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  • Early cancer deaths linked to being single, living in a poor neighborhood: April, 2017 - UC Davis Health System research news
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 25, 2017) - Patients in California hospitals were more likely to die within 60 days of being diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia – a cancer of the blood and bone marrow – if they were unmarried, lived in a less-affluent neighborhood or lacked health insurance. The UC Davis study also found that patients treated at a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer center were more likely to survive.
  • Second cancers deadlier in young patients: April, 2017 - UC Davis Health System research news
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 20, 2017) - Second cancers in children and adolescents and young adults (AYA) are far deadlier than they are in older adults and may partially account for the relatively poor outcomes of cancer patients ages 15-39 overall, a new study by UC Davis researchers has found.
  • Improving outcomes for adults with autism spectrum disorder: April, 2017 - UC Davis Health System research news
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 7, 2017) - Adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) will be the topic of the next Minds behind the MIND lecture on April 19 at 5:30 p.m. at the UC Davis MIND Institute, 2825 50th St. in Sacramento. The lecture is free and open to the public.
  • Hitting cancer with high-intensity ultrasound and immunotherapy: March, 2017 - UC Davis Health System research news
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 23, 2017) - In a new study published today in JCI Insight, UC Davis researchers have shown that combining high-intensity focused ultrasound with two immunotherapies (a PD-1 checkpoint inhibitor and TLR9 agonist) can produce excellent response rates in mouse models of epithelial cancer. They also found that, for the combination to be effective, immunotherapies must come first.
  • UC Davis researchers investigate adult blood-clotting drug for use in severely injured children: March, 2017 - UC Davis Health System research news
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 14, 2017) - UC Davis emergency medicine researchers have been awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute) to investigate the safety and efficacy of a drug known to stop bleeding in injured adults for use in cases of pediatric trauma.
  • How H. pylori thrives in the highly acidic stomach: March, 2017 - UC Davis Health System research news
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 9, 2017) - An international team of reseachers led by Thomas Borén at Umeå University and including Jay Solnick, professor internal medicine at UC Davis, has discovered the tmechanism that gives the bacteria such staying-power and ability to cause chronic infection.
  • Developing new collaborations and technologies: March, 2017 - UC Davis Health System research news
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 7, 2017) - With a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), UC Davis and Boston University will focus on establishing partnerships with industry, academe and government that lead to the development of innovative biophotonic technologies for use in medicine and other scientific disciplines.
  • University of California, Stanford partner on research to improve health in California and nationwide: March, 2017 - UC Davis Health System research news
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 7, 2017) - The University of California Biomedical Research Acceleration, Integration, and Development program (UC BRAID) and Stanford University have formed an alliance to combine resources and develop a coordinated approach to research targeting the health of Californians – a partnership that can serve as a model for collaborations throughout the country.
  • UC Davis joins national consortium to find regenerative treatments for dental and craniofacial tissues: March, 2017 - UC Davis Health System research news
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 7, 2017) - UC Davis will join other California research institutions in a three-year, $12 million effort to find regenerative treatments for dental, oral and craniofacial deformities and injuries.
  • Doctors and patients often disagree on pain treatment goals: March, 2017 - UC Davis Health System research news
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 6, 2017) - Disagreements between doctors and patients over the priorities of pain treatment are common during primary care office visits, new research from UC Davis Health shows. Patients hope to reduce pain intensity and identify the cause, while physicians aim to improve physical function and reduce medication side effects, including dependency.

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