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Archived News Releases - 2004

12/13/2004
UCSD's Dr. Leon Thal Named To State Stem Cell Oversight Committee
Leon Thal, M.D. California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger announced today the appointment of Leon Thal, M.D., professor and chair, Department of Neurosciences, University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine, to the ...More...

12/6/2004
UCSD and CMA Release Unique Educational DVD on Pain Management Fulfills New State Mandate for Physician Education About Terminal Care
SAN DIEGO AND SACRAMENTO – The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine (UCSD) and the California Medical Association (CMA) have teamed up to release UCSD & CMA Pain Management: A Case-Based Continuing Medical Education (CME) Program fo...More...

12/2/2004
Wipeout! Surfing Creates Wave of Unique Injuries
"Dude, like I went over the falls and totally pearled…" Much as surfers have their own peculiar lingo, they also incur an array of injuries from the sport that can be just as peculiar to physicians, according to research presented at the annual meeti...More...

12/1/2004
UCSD Researchers Identify New Role for Drugs In Prevention, Treatment of Atherosclerosis
Drugs that work in the liver to reduce fatty triglyceride levels and improve insulin resistance, are also effective at inhibiting the formation of cholesterol-laden plaques that cause atherosclerosis in artery walls, according to researchers at the U...More...

11/29/2004
Preventing Winter Sports Injuries
Robert Pedowitz, M.D., Ph.D., is gearing up for the annual stream of winter sports injuries from skiers, snowboarders and other sports enthusiasts. The Chief of Sports Medicine Service for UCSD Healthcare's Department of Orthopaedic Surgery says the ...More...

11/23/2004
Donald and Darlene Shiley Give $4 Million To Support Alzheimer's Research at UCSD
The University of California, San Diego today announced a $4 million pledge from Donald and Darlene Shiley that supports UCSD's Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC). The announcement was made in conjunction with National Alzheimer's Disease Awa...More...

11/23/2004
Survival Guide For A Safe Holiday Season
University of California San Diego Healthcare and the California Poison Control System offer these seasonal tips to help keep the season safe. Hidden Holiday Hazards "Plants and products usually not seen or available during the first 10 months of t...More...

11/18/2004
Judith L. Swain Appointed First Director of College of Integrated Life Sciences
Judith L. Swain, M.D. Judith L. Swain, M.D., a distinguished molecular cardiologist and chair of the department of medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine, has been named the first Director of the College of Integr...More...

11/17/2004
UCSD Vice Chancellor Named To Statewide Stem Cell Commission
Edward W. Holmes, M.D. in the UCSD School of Medicine Edward W. Holmes, M.D., vice chancellor for health sciences and dean of the School of Medicine at UC San Diego, has been appointed by UCSD Chancellor Marye Anne Fox as UCSD's r...More...

11/17/2004
Holiday Belly Ache
Just as he does every year, this holiday season UCSD Healthcare gastroenterologist Tom Savides, M.D., expects to see a fair number of patients complaining of indigestion and heartburn. But there's another, lesser-known emergency that happens frequent...More...

11/16/2004
Taking Care of the Holiday Heart
During the holidays most people worry about putting on a couple of pounds, but in addition they should be concerned about what they're doing to their hearts. Every year during the holidays, emergency rooms like those at UCSD Medical Center see patien...More...

11/15/2004
UCSD "Night Owl" Research Study Looks for Possible Genetic Causes
They're criticized by their parents because they stay up too late and can't get up for school. They're considered lazy by co-workers and supervisors who watch them stumble in late for work. Called "night owls" for their unusual wake and sleep pattern...More...

11/11/2004
UCSD Researchers Find Effective Treatment For Unusual Fever Syndrome Caused by Cold Exposure
Remember when Grandma used to say, "don't go out in the cold; you'll get sick"? It turns out that she was right for a small number of people who have a condition called familial cold autoinflammatory syndrome (FCAS), in which individuals are afflicte...More...

11/10/2004
Moores UCSD Cancer Center Recruits Deputy Director for Clinical Oncology
Joanne Mortimer, M.D. A respected clinical oncologist who specializes in breast cancer has been recruited to a key position at the Rebecca and John Moores UCSD Cancer Center. Joanne (pronounced Joan) Mortimer, M.D., is the new Dep...More...

11/9/2004
Helping a Seriously Ill Loved One Through the Holidays
Caring for a loved one with a serious disease can be both a deeply rewarding and stressful experience, especially during the holidays. Trying to make the holidays a special and happy time can be overwhelming for the family, and not necessarily what t...More...

11/4/2004
$30 Million Gift From The Skaggs Institute for Research Supports Education, Discovery, and Development of UCSD's New School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
The University of California, San Diego announced today a $30 million gift from The Skaggs Institute for Research to support the UCSD School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. The commitment, payable over five years, will support the groundbr...More...

11/1/2004
17TH Annual Lopiccola Marlin Tournament Results
The 17th annual "For Pete's Sake" Memorial Marlin Tournament was held October 28 to 30 at the Hacienda Beach Resort in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Proceeds of the annual tournament – the largest and most successful charity marlin tournament on the West C...More...

11/1/2004
Holiday Tips for Family Members with Impaired Memory, Behavioral Problems
With the holidays approaching, persons with memory impairment or behavioral problems may not feel comfortable in large family gatherings. However, there is much that loved ones can do to make these individuals a part of the holiday celebrations. Dan...More...

10/28/2004
UCSD's Dr. Mark A. Geyer Elected Fellow Of American Association for the Advancement of Science
Mark A. Geyer, Ph.D. Mark A. Geyer, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry and neurosciences at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine, and director of the Neuropsychopharmacology Unit of the Mental Illness Resear...More...

10/27/2004
UCSD Physicians Perform Carotid Stent Using Newly Approved FDA Device
UCSD Healthcare physicians have performed the first San Diego carotid stent using an approved device to prevent stroke in an 87 year-old patient with an extremely diseased carotid artery. While carotid stents have been performed in San Diego before f...More...

10/21/2004
Treat Children To A Safe Halloween - Tips From Poison Center
A safe Halloween is just a few tricks away according to the staff at the California Poison Control System-San Diego Division, located at UCSD Medical Center. The following are safety precautions for parents to help them keep Halloween safe: Tips for...More...

10/20/2004
Gene for Joubert Syndrome with Excessive Brain FoldsDiscovered By UCSD Researchers and Harvard Team
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine have discovered the gene for a form of Joubert Syndrome, a condition present before birth that affects an area of the brain controlling balance and coordination in about...More...

10/19/2004
UCSD Psychiatry Dept. to Study Bipolar Patients With Major Grant from National Institute of Mental Health
Psychiatric researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine have received a five-year, $1.25 million grant from the National Institutes of Mental Health to study how patients with Bipolar Affective Disorder, also know...More...

10/18/2004
UCSD Medical Faculty Named to Prestigious National Organization
Salk and TSRI also have new members Two members of the UCSD School of Medicine faculty have been elected to the Institute of Medicine, the arm of the National Academy of Sciences that is both an honorific society and an advisory body on health and h...More...

10/18/2004
UCSD Medical Researchers Use Brain Cell Transplants To Correct Muscle Spasms After Aneurysm Surgery
Transplantation of human brain cells corrected involuntary muscle spasms in rats with ischemic spinal cord injury, according to research published online October 12 and in print October 19, 2004 in the European Journal of Neurosciences by investigato...More...

10/13/2004
UCSD School of Medicine is Coordinating Center For National Alzheimer's Neuroimaging Initiative
The University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine will be the Coordinating Center for a nationwide $60 million, 5-year public-private partnership called the Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative. Approximately two-thirds of the ...More...

10/5/2004
UCSD Chooses Architect For New Cardiovascular Center
RTKL Associates of Los Angeles has been chosen to design UCSD's Cardiovascular Center facility at the John M. and Sally B. Thornton Hospital on the UCSD East Campus medical center complex in La Jolla. The formal appointment for RTKL to serve as the E...More...

10/4/2004
UCSD School of Medicine Admits New Class of Leaders, Scientists, Humanitarians
A new entering class of medical students received their white coats and took the Oath of Hippocrates at the School of Medicine's annual White Coat Ceremony on Sept. 3. The class of 122 has been highly selected from 5,000 applicants, an unprecedented ...More...

10/1/2004
UCSD-Led, Multi-Center Study Indicates Minor Depression Is Effectively Treated with Medication
Minor depression, an underdiagnosed and undertreated subset of major depressive disorder that affects upwards of 15 million Americans*, can be effectively treated with a drug called a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), according to a mult...More...

9/27/2004
UCSD School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences Welcomes 30 Future Pharmacists
Class of 2008 reads the pharmacy oath Nine men and 21 women were officially welcomed to the UCSD School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in a White Coat Ceremony September 23, 2004, during which they received the white coat...More...

9/27/2004
UCSD Medical Researchers Find Degree of Hippocampus Damage Determines Effect on Spatial & Recognition Memory
Spatial memory is more vulnerable than object recognition memory when damage occurs in the brain's memory processing center, the hippocampus, according to memory specialists at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine in a st...More...

9/20/2004
SDSU, UCSD Researchers Start Five-Year Partnership With San Ysidro Community to Study Latino Health Issues
$3.4 Million, CDC-Funded Project to Look at Ways to Promote Physical Activity Researchers from San Diego State University and the University of California, San Diego, in collaboration with the San Ysidro Health Center, will receive $3.4 million from...More...

9/20/2004
Strep Bacteria Uses a Sword and Shield to Win Battle Against Immune System, UCSD Medical Team Discovers
A single gene called cylE within the important bacterial pathogen Group B Streptococcus (GBS), controls two factors that act together as a "sword" and "shield" to protect the bacteria from the killing effects of the immune system's white blood cells,...More...

9/20/2004
New Anti-Inflammatory Strategy For Cancer Therapy Identified by UCSD Medical Researchers
Michael Karin, Ph.D. A new strategy for cancer therapy, which converts the tumor-promoting effect of the immune system's inflammatory response into a cancer-killing outcome, is suggested in research findings by investigators at the U...More...

9/8/2004
Moores UCSD Cancer Center Marks 25 Years of Service to Community
Anniversary Gift: Free Pamphlets for Preventing, Dealing with Cancer The Rebecca and John Moores UCSD Cancer Center is celebrating its 25th Anniversary and, as a gift to the community, has created three new pamphlets with helpful information from th...More...

8/31/2004
17th Annual Lopiccola Marlin Tournament To Benefit Moores UCSD Cancer Center
The 17th annual "For Pete's Sake" Pete Lopiccola Memorial Marlin Tournament will be held October 28 through 30 at the Hacienda Beach Resort in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Proceeds of the tournament, in which 100 percent of all billfish are released, bene...More...

8/30/2004
Titans of Industry Headline 10th Annual Re-Shaping Health Care Conference
National leaders from the corporate, philanthropic and policy arenas will convene to tackle the tough issues in health care at the 10th Annual Reshaping Healthcare Conference on Friday, September 24 at the San Diego Marriott Hotel & Marina. Headliner...More...

8/24/2004
Moores UCSD Cancer Center Awarded Grant to Plan Public-Private Drug Development Center
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has awarded a one-year planning grant to the Rebecca and John Moores UCSD Cancer Center to study the feasibility of creating a novel public-private center to speed the process and reduce the cost of developing new ...More...

8/19/2004
Dangers Of Summer: Dehydration, Heat Exhaustion And Heatstroke
Tips From UCSD Healthcare Scripps Ranch Clinic Summer has finally arrived in San Diego and with the higher temperatures comes the possibility of becoming dehydrated. Dehydration occurs when the body loses too much fluid and can occur at any age, but...More...

8/18/2004
UCSD Patient Finds Relief with New Minimally Invasive Surgery for Back Pain
Floyd Ross knew he had to do something about his lower back pain. It was limiting his pursuits and getting in the way of his retirement, volunteer activities and golf. Besides that, he recently married and wanted to be able to enjoy life with his ...More...

8/18/2004
Top Pharmacist at National Institutes of Health Joins UCSD as Pharmacist in Chief, Associate Dean
Charles E. Daniels, Ph.D. The top pharmacist at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Charles E. Daniels, Ph.D., comes to the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) October 1, 2004 in the newly created position of Pharmacis...More...

8/17/2004
UCSD Trauma Center Celebrates 20 Years of Achievement
Since its inception, the Trauma System has reduced San Diego's preventable death rate following major traumatic injury from 21 percent to 1 percent. This year, the San Diego County Trauma System and UCSD Trauma Center celebrate two decades of servic...More...

8/12/2004
Comprehensive ALS Center Opens At UCSD Medical Center in Hillcrest
A comprehensive ALS Center has opened at the UCSD Medical Center in Hillcrest to diagnose and treat adults with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a progressive neuromuscular condition characterized by degeneration of motor nerve cells in the brain and s...More...

8/11/2004
The Dangers of Mixing Medications and Herbal Remedies
Herbal supplements may be natural, but that doesn't necessarily mean that they are safe. "Drug interactions between prescription medication and herbal supplements can be extremely dangerous," said Dr. Charles James, Pharmacist, UCSD Healthcare. "B...More...

8/10/2004
Study Reveals Pediatricians Overlook Kawasaki Disease in Extremes of Pediatric Age Ranges
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine report in the August 10 issue of Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal that a significant number of pediatric physicians fail to diagnose Kawasaki disease in children y...More...

8/5/2004
UCSD Medical Researchers Are First to Demonstrate Molecular Link Between Inflammation and Cancer
Inactivation of Pro-Inflammatory Gene Dramatically Reduces Tumor Development First evidence of the molecular link between inflammation and cancer has been shown by researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine. Fea...More...

8/5/2004
Transcriptional Gene Silencing in Nucleus Shown by UCSD/VA Medical Researchers
A new gene-silencing technique that takes place in the nucleus of human cells, has been demonstrated by researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine and the VA San Diego Healthcare System. The technique, called tra...More...

8/4/2004
UC San Diego Names Thomas J. Kipps to Endowed Chair in Cancer Research
Thomas J. Kipps, M.D., Ph.D. The University of California, San Diego has announced that Thomas J. Kipps, M.D., Ph.D., has been appointed as the holder of the Evelyn and Edwin Tasch Chair in Cancer Research in the UCSD School of Me...More...

8/1/2004
Sustained Remission in Schizophrenia Is Possible in Some Patients
Sustained remission in older patients with very chronic schizophrenia, similar to that experienced by Nobel laureate John Nash in the movie "A Beautiful Mind," is possible if somewhat rare, according to a study by researchers at the University of Cal...More...

7/28/2004
LICR/UCSD Team Solves Mystery of Centromeres, the Genetic Machinery for Proper Cell Division
Researchers at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine have solved one of genetics' mysteries – how a segment of protein on each of the body's DNA-carrying chromosomes is able to f...More...

7/28/2004
International Study Shows Safe, Effective Therapy For Previously Untreated Patients With HIV & Hepatitis C
An international study with nearly 900 patients co-infected with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) has shown that HCV can be treated effectively and safely, without compromising the patient's HIV therapy. Currently, HCV...More...

7/19/2004
UCSD Researchers' Finding About Pathogen In Newborns, May Aid Vaccine Development
A previously unrecognized molecular structure on the surface of the human bacterial pathogen Group B Streptococcus (GBS) – the most common cause of sepsis and meningitis in newborn infants – is described by researchers at the University of California...More...

7/19/2004
Detailed Description of Staph Infection Described by UCSD Researchers in PNAS
The rapid and deadly method that destroys the body's defenses against the common bacterial cause of disease, Staphylococcus aureus (staph), has been identified by researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine. Publ...More...

7/19/2004
UCSD Partners with Peru in NIH Grant To Battle Malaria, World's Number 2 Killer
In the middle of the Peruvian Amazon, a battle against malaria – the second largest killer of people worldwide – will be undertaken by an international team of researchers led by tropical disease specialist Joseph Vinetz, M.D., from the University of...More...

7/18/2004
Donepezil May Have Short-Term Benefit For Mild Cognitive Impairment
People with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) taking the drug donepezil were at reduced risk of progressing to Alzheimer's disease (AD) for the first 18 months of a 3-year study when compared with their counterparts on placebo, according to a presentat...More...

7/13/2004
Lung Transplant's Unsung Hero
Cleo Cloud For those who don't know her, and they seem few, Cleo Cloud is something of an institution at UCSD Medical Center. In 1998, after retiring from a 25 year-plus career at UCSD Medical Center, and recovering from a single ...More...

7/13/2004
Nerve Cells Successfully Regenerated Following Spinal Cord Injury
Using a combination of therapies and cell grafts, a team of University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine researchers has promoted significant regeneration of nerve cells in rats with spinal cord injury. The therapeutic approach suc...More...

7/8/2004
Twins Spend 30 Days in Bed For Space-Age Technology Healing
To help future NASA missions, young adult twins from across the U.S. are participating in a University of California, San Diego (UCSD) identical twin research study that requires the subjects to spend 30 days in bed. The NASA bed-rest/exercise resea...More...

7/8/2004
The Smart Person's Guide to Preventing Summer Sports Injuries
Robert Pedowitz, M.D., Ph.D., Chief of the Sports Medicine Service for UCSD Healthcare's Department of Orthopaedic Surgery expects to see a fair number of sports injuries this summer but says that doesn't have to be the case. Pedowitz has several sug...More...

7/7/2004
Mitochondria in Spinal Cords is ALS Target According to UCSD Medical Researchers
The selective killing of spinal cord neurons in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, occurs when tiny cellular components called mitochondria actively recruit a mutant disease-causing protein into specific neuron c...More...

7/6/2004
UCSD Team Determines Cellular Stress Within Body Is Critical Component of Cell Growth & Immune Response
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine have determined that a particular type of cellular stress called osmotic stress is of critical importance to cell growth and the body's immune response against infection...More...

7/2/2004
UCSD Medical Center Programs Rank Among the Nation's Best
The July 12, 2004 U.S. News and World Report "Best Hospitals" issue, which will on the newsstands July 5, ranks UCSD Medical Center among the best in the nation in four specialty areas. UCSD Medical Center is the only San Diego hospital named in thes...More...

5/1/2004
Sleep Apnea Treatment Could Save Lives & Money By Reducing Auto Accidents, According to Researchers
Each year, potentially 980 lives could be saved and $11.1 billion in automobile-accident costs could be avoided if drivers who suffer from a disorder called obstructive sleep apnea were successfully treated with continuous positive airway pressure (C...More...

4/29/2004
UCSD Finds Genetic Time Bomb in Heart That Leads to Heart Failure in Some Congenital Heart Disease Patients
Each year, thousands of children undergo corrective surgery for congenital heart malformations that improve the immediate function of the heart. However, surgical correction of certain forms of congenital heart disease may not fix the underlying mole...More...

4/27/2004
UCSD Dedicates Leichtag Biomedical Research Building
The new Leichtag Family Foundation Biomedical Research Building on the UCSD School of Medicine campus was dedicated in ceremonies featuring California State Insurance Commissioner John Garamendi, UCSD officials and members of the Leichtag family. Th...More...

4/27/2004
Preliminary Results are Promising in Alzheimer's Gene Therapy Trial
Surgical placement of genetically modified tissue directly into the brains of patients with Alzheimer's disease, an experimental approach to delaying brain cell loss associated with the disease, leads to increased metabolic activity in the brain, wit...More...

4/26/2004
UCSD Plans Couch-Potato Marathon Fund-raiser For Huntington's Disease Month in May
On your mark…..get set…..Don't Run! Instead, find a comfortable place in your house to relax and participate in the first annual Couch-Potato Marathon 2004, a fund-raiser sponsored by the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Huntington's Dise...More...

4/23/2004
In Memoriam: William L. Ashburn, M.D.
William L. Ashburn, M.D. William L. Ashburn, M.D., Professor Emeritus of Radiology at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine, died Sunday, April 18 in his La Jolla home of prostate cancer. He was 71. He will ...More...

4/22/2004
Lansche Family Endows Distinguished Chair in Ophthalmology at UCSD's Shiley Eye Center
SAN DIEGO (April 20, 2004)—A $2 million gift from the Lansche family and Tatiana A. Lansche will establish the Dr. Richard and Tatiana Lansche Distinguished Chair in Ophthalmology at the Shiley Eye Center of the University of California, San Diego, o...More...

4/20/2004
UCSD Develops Rheumatoid Arthritis Therapy That Re-Educates Body's Immune Response
A promising new therapy for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) developed by researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine re-educates the body's immune system to prevent an attack against healthy joint tissue. In patients...More...

4/20/2004
UCSD Medical Center is Part of National Collaborative to be Recognized by Secretary Tommy Thompson for Organ Donation Increase
UCSD Medical Center recently teamed with Lifesharing Community Organ & Tissue Donation and Sharp Grossmont Hospital, to increase organ donation rates by joining in the Organ Donation Breakthrough Collaborative launched by U.S. Department of Health an...More...

4/19/2004
UCSD Researchers Determine Fibrin Depletion Decreases Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms
Tissue damage due to Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is reduced and lifespan lengthened in mouse models of the disease when a naturally occurring fibrous protein called fibrin is depleted from the body, according to researchers at the University of Californi...More...

4/17/2004
UCSD Names Steven L. Gonias New Chair of Pathology
Steven L. Gonias, M.D., Ph.D. Steven L. Gonias, M.D., Ph.D., a respected protein scientist and clinical pathologist, has been named the new chair of the Department of Pathology at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Sch...More...

4/16/2004
UCSD to Highlight Stroke Innovations for Stroke Month
May has been designated as American Stroke Month. To bring awareness to strokes UCSD's Stroke and Cardiovascular Centers is holding a special forum, Innovations in Stroke Treatment and Technology on May 3 at 4:00 p.m. in Garren Auditorium on the UCSD...More...

4/14/2004
UCSD Hand Surgeons Charged with Saving Colleague's Hand
When Rick Bodor, M.D. first got the call on January 19, 2002, about UCSD's Chief of Vascular Surgery being in the Emergency Room with a multiple finger replantation, he was already busy in another Operating Room reattaching a patient's finger. "I t...More...

4/9/2004
Annual Research Review from Stein Institute on Aging Scheduled for Public Presentation April 29 at UCSD
Life expectancy has nearly doubled over the last century and today there are 35 million Americans age 65 and older. With another 76 million baby boomers born between 1946 and 1964 who are approaching their elder years, never before has it been so imp...More...

4/7/2004
UCSD Researchers Determine New Role For IKK In Embryonic Development of Skull & Skeleton
Continuing studies about an important regulatory protein kinase complex called I-kappa-B kinase (or IKK) have now shown that a subunit of IKK – IKK alpha – influences the outer layer of skin in developing mice to control the eventual shape of the ful...More...

4/5/2004
UCSD Study Cites Lack of Vigorous Exercise As Primary Factor in Adolescent Obesity
Lack of vigorous physical activity is the main contributor to obesity in adolescents ages 11 to 15, according to a study of 878 adolescents by researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine, in collaboration with inv...More...

4/1/2004
Schizophrenia Patients Don't Take Medications Regularly Resulting in Higher Medical Costs, UCSD Researchers Find
Despite improved drugs for schizophrenia – a devastating mental illness that affects more than 2 million Americans and one percent of the world's population – a new study shows that only 41 percent of patients take their antipsychotic medication on a...More...

3/26/2004
UCSD Institute of Molecular Medicine Announces Beijing Partnership
The University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Institute for Molecular Medicine (IMM) has announced the establishment of IMM-China, located in the new life science research facility at Beijing University. The IMM-China will function as an autonomous...More...

3/23/2004
National Foundation For Cancer Research Names UCSD's Webster Cavenee NFCR Fellow
Awards $250,000 Grant for Research of Cancer Tumors Webster Cavenee, Ph.D. The National Foundation For Cancer Research, based in Bethesda, MD, has awarded a $250,000 grant to Webster Cavenee, Ph.D., director of the San Diego branch...More...

3/12/2004
UCSD Medical Center Opens New Scripps Ranch Clinic
The new UCSD Scripps Ranch medical practice will open Friday, March 19. The practice, formerly UCSD Mira Mesa Clinic, is relocating two miles east of its existing site. The new location, 9909 Mira Mesa Blvd. Suite 200, is a custom-built facility with...More...

3/2/2004
UCSD's Dr. Leon Thal to Receive Potamkin Prize, One of Neurosciences' Highest Honors
Leon Thal, M.D. The Potamkin Prize, one of the nation's highest honors in neurosciences, will be awarded this year to Leon Thal, M.D., University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine and Roger Nitsch, M.D., Neuro Scien...More...

2/4/2004
Moores UCSD Cancer Center Director Honored With International Award for Drug-Discovery Work
Dennis A. Carson, M.D. The American Association for Cancer Research has announced that Dennis A. Carson, M.D., UCSD professor of medicine and director of the Rebecca and John Moores UCSD Cancer Center, is the recipient of the 23rd...More...

2/3/2004
New Minimally Invasive Treatment for Varicose Veins Now Available at UCSD
Patients suffering from primary venous insufficiency now have a new treatment option for their varicose veins. A new non-surgical laser treatment for varicose veins showed superior results to traditional surgery in a study published in the August iss...More...

1/27/2004
UCSD Dedicates New State-of-the-art Glaucoma and Retina Centers
Completion of the Hamilton Glaucoma Center and the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Retina Center was celebrated in dedication ceremonies on January 27 at UCSD's Shiley Eye Center. The 24,500 square-foot expansion will house clinical practice and research activ...More...

1/6/2004
Arm Position Matters in Blood Pressure Readings According to UCSD Medical Researchers
Blood pressure readings taken on arms parallel, or extended in the same direction as the body, are up to 10 percent higher than readings taken when the elbow is at a right angle to the body with elbow flexed at heart level, according to a study publi...More...

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