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Social-Sexual Education for Individuals with Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

People with neurodevelopmental disabilities are often not given the tools to create romantic relationships in a meaningful, safe way. This puts them at risk for sexual abuse. A new educational program, tested in partnership with the UC Davis MIND...
18-Jul-2022 9:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Summer Institute focused on life after high school for kids with autism, ADHD, more

The UC Davis MIND Institute’s annual Summer Institute on Neurodevelopmental Disabilities is focused on strategies to support individuals with ADHD, Down syndrome, autism and more as they prepare for life after high school. The free, virtual event...
18-Jul-2022 8:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Gene Profiling Technology Reveals Melanoma Biomarkers

New technology used by UC Davis researchers has uncovered melanoma biomarkers expressed by specific tumor cells as well as neighboring cells in the so-called tumor microenvironment. The study results may help diagnose melanoma earlier when it is...
8-Jul-2022 2:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Technique for Detecting Typhoid Infections Faster, More Accurate Than Conventional Testing, According to Study

A new technique for detecting typhoid infections is faster and more accurate than conventional testing, according to a new study. The new approach can significantly help disease monitoring and vaccination planning. An estimated 11 to 20 million...
29-Jun-2022 3:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

A Mother’s Blood May Carry the Secret to One Type of Autism

The reactivity of a mother’s autoantibodies to specific fetal brain protein patterns may predict the child’s diagnosis with a type of autism known as MAR ASD. MAR ASD was present in around 20% of kids with autism in Arkansas and Philadelphia...
23-Jun-2022 4:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Increased Overdose and Mental Health Risks Persist Two Years After Opioid Dose Reduction

A new UC Davis Health study suggests that the increased rates of overdose and mental health crisis observed during the first year after opioid dose tapering persist through the second year. The study was published in JAMA Network Open.
13-Jun-2022 12:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Dogs Inhale Immunotherapy to Test Lung Cancer Treatment

An inhaled immunotherapy successfully treated cancer in some companion dogs as part of a clinical trial conducted by UC Davis oncology and veterinary researchers. Recently published study results show potential for fighting cancer in humans as well.
9-Jun-2022 1:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Internationally Renowned Cancer Researcher Joins Cancer Center’s Leadership Team

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center has a new chief science officer and associate director for basic science. Xiao-Jing Wang comes from the University of Colorado Anshutz Medical Campus where she focused on skin as well as head and neck cancers
26-May-2022 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Extreme Risk Protection Orders to Prevent Mass Shootings: What Does the Research Show?

Mass shooters frequently share their plans, creating opportunities to intervene. Experts from the UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program provide an overview of the research on mass shootings and the “red flag” laws or extreme risk...
24-Jun-2022 9:20 AM EDT

UC Davis Health experts available for interviews in English and Spanish on contact tracing

2-Oct-2020 2:55 PM EDT

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UC Davis Infectious Disease Expert Available to Comment on COVID-19 following President’s Diagnosis

2-Oct-2020 12:35 PM EDT

UC Davis Health expert available to discuss pancreatic cancer: Why it is so lethal, and why there is hope

20-Jul-2020 2:05 PM EDT

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The Surge in Throat Cancer, Especially in Men

Humanpapilloma virus (HPV) is now the leading cause of certain types of throat cancer. Dr. Michael Moore, director of head and neck surgery at UC Davis and an HPV-related cancer expert, answers some tough questions about the trend and what can be...
31-Jul-2018 6:05 PM EDT

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Oh, My Aching Head! the Who, What, Why and How to Cope with Migraine

Migraine headaches can strike any time and be debilitating, making it impossible to work or enjoy even life’s simple pleasures. They affect approximately 12 percent of the population living in the U.S. and are three times more prevalent in women...
27-Jun-2018 1:05 PM EDT

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UC Davis Researcher Urges Caution on Engineered Stem Cells

In a commentary published in the Jan. 4 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, UC Davis researcher William Murphy expressed cautious optimism about efforts to genetically engineer hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) to temporarily resist cell...
3-Jan-2018 5:05 PM EST

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All the Rage, but Do They Work? UC Davis #ADHD Expert Offers Thoughts on #Fidget Toys

10-May-2017 3:05 PM EDT

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