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Unexpected Mental Illnesses Found in a Spectrum of a Rare Genetic Disorder

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...
24-Jun-2020 3:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Defining Paths to Possible Mother to Child Coronavirus Transmission

UC Davis Health physicians defined the conditions of coronavirus transmission from mother to baby during pregnancy and delivery.
23-Jun-2020 4:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Satya Dandekar honored with prestigious NIH MERIT award for HIV research

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.
22-Jun-2020 4:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Autism severity can change substantially during early childhood

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...
28-May-2020 1:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Depression symptoms linked to reduced cognitive control in people with autism

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...
19-May-2020 3:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Behavioral intervention, not lovastatin, improves language skills in youth with fragile X

A UC Davis Health study found more evidence for the efficacy of behavioral intervention in treating language problems in youth with fragile X syndrome (FXS), but none for lovastatin as a treatment for FXS.
21-Apr-2020 8:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UC Davis Health specialists are seeing a big increase in cooking-related burns

Since California's stay-at-home order took effect, specialists at the Firefighters Burn Institute Regional Burn Center at UC Davis Medical Center have seen a nearly six-fold increase in patients with burns related to at-home food preparation.
17-Apr-2020 1:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

California Smokers’ Helpline offers free nicotine patches

Callers to the California Smokers’ Helpline can now get an additional tool to help them quit using tobacco: nicotine patches.
10-Apr-2020 5:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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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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#Autism, #vaccine experts can comment on Trump's Vaccine Safety Commission and Robert Kennedy Jr. leadership appointment

10-Jan-2017 4:05 PM EST

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UC Davis Dermatologist Oma Agbai Specializes in #Skin and Hair Disorders Unique to #Ethnic Skin, as Well as in Medical and Cosmetic Procedures for Patients of All Skin Types

13-Jul-2016 5:05 PM EDT

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Autism Awareness Month Experts Available for Interviews

14-Apr-2016 2:05 PM EDT

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#Breastcancer experts can discuss screening guidelines based on research @ucdavis. #radiation exposure and dense #breasts

8-Jan-2016 7:05 PM EST

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