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Artificial Intelligence Tool Vastly Scales Up Alzheimer's Research

Researchers at UC Davis Health and UC San Francisco have found a way to teach a computer to detect one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease
16-May-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Prenatal vitamin intake may reduce autism recurrence in high-risk families

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...
25-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Radiologists quickly improve screening performance with 3D mammography

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. Published today in Radiology, the study led by Diana Miglioretti, UC Davis...
22-Feb-2019 6:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Early Intervention in Autism Improves Language, IQ and Social Skills

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...
4-Feb-2019 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Autism, ADHD and their risks for siblings

Dr. Meghan Miller of the UC Davis MIND Institute talks about her paper, published in JAMA Pediatrics, about the risk of younger siblings of children with autism or ADHD for either or both disorders.
11-Dec-2018 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Obesity both feeds tumors and helps immunotherapy kill cancer

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. The paradoxical findings, published today in Nature Medicine,...
7-Nov-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Study seeks to improve cancer survival for Latinos, Asians and Blacks

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center has received a $6.3 million grant from the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities for a 5-year study to tease out why some ethnic and racial minority groups fare worse than...
21-Sep-2018 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Research Informs New National Cervical Cancer Screening Recommendation

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...
16-Aug-2018 2:00 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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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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#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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#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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Moon Chen, #Cancerdisparities Expert @UCD_Cancer, Can Discuss New #Cancer Data From @Americancancer Incl. Higher Mortality in Apis, Latinos

7-Jan-2016 1:05 PM EST

Mammogram Interval Study Author Available to Discuss Research Behind New ASC Guidelines

20-Oct-2015 12:05 PM EDT

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UC Davis #Breastcancer Imaging Expert Diana Miglioretti Available 2 Discuss Import of UCSF #Breastdensity Study

18-May-2015 3:05 PM EDT

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UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center is the only National Cancer Institute comprehensive-designated center serving the Central Valley and inland Northern California, a region of more than 6 million people. Its top specialists provide compassionate, comprehensive care for more than 9,000 adults and children every year, and offer patients access to more than 150 clinical trials at any given time. Its innovative research program includes more than 280 scientists at UC Davis and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. The unique partnership, the first between a major cancer center and national laboratory, has resulted in the discovery of new tools to diagnose and treat cancer. Through the Cancer Care Network, UC Davis is collaborating with a number of hospitals and clinical centers throughout the Central Valley and Northern California regions to offer the latest cancer-care services. Its community-based outreach and education programs address disparities in cancer outcomes across diverse populations. For more information, visit


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