E-health house calls, novel probiotics among new research funded: UC Davis Health System faculty are among the principal investigators and collaborators awarded funding from the new Research Investments in Sciences and Engineering (RISE) program to conduct innovative, multidisciplinary research in areas of strategic importance to California, the nation and the world.
Katherine Rauen, professor in the Department of Pediatrics and a physician-scientist affiliated with UC Davis MIND Institute and UC Davis Children’s Hospital, has been announced as the 2014 Rare Champion of Hope Honoree in Science. The honor, awarded by the Global Genes Project, recognizes her unwavering commitment to rare disease, her investment in new treatments and her care and respect for patients.
Modern cooks know rosemary as the perfect herb to pair with a good roast chicken or lamb. But it also has powerful and ancient medicinal properties. Now we know a compound in rosemary promotes eye health and may even protect against age-related macular degeneration.
Mapping the future of health: UC Davis physician Este Geraghty’s work focuses on using the latest mapping technologies and data collection to better understand and address the interplay between health and the environment.
On July 26, 2012, the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine approved three major stem cell grants to UC Davis researchers to accelerate the development of therapies for patients suffering from critical limb ischemia, osteoporosis and Huntington's disease.
The campaign to blame unvaccinated kids and their parents for the recent whooping cough outbreaks is in high gear. It is time to take a close look at the published, peer-reviewed medical literature to unearth the reality behind the myth.