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UC Davis researchers are first to measure percentage of live microbes in daily diet 

Scientists weigh in on how many microbes we should eat, how many most people are eating in everyday diet   By MONICA MANMADKAR — science@theaggie.org   Nutrients in...

Sucrose consumption linked to increased risk of type 2 diabetes

Sucrose, sugar’s more natural form, found to be “as harmful” as high-fructose corn syrup   By MONICA MANMADKAR — science@theaggie.org   According to a study published by UC...

UC Davis Health study finds that long-term risks are associated with opioid dose reduction

Increased rates of overdose and mental health crises spur closer monitoring of patients undergoing opioid tapering   By BRANDON NGUYEN — science@theaggie.org   The opioid epidemic or crisis...

New immunotherapy for dogs can help researchers understand lung cancer therapies

UC Davis researchers uncover and compare potential benefits of dog immunotherapies   By MONICA MANMADKAR — science@theaggie.org   Comparative oncology is one of five research programs within the...

UC Davis researcher unveils how brains learn through inference 

Study shows how problems are mapped throughout the brain   By MONICA MANMADKAR — science@theaggie.org   It is known that humans and animals represent choice-outcome relationships in...

A map of mystery: How researchers discovered unique brain organization in bats

New research by Dr. Andrew Halley and the Krubitzer Lab at UC Davis details how bat brains are highly specialized for echolocation and flight By...

Gardening improves mental, physical health during the pandemic

UC Davis conducted a survey that suggests increasing the number of green spaces for urban farming can be helpful   By MONICA MANMADKAR — science@theaggie.org   Gardening has...

First ever robotically-assisted bronchoscopy performed by UC Davis Health physicians

Combining bronchoscopy and surgical platforms through robotic technology allows for quicker diagnosis and treatment for lung cancer patients By BRANDON NGUYEN — science@theaggie.org For the first...

UC Davis students with food allergies share their experiences in recognition of Food Allergy Awareness Month 

Students describe dining common accommodations and offer advice for how peers can support friends with food allergies   By SONORA SLATER — science@theaggie.org   May is Food Allergy...

Plastics can carry land pathogens to sea

Pathogens can attach to microplastics and affect sea life  By MONICA MANMADKAR — science@theaggie.org Microplastics can carry pathogens from land to sea, which can affect wildlife...

Pediatric patient born with organs outside of abdominal cavity transformed by multidisciplinary UC Davis Health team

Everly Jacobsen was diagnosed with an abnormally large omphalocele, a birth defect that only affects one in 5000 children   By BRANDON NGUYEN — science@theaggie.org   Born in...

Autism Awareness Month closes with a LIVE talk from UC Davis experts

UC Davis experts answer questions on autism and the pandemic’s impact   By MONICA MANMADKAR — science@theaggie.org   Since 1998, the UC Davis MIND Institute has been working...

UC Davis Health launches health care initiative to improve organ transplant equity

Pluralist is an initiative aimed at recognizing the needs of underserved communities in need of life-saving organ transplant surgeries   By BRANDON NGUYEN — science@theaggie.org   According to...

‘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...