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Author Archive: Phyllis Brown

Antidepressant use during pregnancy linked to autism

Prenatal exposure to medications frequently prescribed to treat depression, anxiety and other mental-health disorders, is associated with a higher incidence of autism spectrum disorder and developmental delays in male children, a study of nearly 1,000 mother-child pairs has found. “This study provides further evidence that in some children, prenatal exposure to (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) […]

Autism experts to discuss research advances

UC Davis autism researchers Sally J. Rogers and Judy Van de Water will present a free public talk on clinical and research advances in autism spectrum disorder from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, in the UC Davis MIND Institute auditorium, 2825 50th St. in Sacramento. Rogers, a professor in the department of psychiatry […]

UCD makes progress with childhood obesity

SACRAMENTO — Using telemedicine to unite clinicians and provide health education for them — and by extension, their patients — is an effective way to manage childhood obesity in remote areas. For these communities, which often have limited access to pediatric subspecialists, having a HEALTH-COP can make all the difference. UC Davis research published in […]

Genetic disorder often misdiagnosed as autism, says UCD study

SACRAMENTO — Children with a genetic disorder called 22q11.2 deletion syndrome, who frequently are believed to also have autism, often may be misidentified because the social impairments associated with their developmental delay may mimic the features of autism. That’s according to a study by researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute that is he first to examine […]

UCD Children’s Hospital saves life of boy, 14, with hantavirus

SACRAMENTO — Jordan Herbst, a 14-year-old Bishop boy, is at home recovering from a life-threatening and rare hantavirus infection, thanks to the efforts of pediatric specialists at hospitals in Nevada and at UC Davis Children’s Hospital. They included a UCD critical care transport team that hand-ventilated Jordan for more than two hours while he was […]

Study: ‘Circuitry loss’ may indicate cognitive decline

SACRAMENTO — The degeneration of a small, wishbone-shaped structure deep inside the brain may provide the earliest clues to future cognitive decline, long before healthy older people exhibit clinical symptoms of memory loss or dementia. The longitudinal study by researchers with the UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center found that the only discernible brain differences between normal […]

UCD telemedicine boosts pediatric care, study finds

Telemedicine consultations with pediatric critical-care medicine physicians significantly improve the quality of care for seriously ill and injured children treated in remote rural emergency rooms, where pediatricians and pediatric specialists are scarce, a study by researchers at UC Davis Children’s Hospital has found. The study also found that rural emergency room physicians are more likely […]

Genes discovery could help children with Prader-Willi syndrome

SACRAMENTO — Researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute and Agilent Laboratories have found that Prader-Willi syndrome — a genetic disorder best known for causing an insatiable appetite that can lead to morbid obesity — is associated with the loss of non-coding RNAs, resulting in the dysregulation of circadian and metabolic genes, accelerated energy expenditure […]

Award to boost UCD’s early childhood autism research

UC Davis MIND Institute researchers have received a $13 million award from the National Institutes of Health to establish an Autism Center of Excellence and Treatment Network, making the MIND Institute one of only nine such centers in the United States. Announced Tuesday — World Autism Awareness Day — the ACE award underwrites a research […]

Med school grads pursuing careers in primary care

SACRAMENTO — Nearly half of the 107 medical students graduating from UC Davis in June will enter primary-care medicine residency programs, the highest percentage in more than a decade, demonstrating the school’s ongoing commitment to alleviating the nationwide shortage of providers in the specialty. Of the 107 students in the UC Davis Medical School Class […]

UCD: Cause of fragile-X disorders more common than thought

A single genetic defect on the X chromosome that can result in a wide array of conditions — from learning and emotional difficulties to primary ovarian insufficiency in women and tremors in middle-aged men — occurs at a much greater frequency than previously thought, research led by the UC Davis MIND Institute has found. The […]

Youmans furthers his leadership in neurological surgery

The first holder of the Julian R. Youmans Endowed Chair in the department of neurological surgery in the UC Davis School of Medicine is J. Paul Muizelaar, professor, chair and training program director. The chair was established through an endowment from Julian R. Youmans, the department’s founding chair. Youmans is a leader in the field of neurological surgery and also […]

UCD neurosurgeons grow neck vertebrae from stem cells

Special to The Enterprise SACRAMENTO — Neurosurgery researchers at the UC Davis Health System have used a new, leading-edge stem cell therapy to promote the growth of bone tissue following the removal of cervical discs — the cushions between the bones in the neck — to relieve chronic, debilitating pain. The procedure was performed by associate […]

UCD study links high blood pressure, smoking to brain’s decline

By Phyllis Brown SACRAMENTO — High blood pressure, diabetes, obesity and smoking in middle age can cause vascular damage, decrease brain volume and cause cognitive decline later in life, a study led by researchers at UC Davis has found. The study is published in Tuesday’s issue of Neurology, the journal of the American Academy of […]

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