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.
Leaders of UC Davis Healthannounced Thursday that the state of California has awarded its scientists and clinicians $8.8 million – or almost 42 percent – of a $21 million package earmarked for the study of Alzheimer’s disease.
Picking strawberries takes speed, stamina, and skill. Can a robot do it? Professor David Slaughter at the University of California, Davis demonstrates how future farmers might employ emerging technology.
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.
UC Davis researchersannounced Tuesday that, after studying brain tissue from 423 Americans of Latino, African and non-Hispanic white descent, they have discovered startling variations in the causes of dementia among people of different races and ethnicities.
Seventeen-year-old Justin Silver was five when he was diagnosed with fragile X syndrome. Despite living across the country in New York, the family traveled to the UC Davis MIND Institute in Sacramento, Calif., where they met the world’s leading experts in the field.
Researchers at UC Davis zoomed in on a group of children whose older siblings already had an autism diagnosis. Across 241 kids, 14.1 percent of those whose mothers took prenatal vitamins during their first month of pregnancy went on to develop autism, versus 32.7 percent amongst the group whose mothers didn’t take the vitamins.
Charles DeCarli, neurologist and director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Center, and Kimberley McAllister, director of the Center for Neuroscience and professor in the neurology and neurobiology, physiology and behavior departments, are taking an interdisciplinary approach to rethink how brain health is defined as champions of the Healthy Brain Aging Initiative: Brain Health Across the Lifespan Big Idea for UC Davis.
Having access to the genetic “roadmap” of the strawberry will help berry growers stave off diseases like Fusarium wilt, which can ravage strawberry fields, according to Steve Knapp, director of the Strawberry Breeding Program at UC Davis and part of the research team on the study.
Two Big Ideas champions and a Big Ideas faculty member have received national recognition for their groundbreaking work in their respective fields. Keith David Watenpaugh is the champion of the Global Human Rights Big Idea. David Slaughter is the champion of the Smart Farm Big Idea and Allen Van Deynze serves as a faculty member alongside Slaughter.