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Complications from diabetes linked to worse memory, IQ in children

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...
22-Sep-2020 2:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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UC Davis applies microneedles to deliver gene therapy inside the eye

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.
16-Sep-2020 1:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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New dopamine sensors could help unlock the mysteries of brain chemistry

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...
15-Sep-2020 1:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Gun owner perceptions about actual firearm dangers suggest opportunities for improving gun safety

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.
8-Sep-2020 3:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Gunshot Injuries in California Drop, but Percentage of Firearm Deaths Goes Up

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.
26-Aug-2020 1:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Pregnant mother's immunity tied to behavioral, emotional challenges for kids with autism

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...
14-Aug-2020 2:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Racial, socioeconomic disparities fuel increased infant mortality rates in California

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...
11-Aug-2020 12:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

GI symptoms linked to behavioral problems in children, especially those with autism

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,...
10-Aug-2020 7:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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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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#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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