Health

Could Virtual Reality Be Used As Treatment For ADHD?

May 22, 2019
A new study has been carried out by researchers from UC Davies MIND Institute that's investigating the potential for virtual reality to help children with ADHD to cope in the non-virtual world.

Transforming Pain Care, Maximizing Quality of Life

May 10, 2019
Scott Fishman, M.D., UC Davis Health director for the Center for Advancing Pain Relief, has seen firsthand the pervasive pain problem plaguing the United States over the past several decades. Fishman’s proposed Big Idea would commission a UC Davis Pain Relief Center, which would serve as a hub for education, research and integrative care –– a groundbreaking resource for clinicians to rethink how to view pain relief and pain management.

Gun Research is Suddenly Hot

April 17, 2019
Concern about mass shootings has lifted spending on studies and attracted a new generation of researchers.

Computer-Based Memory Games May Benefit People with Fragile X Syndrome

April 15, 2019
In the largest non-pharmacological trial ever in children with fragile X syndrome (FXS), UC Davis researchers found that large-scale, in-home cognitive interventions are feasible and may be beneficial for individuals with the syndrome and potentially other intellectual disabilities.

Abandoned Puppy to Undergo Heart Surgery

April 09, 2019
Next month, veterinarians at the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Center are expected to place a small balloon into a dog's heart valve to improve blood flow and assuage the heart murmur.

Autistic Symptoms Can Be Suppressed by Inhibiting Specific Enzyme

March 20, 2019
An enzyme inhibitor developed by Bruce Hammock, PhD, professor of entomology, and colleagues at University of California (UC), Davis, reduced inflammation in the brains of mice born to mothers with maternal immune activation as described in a study in PNAS.