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Tuesday, February 27, 2024

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Rejection is associated with higher levels of brain activity in individuals who tend to ruminate

A UC Davis study found that increased electrical activity and blood flow occur in parts of the brain associated with identity, especially in adolescent...

Therapy dogs can be an invaluable resource for improving patients’ well-being

Newly-employed golden retriever Landon has been brightening up hospital rooms at UC Davis Health   By KATIE HELLMAN — science@theaggie.org Landon, a two-year-old golden retriever, has an...

Social isolation can have negative health impacts, but affected individuals may not seek help

Studies have shown that in geriatric populations specifically, those reporting higher levels of loneliness were also less likely to use telehealth for medical care   By...

Three baby mountain lions have been rescued and nursed back to health by UC Davis Wildlife Health Center

The cubs’ rescue is part of a conservation effort to protect the species as they face a rapid population decline   By KATIE HELLMAN — science@theaggie.org Mountain...

Augmented reality glasses may be the future of surgery

This technology allows surgeons to visualize their patients’ anatomy without making a single incision   By KATIE HELLMAN — science@theaggie.org Part of a surgeon’s responsibility is to...

The consequences of cannabis and why young people use it

The drug commonly used for enjoyment and coping purposes may lead to cognitive, sleep and other somatic issues   By KATIE HELLMAN — science@theaggie.org Cannabis, also frequently...

Newly designed scaffold can reduce the time it takes burn wounds to heal

The scaffold utilizes a special molecule that interacts with endothelial cells, accelerating the healing process and reducing complications   By KATIE HELLMAN — science@theaggie.org    UC Davis researchers...

Anxiety affects men and women differently due to a key hormone

Testosterone, a hormone present in larger quantities in males, plays a vital role in stress regulation   By KATIE HELLMAN — science@theaggie.org Anxiety disorders are diagnosed in...

Technique developed to analyze the impact of COVID-19 on the immune system

Positron emission tomography is allowing scientists to study how viral infections affect T cells   By KATIE HELLMAN — science@theaggie.org  Positron emission tomography (PET) is a technique...

Networking, hands-on coding experience and free pizza all highlights of female-centric HerHacks event

Girls Who Code hosts beginner-friendly hackathon focused on sustainability and student life   By SONORA SLATER — science@theaggie.org    “This is my first hackathon,” first-year data science major...

Genetic research may allow golden retrievers to live longer

A gene variant in the breed has a significant association with cancer occurrences   By KATIE HELLMAN — science@theaggie.org  Golden retrievers are known for being playful, affectionate...

Protein has been identified that can be ‘switched’ on to activate cancer cell death

The CD95 receptor can be used alongside immunotherapy to kill cancer cells   By KATIE HELLMAN — science@theaggie.org  Researchers from the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center have...

New MRI system can capture live images of moving wrists

This emerging technology will improve medical diagnoses and anatomical knowledge   By KATIE HELLMAN — science@theaggie.org  A recent study published in the British Journal of Radiology has...

The role of physician assistants in the medical field

Learn about this rapidly expanding profession and how it compares to other jobs in healthcare   By KATIE HELLMAN — science@theaggie.org  Physician assistants, also known as physician...

Killer whales have been harassing and killing porpoises without intending to eat them

The whales are thought to exhibit this behavior as a sign of social play, hunting practices and mismothering behavior   By KATIE HELLMAN — science@theaggie.org  A recent...