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Aspirin, Take Two
August 18, 2014
Hugely popular non-steroidal anti-inflammation drugs like aspirin, naproxen (marketed as Aleve) and ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) all work by inhibiting or killing an enzyme called cyclooxygenase – a key catalyst in production of hormone-like lipid comp... (More)

Happiness in Schizophrenia
August 18, 2014
Schizophrenia is among the most severe forms of mental illness, yet some people with the disease are as happy as those in good physical and mental health according to a study led by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Me... (More)

New Mouse Model Points to Therapy for Liver Disease
August 18, 2014
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a common affliction, affecting almost 30 percent of Americans, with a significant number suffering from its most severe form, called non-alcoholic steatohepatitis or NASH, which can lead to cirrhosis and ... (More)

New Blood: Tracing the Beginnings of Hematopoietic Stem Cells
August 13, 2014
Hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) give rise to all other blood cell types, but their development and how their fate is determined has long remained a mystery. In a paper published online this week in Nature, researchers at the University of California... (More)

Prostate Cancer Diagnosis Improves with MRI Technology
August 12, 2014
Oncologists at UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center are the first in San Diego to meld magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology with a traditional ultrasound prostate exam to create a three-dimensional map of the prostate that allows physicians to v... (More)

Novel Study Maps Infant Brain Growth In First Three Months of Life Using MRI Technology
August 11, 2014
A recent study conducted by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the University of Hawaii demonstrates a new approach to measuring early brain development of infants, resulting in more accurate whole brain gr... (More)

Clinical Trial Evaluates Safety of Stem Cell Transplantation in Spine
August 11, 2014
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have launched a clinical trial to investigate the safety of neural stem cell transplantation in patients with chronic spinal cord injuries. This Phase I clinical trial is recr... (More)

How Breast Cancer Usurps the Powers of Mammary Stem Cells
August 11, 2014
During pregnancy, certain hormones trigger specialized mammary stem cells to create milk-producing cells essential to lactation. Scientists at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center have found that mammar... (More)

Target Identified For Rare Inherited Neurological Disease In Men
August 11, 2014
Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified the mechanism by which a rare, inherited neurodegenerative disease causes often crippling muscle weakness in men, in addition to reduced fertility. The study, pub... (More)

Dramatic Growth of Grafted Stem Cells in Rat Spinal Cord Injuries
August 07, 2014
Building upon previous research, scientists at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Veteran’s Affairs San Diego Healthcare System report that neurons derived from human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) and grafted into... (More)

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