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UC Davis Computer Scientists Launch App To Help Slow Spread Of COVID-19

DAVIS (CBS13) — State officials have launched a program to train and hire thousands of COVID-19 contact tracers, but now there’s an app for that. It’s one more digital step toward slowing the spread of COVID-19.  Computer scientists at UC Davis have developed a web-based contact-tracing app called We-Care. Prasant Mohapatra, the Vice Chancellor for Research and Professor of Computer Science at UC Davis, said the success of the app will depend on the density of uses. Users who sign up for the app...
Tags: UC Davis, Mohapatra, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Science, UC Davis Computer Scientists Launch


Visitors Asked To Respect UC Davis Arboretum After Some Put Wildlife At Risk

DAVIS (CBS13) — The Putah Creek swimming hole on the UC Davis campus is in danger of shutting down after an influx of misbehaved visitors is putting wildlife at risk. UC Davis says they’ve seen major damage to the preserve including erosion, destroyed experiments, and wildlife killings. According to Andrew Fulks with US Davis, the worst of which was six baby ducklings killed by a group of teenagers. “We want to preserve this for future generations,” Fulks said. Fulks invites visitors to come to ...
Tags: News, Local, Seen On, Davis, UC Davis, Public Garden, Putah Creek, Fulks, UC Davis Arboretum, Respect UC Davis Arboretum, Andrew Fulks, US Davis


Self-Serve Salad Bars, All-You-Can-Eat Buffets Face Uncertain Future In The Age Of Coronavirus

(CNN) — Self-serve buffets and all-you-can-eat salad bars are, by design, hands-on affairs. So where’s their place in a hands-off world? It’s been just over 80 years since America got its first taste of the buffet. Now, thanks to the novel coronavirus, this subset of the restaurant industry is facing an increasingly uncertain future, and Americans may have to swallow the idea of losing the ultimate symbol of dining freedom. While restaurants are firing up everything they can think up to survive ...
Tags: Health, Restaurants, America, Cnn, Miami, Fda, Las Vegas, UC Davis, Pacific, US Food and Drug Administration, MGM Resorts International, DiCaprio, Atlantic City New Jersey, Consumer, Haywood, Buffet


New double-contrast technique picks up small tumors on MRI

Early detection of tumors is extremely important in treating cancer. A new technique developed by researchers at UC Davis offers a significant advance in using magnetic resonance imaging to pick out even very small tumors from normal tissue.
Tags: Science, UC Davis


‘Masking’ Emotions: Psychologist Gives Insight On Mask-Shaming Amid Pandemic

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — These days when people head out of the house, they make sure they have their phone, wallet, keys, and now, their mask. But not everyone feels face coverings are important to use. Masks have seemingly become a symbol of division among people as people get shamed either way — wearing them or not. As it’s become a staple of the pandemic lifestyle, Elke Uno of West Sacramento makes sure she wears one when she grocery shops. “I will do it because I think it will protect me and ot...
Tags: News, Local, Seen On, Sacramento, Sacramento County, West Sacramento, UC Davis, UNO, Pickett, Marsden, Face Masks, Coronavirus, Elke Uno, Janice Marsden, Mark Torguson, Torguson


Name That Spider — UC Davis Professor Accepting Name Suggestions For New Genus Of Spiders

DAVIS (CBS13) — After discovering a new genus of spiders in Monterey County, UC Davis professor is asking the community to help name the species. Professor Jason Bond discovered the spider on a beach at Moss Landing State Park and has already proposed the genus Cryptocteniza, which means hidden or secret. Bond is now turning to the public to name the species. The winner will “hold the bragging rights and be acknowledged in his upcoming manuscript on the new genus.” He’s accepting suggestions unt...
Tags: News, Local, Neil Young, UC Davis, Bond, Monterey County, CBS Sacramento, Jason Bond, Moss Landing State Park, Stephen Colbert Angelina Jolie


Canadian policy on corporate emissions translates to higher market value

A UC Davis study analyzes greenhouse gas emissions of Canadian companies over 12 years, finding that public disclosures translate to higher stock prices.
Tags: Science, UC Davis


Depression in individuals with autism linked to less proactive cognitive control

According to a UC Davis study, adolescents and young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and those with typical development show similar proactive cognitive control.
Tags: Health, UC Davis


Depression symptoms linked to reduced cognitive control in people with autism

Adolescents and young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and those with typical development show similar proactive cognitive control. However, symptoms of depression in individuals with autism were linked to less proactive control, a UC Davis study found.
Tags: Science, UC Davis


Restaurants May Need To Consider Airflow When Reopening Indoor Seating

DAVIS (CBS13) — Restaurants may need to consider airflow in addition to social distancing before they open up indoor seating areas. New research finds the coronavirus can travel farther than six feet if it’s caught up in an airstream. Most restaurants across the state have been operating on a strictly take-out basis since the middle of March, but as these businesses begin to modify their dining rooms in order to reopen, it turns out there is a lot to consider. We spoke with UC Davis professor of...
Tags: News, China, Restaurants, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, UC Davis, University of Oregon, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Reopening, William Ristenpart, Ristenpart, Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg, Van Den Wymelenberg


Researcher: Restaurants May Need To Consider Airflow When Reopening Indoor Seating

DAVIS (CBS13) — Restaurants may need to consider airflow in addition to social distancing before they open up indoor seating areas. New research finds the coronavirus can travel farther than six feet if it’s caught up in an airstream. Most restaurants across the state have been operating on a strictly take-out basis since the middle of March, but as these businesses begin to modify their dining rooms in order to reopen, it turns out there is a lot to consider. We spoke with UC Davis professor of...
Tags: News, China, Restaurants, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, UC Davis, University of Oregon, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Reopening, William Ristenpart, Ristenpart, Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg, Van Den Wymelenberg


14-Year-Old Sacramento Girl Accepted To 8 California Colleges

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A 14-year-old Sacramento girl has been accepted to eight California colleges and now she’s trying to decide which one she wants to attend in the fall. Tiara Abraham has the voice of a seasoned artist and is well beyond her years academically. “I graduated high school last year when I was 13,” Tiara Abraham said. “Now I’m taking 16 units, and now we are trying to figure out what university to go to.” She doesn’t have a driver’s license yet, but she’s choosing between eight hi...
Tags: News, California, Local, Sacramento, UC Davis, Metropolitan Opera House, Taji, YouTube Instagram, Tanishq, Sacramento News, Tiktok, California Colleges, Tiara Abraham, Tanishq Taji Abraham, UC Davis Tiara, Carnegie Hall Tiara


Neandertals were choosy about making bone tools

Evidence continues to mount that the Neandertals, who lived in Europe and Asia until about 40,000 years ago, were more sophisticated people than once thought. A new study from UC Davis shows that Neandertals chose to use bones from specific animals to make a tool for specific purpose: working hides into leather.
Tags: Asia, Europe, Science, UC Davis


Coronavirus Impact Report: Americans Have Driven 60 Percent Less Since Stay-At-Home Order Began

DAVIS (CBS13) – Efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus have led to an estimated 60 percent less driving in the U.S. since the shelter-at-home order began. As a result, vast amounts of greenhouse gases have been cut but so have millions of dollars in gas-tax revenues. A report issued Friday from the Road Ecology Center at UC Davis estimated that U.S. drivers went from traveling 103 billion miles in early March to 29 billion miles during the second week of April. The report used data from S...
Tags: News, California, Local, UC Davis, Center, Fraser, Senate Bill, Road Ecology Center, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID


New insight on maternal infections and neurodevelopmental disorders

The immune responses of a female mouse before pregnancy can predict how likely her offspring are to have behavioral deficits if the immune system is activated during pregnancy, according to researchers from UC Davis. The findings could help resolve what role serious infections during pregnancy play in the development of conditions such as autism and schizophrenia.
Tags: Science, UC Davis


Sacramento Doctor Gets Emotional Send-Off Before Shipping Off To NYC To Support Coronavirus Frontlines

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A Sacramento doctor shipping out to New York City on Sunday to support medical teams on the coronavirus frontlines got an emotional surprise send-off from his friends on Saturday. “I’m going to Elmhurst Hospital in Queens”, says Dr. Eric Gross, of UC Davis Hospital. Dr. Gross normally spends his time saving lives at UC Davis in the ER unit, but now his skills are on loan to the east coast. Gross and a handful of medical professionals across California signed up to support Ne...
Tags: News, Gross, California, New York City, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, Sacramento, Queens, Roseville, UC Davis, Elmhurst Hospital, Dr Gross, Eric Gross, Sacramento News, Coronavirus


UC Davis Ghost Town: Some Students Living In Dorms During Pandemic

UC DAVIS (CBS13) — It’s gone from a bustling campus to a ghost town, but there is still life at UC Davis. In fact, hundreds of students are still there, doing their remote learning just a few hundred yards from the buildings they once walked to. Zong Jain Le sits down in his dorm room ready for class, staring at a screen instead of his instructor’s face. “It’s a different way that we are used to,” he said. The freshman is one of roughly 500 students sill calling the university home out of the us...
Tags: News, Local, Seen On, Lodi, UC Davis, Liu, Sheehan, Mike Sheehan, Coronavirus Education, UC Davis Ghost Town, Zong Jain Le, Neky Liu


Coronavirus Clusters: What’s Behind Sacramento County Hot Spots?

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Public health officials are tracking clusters of coronavirus cases in Sacramento County. The number of coronavirus cases where Nora Crawford lives is concerning. “I have never experienced anything like this,” she explained. Her Oak Park home sits in zip code 95817. It’s also couple Amber and Roger’s community. “We’ve been here about 10 years,” the couple said. County officials are now tracking three coronavirus clusters at congregate care facilities in their zip code that cu...
Tags: News, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, Sacramento, Sacramento County, Community, Rancho Cordova, UC Davis, Oak Park, Roger, Gold River, Greater Sacramento, Coronavirus, Peter Beilenson, Beilenson


Fair Oaks Coronavirus Survivor Says Remdesivir Helped Save His Life

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The federal government is touting the drug remdesivir as a possible treatment for coronavirus and one Fair Oaks man says the drug helped to save his life. “Whether it was the prayers or the remdesivir, or a combination of both,” coronavirus survivor Darin Vigil said. At the end of February, Darin & his wife Sonia returned home from their trip to Egypt by way of New York City and Darin quickly got really sick. READ: As Their Stay-At-Home Order Expires, El Dorado County Extend...
Tags: News, New York City, Local, Seen On, Sacramento, Egypt, UC Davis, Sonia, Fair Oaks, Darin, Fair Oaks News, Coronavirus, Remdesivir, Coronavirus Survivors, Darin Vigil, Mercy San Juan Medical Center


UC Davis Doctors Find Success With Experimental Coronavirus Treatment Remdesivir

SACRAMENTO (CBS 13)— It’s a potential breakthrough in the fight against coronavirus — the nation’s top infectious disease doctor said there’s clear evidence experimental drug remdesivir can boost the chances of recovery. UC Davis doctors are doing clinical trials with the same success. They’re calling remdesivir “promising” but also said these are preliminary results. The drug is by no means a cure, but it’s at least a chance for those fighting the coronavirus. “It’s not a slam dunk yet, but it’...
Tags: News, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, Sacramento, Cbs, Fda, UC Davis, Anthony Fauci, Gilead Sciences, Fauci, UC Davis Medical Center, Blumberg, Dean Blumberg, Coronavirus, Remdesivir


UC Davis Doctors Find Success With Experimental Coronavirus Treatment

SACRAMENTO (CBS 13)— It’s a potential breakthrough in the fight against coronavirus — the nation’s top infectious disease doctor said there’s clear evidence experimental drug remdesivir can boost the chances of recovery. UC Davis doctors are doing clinical trials with the same success. They’re calling remdesivir “promising” but also said these are preliminary results. The drug is by no means a cure, but it’s at least a chance for those fighting the coronavirus. “It’s not a slam dunk yet, but it’...
Tags: News, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, Sacramento, Cbs, Fda, UC Davis, Anthony Fauci, Gilead Sciences, Fauci, UC Davis Medical Center, Blumberg, Dean Blumberg, Coronavirus, Remdesivir


UC Davis Researchers To Begin Testing Coronavirus Vaccine Patch This Week

DAVIS (CBS13) — Researchers at UC Davis will begin testing a coronavirus vaccine on mice this week. Verndari, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company based in Napa, will begin preclinical testing of a possible coronavirus vaccine on mice this week in partnership with UC Davis’ mouse biology program. “We want a vaccine so we can go back to the life that we knew before,” Verndari, Inc. CEO Dan Henderson said. Alison Brashear is the Dean of the UC Davis School of Medicine. “The mouse biology program will...
Tags: News, Local, Seen On, Fda, Napa, UC Davis, Henderson, Brashear, UC Davis School of Medicine, Dan Henderson, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Science, Verndari Inc, Alison Brashear


Car Crashes Plummet As The US Sees What It’s Like To Shut Down

History’s biggest social experiment is starting to yield weird results. One is that the frequency of car accidents — and deaths and injuries associated with them — has plummeted across the U.S. as the country’s workforce stays home. Data obtained by TPM shows that car accidents in New York City halved in March and April 2020, compared to the same timeframe in 2019. A California study, run by the University of California-Davis’s Road Ecology center, found a similar decrease in car crashes. Mea...
Tags: New York, Milan, News, California, New York City, US, San Francisco, Data, Paris, Manhattan, California Highway Patrol, UC Davis, Seattle, Illinois, Fdr Drive, Wuhan


How to think positively and why it's so hard to do that

Our brains are wired so that when a situation is framed as something bad, it's "stickier" in our minds than if it's presented in a positive light. If you see a glass as half empty, it's really really hard to start thinking about it as half-full. That was very beneficial to our evolutionary ancestors but not so much today, although politicians and marketers take advantage of this all the time to manipulate us. UC Davis behavioral scientist Alison Ledgerwood studies the power of framing, and how...
Tags: Psychology, Video, News, Optimism, UC Davis, Framing, Alison Ledgerwood


UC, Cal State university systems sued over refunds of campus fees during coronavirus crisis

The California State University and University of California systems have profited from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic by refusing to refund unused portions of their campus fees, a pair of lawsuits filed Tuesday, April 28, in Los Angeles and Oakland allege. The proposed class action suits — filed “on behalf of all people who paid fees” for the spring 2020 academic semester or quarter at any of the CSU or UC campuses — allege that individual universities overseen by the systems should have refu...
Tags: News, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Higher Education, UC Davis, Oakland, UC, University Of California, CSU, California State University, Sonoma State University, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE


Former local standouts Michael Pittman Jr., Darnay Holmes, Joshua Kelley drafted to NFL

Support our high school sports coverage by becoming a digital subscriber. Subscribe now. Dreams came true for former high school football standouts this past weekend. Most notably Michael Pittman Jr. from Oaks Christian, Darnay Holmes of Calabasas High and Eastside’s Joshua Kelley, who were all selected in the 2020 NFL Draft. Pittman Jr. was selected in the second round (No. 34 overall) to the Indianapolis Colts. The USC wideout polished off an outstanding 2019 campaign with 101 catches, 1,275...
Tags: Stanford, NFL, Sport, Soccer, Yale, Indianapolis Colts, Philip Rivers, New York Giants, UC Davis, Giants, Valencia, Usc, Ucla, Lions, Colts, Coyotes


NFL draft: Chargers select UCLA RB Joshua Kelley in 4th round

Running back Joshua Kelley called UCLA numerous times asking for an opportunity to join the football team. This time, a different Los Angeles team called him to stay. The Chargers drafted Kelley on Saturday with the 112th overall pick of the fourth round in the 2020 NFL draft. Kelley gives the Chargers the power element they needed after running back Melvin Gordon joined the Denver Broncos last month. But Kelley is also a dynamic receiver out of the backfield and will complement 2019 breakout st...
Tags: Sports, Denver Broncos, NFL, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Chargers, College sports, Melvin Gordon, New York Giants, UC Davis, Ucla, Los-angeles-chargers, Lancaster, Kelley, Justin Herbert


The Coronavirus ruined senior ceremonies and softball for Hart’s Aly Kaneshiro, but her Stanford dream came true

Dress after dress. Shop after shop. Colors, styles, mirrors upon mirrors. A year ago, Hart softball player Aly Kaneshiro soaked in a vibrant day of prom dress shopping with her cousin Lindsey in downtown Los Angeles along with her mother and aunt. Kaneshiro’s own day of prom dress shopping was rapidly approaching, and her excitement level had been building. “We had a date picked,” Kaneshiro said. That date was Sunday, March 22. Two days prior, California Governor Gavin Newsome issued shelter-at-...
Tags: School, California, Stanford, Uncategorized, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Davis, Ncaa, UC Davis, Crossfit, High School Sports, Joe, Hart, Ryan


Watchdog wants auto insurance hikes suspended amid COVID-19

A Los Angeles-based watchdog group is urging California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara to suspend all auto insurance rate hikes through Sept. 1 or for the duration of shelter-in-place restrictions, whichever comes later. Consumer Watchdog notes that Californians are doing virtually no driving amid the COVID-19 pandemic, other than occasional trips to the supermarket. A UC Davis report shows accidents have been reduced by at least half as of April 11, the organization said, yet the state Dep...
Tags: Business, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Farmers, UC Davis, Mercury, Consumer Watchdog, Gavin Newsom, Miller, California Insurance, Ricardo Lara, Lara, Department of Insurance, U C Davis


Fabric Masks Post Suffocation, Choking Hazard To Toddlers And Infants, Health Experts Warn

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – With cities and counties mandating the use of masks, more people are turning to fabric masks, which they can make themselves or order online. Unfortunately, the masks can pose a choking hazard for toddlers and infants, UC Davis pediatricians warn. “Masks may present a choking hazard for young children. Also, depending on the mask and the fit, the child may have trouble breathing. If this happens, they need to be able to take it off,” said UC Davis pediatrician Lena van der L...
Tags: News, Cdc, Local, Syndicated Local, Sacramento, Sacramento County, UC Davis, Dean Blumberg, UC Davis Children 's Hospital, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Health, Lena van der List, UC Davis Health News Office