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 UC Davis launches center to advance genome-editing tools https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13866/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13866 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 20, 2019) - The new UC Davis Nonhuman Primate Testing Center for Evaluation of Somatic Cell Genome Editing Tools is designed to serve the nation’s research community by supporting studies that will advance therapies for human diseases through gene editing. Mon, 20 May 2019 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13866 Doreen Purvis 2019-05-20T00:00:00Z Researchers bring public health focus to UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13860/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13860 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 17, 2019) - The UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center is stepping up its public health approach to understanding and treating dementia and Alzheimer's disease with the addition of faculty from the UC Davis Department of Public Health Sciences and their major grant-funded research projects. Fri, 17 May 2019 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13860 Dorsey Griffith 2019-05-17T00:00:00Z Artificial intelligence tool vastly scales up Alzheimer's research https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13845/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13845 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 15, 2019) - Artificial itelligence tool, developed by UC Davis and UCSF scientists, can detect Alzhimer's disease markers in autopsied brain tissue. Wed, 15 May 2019 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13845 Doreen Purvis 2019-05-15T00:00:00Z Researchers uncover how the body can fight off staph infections https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13847/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13847 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 14, 2019) - Research led in part by UC Davis School of Medicine scientists may help in developing a cell-based therapy to fight  potentially deadly staph infections. Tue, 14 May 2019 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13847 Charles Casey 2019-05-14T00:00:00Z Can horses bring healing for dementia patients and their caregivers? https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13812/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13812 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 1, 2019) - The UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center is working with Connected Horse, a nonprofit that introduces horses and equine activities to people with dementia and their caregivers. The hope is that the connection will support healing. Wed, 01 May 2019 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13812 Doreen Purvis 2019-05-01T00:00:00Z UC Davis Health is first in US to use advanced CT scanner on patients https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13813/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13813 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 1, 2019) - Clinicians at UC Davis Medical Center have scanned more than 500 patients with a new ultra-high-resolution computed tomography (CT) scanner, the first health system in the U.S. to use the machine with patients. Wed, 01 May 2019 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13813 Charles Casey 2019-05-01T00:00:00Z UC Davis physician was part of the landmark NASA twin study https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13785/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13785 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 19, 2019) - UC Davis Health nephrologist Maryam Afkarian was a researcher on NASA’s study of physiological differences in identical twin astronauts — Scott Kelly, who traveled in space, and Mark Kelly, who remained on Earth. Fri, 19 Apr 2019 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13785 Karen Finney 2019-04-19T00:00:00Z Can a virtual reality game make kids less distractible? https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13772/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13772 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 16, 2019) - Pencils dropping, kids sneezing, clicking heels and other distractions can making classroom learning difficult for kids with ADHD or who are otherwise highly distractible. A new UC Davis study tests whether a virtual reality game exposing kids to these and other distractions can alleviate the problem and help them succeed. Tue, 16 Apr 2019 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13772 Dorsey Griffith 2019-04-16T00:00:00Z Computer-based memory games may benefit people with fragile X syndrome https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13764/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13764 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 15, 2019) - Cognitive interventions may benefit children with fragile X and other intellectual disabilities. Mon, 15 Apr 2019 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13764 Dorsey Griffith 2019-04-15T00:00:00Z Neurologic disease research at UC Davis contributes to first treatment specifically approved for postpartum depression https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13753/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13753 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 11, 2019) - UC Davis neurology research contributes to first-ever drug approved for postpartum depression. Thu, 11 Apr 2019 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13753 Dorsey Griffith 2019-04-11T00:00:00Z How Salmonella hijacks immune cells https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13746/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13746 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 9, 2019) - Study shows how bacteria flip "bioelectrical switch," redirecting immune cells away from infection site to spread disease. Tue, 09 Apr 2019 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13746 Carole Gan 2019-04-09T00:00:00Z Is there a better way to test for heart attacks in women in emergency departments? https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13741/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13741 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 8, 2019) - UC Davis study to assess sex-specific levels of heart muscle damage to guide emergency care for women nationwide Mon, 08 Apr 2019 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13741 Carole Gan 2019-04-08T00:00:00Z State awards $8.8 million to UC Davis for Alzheimer's disease research https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13731/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13731 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 4, 2019) - Can better fitness or diet help reduce the risk of diabetes and Alzheimer's disease in African Americans? New state grants will help get the answers. Thu, 04 Apr 2019 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13731 Dorsey Griffith 2019-04-04T00:00:00Z Assisted dying: The search for ensuring unconsciousness and a humane death https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13715/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13715 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 27, 2019) - Using protocols anesthesiologists follow before surgery can help improve assisted dying and capital punishment to ensure people are unconscious at the time of death, according to a published review by UC Davis Health's CEO. Wed, 27 Mar 2019 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13715 Carole Gan 2019-03-27T00:00:00Z Meyers named president of Association for Clinical and Translational Science https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13699/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13699 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 19, 2019) - Frederick Meyers, director of the UC Davis Center for Precision Medicine & Data Sciences and professor of Internal Medicine in the Division of Hematology-Oncology, leads association that works to move innovations from the laboratory bench to the patient bedside.  Meyers was instrumental in establishing the Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC). Tue, 19 Mar 2019 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13699 Carole Gan 2019-03-19T00:00:00Z UC Davis Health physicians perform California's first minimally invasive mitral valve replacements https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13682/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13682 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 14, 2019) - UC Davis Health cardiologists are the first in the state to use a minimally-invasive system called transcatheter mitral valve replacement, or TMVR, to replace the mitral valve without the need for conventional open-heart surgery. The new technology is being tested as part of the SUMMIT study. Thu, 14 Mar 2019 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13682 Karen Finney 2019-03-14T00:00:00Z Dementia looks different in brains of Hispanics https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13670/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13670 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 12, 2019) - A major new study from the UC Davis Alzheimer’s Center has uncovered dramatic differences in the brains of Hispanics with a dementia diagnosis compared with those of non-Hispanic whites and of African Americans. Tue, 12 Mar 2019 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13670 Dorsey Griffith 2019-03-12T00:00:00Z Fear of hospitalization keeps men from talking about suicide https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13632/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13632 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 7, 2019) - Fear of psychiatric hospitalization is one of the primary reasons that older men — an age and gender group at high risk for suicide — don’t talk about suicide with their physicians. Researchers discovered this finding as part of a pre-launch, stakeholder assessment of a multimedia program designed to encourage men to open up to their primary care providers about suicidal thoughts. Thu, 07 Mar 2019 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13632 Karen Finney 2019-03-07T00:00:00Z Researchers seeking a cure for spina bifida get a step closer to their goal https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13630/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13630 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 5, 2019) - Researchers on the path to finding a cure for spina bifida have identified specific elements in stem cell secretions as key to protecting neurons and ultimately reducing the lower-limb paralysis associated with the birth defect. The team will use the results to optimize the neuroprotective qualities of a stem cell treatment they developed that improves mobility in lab animals and dogs with spina bifida. Tue, 05 Mar 2019 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13630 Karen Finney 2019-03-05T00:00:00Z 3D printing becoming a surgical game changer https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13631/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13631 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 1, 2019) - Thanks to high-tech, 3D printers, UC Davis Health physicians are enhancing their capabilities and mapping out surgeries in ways that benefit patients and surgical outcomes. Fri, 01 Mar 2019 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13631 Charles Casey 2019-03-01T00:00:00Z Physicians advocate for increased diversity in medical training nationwide https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13633/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13633 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 28, 2019) - New England Journal of Medicine article written by UC Davis Health professors shows what they consider a disturbing trend -- the share of medical students from underrepresented groups is on the decline nationwide. But the article also highlights proven strategies at UC Davis School of Medicine for advancing equity in admissions Thu, 28 Feb 2019 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13633 Edwin Garcia 2019-02-28T00:00:00Z Helping the family caregivers of people with dementia https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13628/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13628 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 27, 2019) - The Family Caregiving Institute at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis has created a support program to help caregivers with the hospital-to-community transition of family members who have dementia. Wed, 27 Feb 2019 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13628 Charles Casey 2019-02-27T00:00:00Z Prenatal vitamin intake may reduce autism recurrence in high-risk families https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13617/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13617 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 27, 2019) - High-risk younger siblings of children with autism are less likely to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), have significantly lower autism symptom severity, and higher cognitive scores if their mothers take maternal prenatal vitamins during their first month of pregnancy, UC Davis research has found. Wed, 27 Feb 2019 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13617 Dorsey Griffith 2019-02-27T00:00:00Z Radiologists quickly improve screening performance with 3D mammography https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13593/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13593 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 26, 2019) - Radiologists quickly learn to read 3D mammography more accurately than they read standard 2D mammograms, a first-of-its-kind study by a UC Davis researcher has found. Tue, 26 Feb 2019 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13593 Dorsey Griffith 2019-02-26T00:00:00Z Robot-assisted throat cancer surgery gets assist from novel optical device https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13580/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13580 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 8, 2019) - For hard-to-reach tumors at the back of the throat, robots can assist surgeons to remove cancers in a less invasive way. But this high-tech approach has a drawback: the surgeon’s inability to assess through touch whether they’ve been able to get all of the cancer out. Fri, 08 Feb 2019 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13580 Dorsey Griffith 2019-02-08T00:00:00Z UC Davis Health works to understand cystic fibrosis-related diabetes https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13576/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13576 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 7, 2019) - Endocrinologist John Yoon is working toward understanding the root causes of cystic fibrosis-related diabetes, which becomes more common for cystic fibrosis patients as they age. His research also has potential to help battle all forms of diabetes Thu, 07 Feb 2019 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13576 Doreen Purvis 2019-02-07T00:00:00Z Early intervention in autism improves language, IQ and social skills https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13551/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13551 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 4, 2019) - Breakthrough research demonstrating that children with autism as young as 18 months can vastly improve their language, cognition and social skills with an early intervention developed by UC Davis Professor Sally Rogers has been replicated in a major new study. Mon, 04 Feb 2019 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13551 Dorsey Griffith 2019-02-04T00:00:00Z Neuroscience research funding at UC Davis Health among top in nation https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13536/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13536 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 29, 2019) - UC Davis Health neuroscientists are among some of the best funded in the nation, according to data from the National Institutes of Health. Tue, 29 Jan 2019 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13536 Dorsey Griffith 2019-01-29T00:00:00Z Physician-researchers earn clinical research honors https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13508/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13508 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 22, 2019) - A research study co-authored by UC Davis Health physicians Jonathan Ducore and Adam Giermasz, co-directors of the UC Davis Health Hemophilia Treatment Center has received a national “Top Ten” award by the Clinical Research Forum. Tue, 22 Jan 2019 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13508 Charles Casey 2019-01-22T00:00:00Z Experimental drug improves eye gaze behavior in fragile X syndrome https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13502/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13502 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 17, 2019) - Researchers at MIND Institute at UC Davis and Rush University Medical Center have found that mavoglurant, an experimental drug known as an mGluR5 negative modulator, can positively modify a key characteristic behavior in individuals with fragile X syndrome (FXS). Thu, 17 Jan 2019 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13502 Dorsey Griffith 2019-01-17T00:00:00Z Anti-inflammatory compound helps protect against cancer growth https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13496/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13496 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 14, 2019) - When chemotherapy kills cancer cells, the debris of dead and dying cells can lead to inflammation and the surge of more cancerous cells. Newly published research on ovarian cancer, involving an anti-inflammatory compound developed in the Bruce Hammock lab at UC Davis, and tested at Harvard Medical School on mouse models, indicates that the compound not only suppresses inflammation but reduces cancer growth, acting as a “surge protector.” Mon, 14 Jan 2019 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13496 Dorsey Griffith 2019-01-14T00:00:00Z UC Davis Health leads effort to digitize microscope slides for developing artificial intelligence for Alzheimer's disease, other brain disorders https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13455/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13455 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 27, 2018) - When both of Brittany Dugger’s grandmothers were diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, it left a lasting impression and desire to better understand how the same clinical diagnosis could produce different symptoms. Now a new grant will help across multiple UC campuses. Thu, 27 Dec 2018 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13455 Carole Gan 2018-12-27T00:00:00Z New study shows link between second-hand smoke and cardiac arrhythmia https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13450/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13450 (December 26, 2018) - Continuous indoor exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke triggers changes in the heart’s electrical activity, known as cardiac alternans, that can predict cardiac arrhythmia and sudden cardiac death, a new study from UC Davis Health researchers shows. The authors believe the study, conducted in mice, suggests that second-hand smoke exposure alters cells that regulate how the heart beats. Wed, 26 Dec 2018 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13450 Karen Finney 2018-12-26T00:00:00Z 300 Blind Mice Uncover Genetic Causes of Eye Disease https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13448/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13448 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 21, 2018) - Hundreds of new genes linked to blindness and other vision disorders have been identified in a screen of mouse strains. Many of these genes are likely important in human eye vision and the results could help identify new causes of hereditary blindness in patients Fri, 21 Dec 2018 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13448 Carole Gan 2018-12-21T00:00:00Z UC Davis Health partners with Amgen to understand patient decisions, drive design-thinking decisions https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13442/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13442 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 20, 2018) - Researchers from UC Davis Health recently partnered with Amgen Inc. on two projects to better understand the decision-making processes and educational needs of patients, providers and family caregivers to develop solutions that meet the needs of people facing serious illness. Thu, 20 Dec 2018 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13442 Rebecca Badeaux 2018-12-20T00:00:00Z Later-born siblings of children with autism or ADHD are at elevated risk for both disorders https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13386/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13386 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 10, 2018) - Later-born siblings of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at elevated risk for both disorders, a new study led by Meghan Miller, assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and at the UC Davis MIND Institute, has concluded. The findings appear today in JAMA Pediatrics. Mon, 10 Dec 2018 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13386 Dorsey Griffith 2018-12-10T00:00:00Z Five Researchers at UC Davis Health Named in Global Highly Cited Researchers 2018 List https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13403/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13403 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 3, 2018) - Five UC Davis Health researchers were named in the annual Highly Cited Researchers List. Mon, 03 Dec 2018 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13403 Doreen Purvis 2018-12-03T00:00:00Z Physician scientist regional meeting comes to School of Medicine this weekend https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13393/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13393 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 29, 2018) - The UC Davis School of Medicine on Saturday will host the 2018 Western regional meeting of the American Physician Scientist Association. Thu, 29 Nov 2018 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13393 Edwin Garcia 2018-11-29T00:00:00Z Home-based telemedicine project for children with diabetes awarded at national conference https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13381/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13381 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 27, 2018) - Pediatrics associate professor and CTSC scholar Stephanie Crossen is using technology to help children better manage Type 1 diabetes. Tue, 27 Nov 2018 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13381 Carole Gan 2018-11-27T00:00:00Z Digitizing interactions between the brain and the heart https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13303/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13303 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 26, 2018) - UC Davis Health researchers have been awarded $5.2 million over four years from the National Institutes of Health to develop the first computerized model of the relationship between the nervous system and cardiovascular disease. The tool is expected to lead to new understanding of conditions such as hypertension, arrhythmia, heart failure and stroke, along with how those conditions change in response to treatment. Mon, 26 Nov 2018 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13303 Karen Finney 2018-11-26T00:00:00Z Noncompliance thwarts comprehensive background check policy for private-party sales, study finds https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13379/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13379 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 26, 2018) - Of the three states that recently expanded comprehensive background check (CBC) policies to include all gun transfers, including those among private parties, only Delaware showed an overall increase in firearm background checks. Washington and Colorado had no changes, which the study authors say suggests that compliance and enforcement were incomplete. Mon, 26 Nov 2018 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13379 Carole Gan 2018-11-26T00:00:00Z UC Davis scientist and surgeon team take on pancreatic cancer with SU2C grant https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13365/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13365 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 20, 2018) - UC Davis scientist Julie Sutcliffe and surgical oncologist Richard Bold have been awarded a $1 million “New Therapies Challenge” grant from the Pancreatic Cancer Collective in an effort to improve survival for people with the disease. Tue, 20 Nov 2018 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13365 Dorsey Griffith 2018-11-20T00:00:00Z Study does not find population-level changes in firearm homicide or suicide rates in California 10 years after comprehensive background check and violent misdemeanor policies enacted https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13362/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13362 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 19, 2018) - Incomplete background-check records, absence of permit-to-purchase provision, and compliance among possible explanations for findings. Mon, 19 Nov 2018 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13362 Carole Gan 2018-11-19T00:00:00Z Obesity both feeds tumors and helps immunotherapy kill cancer https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13302/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13302 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 12, 2018) - A groundbreaking new study by UC Davis researchers has uncovered why obesity both fuels cancer growth and allows blockbuster new immunotherapies to work better against those same tumors. Mon, 12 Nov 2018 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13302 Dorsey Griffith 2018-11-12T00:00:00Z 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 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 Improving depression care for older adults https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13134/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health research news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13134 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 31, 2018) - Researchers and clinicians at UC Davis Health have launched a new study for older adults with depression that is designed to enhance their treatment and care with more focused assistance from patient family members and close friends. Fri, 31 Aug 2018 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/research/13134 Charles Casey 2018-08-31T00:00:00Z 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