Lauren Keene

Telemedicine in the ICU can be cost-effective option

UC Davis investigators have found that telecommunication systems that provide remote monitoring and access to specialty care in intensive care units are cost-effective in most cases and even can be cost-saving in certain circumstances, making this intervention potentially economically favorable compared with other health-care services. Such information is important to hospital administrators who must make […]

Sniffing out cancer: UCD goes to the dogs

UC Davis clinicians are hoping to greatly advance cancer screenings with the innate olfactory skills of man’s best friend.

A university team of physicians, veterinarians and animal behaviorists has begun training a pair of very special canines who may represent high-tech health care on four feet in the effort to better screen for cancer, especially at early stages of the disease.

About 4-months old, the puppies Alfie (a labradoodle) and Charlie (a German shepherd) are …

UC Davis Health System earns ‘Most Wired’ award

For the fourth consecutive year, UC Davis Health System has earned “Most Wired” status as one of the nation’s health leaders in information technology. The accomplishment is based on results of a national survey conducted by Hospitals & Health Networks. The 16th annual assessment considers how hospitals use information technology to address and enhance patient […]

July 27, 2014 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Stem cell finding may offer bladder disease answers

For the first time, scientists have succeeded in coaxing laboratory cultures of human stem cells to develop into the specialized, unique cells needed to repair a patient’s defective or diseased bladder. The breakthrough, developed at the UC Davis Institute for Regenerative Cures and published last week in the scientific journal Stem Cells Translational Medicine, is […]

May 15, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Vets, doctors work doggedly to help pit bull

Each year, Karen Vernau examines 500 cats and dogs as chief of the Neurology and Neurosurgery Service at the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. So what made Bean stand out?

Where do we begin?

Usually, when we hear about translational research, it’s moving from an animal model to the human. In this instance, however, it is the human medical expertise at UCD that informs a veterinary case while also providing another example of the university’s One Health initiative, which emphasizes the integration of human and animal medicine to advance the health and wellness of all species.

Scientists eye new treatments for MS

Working with lab mice models, UC Davis scientists have detected a novel molecular target for the design of drugs that could be safer and more effective than current FDA-approved medications against multiple sclerosis. The findings of the research study could have therapeutic applications for MS as well as cerebral palsy and leukodystrophies, all disorders associated with […]

May 26, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Treatment offers hope for boy with rare disease

SACRAMENTO — Jacob Rutt is a bright 11-year-old who likes to draw detailed maps in his spare time. But the budding geographer has a hard time with physical skills most children take for granted — running and climbing trees are beyond him, and even walking can be difficult. He was diagnosed with a form of […]

February 08, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UC Davis dermatologist among scientists honored with presidential award

Emanual Maverakis, an assistant professor of dermatology at UC Davis School of Medicine, will join a highly select group later this month in a White House ceremony honoring recipients of this year’s Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on outstanding scientists and engineers in the […]

July 24, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged

High school students shine in UC Davis stem cell labs

SACRAMENTO — Summer vacation for high school students doesn’t typically consist of working inside the world’s most advanced scientific laboratories. But for a group of talented California teens, including Kalani Ratnasiri and Thomas Gepts from Davis High School, that’s exactly what this summer entailed. An innovative program sponsored by the state’s stem cell agency, the […]

Patient’s own skin cells may treat diseases, UCD researcher says

SACRAMENTO — The possibility of developing stem cells from a patient’s own skin and using them to treat conditions as diverse as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and cancer has generated tremendous excitement in the stem cell research community in recent years. Such therapies would avoid the controversial need for using stem cells derived from human […]

Surgeons test device to help swallowing

Special to The Enterprise \n SACRAMENTO — In what might be one of the world\’s first medicinal body piercings, UC Davis Health System surgeons announced this week that they have successfully implanted an experimental device in the throat of a man that will enable him to manually control his ability to swallow. \n The device, […]

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