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 […]

October 09, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

UCD vaccine fends off virus that strikes weak immune systems

SACRAMENTO — An experimental vaccine against human cytomegalovirus infection — which endangers the developing fetus, organ transplant recipients, patients with HIV and others who have a weakened immune system — proved safe and more effective than previous vaccines. Developed by a team of scientists at UC Davis and the University of Alabama, Birmingham, the first-of-its-kind […]

November 03, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

‘Super pest’ invades Sacto, threatens area farms, gardens

By Jeannette Warnert A well-established population of brown marmorated stink bugs has been found in a Sacramento neighborhood, reported Chuck Ingels, UC Cooperative Extension adviser for Sacramento County — the state’s first reproducing population of the pests outside of Los Angeles. Ingels said he had no difficulty finding the pests on tree foliage and flying […]

September 22, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Free yoga class is for beginners only

Some people understand the concept that a yoga practice may be good for the body, mind and spirit, but are hesitant to sign up. They may have heard from others how it helps the body become more flexible, stronger, a lot more relaxed and even can assist in healing. Here is a chance for those […]

September 22, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

UCD research: Neandertals, not humans, made first bone tools

One day in 2011, undergraduate student Naomi Martisius was sorting through tiny bone remnants in the UC Davis paleoanthropology lab when she stumbled across a peculiar piece. The bone fragment, from a French archaeological site, turned out to be a part of an early specialized bone tool used by a Neandertal before the first modern […]

September 22, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

UCD ramps up recycling for move-in weekend

UC Davis will again partner with Dart Container to recycle cardboard and foam packaging generated by students during move-in weekend. Dart will haul the foam to its Lodi facility for processing, then on to another manufacturer that will use the material to create picture frames and crown molding. The cardboard will be sent to Recycling Industries […]

September 20, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Cyclist hurt in collision with car

A bicyclist was hospitalized Wednesday evening after colliding with a car near Eighth and B streets, according to the Davis Police Department. Lt. Glenn Glasgow said the driver, 24-year-old Antwanette Wiley of Davis, was traveling westbound on Eighth and failed to yield to the eastbound bicyclist as she made a left turn onto B Street. […]

September 20, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

CHP checkpoint planned Friday night

The Woodland office of the California Highway Patrol will conduct a sobriety and driver license safety checkpoint Friday night somewhere within the unincorporated area of Yolo County. The location will be announced later Friday. The purpose of the checkpoint is to detect and deter both drunken and unlicensed drivers, CHP Officer Bryan Konvalin said. It […]

September 20, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Woodland Healthcare opens a second Davis office

To accommodate a growing demand for specialty services in Davis and surrounding communities, Woodland Healthcare has opened a new 6,000-square-foot specialty medical office adjacent to its current office in Davis. Audiology; cardiology; dermatology; ear, nose and throat; gastroenterology; neurology; midwifery, oncology; urology and women’s health services are available at the new office at 2440 W. […]

September 29, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Mace, I-80 interchange bike path closed this weekend

Continuing the theme of rebuilding roads and bike paths in Davis this year, the Interstate 80 bike path at the Mace Boulevard interchange — a popular spot for those heading to and from Sacramento on their bikes — will be closed this weekend for repairs. Caltrans, the lead agency on the project, has removed the […]

September 20, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Congressmen go to bat for Travis tankers

Reps. John Garamendi and Mike Thompson this week argued for preserving the U.S. Air Force’s fleet of KC-10 tankers, 27 of which are assigned to Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield. Defense News recently reported that rumors that the 59-tanker fleet may be eliminated as the Air Force copes with sequestration budget cuts. Garamendi has […]

September 20, 2013 | Posted in U.S. Congress | Tagged ,

$10 million gift to fund UC Davis water work

UC Davis will build on its success as a center for problem-solving research on California’s critical water issues thanks to a $10 million gift to the Center for Watershed Sciences.

The gift from the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation will enable the Center for Watershed Sciences — the state’s leading academic institute on water management — to expand its scientific research and public engagement capabilities on the state’s increasingly difficult water problems.

These problems include drinking water safety and reliability, flood protection, agricultural production, hydroelectric power, recreational use and the survival of salmon and other native fish species.

School district acts to help students cope with Marsh case

Three months after 16-year-old Daniel Marsh was arrested and charged with the murders of Davis residents Claudia Maupin and Oliver “Chip” Northup, all students at Davis High School received counseling Thursday on dealing with the case and media coverage of court proceedings. Marsh, who was a sophomore at the school last year — and previously […]

September 20, 2013 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

Can you give them a home?

Hoss is a 9- to 10-month-old neutered male German shepherd/Rottweiler cross who is a manageable size — not too big and not too small. He is a happy dog who gets along well with everyone and plays well with female dogs. Charlotte is a 5-year-old spayed female purebred beagle. She is extremely good-natured and plays well […]

September 20, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,