Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) – A Less-Invasive Alternative to Open Heart Surgery

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement, or “TAVR”, is a less invasive catheter-based procedure. It is revolutionizing cardiac care and reducing the need for traditional open-heart surgeries. It’s a treatment for aortic valve stenosis. That’s when the aortic valve in the heart functions poorly, usually due to calcification, reducing blood flow throughout the body. – We don’t…

Beta Cells and Diabetes at UC Davis

It’s fascinating that there’s this clump of cells in the pancreas that’s called the islet that contains all the cells necessary to regulate glucose homeostasis appropriately. And, it is also of pressing concern, because there’s this epidemic of diabetes going on. There’s 25 million people with type 2 diabetes just in the US alone. There…

UC Davis Researchers Enhance Goats’ Milk to Treat Diarrhea

UC Davis researchers have engineered dairy goats to produce large amounts of the protein lysozyme in their milk, giving it the ability to attack bacteria related to childhood diarrhea, a major cause of death among children in developing parts of the world.>>The 2011 WHO’s statistics, World Health Organization statistics, over 1.8 million children in the…

What Does Sugar Actually Do To Your Body?

it’s interesting when we design our studies we provide diets that are high in starch and then we take away that starch and replaced it with sugar why do we even see such unfavorable effects when we replace pasta or bread with a fructose sweetened beverage or let’s even say high fructose corn syrup sweetened…