology research trending downward for women and MDs https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11209/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11209 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 9, 2016) - In a retrospective study of dermatology research awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) from 2009 to 2014, a team of UC Davis researchers found a significant decline in women investigators and a striking reduction in MD-only investigator funding dollars. Thu, 09 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11209 Charles Casey 2016-06-09T00:00:00Z Risk of autism with intellectual disability linked with maternal immune dysfunction during pregnancy https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11191/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11191 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 7, 2016) - Pregnant women with higher levels of inflammatory cytokines and chemokines, proteins that control communication between cells of the immune system, may be at significantly greater risk of having a child with autism combined with intellectual disability, researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute have found. Tue, 07 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11191 Phyllis Brown 2016-06-07T00:00:00Z Lung cancer patients who have surgery live longer https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11116/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11116 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 7, 2016) - Patients with late-stage, non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who have surgery have better survival rates than those who don’t, but fewer of these patients are undergoing surgery, UC Davis researchers have found. Tue, 07 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11116 Dorsey Griffith 2016-06-07T00:00:00Z MIND Institute study examines development of school-age children with autism spectrum disorder https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11160/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11160 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 27, 2016) - Grade school is an important period in children’s development, when they begin to mature and prepare to enter adolescence. Now, researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute hope to discover how to maximize that growth among children with autism to help them learn and thrive. Fri, 27 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11160 Dorsey Griffith 2016-05-27T00:00:00Z Inhaled silver particles end up in the brain, UC Davis study shows https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11162/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11162 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 26, 2016) - Airborne silver nanoparticles that are common in occupational settings travel from the nose to the brain, where they can remain for weeks and trigger an immune response linked with injury, UC Davis researchers studying adult rats have found. Thu, 26 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11162 Karen Finney 2016-05-26T00:00:00Z Miglioretti awarded $7.5 million to evaluate supplemental breast imaging https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11153/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11153 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 25, 2016) - Diana Miglioretti, UC Davis dean’s professor of biostatistics and an internationally recognized breast cancer screening expert, has received $7.5 million to determine the effectiveness of two supplemental breast screening and diagnostic workup strategies -- digital breast tomosynthesis (3D mammography) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) -- used with mammography for cancer detection. Miglioretti’s team also will work to determine whether effectiveness of the screening strategies depends on a woman’s breast density. Wed, 25 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11153 Dorsey Griffith 2016-05-25T00:00:00Z UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center establishes new Cognitive Neurosciences Fellowship https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11147/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11147 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 25, 2016) - The UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center has established a new, integrated translational cognitive neuroscience postdoctoral fellowship program through a five-year, $1 million grant from the National Institute on Aging. Wed, 25 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11147 Phyllis Brown 2016-05-25T00:00:00Z Calcium channels team up to activate excitable cells https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11123/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11123 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 18, 2016) - Voltage-gated calcium channels open in unison, rather than independently, to allow calcium ions into and activate excitable cells such as neurons and muscle cells, researchers with UC Davis Health System and the University of Washington have found. Wed, 18 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11123 Phyllis Brown 2016-05-18T00:00:00Z Physicians can counsel patients to prevent gun violence, experts say https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11099/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11099 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 17, 2016) - It is not illegal for physicians to ask their patients about firearms, counsel them as they would on any other health matter, and disclose that information to third parties when necessary, according to a review of the literature by physicians at UC Davis, Brown University, and the University of Colorado who are helping to lead the effort to prevent firearm-related injuries in the U.S. Tue, 17 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11099 David Ong 2016-05-17T00:00:00Z UC Davis researchers identify new metabolic disorder https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11104/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11104 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 12, 2016) - Researchers at UC Davis have identified a new metabolic disorder that affects newborns and leads to death hours after their birth. Identification of the genetic defect has meant the delivery of a healthy newborn to a mother who earlier had lost two other newborns to the condition. Thu, 12 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11104 Phyllis Brown 2016-05-12T00:00:00Z More research needed to identify and measure quality of autism interventions https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11091/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11091 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 10, 2016) - With the dramatic rise of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the numbers and types of interventions promoted to families and individuals with autism have surged as well. Tue, 10 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11091 2016-05-10T00:00:00Z Device worn on eyeglasses offers hope for people with low vision https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11071/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11071 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 5, 2016) - A miniature camera using optical character-recognition technology, mounted onto the eyeglasses of people who are considered legally blind, dramatically improves their ability to read an email, newspaper article, menu or page in a book, a study by researchers with UC Davis Health System. Thu, 05 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11071 Phyllis Brown 2016-05-05T00:00:00Z UC Davis teams receive prestigious CITRIS awards for innovation in human health https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11060/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11060 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 4, 2016) - Three UC Davis Health System teams have been selected from among 54 highly competitive proposals to receive awards to develop innovative information technology solutions in human health care from the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society — CITRIS — a collaboration of the UC campuses at Berkeley, Davis, Merced and Santa Cruz. The grants are awarded in collaboration with the Banatao Institute founded by high-tech entrepreneur and philanthropist Dado Banatao.   Wed, 04 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11060 Phyllis Brown 2016-05-04T00:00:00Z Autism and cancer share a remarkable number of risk genes in common https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11057/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11057 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 3, 2016) - Autism and cancer share more than 40 risk genes, suggesting that common mechanisms underlying the functions of some of these genes could conceivably be leveraged to develop therapies not just for cancer but for autism as well, an extensive assessment by researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute and Comprehensive Cancer Center has found. Tue, 03 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11057 Phyllis Brown 2016-05-03T00:00:00Z Antibiotics allow gut pathogens to breathe https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11054/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11054 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 2, 2016) - Antibiotics are essential for fighting bacterial infection, but, paradoxically, they can also make the body more prone to infection and diarrhea. Research led by Andreas Bäumler, professor of medical immunology and microbiology at UC Davis Health System, has identified the chain of events that occur within the gut lumen after antibiotic treatment that allow “bad” bugs to flourish. Mon, 02 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11054 Carole Gan 2016-05-02T00:00:00Z Common supplement boosts kidney cancer therapy https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11042/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11042 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 2, 2016) - Researchers at UC Davis have shown that docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), a fatty acid commonly found in fish and fish oil supplements, reduces renal cell carcinoma invasiveness, growth rate, and blood vessel growth when combined with the anti-cancer therapy regorafenib. The study was published in the May issue of the journal Molecular Cancer Therapeutics. Mon, 02 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11042 Dorsey Griffith 2016-05-02T00:00:00Z Targeted hepatitis B virus screening effective in addressing infection, liver disease risk https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11041/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11041 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 2, 2016) - A community-based hepatitis B virus screening effort led by UC Davis researchers found that targeted outreach to Asian American populations can identify groups at high risk for infection and direct them to appropriate follow-up care to help prevent the onset of liver diseases, including cancer. Mon, 02 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11041 Dorsey Griffith 2016-05-02T00:00:00Z Stem cell research reveals myelin repair capacity https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11005/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11005 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 28, 2016) - In a study published today in Cell Reports, Wenbin Deng and his colleagues present data showing that immature astroglial transplants, derived from human-induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), are highly protective against white matter brain injury — which can occur from lack of oxygen following a stroke or in childbirth — and can improve spatial learning and memory function in mouse models. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11005 Muska Assad 2016-04-28T00:00:00Z Distance language intervention helps adolescents with disabilities communicate https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10993/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10993 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 27, 2016) - Sean Sawicki, who has fragile X syndrome, can be hard to understand and doesn’t always have the attention span to carry on a sustained conversation. But a novel intervention developed by UC Davis MIND Institute researchers seems to be making a difference. Wed, 27 Apr 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10993 Dorsey Griffith 2016-04-27T00:00:00Z SU2C awards Albeck Innovative Research Grant https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11026/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11026 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 26, 2016) - UC Davis molecular biologist John Albeck is among 10 recipients chosen to receive a 2016 Innovative Research Grant (IRG) from Stand Up to Cancer (SU2C), a non-profit that supports innovative, high-risk, high-reward projects to accelerate the pace of cancer research and give patients access to new therapies as quickly as possible. Tue, 26 Apr 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11026 Dorsey Griffith 2016-04-26T00:00:00Z Weighing the pros and cons of mental-health apps https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11027/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11027 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 26, 2016) - “There’s an app for that.” The phrase is so ubiquitous it’s a meme, and trademarked by Apple Inc. Tue, 26 Apr 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11027 Phyllis Brown 2016-04-26T00:00:00Z New study tests stem cells as a treatment for degenerative disc disease https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11032/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11032 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 25, 2016) - As part of a new multicenter clinical trial, UC Davis Health System researchers will test whether a novel stem cell treatment can reduce the pain and mobility issues caused by degenerative disc disease. Mon, 25 Apr 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11032 Susan Mar 2016-04-25T00:00:00Z UC Davis MIND Institute joins SPARK, nation's largest autism research study https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11012/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11012 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 21, 2016) - The UC Davis MIND Institute in Sacramento, Calif. today helped launch SPARK, an online research initiative designed to become the largest autism study ever undertaken in the United States. Sponsored by the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI), SPARK will collect information and DNA for genetic analysis from 50,000 individuals with autism — and their families — to advance our understanding of the causes of this condition and to hasten the discovery of supports and treatments. [español] Thu, 21 Apr 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/11012 Muska Assad 2016-04-21T00:00:00Z International Cancer Genome Consortium for Medicine launch announced https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10997/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10997 New Orleans (April 17, 2016) - The International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC) today announced plans to launch of the International Cancer Genome Consortium for Medicine (ICGCmed), a new phase in the consortium’s evolution that will link genomics to clinical information and health. Sun, 17 Apr 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10997 Dorsey Griffith 2016-04-17T00:00:00Z Use of clot-blocking device should be rare, UC Davis study finds https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10987/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10987 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 13, 2016) - Devices intended to stop potentially deadly blood clots from reaching the lungs can help a small portion of the patients who receive them but can also increase the risk of additional clots, researchers at UC Davis Health System have found. Wed, 13 Apr 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10987 Susan Mar 2016-04-13T00:00:00Z Radiation improves survival in older patients with soft tissue sarcomas https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10914/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10914 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 11, 2016) - UC Davis researchers have shown that radiation therapy following surgery benefits older patients more than their younger counterparts, a surprising finding that could change the way some patients are treated for soft tissue sarcomas (STS). Mon, 11 Apr 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10914 Dorsey Griffith 2016-04-11T00:00:00Z Behavioral Health Center of Excellence holds seminar on Firearm Violence and Mental Illness https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10969/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10969 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 7, 2016) - Each year in the United States, firearm violence results in approximately 30,000 deaths and 75,000 nonfatal injuries to patients seen in hospital emergency rooms. Garen Wintemute, internationally renowned director of the Violence Prevention Research Program at UC Davis Health System, will discuss “Firearm Violence and Mental Illness.” Thu, 07 Apr 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10969 Phyllis Brown 2016-04-07T00:00:00Z Whites receive more state funding for autism services than other racial/ethnic groups https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10949/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10949 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 4, 2016) - Whites with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in California receive more state funding than Hispanics, African Americans, Asians and others, new research from UC Davis Health System has found. The study also showed that spending on ASD increases dramatically with age. [en español] Mon, 04 Apr 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10949 Susan Mar 2016-04-04T00:00:00Z Cancer gene twice as likely to be defective in children with autism https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10944/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10944 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 30, 2016) - A large study by researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute has found that a gene whose role is to suppress cellular damage from environmental stressors is nearly twice as likely to be defective in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and that the deficit is also present in their fathers. Wed, 30 Mar 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10944 Phyllis Brown 2016-03-30T00:00:00Z Vascular brain injury is evident in people in their 40s https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10911/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10911 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 28, 2016) - A large, multicenter study led by the UC Davis School of Medicine for the first time has shown that people as young as their 40s have stiffening of the arteries that is associated with subtle structural damage to the brain that is implicated in cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease later in life. Mon, 28 Mar 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10911 Phyllis Brown 2016-03-28T00:00:00Z New target makes end run against therapy-resistant prostate cancer https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10904/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10904 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 28, 2016) - Researchers at UC Davis, in collaboration with the other institutions, have found that suppressing the nuclear receptor protein ROR-γ with small-molecule compounds can reduce androgen receptor (AR) levels in castration-resistant prostate cancer and stop tumor growth. Mon, 28 Mar 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10904 Dorsey Griffith 2016-03-28T00:00:00Z Hispanics with dementia receive antipsychotic medications at twice the rate of non-Hispanics https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10922/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10922 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 24, 2016) - Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to Hispanics with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias at higher rates than non-Hispanic whites, for dementia-related mental-health symptoms such as depression, anxiety and aggression, a UC Davis study conducted using data from a large and diverse population of elderly dementia patients has found. Thu, 24 Mar 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10922 Phyllis Brown 2016-03-24T00:00:00Z Cells sensing hostile takeover by pathogens also sound alarm to alert immune system https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10915/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10915 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 23, 2016) - Researchers at UC Davis have discovered an unexpected link between how the immune system sounds an alarm when its cells are taken over by pathogens during an infection and how an inflammatory response is triggered. The finding of this novel link, published in the journal Nature on March 23, is important because it helps researchers understand how a cell senses bacterial or viral infection, and how these pathways are linked to inflammatory diseases, such as inflammatory bowel disease, diabetes and atherosclerosis. Wed, 23 Mar 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10915 Carole Gan 2016-03-23T00:00:00Z Heavy, persistent pot use linked to economic and social problems at midlife https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10874/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10874 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 23, 2016) - A research study that followed children from birth up to age 38 has found that people who smoked cannabis four or more days of the week over many years ended up in a lower social class than their parents, with lower-paying, less skilled and less prestigious jobs than those who were not regular cannabis smokers. [en español] Wed, 23 Mar 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10874 Susan Mar 2016-03-23T00:00:00Z Targeted interview technique could help doctors improve patient outcomes https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10894/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10894 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 21, 2016) - New UC Davis Health System research shows that physicians can quickly and easily use a directed communication approach known as SEE IT (or Self-Efficacy Enhancing Interviewing Techniques) that is designed to boost patient confidence in managing chronic disease symptoms and increase the likelihood that they will make healthy changes that improve outcomes. Mon, 21 Mar 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10894 Karen Finney 2016-03-21T00:00:00Z State stem cell agency approves research funding for UC Davis scientists https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10895/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10895 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 21, 2016) - Two new UC Davis research efforts, one aimed at addressing fatal early childhood conditions known as Tay-Sachs and Sandhoff disease, the other designed to develop an immunotherapy that would eradicate solid tumor cancer stem cells and create sustained anti-tumor effects, have been approved for funding by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM). Mon, 21 Mar 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10895 Susan Mar 2016-03-21T00:00:00Z School of Medicine again ranked among nation's best https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10875/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10875 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 16, 2016) - Once again, U.S. News & World Report has ranked UC Davis School of Medicine among America's best medical schools for the quality of its educational programs in primary care and research. Wed, 16 Mar 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10875 Susan Mar 2016-03-16T00:00:00Z Human stem cells target Huntington's disease https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10872/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10872 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 15, 2016) - In a promising finding for research into Huntington’s disease (HD) — the devastating inherited neurodegenerative disorder — a team of UC Davis investigators has identified for the first time a way to use human mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) to deliver the key brain protein growth factor that is dramatically diminished by Huntington’s disease. Tue, 15 Mar 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10872 Susan Mar 2016-03-15T00:00:00Z UC Davis environmental health researcher receives grant for DDT study https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10835/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10835 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 4, 2016) - UC Davis environmental scientist Michele La Merrill is among five exceptional early-career scientists receiving grants from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) for research on how substances in the environment could harm human health. Fri, 04 Mar 2016 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10835 Susan Mar 2016-03-04T00:00:00Z How the brain handles teleportation https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10812/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10812 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 25, 2016) - Technology may not have caught up to the teleportation devices of science fiction, but now we have some idea of how the brain handles “beaming up” from one location to another, thanks to research by neuroscientists at the University of California, Davis, involving some specially wired volunteers. Thu, 25 Feb 2016 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10812 Susan Mar 2016-02-25T00:00:00Z This is your brain on exercise https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10798/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10798 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 23, 2016) - People who exercise have better mental fitness, and a new imaging study from UC Davis Health System shows why. Intense exercise increases levels of two common neurotransmitters — glutamate and gamma-aminobutyric acid, or GABA — that are responsible for chemical messaging within the brain. Tue, 23 Feb 2016 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10798 Susan Mar 2016-02-23T00:00:00Z UC Davis neuroscientist named Sloan fellow https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10799/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10799 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 23, 2016) - Megan Y. Dennis, an early-career UC Davis scientist, has been named a 2016 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow in Neuroscience. Tue, 23 Feb 2016 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10799 Dorsey Griffith 2016-02-23T00:00:00Z New study tests stem cells as a treatment for degenerative disc disease https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10762/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10762 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 10, 2016) - As part of a new multicenter clinical trial, UC Davis Health System researchers will test whether a novel stem cell treatment can reduce the pain and mobility issues caused by degenerative disc disease. Wed, 10 Feb 2016 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10762 Susan Mar 2016-02-10T00:00:00Z Finding new targets to battle drug resistance https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10721/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10721 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 1, 2016) - Researchers at UC Davis and Lawrence Livermore and Los Alamos national laboratories have created a chemotherapy-resistant line of bladder cancer cells to study how tumors become resistant to chemotherapy and identified molecular changes that could drive that resistance. Mon, 01 Feb 2016 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10721 Susan Mar 2016-02-01T00:00:00Z Young, poor African Americans and Hispanics have harder time beating Hodgkin Lymphoma https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10716/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10716 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 29, 2016) - African American and Hispanic adolescents and young adults fare far worse than their white counterparts when faced with a mostly curable type of cancer, Hodgkin lymphoma, a study by a UC Davis epidemiologist has found. Fri, 29 Jan 2016 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10716 Dorsey Griffith 2016-01-29T00:00:00Z Researchers decipher stem cell messages in blood vessel formation https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10686/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10686 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 19, 2016) - An international collaboration between UC Davis and Swedish scientists has resulted in the first comprehensive characterization of a recently discovered cell-to-cell communication system used by stem cells. Tue, 19 Jan 2016 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10686 Susan Mar 2016-01-19T00:00:00Z Telemedicine in the ICU: It can be a cost-effective option https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10673/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10673 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 15, 2016) - UC Davis investigators have found that telecommunication systems that provide remote monitoring and access to specialty care in intensive care units (ICUs) are cost-effective in most cases and can even be cost-saving in certain circumstances, making this intervention potentially economically favorable compared with other health-care services. Fri, 15 Jan 2016 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10673 Susan Mar 2016-01-15T00:00:00Z More research needed on evaluation of dense breasts https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10656/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10656 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 11, 2016) - A systematic review of the scientific literature on dense breasts by researchers at UC Davis and other institutions has found that determinations of breast density can be unreliable and that as many as 19 percent of women are re-categorized as dense rather than non-dense or vice versa from one mammogram to the next. Mon, 11 Jan 2016 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10656 Susan Mar 2016-01-11T00:00:00Z Making a safe procedure even safer https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10655/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10655 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 11, 2016) - In a comprehensive modeling study, researchers from UC Davis and other institutions have found that breast cancer screening with digital mammography poses only a small risk of radiation-induced breast cancer for most women. Mon, 11 Jan 2016 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10655 Susan Mar 2016-01-11T00:00:00Z A better way to treat deadly Aspergillus mold infection https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10618/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10618 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 17, 2015) - Researchers at UC Davis and other institutions have shown that isavuconazole, a new treatment for invasive mold diseases such as Aspergillus, has fewer side effects than voriconazole and is just as effective. These results are good news for leukemia and lymphoma patients, who can be vulnerable to these opportunistic infections. The study was published Dec. 9 in The Lancet.  Thu, 17 Dec 2015 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10618 Carole Gan 2015-12-17T00:00:00Z Two UC Davis experts among speakers at World Stem Cell Summit https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10599/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10599 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 9, 2015) - Two UC Davis Health System scientists are among the featured speakers at the upcoming World Stem Cell Summit and Regenerative Medicine conference that starts Dec. 10 in Atlanta. Wed, 09 Dec 2015 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10599 Susan Mar 2015-12-09T00:00:00Z A visit to the gas station: Protein helps power up DNA repair https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10572/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10572 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 3, 2015) - In a game-changing study, researchers at UC Davis and other organizations have shown that the enzyme cyclin-dependent kinase 1 (CDK1), which plays a key role in DNA repair, also leaves the nucleus to boost cellular energy production. By irradiating normal cells, the team showed that CDK1 turned up production of ATP, cellular energy packets that – in this case – provided the necessary power supply to fix the radiation-damaged DNA.  Thu, 03 Dec 2015 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10572 Dorsey Griffith 2015-12-03T00:00:00Z Knuckle cracking looks explosive, but causes no detectable harm https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10578/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10578 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 1, 2015) - UC Davis Health System research presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America in Chicago helps resolve two persistent questions about knuckle cracking: What causes the “crack” sound, and does it damage the hand? Tue, 01 Dec 2015 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10578 Susan Mar 2015-12-01T00:00:00Z UC Davis researchers find success in tele-audiology program https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10419/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10419 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 24, 2015) - Researchers at UC Davis have shown that the California Tele-Audiology Program (CTP), which provides follow-up diagnostic evaluations for infants who did not pass their initial newborn hearing test, dramatically improves access to audiologists. [en español] Tue, 24 Nov 2015 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10419 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2015-11-24T00:00:00Z Common pigeon: Not just a bird brain, but a brainy bird https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10540/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10540 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 18, 2015) - If pigeons went to medical school and specialized in pathology or radiology, they’d be pretty good at distinguishing digitized microscope slides and mammograms of normal vs. cancerous breast tissue, a new study from researchers at the University of California, Davis and The University of Iowa has found. Wed, 18 Nov 2015 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10540 Carole Gan 2015-11-18T00:00:00Z Lam receives $4 million in NIH grants for novel cancer research https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10556/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10556 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 18, 2015) - Kit Lam, professor and chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, has been awarded two major, multi-disciplinary U01 grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the first to investigate use of a new tool to visualize cancer tumor growth and response to nanoparticle drugs, and the other to develop a new 4-D imaging tool to advance the understanding of how the nucleus functions in living cells. Wed, 18 Nov 2015 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10556 Dorsey Griffith 2015-11-18T00:00:00Z Small RNA has big impact on prostate cancer https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10555/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10555 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 17, 2015) - Researchers at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center have shown that the microRNA, miR-124, reduced tumor growth and increased cell death in castration-resistant prostate cancer. Tue, 17 Nov 2015 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10555 Dorsey Griffith 2015-11-17T00:00:00Z Statewide cancer report finds significant disparities in outcomes, quality of care by insurer https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10522/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10522 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 5, 2015) - A new report by the UC Davis Institute for Population Health Improvement (IPHI) comparing quality of care and outcomes for breast, colon, rectal, lung and prostate cancers according to source of health insurance coverage has identified substantial disparities in stage of diagnosis, providers’ use of recommended treatment and survival rates. Thu, 05 Nov 2015 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10522 Carole Gan 2015-11-05T00:00:00Z New technology will help define the environmental triggers of childhood asthma https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10528/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10528 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 4, 2015) - UC Davis researchers have received a four-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a small, wearable sensor that can measure the relationship between environmental exposures and pediatric asthma. Wed, 04 Nov 2015 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10528 Karen Finney 2015-11-04T00:00:00Z MIND Institute offers program for adults with autism spectrum disorder https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10504/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10504 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 29, 2015) - Researchers with the Behavioral Health Center of Excellence and MIND Institute at UC Davis are seeking adult participants, aged 18 to 38 years and diagnosed with or suspected of having autism or Asperger’s disorder, to participate in a research study, the ACCESS Program (Acquiring Career, Coping, Executive-Function and Social Skills Program). Thu, 29 Oct 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10504 Phyllis Brown 2015-10-29T00:00:00Z Menopausal status a better indicator than age for mammography frequency https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10480/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10480 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 20, 2015) - In a study conducted to inform American Cancer Society breast cancer screening guidelines, UC Davis researcher Diana L. Miglioretti reports a screening mammogram once every two years is safe for postmenopausal women at average risk of breast cancer. Tue, 20 Oct 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10480 Susan Mar 2015-10-20T00:00:00Z Bilingual website boosts awareness of kidney transplantation and donation among Hispanics/Latinos https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10433/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10433 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 7, 2015) - A new bilingual website sensitive to Hispanic/Latino cultural needs increases knowledge about living kidney donation and transplantation beyond standard education provided by transplant centers, a new study published Oct. 7 in the journal Transplantation has found. [en español] Wed, 07 Oct 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10433 Susan Mar 2015-10-07T00:00:00Z UC Davis granted $15.5 million to build world's first total-body PET scanner https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10417/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10417 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 6, 2015) - A UC Davis research team has been awarded $15.5 million to build the world’s first total-body positron emission tomography (PET) scanner, which could fundamentally change the way cancers are tracked and treated and put the university on the nation’s leading edge of molecular imaging. Tue, 06 Oct 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10417 Dorsey Griffith 2015-10-06T00:00:00Z New treatments a big step for patients with advanced kidney cancer https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10403/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10403 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 29, 2015) - In an editorial published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Primo Lara, associate director for Translational Research at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center and David Quinn, medical director, USC Norris Cancer Hospital, highlight two new drugs that have shown great efficacy against kidney cancer. Tue, 29 Sep 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10403 Susan Mar 2015-09-29T00:00:00Z UC Davis researcher advocates ending Medicare coverage of controversial mammography tool https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10391/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10391 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 28, 2015) - A costly tool used on nearly all mammograms does not increase cancer detection rates and should no longer be covered by Medicare, argues Joshua Fenton, a family physician and comparative effectiveness researcher in an editorial published online today in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine. Mon, 28 Sep 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10391 Dorsey Griffith 2015-09-28T00:00:00Z UC Davis to test a computer program designed to reduce suicide https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10390/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10390 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 25, 2015) - UC Davis Health System researchers have received a four-year, $1.3 million grant from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to use a technology-based approach to help prevent suicide among those most at risk: middle-aged men. Fri, 25 Sep 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10390 Susan Mar 2015-09-25T00:00:00Z Tumor suppressor LRIG1 controls breast cancer aggression and invasion https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10359/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10359 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 21, 2015) - Researchers at UC Davis have shown that the protein LRIG1 reduces breast cancer invasion and could potentially help control metastasis. Using aggressive basal-like breast cancer cell lines, the scientists found that restoring LRIG1 expression reduced these cells’ growth and invasiveness.  Mon, 21 Sep 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10359 Dorsey Griffith 2015-09-21T00:00:00Z UC Davis MIND Institute studies the use of sertaline (Zoloft ®) in young children with autism spectrum disorder https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10353/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10353 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 18, 2015) - Whether the language and social development of very young children with ASD can be improved through treatment with sertraline, commonly known by the brand name Zoloft ®, is the subject of a new clinical trial at the UC Davis MIND Institute. Fri, 18 Sep 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10353 Phyllis Brown 2015-09-18T00:00:00Z Cancer Center joins collaborative molecular oncology intiative https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10354/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10354 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 15, 2015) - The UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center has joined a unique new collaboration to accelerate the development of precision cancer treatment through the collection and sharing of genomics data Tue, 15 Sep 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10354 Dorsey Griffith 2015-09-15T00:00:00Z Low vitamin D among the elderly is associated with significant decline in cognition, dementia https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10241/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10241 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 14, 2015) - Vitamin D insufficiency among the elderly is highly correlated with accelerated cognitive decline and impaired performance, particularly in domains such as memory loss that are associated with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, researchers with the UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center and Rutgers University have found. [en español] [中文 Chinese] Mon, 14 Sep 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10241 Phyllis Brown 2015-09-14T00:00:00Z UC Davis study shows popular molecular tests over diagnose C. difficile infections up to 50 percent https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10330/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10330 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 8, 2015) - Clostridium difficile is a common cause of infection and diarrhea in hospitalized patients, but a new study by UC Davis pathologists suggests that many patients are mistakenly diagnosed and do not need antibiotic treatment. Tue, 08 Sep 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10330 Susan Mar 2015-09-08T00:00:00Z UC Davis researchers receive $5.4 million grant to study new tool to evaluate early-stage Alzheimer's https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10315/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10315 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 31, 2015) - Alzheimer’s researchers at UC Davis and UC San Diego have launched a new study which aims to detect the earliest stages of cognitive dysfunction in people with pre-clinical Alzheimer’s disease by using event-related brain potentials (ERPs). Mon, 31 Aug 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10315 Phyllis Brown 2015-08-31T00:00:00Z New York Blood Center partners with UC Davis Health System to produce more viable stem cell therapies https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10293/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10293 NEW YORK (August 20, 2015) - New York Blood Center (NYBC) today announced a new collaboration with the University of California, Davis, Health System to manufacture specialized lines of stem cells as potential therapies for repair and regeneration of retina, kidney, lung and liver tissue, as well as for the treatment of neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and Huntington's disease. Thu, 20 Aug 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10293 Susan Mar 2015-08-20T00:00:00Z UC Davis team finds early inflammatory response paralyzes T cells https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10256/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10256 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 18, 2015) - In a discovery that is likely to rewrite immunology text books, researchers at UC Davis have found that early exposure to inflammatory cytokines, such as interleukin 2, can “paralyze” CD4 T cells, immune components that help orchestrate the body’s response to pathogens and other invaders. Tue, 18 Aug 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10256 Dorsey Griffith 2015-08-18T00:00:00Z UC Davis to employ canines to sniff out cancer https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10278/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10278 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 17, 2015) - UC Davis clinicians are hoping to greatly advance cancer screenings with the innate olfactory skills of man’s best friend. Mon, 17 Aug 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10278 Susan Mar 2015-08-17T00:00:00Z A better way to personalize bladder cancer treatments https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10261/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10261 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 13, 2015) - Researchers at UC Davis, in collaboration with colleagues at Jackson Laboratory, have developed a new way to personalize treatments for aggressive bladder cancer. Thu, 13 Aug 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10261 Dorsey Griffith 2015-08-13T00:00:00Z New UC Davis environmental research center links science with advocacy https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10268/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10268 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 12, 2015) - A cross-disciplinary center focused on identifying connections between environmental toxins and disease has been established at UC Davis Health System with the ultimate goal of developing preventions and policies that protect communities from unhealthy exposures. Wed, 12 Aug 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10268 Susan Mar 2015-08-12T00:00:00Z New combination treatment effective against melanoma skin metastases https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10264/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10264 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 11, 2015) - mIn findings never before seen in melanoma, a novel combination therapy was found to be highly effective at treating patients with skin metastases, new research from UC Davis has shown. Tue, 11 Aug 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10264 Susan Mar 2015-08-11T00:00:00Z Using kidneys from very small donors for transplant is safer than expected https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10257/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10257 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 10, 2015) - Kidneys transplanted from infants who died of birth-related or other complications are less likely to fail due to a post-surgical vascular complication known as graft arterial stenosis (GAS) than kidneys from deceased adults, resesarchers have found. Mon, 10 Aug 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10257 Susan Mar 2015-08-10T00:00:00Z UC Davis clinical research scientist wins second Hartwell Foundation award for pediatric cancer research https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10247/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10247 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 7, 2015) - UC Davis pediatric oncologist and researcher Noriko Satake has been awarded a 2015 Hartwell Biomedical Research Collaboration Award from The Hartwell Foundation, a philanthropy that funds innovative and leading-edge biomedical research with the potential to benefit children of the United States. This is the first time a Hartwell investigator from UC Davis has received the Foundation’s inter-institutional Collaboration Award. Fri, 07 Aug 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10247 Dorsey Griffith 2015-08-07T00:00:00Z Cherry lands top NCI grant https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10246/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10246 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 6, 2015) - Simon Cherry, distinguished professor in the departments of Biomedical Engineering and Radiology, and co-leader of the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Biomedical Technology Program, has been selected to receive a prestigious Outstanding Investigator Award from the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Thu, 06 Aug 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10246 Dorsey Griffith 2015-08-06T00:00:00Z Raising pay can reduce smoking rates https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10250/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10250 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 6, 2015) - In addition to restricting when and where tobacco is used at work, UC Davis Health System research shows that employers can do something else to reduce the number of employees who smoke: raise wages. Thu, 06 Aug 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10250 Susan Mar 2015-08-06T00:00:00Z Long-term ovarian cancer survival higher than thought https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10135/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10135 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 5, 2015) - Combing data collected on thousands of California ovarian cancer patients, UC Davis researchers have determined that almost one-third survived at least 10 years after diagnosis. Wed, 05 Aug 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10135 Dorsey Griffith 2015-08-05T00:00:00Z Waking up HIV https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10223/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10223 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 30, 2015) - Highly active anti-retroviral therapy (HAART) has helped millions survive the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Unfortunately, HIV has a built-in survival mechanism, creating reservoirs of latent, inactive virus that are invisible to both HAART and the immune system. Thu, 30 Jul 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10223 Susan Mar 2015-07-30T00:00:00Z Consuming highly refined carbohydrates increases risk of depression https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10227/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10227 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 30, 2015) - A diet high in refined carbohydrates may lead to an increased risk for new-onset depression in postmenopausal women, according to a study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. [en español] Thu, 30 Jul 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10227 Susan Mar 2015-07-30T00:00:00Z UC Davis offers stroke-prevention alternative for patients with atrial fibrillation https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10201/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10201 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 29, 2015) - Cardiologists at UC Davis are the first in Northern California to treat the major risk of stroke that comes with atrial fibrillation (AF), the most common form of arrhythmia, with a device that blocks blood clots from traveling from the heart to the head. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10201 Susan Mar 2015-07-29T00:00:00Z Autism costs estimated to reach nearly $500 billion, potentially $1 trillion, by 2025 https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10214/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10214 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 28, 2015) - UC Davis health economists have for the first time projected the total costs of caring for all people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the U.S. for the current calendar year and in 10 years if effective interventions and preventive treatments for the condition are not identified and widely available. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10214 Susan Mar 2015-07-28T00:00:00Z UC Davis researchers awarded grant for HIV clinical trial using stem cells https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10204/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10204 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 23, 2015) - The state stem cell agency, the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), today approved funding a UC Davis Health System research team to conduct a clinical trial using bioengineered stem cells to treat HIV patients suffering from lymphoma, one of the deadly conditions associated with the disease. Thu, 23 Jul 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10204 Susan Mar 2015-07-23T00:00:00Z UC Davis researchers identify the source of the debilitating memory loss in people with psychosis https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10150/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10150 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 22, 2015) - As disabling as its delusions and hallucinations, psychosis’ devastating toll on memory arises from dysfunction of frontal and temporal lobe regions in the brain that rob sufferers of the ability to make associative connections, a UC Davis study has found, pinpointing potential target areas for treatments to help the more than 3.2 million Americans for whom medication quells the voices and visions, but not the struggle to remember. [en español] Wed, 22 Jul 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10150 Phyllis Brown 2015-07-22T00:00:00Z UC Davis researcher receives grant to study psoriatic arthritis https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10185/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10185 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 20, 2015) - Iannis Adamopoulos, a researcher dedicated to studying diseases of the immune and skeletal systems, has received a $200,000 grant from the National Psoriasis Foundation to improve treatments for psoriatic arthritis. Mon, 20 Jul 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10185 Susan Mar 2015-07-20T00:00:00Z Rogawski receives 2015 Neuroendocrine Research Award from the American Academy of Neurology https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9952/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9952 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 9, 2015) - Michael Rogawski, professor of neurology at UC Davis, recently was awarded the 2015 Neuroendocrine Research Award at the 67th Annual American Academy of Neurology meeting in Washington, D.C. Thu, 09 Jul 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/9952 Phyllis Brown 2015-07-09T00:00:00Z New medical school admission process doesn't reduce diversity https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10145/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10145 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 8, 2015) - Under-represented minorities fare as well as others in an increasingly popular method of selecting medical school students known as the Multiple Mini Interview, or MMI, according to new research from the UC Davis School of Medicine. Wed, 08 Jul 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10145 Karen Finney 2015-07-08T00:00:00Z UC Davis study identifies tools, strategies for enhancing obesity prevention in rural communities https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10140/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10140 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 7, 2015) - Researchers at UC Davis have reviewed a successful telemedicine intervention against pediatric obesity to better understand what worked (or didn’t) and how similar programs can be improved. Tue, 07 Jul 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10140 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2015-07-07T00:00:00Z UC Davis researchers find key mechanism that causes neuropathic pain https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10142/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10142 Davis, Calif. (July 6, 2015) - Scientists at the University of California, Davis, have identified a key mechanism in neuropathic pain. The discovery could eventually benefit millions of patients with chronic pain from trauma, diabetes, shingles, multiple sclerosis or other conditions that cause nerve damage. Mon, 06 Jul 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/10142 Susan Mar 2015-07-06T00:00:00Z