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Newswise: Can Turmeric Reduce Joint Pain During Breast Cancer Treatment?
Released: 15-Jul-2021 5:05 PM EDT
Can Turmeric Reduce Joint Pain During Breast Cancer Treatment?
UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

The UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center received a $50,000 grant from the Safeway Foundation. The funding will allow researcher Mili Arora to study whether the spice turmeric can provide pain relief for breast cancer patients on oral anti-estrogen drugs.

Newswise: Susan G. Komen® Awards $600,000 Research Grant to Radiology Chair Elizabeth Morris
Released: 8-Jul-2021 2:00 PM EDT
Susan G. Komen® Awards $600,000 Research Grant to Radiology Chair Elizabeth Morris
UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

Department of Radiology Chair Elizabeth Morris, with the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, was awarded a Susan G. Komen® grant to develop artificial intelligence models to predict breast cancer risk at a more personalized level

Released: 25-Jun-2021 12:30 PM EDT
Study confirms the low likelihood that SARS-CoV-2 on hospital surfaces is infectious
UC Davis Health

A new study confirms the low likelihood that coronavirus contamination on hospital surfaces is infectious. The study is the original report on recovering near-complete SARS-CoV-2 genome sequences directly from surface swabs.

Newswise: Research Provides a Roadmap to HIV Eradication Via Stem Cell Therapy
Released: 23-Jun-2021 3:20 PM EDT
Research Provides a Roadmap to HIV Eradication Via Stem Cell Therapy
UC Davis Health

A groundbreaking study found that stem cells reduce the amount of virus causing AIDS, boost the body’s antiviral immunity, and restore the gut’s lymphoid follicles damaged by HIV. It provided a roadmap for multi-pronged HIV eradication strategies.

Released: 22-Jun-2021 1:25 PM EDT
Switching from Western diet to a balanced diet may reduce skin, joint inflammation
UC Davis Health

Diet rich in sugar and fat leads to disruption in the gut’s microbial culture and contributes to inflammatory skin diseases such as psoriasis. Research shows that switching to a more balanced diet restores the gut’s health and suppresses inflammation.

Newswise: New Medical Director Named to Lead Clinical Cancer Research
Released: 21-Jun-2021 8:00 AM EDT
New Medical Director Named to Lead Clinical Cancer Research
UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

The new medical director for the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center Office of Clinical Research is Dr. Edward Kim who steps into his new position e on July 1, 2021.

Newswise: UC Davis Clinical Translational Science Center Awarded 5-year Grant Renewal From NIH
Released: 17-Jun-2021 8:00 AM EDT
UC Davis Clinical Translational Science Center Awarded 5-year Grant Renewal From NIH
UC Davis Health

The UC Davis Clinical Translational Science Center (CTSC) received notice of its third National Institutes of Health (NIH) award renewal. The 5-year award, almost $33 million, provides critical funding to continue CTSC’s essential services for the UC Davis research community.

Newswise: Most Californians unaware of law to prevent gun violence but would support using it
Released: 4-Jun-2021 11:00 AM EDT
Most Californians unaware of law to prevent gun violence but would support using it
UC Davis Health

A new study shows that two-thirds of Californians don’t know about a law designed to prevent a person at risk of hurting themselves or others from possessing or purchasing firearms or ammunition. More than 80% of survey participants were supportive once they read about this law.

Released: 3-Jun-2021 12:00 PM EDT
Researchers discover potential new approach to treating psoriatic joint inflammation
UC Davis Health

An international team of researchers, led by UC Davis Health, developed a new therapeutic approach to treating psoriatic arthritis, a chronic inflammatory disease affecting the joints.

Released: 28-Apr-2021 1:35 PM EDT
Male bladder cancer vulnerability could lead to a new treatment approach
UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers found that targeting androgen receptors - a type of protein specific to men - may destroy cancer cells. Focusing on this male protein variant common in malignant bladder tumor cells may serve as a new avenue for treating bladder cancer in men.

Newswise: PsychLight Sensor to Enable Discovery of New Psychiatric Drugs
Released: 28-Apr-2021 12:35 PM EDT
PsychLight Sensor to Enable Discovery of New Psychiatric Drugs
UC Davis Health

UC Davis researchers develop PsychLight, a sensor that could be used in discovering new treatments for mental illness, in neuroscience research and to detect drugs of abuse.

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Released: 26-Apr-2021 3:25 PM EDT
New rapid COVID-19 test the result of university-industry partnership
UC Davis Health

A partnership between UC Davis and Maurice J. Gallagher, Jr., chairman and CEO of Allegiant Travel Company, has led to a 20-minute COVID-19 test. The method pairs a mass spectrometer with a powerful machine-learning platform to detect SARS-CoV-2 in nasal swabs. A recent study published in Nature Scientific Reports shows the test to be 98.3% accurate for positive COVID-19 tests and 96% for negative tests.

Released: 23-Apr-2021 2:05 PM EDT
Is raising the sales age of tobacco reducing youth smoking?
UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

A new study, conducted by three UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers, studies young adult smoking trends three years after the start of California’s law raising the sales age of tobacco to 21.

Released: 25-Mar-2021 5:45 PM EDT
Catching more breast cancers when mammograms are limited
UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

In one of the largest research projects of its kind, a new study published in JAMA Network Open looks at nearly 900,000 individuals and close to 2 million mammograms to come up with a new way to detect the most breast cancer cases with the fewest exams.

Released: 12-Mar-2021 12:20 PM EST
Study finds adolescents with autism may engage neural control systems differently
UC Davis MIND Institute

UC Davis Health researchers studying executive control in adolescents and young adults with autism have published new research that suggests a unique approach, rather than impairment.

Released: 3-Feb-2021 3:50 PM EST
Fragile X premutation registry launches internationally
UC Davis MIND Institute

The UC Davis MIND Institute and the National Fragile X Foundation have launched an international registry of people carrying the fragile X premutation. The goal is to facilitate and encourage research about the genetic condition to improve understanding and treatment.

Released: 25-Jan-2021 12:50 PM EST
Biomarkers in mother’s plasma could aid in early autism diagnosis and intervention
UC Davis MIND Institute

UC Davis MIND Institute researchers used machine learning to crunch 10,000 autoantibody pattern combinations to identify maternal biomarkers associated with a sub-type of autism. The findings have implications for early diagnosis and intervention.

Released: 14-Jan-2021 2:20 PM EST
Exposure to violence takes a toll on the socioemotional well-being of Californians
UC Davis Health

A survey of Californians finds that exposure to violence has pervasive social and emotional impacts on people, especially when firearms are involved.

Released: 17-Dec-2020 7:05 PM EST
Wildfire smoke carry microbes that can cause infectious diseases
UC Davis Health

Wildfire smoke contains microbes, infectious agents that might cause diseases. In a perspective piece published in Science, researchers at UC Davis Health and the University of Idaho proposed a multidisciplinary approach to study the health impacts of microbes carried by wildfire smokes.

Newswise:Video Embedded big-brains-and-white-matter-new-clues-about-autism-subtypes
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Released: 17-Dec-2020 1:20 PM EST
Big brains and white matter: New clues about autism subtypes
UC Davis MIND Institute

Researchers found that a long-accepted theory about brain size in some children with autism may not be true. In a separate study, they linked development of white matter with changes in autism symptom severity.

Released: 9-Dec-2020 2:20 PM EST
Hydrogen peroxide keeps gut bacteria away from the colon lining
UC Davis Health

An enzyme in the colon lining releases hydrogen peroxide – a known disinfecting compound- to protect the body from gut microbial communities. Findings from the UC Davis Health study points to importance of considering a different approach to treating gut inflammation and bacterial imbalance in the colon.

Released: 8-Dec-2020 3:10 PM EST
UC Davis Health joins Novavax in testing a new COVID-19 vaccine
UC Davis Health

UC Davis Health will launch a COVID-19 clinical trial with Novavax to test a new coronavirus vaccine. This vaccine has an important advantage: liquid state storage that allows for distribution using standard vaccine channels, unlike the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines that must be stored at subzero temperature.

Released: 4-Dec-2020 8:35 AM EST
Gestational age linked to ADHD in children with Down syndrome
UC Davis MIND Institute

A new study by the UC Davis MIND Institute finds a connection between gestational age and ADHD in children with Down syndrome. An earlier gestational age is linked to higher ADHD symptoms later in childhood.

Newswise: Breathing problems in teens: COVID-19 or lung injury due to vaping?
Released: 19-Nov-2020 8:15 AM EST
Breathing problems in teens: COVID-19 or lung injury due to vaping?
UC Davis Health

In a case series of three teen patients, UC Davis Health pediatricians present the common manifestations of COVID-19 and lung injury due to vaping (EVALI). As EVALI and COVID-19 share many symptoms, it is critical for health providers to get the vaping history of teenagers with unexplained breathing problems.

Released: 9-Nov-2020 1:20 PM EST
Young survivors of acute myeloid leukemia have long-term complications from treatment
UC Davis Health

Adolescent and young adult (AYA) patients treated for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) have a high risk of developing several long-term health complications after treatment, a study led by UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers has found. The most common complications were cardiovascular, endocrine and respiratory diseases. The complications - known as late effects - were more present among non-white AYA patients and those living in more deprived neighborhoods.

Newswise: UC Davis Health announces Post-COVID-19 Clinic for long-haul patients
Released: 28-Oct-2020 5:20 PM EDT
UC Davis Health announces Post-COVID-19 Clinic for long-haul patients
UC Davis Health

UC Davis Health is one of only a handful of health systems in the U.S. to launch a Post-COVID-19 Clinic to care for long-haul COVID patients whose symptoms go on and on, sometimes for months, with no clear explanation or avenue for treatment.

Released: 22-Oct-2020 1:15 PM EDT
Cord blood DNA can hold clues for early ASD diagnosis and intervention
UC Davis Health

Specific regions in cord blood DNA can help identify kids who might develop autism, a study led by UC Davis MIND Institute researchers. The findings may hold clues for early diagnosis and intervention.

Released: 19-Oct-2020 1:05 PM EDT
For toddlers with autism, more intervention hours are not necessarily better
UC Davis Health

Two prominent early intervention models for toddlers with autism show a very similar impact, whether delivered at 15-hours or 25-hours per week intensities, a study led by UC Davis MIND Institute researchers has found.

Released: 14-Oct-2020 5:45 PM EDT
Concerns about violence increase in California amid COVID-19 pandemic
UC Davis Health

A new study by the UC Davis Violence Prevention Program looked at the intersection of the coronavirus pandemic and violence-related harms in California. It found that COVID-19 pandemic was linked to an estimated 110,000 firearm purchases in California and increases in individuals’ worries about violence.

Released: 12-Oct-2020 1:05 PM EDT
Can an antibody ‘cocktail’ prevent COVID-19 infection?
UC Davis Health

In a new COVID-19 clinical trial, Stuart Cohen at UC Davis Health evaluates the efficacy, safety and tolerability of monoclonal antibody combination in adults exposed to patients with COVID-19. It is the same antibody drug given to President Trump to treat his COVID-19.

Newswise:Video Embedded new-four-year-residential-program-for-students-with-intellectual-disabilities-at-the-university-of-california-davis
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Released: 12-Oct-2020 12:45 PM EDT
New four-year residential program for students with intellectual disabilities at the University of California, Davis
UC Davis Health

A new, residential four-year college program for students with intellectual disabilities is the first of its kind in the west and is expected to serve as a model for other California schools.

Released: 22-Sep-2020 2:50 PM EDT
Complications from diabetes linked to worse memory, IQ in children
UC Davis Health

A study led by UC Davis Health researchers uncovered that even one severe episode of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) in children newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes is linked to cognitive problems; and among children with a previous diagnosis, repeated DKA exposure predicted lower cognitive performance after accounting for glycemic control.

Newswise: UC Davis applies microneedles to deliver gene therapy inside the eye
Released: 16-Sep-2020 1:25 PM EDT
UC Davis applies microneedles to deliver gene therapy inside the eye
UC Davis Health

A novel approach to delivering gene therapy for retinal diseases eliminates the need for complex eye surgery and treats more damaged cells than existing methods, a team of UC Davis physicians and veterinary eye specialists has found.

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Released: 15-Sep-2020 1:45 PM EDT
New dopamine sensors could help unlock the mysteries of brain chemistry
UC Davis Health

In 2018, Tian Lab at UC Davis Health developed dLight1, a single fluorescent protein-based biosensor. This sensor allows high resolution, real-time imaging of the spatial and temporal release of dopamine in live animals. Now, the team expanded the color spectrum of dLight1 to YdLight1 and RdLight1. The increased light penetration and imaging depth of these variants provide enhanced dopamine signal quality allowing researchers to optically dissect dopamine’s release and model its effects on neural circuits.

Released: 8-Sep-2020 3:50 PM EDT
Gun owner perceptions about actual firearm dangers suggest opportunities for improving gun safety
UC Davis Health

People who own guns and those living with gun owners are substantially less worried about the risk of firearm injuries than individuals living in homes without guns, says a new study by violence prevention experts at UC Davis Health.

Released: 26-Aug-2020 1:20 PM EDT
Gunshot Injuries in California Drop, but Percentage of Firearm Deaths Goes Up
UC Davis Health

Despite a significant drop in gun injuries, California has experienced a substantial increase in the state’s overall death rate among those wounded by firearms.

Newswise: Pregnant mother's immunity tied to behavioral, emotional challenges for kids with autism
Released: 14-Aug-2020 2:25 PM EDT
Pregnant mother's immunity tied to behavioral, emotional challenges for kids with autism
UC Davis Health

Children with autism born to mothers who had immune conditions during their pregnancy are more likely to have behavioral and emotional problems, a UC Davis Health study has found. Offspring sex may also interact with maternal immune conditions to influence outcomes, particularly in terms of a child’s cognition.

Released: 11-Aug-2020 12:25 PM EDT
Racial, socioeconomic disparities fuel increased infant mortality rates in California
UC Davis Health

While infant mortality rates (IMR) decreased overall from 2007 to 2015 in California, disparities in infant death rates have increased in some groups, including among obese mothers, those who smoke and African American women, according to a new study published in PLOS One.

Released: 10-Aug-2020 7:25 AM EDT
GI symptoms linked to behavioral problems in children, especially those with autism
UC Davis Health

A new UC Davis Health study found that common gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms such as diarrhea, constipation and bloating are linked to troubling sleep problems, self-harm and physical complaints in preschool children. According to the study, published Aug. 6 in Autism Research, these GI symptoms are much more common and potentially disruptive in young kids with autism.

Newswise: Quitline plus surgery are big motivators for giving up smoking
Released: 28-Jul-2020 3:45 PM EDT
Quitline plus surgery are big motivators for giving up smoking
UC Davis Health

Smokers who have thoracic surgery are much more likely to stop using tobacco if they also complete a quitline intervention, a new UC Davis Health study shows.

Newswise: UC Davis Health tests monoclonal antibodies as potential COVID-19 treatment
Released: 20-Jul-2020 2:35 PM EDT
UC Davis Health tests monoclonal antibodies as potential COVID-19 treatment
UC Davis Health

Timothy Albertson has received a BARDA grant to lead a new clinical trial at UC Davis Health. The trial evaluates the efficacy, safety and tolerability of an antibody cocktail in hospitalized adult patients with COVID-19.

Newswise: High-fat diet with antibiotic use linked to gut inflammation
Released: 14-Jul-2020 5:35 PM EDT
High-fat diet with antibiotic use linked to gut inflammation
UC Davis Health

UC Davis researchers have found that combining a Western-style high-fat diet with antibiotic use significantly increases the risk of developing pre- inflammatory bowel disease. This combination shuts down the mitochondria in cells of the colon lining, leading to gut inflammation. Mesalazine can help restart the mitochondria and treat pre-IBD condition.

Released: 24-Jun-2020 3:55 PM EDT
Unexpected Mental Illnesses Found in a Spectrum of a Rare Genetic Disorder
UC Davis Health

UC Davis MIND Institute researchers found an unexpected spectrum of mental illnesses in patients with a rare gene mutation. These patients had a “double hit” condition that combined features and symptoms of fragile X syndrome and premutation disorder, in addition to a range of psychiatric symptoms. The findings revealed the need for clinicians to consider the complexities of the co-existing conditions of patients with both psychological and fragile X associated disorders.

Released: 23-Jun-2020 4:30 PM EDT
Defining Paths to Possible Mother to Child Coronavirus Transmission
UC Davis Health

UC Davis Health physicians defined the conditions of coronavirus transmission from mother to baby during pregnancy and delivery.

Newswise: Satya Dandekar honored with prestigious NIH MERIT award for HIV research
Released: 22-Jun-2020 4:55 PM EDT
Satya Dandekar honored with prestigious NIH MERIT award for HIV research
UC Davis Health

Satya Dandekar, professor of microbiology and chairperson of the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology at UC Davis, honored by Prestigious NIH MERIT award for her illustrious journey in HIV research.

Released: 28-May-2020 1:35 PM EDT
Autism severity can change substantially during early childhood
UC Davis MIND Institute

A UC Davis MIND Institute study found that around 30% of young children with autism have less severe autism symptoms at age 6 than they did at age 3, with some losing their autism diagnoses entirely. It also found that girls tend to show greater reduction and less rise in their autism symptom severity than boys with autism. Children with higher IQs were more likely to show a reduction in their symptoms.

Newswise: Depression symptoms linked to reduced cognitive control in people with autism
Released: 19-May-2020 3:35 PM EDT
Depression symptoms linked to reduced cognitive control in people with autism
UC Davis MIND Institute

Adolescents and young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and those with typical development show similar proactive cognitive control. However, symptoms of depression in individuals with autism were linked to less proactive control, a UC Davis study found.


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