Health

The Future is Now

September 27, 2017
UC Davis experts in precision medicine are leading cutting-edge advances in healthcare

Why are Alzheimer’s Rates So High Among Latinos?

August 04, 2017
Latinos are California’s fastest-growing ethnic group. They’re also among the most likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease. A new five-year study out of UC Davis will investigate why.

Aging Gracefully: 2 UC Davis research projects tackle getting older

June 19, 2017
Information abounds on the kinds of exercise that can keep your body strong, but what will keep your mind healthy? That’s a question researchers Charles DeCarli and Kimberley McAllister hope to answer with the Healthy Brain Aging Initiative: Brain Health Across the Lifespan, a long-term research project under development among numerous UC Davis departments. Another long-term research project, Healthy Aging in a Digital World, investigates using technology to provide efficient care across a person’s lifespan.

Improving the Lives of Families

April 15, 2017

By Laura PIzzo

UC Davis researchers search tirelessly for solutions for families affected by autism

When 16-year-old Kira Duley wants to tell her mom how she’s feeling, she does a Google image search. For love, she points to a heart. For sad, a frowning emoji. For lonely, a photo of a woman standing alone on a beach, looking off into a sunset.

Kira communicates this way because she has autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Although autism presents itself differently in different people, 25 percent of people with autism—like Kira—do not develop spoken language.

Firearms Research: The Gunfighter

April 30, 2013
A researcher studies the consequences of the ubiquity of guns in the U.S. With his crisp blue suit and wire-framed spectacles, Garen Wintemute hardly looked frightening as he stepped to the podium on a spring day in 2013 to address a conference on pediatric emergency medicine in San Francisco. But his presence there made the organizers nervous.