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Author Archive: Charles Casey

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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