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  1. Hepatitis A-like virus identified in sealsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 25 | Medical News Today

    Scientists in the Center for Infection and Immunity at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health have discovered a new virus in seals that is the closest known relative of the human hepatitis A virus. The finding provides new clues on the emergence of hepatitis A. The research appears in the July/August issue of mBio , the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology.

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  2. Hepatitis A-like virus identified in sealsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 25 | Medical News Today

    Scientists in the Center for Infection and Immunity at the Mailman School of Public Health have discovered a new virus in seals that is the closest known relative of the human hepatitis A virus. The finding provides new clues on the emergence of hepatitis A. The research appears in the July/August issue of mBio , the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology.

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  3. Molecular machine, not assembly line, assembles microtubulesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 21 | Medical News Today

    When they think about how cells put together the molecules that make life work, biologists have tended to think of assembly lines: Add A to B, tack on C, and so on. But the reality might be more like a molecular version of a 3-D printer, where a single mechanism assembles the molecule in one go.

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  4. Tool boosts accuracy in assessing breast cancer riskRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 20 | Medical News Today

    A national risk model that gauges a woman's chance of developing breast cancer has been refined to give a more accurate assessment. The revised figures, based on data from more than one million patients, reveal a 300 percent increase in a subset of women whose five-year risk is estimated at 3 percent or higher.

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  5. Finding biomarkers for early lung cancer diagnosisRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 19 | Medical News Today

    Despite decades of warnings about smoking, lung cancer is still the second-most common cancer and the leading cause of death from cancer in the U.S. Patients are often diagnosed only when their disease is already at an advanced stage and hard to treat. Researchers at the West Coast Metabolomics Center at UC Davis are trying to change that, by identifying biomarkers that could be the basis of early tests for lung cancer.

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  6. New combination treatment effective against melanoma skin metastasesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 12 | Medical News Today

    In findings never before seen in melanoma , a novel combination therapy was found to be highly effective at treating patients with skin metastases, new research from UC Davis has shown. Led by Emanual Maverakis of the UC Davis Department of Dermatology, the research found that Interleukin -2 combined with imiquimod and topical retinoid therapy in patients with so-called "in-transit metastases" is a promising therapeutic option.

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  7. Mutations linked to genetic disorders shed light on a crucial DNA repair pathwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 10 | Medical News Today

    Dividing cells are prone to errors, and so they must be prepared to summon sophisticated emergency systems to deal with potential damage. One type of division-derailing mishap can occur when assault by certain chemicals causes two strands of DNA to permanently connect when they shouldn't, in what scientists call interstrand crosslinks .

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  8. Ovarian cancer not as fatal as previously thought, study findsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 6 | Medical News Today

    Ovarian cancer is the fifth most common cause of cancer deaths among women in the US, according to the American Cancer Society. However, a new study offers hope for women diagnosed with the disease; the 10-year survival rate is higher than previously thought.

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  9. Risks of screening mammography overestimated: large study shows women ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 22, 2015 | Medical News Today

    Screening mammography is safer than previously thought, suggests a large study that determined women receive about 30 percent less radiation during the test than assumed. The research is being presented at the 57th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine .

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  10. Acupuncture can improve outcomes in dermatological conditionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 15, 2015 | Medical News Today

    Medical evidence supports the potential for acupuncture to be significantly more effective in the treatment of dermatologic conditions such as dermatitis, pruritus, and urticaria than alternative treatment options, "placebo acupuncture," or no treatment, according to a review of the medical literature published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine , a peer-reviewed publication from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. In "Acupuncture as a Treatment Modality in Dermatology: A Systematic Review," authors Chelsea Ma, MD, and Raja Sivamani, MD, MS, CAT, University of California, Davis, analyzed the findings from 24 studies in which acupuncture was used as a primary treatment method for a range of dermatologic disorders.

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  11. Impact of major Alzheimer's-related gene may be felt years before any symptoms appearRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 14, 2015 | Medical News Today

    The best-known genetic variant linked to Alzheimer's disease may be "at work" promoting deposits of plaque in the brain long before any symptoms of the disease can be measured on tests, according to a national research study led by Indiana University School of Medicine investigators. In a research paper published in the journal Alzheimer's and Dementia , the scientists provide additional evidence for focusing research, and eventually treatment, on people at risk of Alzheimer's long before the disease is diagnosed.

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  12. UC Davis researchers find key mechanism that causes neuropathic painRead the original story

    Jul 7, 2015 | Medical News Today

    Scientists at the University of California, Davis, have identified a key mechanism in neuropathic pain. The discovery could eventually benefit millions of patients with chronic pain from trauma, diabetes , shingles , multiple sclerosis or other conditions that cause nerve damage.

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  13. UC Davis study guides efforts to find new strategies, solutions to fight pediatric asthmaRead the original story

    Jun 29, 2015 | Medical News Today

    Low flu vaccination rates, medication compliance and limited access to primary care providers have contributed to the high pediatric asthma rates in California, say UC Davis pediatricians Ulfat Shaikh and Robert Byrd, who have published an extensive study describing the challenges faced by children with asthma in California. Analyzing data from the 2011-12 California Health Interview Survey, the study details several issues affecting asthma care and offers a number of public policy strategies that could help remedy these shortcomings.

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  14. Color memory influenced by categories, according to new Rutgers-Camden researchRead the original story

    Jun 24, 2015 | Medical News Today

    Colors best remembered in combination of the color that was actually seen and the color category assigned to that color As Sarah Allred explains, while color perception universally involves the practice of categorizing colors according to basic labels, the influence of categorization on color memory remains largely unknown and understudied. 'So that leaves a lot of questions unanswered,' says Allred, an assistant professor of psychology at Rutgers University-Camden.

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  15. Evidence supports therapeutic potential of plant-based terpenoids for skin diseasesRead the original story

    Jun 16, 2015 | Medical News Today

    A review of clinical studies that used terpenoids to treat a variety of dermatological diseases demonstrated that this diverse class of phytochemicals may benefit patients with actinic keratosis, cutaneous candidiasis , hyperpigmentation, photoaging, and wounds. Evidence supporting the use of terpenoids in these disorders and linking the significant anti-tumor, anti-inflammatory, and anti-oxidant properties of terpenoids to the pathogenic mechanisms underlying many cutaneous diseases is presented in a Review article published in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine , a peer-reviewed publication from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers.

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  16. 'Crosstalk' gives clues to diabetesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 16, 2015 | Medical News Today

    Sometimes, listening in on a conversation can tell you a lot. For Mark Huising, an assistant professor in the Department of Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior at the UC Davis College of Biological Sciences, that crosstalk is between the cells that control your body's response to sugar, and understanding the conversation can help us understand, and perhaps ultimately treat, diabetes .

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  17. Body's response to spicy foods guides design of new pain relief drugsRead the original story

    Jun 10, 2015 | Medical News Today

    UC Davis researchers have identified the molecular interactions that allow capsaicin to activate the body's primary receptor for sensing heat and pain, paving the way for the design of more selective and effective drugs to relieve pain. Their study appeared online June 8 in the journal Nature Chemical Biology.

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  18. UC Davis study finds significant cost savings in pediatric telemedicine consultsRead the original story

    May 22, 2015 | Medical News Today

    Researchers at UC Davis have conducted a comprehensive study to determine whether pediatric telemedicine consultations with rural emergency departments save money compared to telephone consults. The answer is a resounding yes.

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  19. Revealing kidney cancer's secretRead the original story

    May 15, 2015 | Medical News Today

    An international team of scientists, led by UC Davis nephrologist Robert Weiss, have used a sophisticated combination of proteomics and metabolomics to show how renal cell carcinoma reprograms its metabolism and evades the immune system. In addition, the study found that cancer grade has a major impact on this reprogramming.

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  20. Researchers provide further insight into male bias of autismRead the original story w/Photo

    May 14, 2015 | Medical News Today

    Autism spectrum disorder is more prevalent among males than females, with studies frequently reporting a 2:1 or 3:1 male to female bias. While the causes of this bias are still unknown, a series of new studies have revealed new insights into how the different genders affect the condition.

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