UC Davis Advancing Health Worldwide News https://www.ucdavis.edu/ UC Davis Advancing Health Worldwide News for UC Davis en Can Science Find a Better Way to Trim a Cat’s Nails? https://www.ucdavis.edu/news/can-science-find-better-way-trim-cats-nails UC Davis researchers are trying to find the best method to trim a cat's nails to reduces stress for the cat and the human. November 30, 2023 Emily C. Dooley https://www.ucdavis.edu/news/can-science-find-better-way-trim-cats-nails Higher Conscientiousness Linked to Less Risk of Dementia Diagnosis https://www.ucdavis.edu/health/news/conscientious-personalities-less-risk-dementia-diagnosis <p>People with personality traits such as conscientiousness, extraversion and positive affect are less likely to be diagnosed with dementia than those with neuroticism and negative affect, according to a new analysis by researchers at the University of California, Davis and Northwestern University. The difference was not linked to physical damage to brain tissue found in dementia patients, but more likely to how certain personality traits help people navigate dementia-related impairments.</p> November 29, 2023 Andy Fell https://www.ucdavis.edu/health/news/conscientious-personalities-less-risk-dementia-diagnosis Why Do Some People Get Headaches From Drinking Red Wine? https://www.ucdavis.edu/health/news/why-do-some-people-get-headaches-drinking-red-wine Ever get a headache after drinking red wine? UC Davis researchers may have uncovered the culprit: the flavanol quercetin and its impact on alcohol metabolism. November 20, 2023 Amy M Quinton https://www.ucdavis.edu/health/news/why-do-some-people-get-headaches-drinking-red-wine Zika Infection in Pregnant Macaques Slows Fetal Growth https://www.ucdavis.edu/health/news/zika-infection-pregnant-macaques-slows-fetal-growth <p>Zika virus infection in pregnant rhesus macaques slows fetal growth and affects how infants and mothers interact in the first month of life, according to a new study from researchers at the California National Primate Research Center at the University of California, Davis. The work, published Oct. 25 in Science Translational Medicine, has implications for both humans exposed to Zika virus and for other viruses that can cross the placenta, including SARS-CoV2, responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic. </p> October 25, 2023 Andy Fell https://www.ucdavis.edu/health/news/zika-infection-pregnant-macaques-slows-fetal-growth Novel Dynamic Imaging Technology Captures the Body’s Immune Response to COVID-19 https://www.ucdavis.edu/news/novel-dynamic-imaging-technology-captures-bodys-immune-response-covid-19 <p>A team of UC Davis scientists used <a href="https://explorer.ucdavis.edu/about-explorer">dynamic total-body positron emission tomography (PET)</a> to provide the first imaging of the human body’s immune response to COVID-19 infection in recovering patients. Their work, published in <a href="https://www.science.org/doi/full/10.1126/sciadv.adh7968?af=R">Science Advances</a>, could lead to a better understanding of how the body’s immune system responds to viral infections and develops long-term protection against re-infection.</p> October 19, 2023 Andy Fell https://www.ucdavis.edu/news/novel-dynamic-imaging-technology-captures-bodys-immune-response-covid-19 Can Golden Retrievers Live Longer? https://www.ucdavis.edu/health/news/can-golden-retrievers-live-longer Learn how UC Davis researchers have found a gene associated with longevity in golden retrievers, a dog breed with a 65% chance of dying of cancer. October 19, 2023 Amy M Quinton https://www.ucdavis.edu/health/news/can-golden-retrievers-live-longer UC Davis Researchers Awarded $28M to Combat Rift Valley Fever https://www.ucdavis.edu/health/news/uc-davis-researchers-awarded-28m-combat-rift-valley-fever <p>Researchers at the University of California, Davis, One Health Institute, or OHI, have been awarded $28 million to lead a novel human vaccine trial against Rift Valley fever virus in Africa. </p> <p>The project, funded by the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, or CEPI, and the European Union’s Horizon Europe program, aims to work with partners in African countries affected by the virus to assess the safety and immune response of the vaccine in people most at risk.</p> September 14, 2023 Emily C. Dooley https://www.ucdavis.edu/health/news/uc-davis-researchers-awarded-28m-combat-rift-valley-fever Efforts Intensify To Assist Avian Botulism-Affected Birds At Tulare Lake https://www.ucdavis.edu/health/news/efforts-intensify-assist-avian-botulism-affected-birds-tulare-lake The UC Davis-managed Oiled Wildlife Care Network responds with CDFW and partners to birds affected by avian botulism at Tulare Lake in California. September 09, 2023 Katherine E Kerlin https://www.ucdavis.edu/health/news/efforts-intensify-assist-avian-botulism-affected-birds-tulare-lake The Right Combo: Getting the Most Health Benefits from Fruit Smoothies https://www.ucdavis.edu/health/news/right-combo-getting-most-health-benefits-fruit-smoothies Blending certain ingredients in fruit smoothies can influence whether your body is getting a nutritional boost, finds a UC Davis study. August 24, 2023 Amy M Quinton https://www.ucdavis.edu/health/news/right-combo-getting-most-health-benefits-fruit-smoothies Using Glowing Fish to Detect Harmful Pesticides https://www.ucdavis.edu/health/news/using-glowing-fish-detect-harmful-pesticides <p>Birth defects related to chromosomal abnormalities often stem from exposure to chemicals early in the mother’s life. But determining which chemicals are at fault poses a serious challenge — akin to solving a hit-and-run case, decades after the fact. Two researchers in the UC Davis College of Biological Sciences are developing a method that could identify harmful chemicals far more quickly, with the help of red- and green-glowing zebrafish.</p> August 15, 2023 Andy Fell https://www.ucdavis.edu/health/news/using-glowing-fish-detect-harmful-pesticides Bringing COVID-19 Data into Focus https://www.ucdavis.edu/news/bringing-covid-19-data-focus <p>Using an approach based on computer vision technology, researchers can work back from COVID-19 mortality data to see how infection rates changed on the day a lockdown or similar measure was introduced. The approach could be generally useful in future epidemics and pandemics. The work is published July 14 in <a href="https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.adf0673">Science Advances</a>. </p> July 14, 2023 Andy Fell https://www.ucdavis.edu/news/bringing-covid-19-data-focus ‘The Backdrop’ Podcast: The Nature of Memory and Early Signs of Alzheimer’s https://www.ucdavis.edu/news/backdrop-podcast-nature-memory-and-early-signs-alzheimers <p>Scientists at UC Davis are working to identify early indicators to identify people with pre-clinical Alzheimer’s disease. The hope is that earlier detection — before the brain is significantly damaged — would allow for more successful interventions and better outcomes.</p> June 28, 2023 Soterios J Johnson https://www.ucdavis.edu/news/backdrop-podcast-nature-memory-and-early-signs-alzheimers California Veterinary Emergency Team Ready to Help Animals in Wildfires https://www.ucdavis.edu/health/news/california-veterinary-emergency-team-ready-help-animals-wildfires Learn how UC Davis-administered California Veterinary Emergency Team, or CVET, is ready to lead effort to provide veterinary care when wildfires strike. June 28, 2023 Amy M Quinton https://www.ucdavis.edu/health/news/california-veterinary-emergency-team-ready-help-animals-wildfires Unsafe Feeding Methods Spiked During Infant Formula Shortage https://www.ucdavis.edu/health/news/unsafe-feeding-methods-spiked-during-infant-formula-shortage A UC Davis survey finds nearly half of parents who rely on formula for their babies resorted to potentially harmful feeding methods during the infant formula shortage. June 27, 2023 Amy M Quinton https://www.ucdavis.edu/health/news/unsafe-feeding-methods-spiked-during-infant-formula-shortage Measuring Meals https://www.ucdavis.edu/health/news/measuring-meals Food assistance at UC Davis is making students healthier. Learn how efforts to provide food to students in need is making a measurable impact. June 27, 2023 Cody Kitaura https://www.ucdavis.edu/health/news/measuring-meals Wild and Feral Cats in Populated Areas Release More Toxoplasmosis Parasites https://www.ucdavis.edu/health/news/wild-and-feral-cats-populated-areas-release-more-toxoplasmosis-parasites More humans and temperature fluctuations may exacerbate the spread of T. gondii and other infectious diseases, a UC Davis study found. June 21, 2023 Katherine E Kerlin https://www.ucdavis.edu/health/news/wild-and-feral-cats-populated-areas-release-more-toxoplasmosis-parasites Final Necropsy Findings for Beloved Mountain Lion P-22 https://www.ucdavis.edu/news/final-necropsy-findings-beloved-mountain-lion-p-22 The results of famed mountain lion P-22's necropsy conducted by UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and partners. June 15, 2023 Katherine E Kerlin https://www.ucdavis.edu/news/final-necropsy-findings-beloved-mountain-lion-p-22 Bat-Borne Sarbecoviruses Spilled Over in Southeast Asia Pre-Pandemic https://www.ucdavis.edu/health/news/bat-borne-sarbecoviruses-spilled-over-southeast-asia-pre-pandemic <p>A virus previously found only in bats was detected in the antibodies of people screened for exposure to sarbecoviruses between 2017 and 2020 in rural Myanmar in Southeast Asia, according to a study from the University of California, Davis and collaborators in Myanmar and Singapore. The work is published in the International Journal of Infectious Diseases.</p> June 09, 2023 Katherine E Kerlin https://www.ucdavis.edu/health/news/bat-borne-sarbecoviruses-spilled-over-southeast-asia-pre-pandemic Capsule Captures First Look Inside Digestion in Healthy People https://www.ucdavis.edu/news/capsule-captures-first-look-inside-digestion-healthy-people <p>Using a specially designed capsule, researchers can now voyage through the digestive system, collecting new data about digestion and microorganisms. The work by a team including researchers at the University of California, Davis, Stanford University and <a href="https://envivo.bio">Envivo Bio Inc.</a>, is published May 10 in papers in <a href="https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-023-05989-7">Nature</a> and <a href="https://www.nature.com/articles/s42255-023-00777-z">Nature Metabolism</a>.</p> May 10, 2023 Andy Fell https://www.ucdavis.edu/news/capsule-captures-first-look-inside-digestion-healthy-people Nation’s No. 1 Veterinary School to Open New ER/ICU https://www.ucdavis.edu/health/news/nations-1-veterinary-school-open-new-ericu UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine's teaching hospital will open a new emergency room and intensive care unit in May 2023. April 26, 2023 Amy M Quinton https://www.ucdavis.edu/health/news/nations-1-veterinary-school-open-new-ericu