Research

Residents Win National Research Awards

Two residents with the UC Davis veterinary hospital recently won national research awards at the 2021 American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) Forum, held virtually this year. The residents—one each in large and small animal services—submitted abstracts that were reviewed by a panel of judges comprised of ACVIM Diplomates.

Using Gene Drives to Control Malaria

A group of UC scientists led by Greg Lanzaro, professor of pathology, microbiology and immunology in the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, recently completed an analysis of a strategy aimed at eliminating malaria from Africa using genetically engineered mosquitoes.

One Health Collaboration Spotlights Disparities in Knee and Jaw Joint Treatments

There are many similarities between the usage, and consequent injury, in knee joints and the jaw’s temporomandibular joint (TMJ). However, knee orthopedics are better researched and funded, resulting in tissue-engineered products and other ways to improve the lives of those affected. Dr. Boaz Arzi, professor and dentist/maxillofacial surgeon with the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, joined biomedical engineers and orthopedic surgeons from UC Irvine, orthopedic surgeons from Harvard University, oral/maxillofacial surgeons from the University of Texas, and oral/maxillofacial radiologists to research the subject further.

Where Coronavirus Variants Emerge, Surges Follow

Genomic surveillance programs have let scientists track the coronavirus over the course of the pandemic. By testing patient samples, researchers are able to diagnose COVID-19. But they’re also able to use genetic changes in the virus to recreate its travel routes and identify the emergence of new viral variants.