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‘Mirror world’ of dark matter may be key to solving Hubble constant problem

The universe is expanding faster than models predict; dark matter could be the missing piece   By SONORA SLATER — science@theaggie.org   Our universe grows bigger every second,...

New Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension Program at UC Davis Health establishes one-stop shop for pediatric patients’ families

The program takes a multidisciplinary approach to make the standard of care more patient-centered   By BRANDON NGUYEN — science@theaggie.org   UC Davis Health has recently developed the...

UC Davis researchers find long-term benefits of having high self-esteem

A research review discovered multiple positive long-term benefits of self-esteem that varied distinctly from the known negative effects   By MONICA MANMADKAR — science@theaggie.org   In a recent...

New human reference genome is complete for the first time since 2001

At the Telomere-to-Telomere consortium, researchers around the world collaborated to sequence the gaps left out by the initial human reference genome   By BRANDON NGUYEN —...

Rhesus monkeys are sensitive to their own heartbeat

This study serves a potential model for Alzhiemer’s disease and depression   By MONICA MANMADKAR — science@theaggie.org   According to a study published on April 11 by the...

Study by UC Davis scientists highlights overlooked threats to California whales

The study, led by graduate students at UC Davis, looks at gaps in policy geared toward ending human-caused whale mortality   By SONORA SLATER — science@theaggie.org   Whales...

UC Davis Health’s Post-COVID-19 Clinic finds patterns of symptoms persisting months after infection

Long COVID includes sets of symptoms that usually last for three to six months after the infection, but no cause for this phenomenon is...

Clouds of smoke from wildfires impact climate, human health 

Research helps understand the latent impacts of wildfires on climate   By MONICA MANMADKAR — science@theaggie.org   UC Davis researchers in the Department of Environmental Toxicology saw increases...

Study finds gaps in demographic data collected by STEM organization surveys

The study, led by a UC Davis postdoctoral student, found that many organizations lacked data on employee demographics, especially on sexual orientation and disability...

CAR T-cell therapy currently in UC Davis Health clinical trial study as potential cure for HIV

CAR T-cell immunotherapy may become the alternative option to current life-long retroviral therapy for HIV patients By BRANDON NGUYEN — science@theaggie.org   According to the Joint United...

UC Davis biodiversity collections support research, educate public

Some of the collections have recently been featured by the university during Biodiversity Museum Day on March 6 and an episode of UC Davis...

UC Davis Health adopts portable MRI system for timely assessment, diagnosis of patients

Swoop Portable MRI system is the first FDA approved portable MRI device that can be driven to the patient bedside for quick MRI scans By...

Pea plant product shows promise for Parkinson’s disease treatment

UC Davis researchers partnered a synthetic drug with a new plant product to reduce neuroinflammation By MONICA MANMADKAR — science@theaggie.org Kurarinone, a plant product derived from...

Genetically modified lettuce could protect astronauts’ bones on long spaceflights

The transgenic lettuce contains a fusion protein that can counteract the loss of bone density in microgravity By SONORA SLATER — science@theaggie.org   Our bodies were made...

Virtual conference explores use of art experiences to reduce burden of pain

The conference, co-hosted by a UC Davis assistant professor, opened a conversation between scientists, museum and healthcare professionals and individuals living with chronic pain By...