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Novel Drug Targeting Leukemia Cells Enters Clinical Trial
September 16, 2014
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have launched a phase 1 human clinical trial to assess the safety and efficacy of a new monoclonal antibody for patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), the most comm... (More)

Cancer and the Immune System: A Double-Edged Sword
September 15, 2014
During cancer development, tumor cells decorate their surfaces with sugar compounds called glycans that are different from those found on normal, healthy cells. In the Sept. 15 online Early Edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Scien... (More)

In Rats and Men, Nicotine Withdrawal Casts Similar Pall
September 12, 2014
Efforts to quit smoking tend to end in failure. Almost half of smokers attempt to quit each year, but only 4 to 7 percent succeed on any given attempt without medicines or assistance, according to the American Cancer Society, and less than 25 percen... (More)

Scientists Discover Neurochemical Imbalance in Schizophrenia
September 11, 2014
Using human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs), researchers at Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at University of California, San Diego have discovered that neurons from patients with schizophrenia secrete higher amounts of ... (More)

Ferrara Receives Champalimaud Award for Role in Eye Disease Therapy
September 10, 2014
Napoleone Ferrara, MD, Distinguished Professor of Pathology and Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and senior deputy director for basic sciences at UC San Diego Moores Cance... (More)

Autism Early Detection Program Expands
September 10, 2014
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is now estimated to impact one in every 68 children born in the United States. Yet despite its rising prevalence and the known benefits of early detection and treatment, toddlers in much of the United States are routin... (More)

Clinical Trial To Test Safety of Stem Cell-Derived Therapy for Type 1 Diabetes
September 09, 2014
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, in partnership with ViaCyte, Inc., a San Diego-based biotechnology firm specializing in regenerative medicine, have launched the first-ever human Phase I/II clinical trial of... (More)

Local Bars and Restaurants Urge Pregnant Women Not to Drink
September 05, 2014
All things in moderation, the saying goes, but if you are a pregnant woman no amount of alcohol is known to be safe for the developing baby. “When a pregnant woman drinks alcohol so does her baby,” said Kenneth Lyons Jones, MD, chief of the Divisio... (More)

Enzyme Controlling Metastasis of Breast Cancer Identified
September 02, 2014
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified an enzyme that controls the spread of breast cancer.  The findings, reported in the current issue of PNAS, offer hope for the leading cause of breast cancer mo... (More)

Fear, Safety and the Role of Sleep in Human PTSD
August 26, 2014
The effectiveness of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) treatment may hinge significantly upon sleep quality, report researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System in a p... (More)

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