Monthly Archives: July 2015


A Sweet Treat Is a Clever Trick in Gauging Monkeys’ Health

The New York Times recently published an article, “A Sweet Treat Is a Clever Trick in Gauging Monkeys’ Health”, which describes how scientist here at UC Davis and within the PREDICT program were able to optimize techniques that had their beginnings here at the CCM and CNPRC while Tierra Smiley Evans was working in Dr. […]

Impact of chronic viral infections and altered microbiota on HIV vaccine efficacy

CCM  Core Faculty member Dr. Peter Barry received funding from National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for HIV studies in microbiota, vaccines, and infant functional cures.

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Alterations in gut microbiota composition are found in chronic inflammatory non-infectious and infectious diseases including chronic HIV infection. Such changes may influence host immune responses […]

Dr. Nicole Baumgarth featured in ScienceBlog

SVM researchers found that the bacteria that cause Lyme disease are able to trick an animal’s immune system into not launching a full-blown immune response or developing lasting immunity to the disease.
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