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Man Who Used Facebook To Find Kidney Donor Celebrates 1-Year Mark With New Organ

(CBS13) – A local man was desperately seeking a kidney when his wife posted a status update asking for donors.

They got a quicker response than they’ve ever imagined. 424 more words

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Research shows how PCBs promote dendrite growth, may increase autism risk

April 24, 2012

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) —

New research from UC Davis and Washington State University shows that PCBs, or polychlorinated biphenyls, launch a cellular chain of events that leads to an overabundance of dendrites — the filament-like projections that conduct electrochemical signals between neurons — and disrupts normal patterns of neuronal connections in the brain. 872 more words

Environmental Health Perspectives

Video Calls Benefit Some Hospitalized Children

Video Calls Benefit Some Hospitalized Children

“Virtual visits” with loved ones help reduce stress for some—but not all—hospitalized children. Having access to video chat technology reduced stress levels for kids who lived an average of 35 miles from the… 87 more words

Mosquito Spraying Uses Chemical That Prompted Warning For Pregnant Women From UC Davis

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A mosquito attack in a Sacramento neighborhood to go after the West Nile Virus is raising concerns because of a chemical that pregnant women have been told to avoid. 268 more words

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Nearby Pesticides increase Autism risk in mothers' unborn children by more than 60%


Nearby Pesticides increase Autism risk in mothers’ unborn children by more than 60%
– Pregnant women who lived in close proximity to fields and farms where chemical pesticides were applied experienced a two-thirds increased risk of having a child with autism spectrum disorder or other developmental delay, a study by researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute has found. 105 more words

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Spring in the Sierra

With spring came great Yosemite Valley climbing weather, but also my last (and most difficult) quarter at UC Davis. Somehow, I managed to pull off going to the Sierra Nevada four times to do some trad climbing, but with my 21 unit load I never found the time to actually do all of the blogging I wanted to about these trips. 312 more words

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Nearby Pesticides increase Autism risk in mothers' unborn children by more than 60%

Study finds association between maternal exposure to agricultural pesticides
(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — Pregnant women who lived in close proximity to fields and farms where chemical pesticides were applied experienced a two-thirds increased risk of having a child with autism spectrum disorder or other developmental delay, a study by researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute has found. 1,020 more words

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