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October 2019

Study identifies 5 patterns of gun ownership by motivation, practices, other features

October 10, 2019

The UC Davis study is the first to identify nuanced patterns of gun ownership. Striking differences between the groups, suggests one-size-fits-all approaches to prevent firearm injuries and death may be less effective than those that consider these differences.

UC Davis Health unaffected by power outage

October 9, 2019

PG&E outage not affecting UC Davis Health

Four UC Davis studies report on key issues in preventing gun violence

October 7, 2019

Research from scholars at the UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program and the University of California Firearm Violence Research Center published this week are informing the national dialogue on reducing injury and death from gun violence.

Cellular therapy shows promise for Duchenne muscular dystrophy

October 7, 2019

UC Davis Health researchers announced promising findings from interim results of HOPE-2 clinical trial for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Blood flow screening to improve detection of critical congenital heart defects in newborns

October 2, 2019

Heather Siefkes, assistant professor of pediatric critical care at UC Davis Children’s Hospital, was awarded National Institute of Child Health and Human Development grant to improve critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) early detection in newborns by establishing a threshold to blood flow levels.

UC Davis awarded new CRISPR grant to test novel approach to cancer treatment

October 1, 2019

UC Davis scientists win NIH award to develop a novel approach to using CRISPR to tackle colon cancer cells.

September 2019

Handgun purchasers with a prior DUI have a greater risk for serious violence, study finds

September 30, 2019

A UC Davis study of nearly 80,000 legal handgun owners in California finds that those with a prior DUI conviction have a greater risk of murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault and other serious violent crimes compared to those without DUI convictions.

Web tool prioritizes health risks for postmenopausal women

September 23, 2019

A new web-based calculator helps middle-aged women predict their risks of experiencing heart attack, stroke, hip fracture, or breast, lung or colorectal cancer within 5, 10 or 15 years.

All of Us Research Program enrolls more than 200,000 core participants nationwide

September 20, 2019

The California consortium, which includes UC Davis Health, just surpassed 23,000 core participants. Outreach efforts to roll  out in Davis, Elk Grove and the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center this October.

Study to test a new way of talking with patients about low-back pain imaging

September 19, 2019

Joshua Fenton, a UC Davis professor of family and community medicine, has received a $1.4 million, four-year grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to test an approach to helping low-back pain patients understand when they do not need imaging tests that increase radiation exposure and provide no clinical benefit.

UC Davis invests $4 Million to launch new research centers

September 16, 2019

A gene therapy center and a perinatal origins of disparities center are part of a new $4 million initiative at UC Davis that is designed to address some of society's greatest challenges and needs.

Prestigious scholarship recognizes medical student's activism, UC Davis' leadership in reducing health inequities

September 13, 2019

No other school has more recipients of the Herbert W. Nickens Medical Student Scholarship than UC Davis.

Medical imaging rates continue to rise despite push to reduce them

September 3, 2019

Physician groups have pushed to reduce rates of medical imaging, but they continue to go up, raising concerns about potential harms to patients, UC Davis and other researchers have found.

August 2019

Probiotic use can lead to major economic and health savings related to flu-like illnesses

August 28, 2019

A team of researchers developed an economic model to estimate the cost savings of general probiotic use in the U.S. by simulating a population representative of the national demographics. They found that savings to the health care payer and the economy could reach $1.4 billion a year in medical bills and lost productivity due to acute respiratory tract infections.

Mapping the brain landscape for Alzheimer's disease using artificial intelligence

August 14, 2019

A team of researchers lead by Brittany Dugger of UC Davis Health has been awarded a major grant from the National Institute for Aging (NIA) to help define the neuropathology of Alzheimer's disease in individuals of Mexican, Cuban, Puerto Rican, and Dominican descent. The five-year grant will fund the first large-scale initiative to present a detailed description of brain manifestations of the Alzheimer's disease using artificial intelligence and machine learning.