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Breaking Bad Mitochondria
April 15, 2014
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified a mechanism that explains why people with the hepatitis C virus get liver disease and why the virus is able to persist in the body for so long. The hard-to-k... (More)

Splice Variants Reveal Connections Among Autism Genes
April 10, 2014
A team of researchers from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the Center for Cancer Systems Biology (CCSB) at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has uncovered a new aspect of autism, revealing that proteins involved in auti... (More)

For Good and Ill, Immune Response to Cancer Cuts Both Ways
April 07, 2014
The difference between an immune response that kills cancer cells and one that conversely stimulates tumor growth can be as narrow as a “double-edged sword,” report researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine in the Apr... (More)

Cancer and the Goldilocks Effect
April 03, 2014
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have found that too little or too much of an enzyme called SRPK1 promotes cancer by disrupting a regulatory event critical for many fundamental cellular processes, including p... (More)

UC San Diego Medical Center Named Among 100 Great Hospitals in U.S.
April 02, 2014
The University of California, San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest has been named one of  “100 Great Hospitals in America” by Becker’s Hospital Review, a publishing group that conducts hospital and healthcare news and analyses, which described the ... (More)

Good Vibrations: Using Light-Heated Water to Deliver Drugs
April 01, 2014
Researchers from the University of California, San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, in collaboration with materials scientists, engineers and neurobiologists, have discovered a new mechanism for using light to activate dr... (More)

Gulf War Illness Not in Veterans’ Heads, But in Their Mitochondria
March 27, 2014
Researchers at the UC San Diego School of Medicine have demonstrated for the first time that veterans of the 1990-91 Persian Gulf War who suffer from “Gulf War illness” have impaired function of mitochondria – the energy powerhouses of cells. The ... (More)

Patches of Cortical Layers Disrupted During Early Brain Development in Autism
March 26, 2014
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the Allen Institute for Brain Science have published a study that gives clear and direct new evidence that autism begins during pregnancy. The study will be published in... (More)

Ferrara Receives Gairdner Prize, Canada’s Highest Honor in Life Sciences
March 26, 2014
Napoleone Ferrara, MD, distinguished professor of pathology at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and senior deputy director for basic sciences at UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center, was named today among eight recipients of t... (More)

Brain Differences in College-aged Occasional Drug Users
March 25, 2014
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have discovered impaired neuronal activity in the parts of the brain associated with anticipatory functioning among occasional 18- to 24-year-old users of stimulant drugs, suc... (More)

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