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Archived News Releases - 2006

12/29/2006
Researchers Identify New Drug Targets for Cancer
Solving a 100-year-old genetic puzzle, researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine and the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research have determined that the same genetic mechanism that drives tumor growth can also act...More...

12/21/2006
UCSD's Leon Thal Named to Alzheimer's Association National Board
Leon Thal, M.D. Director of the Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine and the Florence Riford Chair in Alzheimer's at UCSD, has been named to the Alzheimer's Association...More...

12/20/2006
Moores UCSD Cancer Center Publishes Cookbook and Nutrition Guide
Nutrition experts from the Moores UCSD Cancer Center have created a cookbook that is far more than just a compilation of healthy recipes. The book's three co-authors, all members of the Cancer Center's Cancer Prevention and Control Program, have expa...More...

12/19/2006
Researchers Show Surprising Interaction between Genes, Gender, and Hypertension
In surprising results, a study of more than 1,200 patients with extremely low or high blood pressure by researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine showed that the influence of genes on blood pressure may vary bas...More...

12/15/2006
Two Central Mysteries in Genome Inheritance Solved at UCSD
The dance of the chromosomes during cell division, first described in the late 1800s and familiar to all high-school students from movies shown in biology classes, has long fascinated biologists. However, the molecular nature of a key component of c...More...

12/15/2006
UCSD Researchers Discover Internal Compass of Immune Cells
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine have discovered how neutrophils – specialized white blood cells that play key roles in inflammation and in the body's immune defense against bacteria – navigate to sites...More...

12/11/2006
UCSD Medical Center Brings Next-Generation Imaging to Patient Care
The University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Medical Center – Hillcrest has opened new angiography rooms with state-of-the-art imaging technology, completing two years of construction on the patient care suite that houses the technology. Angiograp...More...

12/9/2006
Sleepless in San Diego?
If visions of dancing sugarplums are keeping you awake nights, you're not alone. According to the National Sleep Foundation some 40 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders that can affect their physical and mental health. Add the stress of th...More...

12/4/2006
Regulatory Pathway in Brain Development Possible Basis for Malformations
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine have identified a genetic regulator of brain development that sheds new light on how immature neural cells choose between proliferation and differentiation. Defects in ...More...

11/28/2006
UCSD School of Medicine Program Reaches Out to New Hispanic Health Professionals
Award to support six-month training internships for research in HIV/AIDS in the U.S./Mexico border region The University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine has launched a new program to train a select group of promising young Hispani...More...

11/16/2006
Avoiding the Annual Holiday Gain
It's that time of year again -- yep, time to gain weight! But according to Director of the Center for the Treatment of Obesity at UCSD Medical Center, Santiago Horgan, M.D., with a little planning and effort people can avoid this annual holiday tra...More...

11/6/2006
Moores UCSD Cancer Center to Offer 'Light One Little Candle' Book Program
Program encourages parents undergoing treatment to read to their children Children's classics available in English and Spanish; also selections for other cultures Guadalupe Norma Costanzino, 41 of Carmel Valley, was diagnosed with breast cancer five...More...

11/2/2006
Local Rotaries' Gift Enhances Treatment for Patients with Mitochondrial Disease
It took Steve Achard's wife, Rita, nearly seven years to get a diagnosis for the puzzling health condition that had the couple consulting heart specialists in Scottsdale, Arizona; Santa Barbara and San Francisco. It was only after a neurologist at ...More...

10/31/2006
UCSD Receives Global Health Grant for California/Mexico Border Health Studies
A multi-disciplinary, global health program headed by Steffanie Strathdee, Ph.D., Chief of the Division of International Health and Cross-Cultural Medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine, has been funded by a $35...More...

10/31/2006
Moores UCSD Cancer Center Study
Link Between Ovarian Cancer, Vitamin D Status Seen Worldwide Using newly available data on worldwide cancer incidence, researchers at the Moores Cancer Center at University of California, San Diego (UCSD) have shown a clear association between defic...More...

10/26/2006
UCSD Shiley Eye Center Expansion
Groundbreaking ceremonies for an expansion of the Donald P. and Darlene V. Shiley Eye Center and the Anne F. and Abraham Ratner Children's Eye Center will be held at the University of California, San Diego Medical Center-La Jolla campus Friday, Octob...More...

10/24/2006
Facts About Prostate Cancer and Its Treatment
By Ajay Sandhu, M.D. In 2006, about 235,000 Americans will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, making it the most common cancer among males. If caught early, prostate cancer is very treatable and usually curable. This image shows one ...More...

10/24/2006
SRI Medication Found Effective in Treating Compulsive Hoarding Patients
In a paper published on-line in advance of publication in the Journal of Psychiatric Research, Sanjaya Saxena, M.D., Director of the Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders (OCD) Program at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine, re...More...

10/19/2006
UCSD to Host Free HIV/AIDS Community Forum November 2, 2006
A free community forum on current HIV and AIDS treatment and research will be held on Thursday, November 2, from 6-8 p.m., in the auditorium of the UCSD Hillcrest Medical Center at 200 W. Arbor Drive. The forum, sponsored by the UCSD AIDS Research I...More...

10/17/2006
UC San Diego to Receive $52 Million to Continue Leadership of the Nation-wide Alzheimer's Disease Cooperative Study
Leon Thal, Director of the Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at UCSD, heads 70-site consortium funded by National Institutes of Health The Alzheimer's Disease Cooperative Study (ADCS), a federally established consortium directed by...More...

10/16/2006
UCSD Medical Center Presents Autumn Tips Treat Children To A Safe Halloween
A safe Halloween is always a treat according to the staff at UCSD Medical Center and the California Poison Control System-San Diego Division, located at UCSD Medical Center. The following are safety precautions for parents to help them keep Hallowee...More...

10/12/2006
Two UCSD Research Projects Awarded NIH Counter-terrorist Grants
Countermeasure Against Chemical Threats (CounterACT) grants total $6.75 million Two projects designed to develop new and improved medical countermeasures against chemical threats, directed by faculty members at the University of California, San Die...More...

10/12/2006
UCSD to Team with SDSU on Study of Latino Health in San Diego County's South Bay Region
Researchers from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine, will participate in a six-year study of Latino health in San Diego County as part of a $9.7 million contract awarded to San Diego State University (SDSU) by the Natio...More...

10/11/2006
UCSD to Offer Free Public Seminar on Latest in Parkinson's Disease Research and Therapies
Researchers and clinicians from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine will offer a free seminar, designed for patients and interested community members on the latest research and therapies for Parkinson's disease. The sem...More...

10/10/2006
Genetic Association Information Network Anounces Genotyping Award for UCSD Researcher
Whole Genome Association Study to Focus on Bi-Polar Disorder John Rice Kelsoe, M.D. The genetics of bipolar disease will be one of six areas of focus supported by a new initiative called the Genetic Association Information Network (G...More...

10/9/2006
National Tuberculosis Curriculum Consortium Making Strides in TB Education
Tuberculosis is still a health threat in some communities throughout the United States. In 2005, there were 14,093 new TB cases reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That same year the CDC confirmed the national TB case rate was...More...

10/9/2006
UCSD Faculty Named to Prestigious National Organization
Four members of the UC San Diego faculty have been named to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), the arm of the National Academy of Sciences that is both an honorific society and an advisory body on health and health policy matters. This brings the tota...More...

10/4/2006
Vaccine Developed From Research Conducted at UCSD Offers Potential Relief to Allergy Sufferers
An allergy vaccine developed from initial basic and pre-clinical research conducted over the past decade by faculty in the Allergy Immunology section of the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine h...More...

10/4/2006
UCSD to Host Second Annual Clinical Investigation Symposium in San Diego
The UCSD Clinical Investigation Institute (CII) and Nature Medicine will host the second annual Frontiers of Clinical Investigation Symposium: Host Defense 2006 to be held October 5-7, 2006 at the Estancia Hotel in La Jolla. The topic of host defens...More...

10/3/2006
Researchers Estimate Significant Fatty Liver Disease in Children
Until now little was known about the prevalence of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in children. To gauge its occurrence a University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine-led team studied 742 autopsy reports and tissue analysis...More...

9/28/2006
New UCSD Cross-Border Program Aims to Assess and Treat Tuberculosis in Tijuana
A two-year project to support Mexico's efforts to control and prevent tuberculosis (TB), to be spearheaded by Richard Garfein, Ph.D., of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine, has been funded with a $324,810 grant from the...More...

9/22/2006
UC San Diego Appoints Larry Goldstein Director of Stem Cell Research Program
Lawrence S.B. Goldstein, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Cellular & Molecular Medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, has been named Director of the UC San ...More...

9/19/2006
UCSD Researchers Create Roadmap to Integrin Activation
Reconstructing pathway that controls cell adhesion could lead to novel antithrombotic and anti-inflammatory drugs Calling it an important technical advance in the study of the complex receptors and pathways of the body's cellular system, researchers...More...

9/18/2006
Global View Shows Strong Link Between Kidney Cancer, Sunlight Exposure
Using newly available data on worldwide cancer incidence to map cancer rates in relation to proximity to the equator, researchers at the Moores Cancer Center at University of California, San Diego (UCSD) have shown a clear association between deficie...More...

9/14/2006
UCSD to Host Second Annual Clinical Investigation Symposium in San Diego
The UCSD Clinical Investigation Institute (CII) and Nature Medicine will host the second annual Frontiers of Clinical Investigation Symposium: Host Defense 2006 to be held October 5-7, 2006 at the Estancia Hotel in La Jolla. The topic of host defens...More...

9/14/2006
Spleen May Be Target of Successful Therapy for Lupus
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine have found clues that might lead to better treatment of lupus, showing that the spleen is the likely source of cells that are the origin of the disease. Michael Karin, P...More...

9/14/2006
Patients Can Report Statins' Adverse Effects on New Web Site
A new web site at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine – www.statineffects.com – will enable people from around the world to self-report adverse effects of statin drug use, or use of other cholesterol drugs. "This line ...More...

9/5/2006
Identifying Risk for Obesity in Early Childhood
A new research study of children's growth, published in the September issue of Pediatrics, can help parents and pediatricians determine the risk that a child will be overweight at age 12 by examining the child's earlier growth. The study demonstrate...More...

9/5/2006
The Mind-Body Connection: How the Central Nervous System Regulates Arthritis
In a unique approach to inflammation research, a study by researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine shows that, in a model of rheumatoid arthritis, inflammation in the joints can be sensed and modulated by the c...More...

8/21/2006
Moores UCSD Cancer Center Study: Decrease in Progression of Prostate Cancer With Plant-based Diet and Stress Reduction
One out of six American men will develop prostate cancer at some point in their life, and more than a third of them will experience a recurrence after undergoing treatment, putting them at high risk to die of the disease. New research from the Moores...More...

8/16/2006
Clinical Trial Evaluates First-Line Approaches For Treating HIV; Finds "NUKE"-Sparing Regimen Safe and Effective
Results of first trial to compare two standard therapies and NRTI-sparing approach presented at AIDS 2006 TORONTO, Aug. 12 – In the first head-to-head comparison between two commonly used HIV treatments, researchers found one triple-drug therapy was...More...

8/11/2006
UCSD Researcher Named Honorary Distinguished Professor at Indian Institute of Technology
Ajit Varki, M.D., Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Cellular & Molecular Medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine, has accepted an invitation to be an Honorary Distinguished Professor at the Indian Institute...More...

8/10/2006
Major Study Shows High-Dose Atorvastatin Drugs Use Reduces Risk of Second Stroke
In a large-scale clinical study of patients with prior history of a stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA), but no known coronary heart disease, treatment with the statin drug atorvastatin (sold under the brand name Lipitor) was found to reduce th...More...

7/28/2006
Local Nursing Duo Improves Mother-Child Healthcare
Two nurses at University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Medical Center are working to improve the care of mothers and their babies by studying and implementing the most current practices in newborn care. Alison Merideth, RN, BSN, MSN, PNP, CPST, and...More...

7/27/2006
Promising Therapy for ALS Delivers Antisense Drug Directly to Nervous System
Delivering agents across the blood-brain barrier likely to be effective treatment for other neurodegenerative diseases Researchers from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine, the Center for Neurologic Study and Isis Pharm...More...

7/27/2006
San Diego to Participate in NIH Project Aimed at Improving Survival from Cardiac Arrest and Severe Trauma
The University of California, San Diego (UCSD) will lead a five-year countywide research project as part of a major bi-national initiative to improve survival from cardiac arrest and severe trauma. The effort is spearheaded by the National Institute...More...

7/25/2006
Irradiation Preserves T-Cell Responses in Bacterial Vaccine
Results could expedite development of affordable vaccines worldwide Using gamma radiation to inactivate bacteria for the preparation of vaccines, instead of traditional heat or chemical methods of inactivation, appears to create a vaccine that is mo...More...

7/21/2006
UCSD Clinical Trial Looks at EEG-based Technology to Predict Patient Response to Anti-Depression Treatments
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine are testing whether an EEG-based technology that monitors brain activity can successfully predict an individual's likelihood of responding to a specific anti-depressant ...More...

7/21/2006
UCSD Obstetrical Team Performs Rare Surgery on Fetus Partially Outside the Womb
Doctors at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Medical Center performed a complicated fetal surgery that placed a breathing tube into a 39-week infant while it was partially out of the womb. Doctors opted for the procedure to ensure surviv...More...

7/19/2006
UCSD Researchers Study Antibiotics to Ease Asthma Symptoms
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Medical Center will enroll patients in a new national study to ascertain if a prolonged antibiotic treatment will ease asthma symptoms. Previous research has shown that nearly 60 percent o...More...

7/17/2006
Major Study Shows Risks/Benefits of Osteoporosis Drug Use in Postmenopausal Women
The drug may help prevent breast cancer and vertebral fractures, but raise the risk of blood clots and fatal strokes A study in the July 13 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, reporting the results of a 5-1/2 year-long trial of more tha...More...

7/13/2006
La Jolla Institute For Allergy and Immunology, Gemini Science Dedication Marks Opening of First UCSD Science Research Park Facility

SAN DIEGO – (July 13, 2006) The La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology (LIAI) and Gemini Science, Inc. have officially dedicated a new state-of-the art research facility that will further strengthen San Diego's position as a leading hub for biom...More...

7/12/2006
UCSD's New Clinic Offers Help for Those Traveling Abroad
Travelers' Health Clinic in La Jolla headed by expert in tropical diseases The checklist for those traveling to exotic locations probably includes passport, guidebook, a camera and comfortable shoes. But what about advice on how to avoid contracting...More...

7/11/2006
Prion Disease Agent Causes Heart Damage in Mouse Study
A team of researchers at The Scripps Research Institute, the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine, and Rocky Mountain Laboratories of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Hea...More...

7/7/2006
UCSD MEDICAL CENTER PROGRAMS RANK AMONG THE NATION'S BEST
The July 17 U.S. News and World Report's annual "Best Hospitals" issue ranks University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Medical Center among the best in the nation in seven specialty areas, with several areas climbing from last year's rankings. The...More...

7/7/2006
New UCSD Program to Fight Drug-Resistant Bacteria
In response to the major public health threat posed by antibiotic-resistant bacteria, researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) are launching a new program to develop novel antibiotics – from initial discovery, through development...More...

6/30/2006
Katie Couric to Speak at Luncheon Benefiting Moores UCSD Cancer Center
Katie Couric, one of broadcasting's most respected and popular journalists, will be the keynote speaker for a fund-raising luncheon, "Partners for Life," to benefit cancer research at the Moores UCSD Cancer Center on July 14. The 12:30-2 p.m. eve...More...

6/29/2006
UCSD Medical School Professor to Help Lead National HIV/AIDS Clinical Trials Networks
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) today announced that Constance Benson, M.D., Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine, is one o...More...

6/28/2006
UCSD Medical Team Performs 2,000th Surgery for Life Threatening Lung Disease
In the fall of 2004, Ernestine Smith, mother of five and grandmother of nine, began having breathing problems. She underwent numerous tests and started medical treatment but her health continued to decline. Ten months later an angiogram revealed exte...More...

6/27/2006
UCSD Professor Named President of American Society of Gene Therapy
Theodore Friedmann also honored as distinguished graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Theodore Friedmann, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics and Director of the Center for Molecular Genetics at UCSD School of Medicine, has been named president of t...More...

6/22/2006
Cycles of Cell Death, Proliferation Key to Liver Cancer
Research at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine shows that liver cancer is likely caused by cycles of liver cell death and renewal. The research, appearing online the week of June 19 in advance of publication in the jou...More...

6/20/2006
Summer Survival Guide Safety Tips For The 4th Of July And Summer
The 4th of July and warm weather bring long hours at the beach, barbecues, picnics and fireworks; but while the summer holiday is lots of fun, it also can be hazardous. The University of California, San Diego Medical Center offer these tips and g...More...

6/13/2006
Caltech, UC San Diego School of Medicine Create Medical Scholars Program To Train Future Academic Physicians
PASADENA and SAN DIEGO Calif. - High school seniors looking for a futuristic way of studying medicine may want to take note. Beginning next year, six newly admitted freshmen at the California Institute of Technology will also be offered early admissi...More...

6/13/2006
New UCSD Center Stretches the Boundaries of Muscle Research
With the aim of bridging the gap between basic science and rehabilitation science, the National Skeletal Muscle Research Center (NSMRC) was established at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine in September 2005. The NSMRC...More...

6/2/2006
In memoriam: J. Edwin Seegmiller, M.D.
Pioneer in Human Genetics; Founding Member of the UCSD School of Medicine Jarvis "Jay" Edwin Seegmiller, M.D., a pioneer in the field of human genetics, an advocate for research and education to support healthy aging, and an Emeritus Professor and f...More...

6/1/2006
Two UCSD Graduate Students Awarded Prestigious NSF Fellowships
Artie Suckow and Gloria Kuo, students in the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine's Biomedical Sciences graduate program, have been awarded highly prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) graduate fellowships for 2006-07...More...

6/1/2006
Pregnancy and Mode of Delivery May Contribute to Pelvic Floor Disorders
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Medical Center and Kaiser Permanente San Diego have shown substantial evidence linking pregnancy, mode of delivery and the occurrence of a pelvic floor disorder, such as incontinence or p...More...

6/1/2006
UCSD School of Medicine To Graduate 117 New Physicians
Director of the Office of Women's Health at the NIH to Present Commencement Address On Sunday, June 4, 64 men and 53 women will be awarded M.D. degree, including seven graduates who have completed the medical scientist training program and will join...More...

5/26/2006
UC San Diego to Graduate First Doctor of Pharmacy Class on June 3
Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is Southern California's only Public Pharmacy School * detailed information on ceremony, last page. Trained to meet the needs of patients, and to become leaders in drug development and delivery...More...

5/16/2006
Couch-Potato Marathon Is Fund-raiser For UCSD Huntington's Disease Center
On your mark ... Get set ... Don't run! Instead, find a comfortable place in your house to relax and participate in the second annual Couch-Potato Marathon 2006, a fund-raiser sponsored by the UCSD Huntington's Disease Clinical Research Program duri...More...

5/8/2006
UCSD Researchers Link Novel Mutated Gene to Mental Retardation and Imbalance Syndrome
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified a genetic cause for a form of pediatric brain malformation involving the cerebellum. Future research based on these findings could lead to ways of preventing o...More...

5/5/2006
New Technique Offers Hope For Pain Relief And Improved Mobility For Patients With Spinal Tumors
A radiologist at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine has developed a new procedure to treat fractured vertebrae caused by spinal tumors, a procedure that may decrease the risk of complications, which are experienced by 5...More...

5/1/2006
T Cell "Brakes" Lost During Human Evolution
Study may explain many human diseases, and severe human reaction to recent clinical trial using T cell-activating antibody A significant difference between human and chimpanzee immune cells may provide clues in the search to understand the diverse ...More...

5/1/2006
Leading Department of Energy Genome Scientist to Direct Joint Marine Microbial Metagenomics Cyberinfrastructure Initiative
Dr. Paul Gilna Will Lead Moore Foundation-Funded Project Linking UC San Diego and Venter Institute San Diego, CA, April 27, 2006 – An experienced genomics science program administrator has been recruited to direct a $24.5-million effort to develop a...More...

4/28/2006
UCSD Study Aims to Halt Alzheimer's by Blocking Enzyme
Clinical trial to inhibit enzyme may prevent amyloid plaque buildup thought to trigger disease The Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine is participating in a national ...More...

4/27/2006
Skaggs School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences Officially Opens Its Doors
New Phamaceuticals Sciences Building on Osler Drive -- School Is 2nd Public School of Pharmacy In CaliforniaThe Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences will officially dedicate its new home on the La Jolla campus of the University of C...More...

4/26/2006
Farquhar Honored for Excellence in Science
Marilyn Gist Farquhar, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of Cellular and Molecular Medicine at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, was honored April 4, 2006 by the Federation of American Societies of Experimental Biology (FASEB) with...More...

4/26/2006
UCSD Medical Center Receives Prestigious International Baby-Friendly Designation
The University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Medical Center has received prestigious international recognition as a Baby-Friendly birth facility. The award recognizes birth facilities that actively encourage breastfeeding as the primary source of n...More...

4/21/2006
Diabetes Leads Patient to a Healthier Lifestyle
One in three Americans who have diabetes are unaware that they have the disease. It is a disease that affects seven percent of the population, or 20.8 million people in the United States. Diabetes is a disease in which the body doesn't produce or p...More...

4/18/2006
Researchers Reveal Lung's Unique Innate Immune System
For the first time, scientists have documented an organ-specific innate immune system. In research published in the April 18 edition of the journal Immunity, scientists at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine outline the...More...

4/13/2006
UC San Diego Scientists Chart Rapid Advances of Fluorescent Tools for Life-Science Research
Techniques Promise to Illuminate Details of Protein Expression, Activity and Function An interdisciplinary team of biological imaging experts from the University of California, San Diego has published a review of fluorescent imaging technologies and...More...

4/12/2006
UCSD Finding Provides Researchers with Renewable Source for Macrophages and Neutrophils
A new approach to generating large quantities of two types of white blood cells that are critical for destroying invading bacteria, viruses and other pathogens in humans has been developed by researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UC...More...

4/12/2006
UCSD School of Medicine and the Diana Padelford Binkley Foundation Present a Unique Educational Conference on Pain Management in Women
The University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine and the Diana Padelford Binkley Foundation will present a conference targeted to medical practitioners, Pain Management in Women over the Lifecycle, April 27-29, at the Catamaran Hotel...More...

4/12/2006
UCSD Forms Stem Cell Collaboration With Major Australian Centers
Scientists from the University of California, San Diego are joining forces with colleagues from Australia's Monash University and the Australian Stem Cell Centre to create a powerful new international collaboration in stem cell research. The collabo...More...

4/10/2006
UCSD Among California Institutions to Receive Stem Cell Training Grant Funds
SAN FRANCISCO, April 10, 2006—The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) announced today that $12.1 million has been provided to 16 California non-profit institutions, including the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), to train ...More...

4/7/2006
How Health Affects a Child's School Performance
Health care providers often advise parents and teachers that children can learn at optimal levels only if they are healthy, says Howard Taras, M.D., Acting Chief of Community Pediatrics at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medi...More...

4/6/2006
Discovery of Mutation in Blood Stem Cells Provides Clues to Cancer Development
A mutation in blood stem cells occurs in patients with a blood disorder called polycythemia vera (PV), scientists at the Moores Cancer Center at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative M...More...

4/4/2006
UCSD Professor Judith Swain To Direct Clinical Science Institute in Singapore
Judith Swain, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Founding Director of the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine's College of Integrated Life Sciences (COILS) and Dean for Translational Medicine, has announced she will leave the university ...More...

4/4/2006
UCSD Health Sciences Leader Announces Departure
Edward W. Holmes, Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences and Dean of the School of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego, has announced that he will be leaving UCSD at the end of September to join the Agency for Science, Technology and Res...More...

3/30/2006
UCSD Pharmacy School Students to Offer Seniors Free Advice on Medicare Part D
Students and staff from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and UCSD Medical Center Pharmacy are offering two workshops for seniors who want assistance in selecting their Medicare Part ...More...

3/28/2006
Moores UCSD Cancer Center Creates Bioinformatics Center
As new biomedical technologies emerge, medical research, particularly cancer-related research, is becoming more and more information intensive. To analyze and integrate massive amounts of complicated data so that it is useful to cancer patients and t...More...

3/24/2006
UCSD Professor Recipient of Tourette Syndrome Assoiciation's Champion of Children Award
On February 16, 2006, the national Tourette Syndrome Association, Inc. (TSA) held its 9th Annual Champion of Children Awards Dinner at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. This year's honorees and recipients of the TSA Cha...More...

3/17/2006
Four of the Nation's Preeminent Research Institutions Announce Stem Cell Research Alliance
Four of the nation's preeminent research institutions, all based in San Diego, have announced their commitment to join forces in establishing an independent, non-profit consortium dedicated to stem cell research. Signing the March 17 agreement to ...More...

3/16/2006
UCSD Project Takes Fish Collection into the Digital Age
Novel application of MRI leads to new tools for online digital dissection of preserved fishes from one of the world's most valuable natural history collections The same medical technology used to image brain tumors and torn knee ligaments is now ...More...

3/9/2006
UCSD Offering Clinical Trials to Help Social Anxiety Disorder
The Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine is currently running three clinical trials for patients with social anxiety disorder, under the direction of Murray Stein, M.D., M.P.H., professor of ps...More...

2/27/2006
HIV/AIDS Rates in Tijuana, Mexico Increasing at Alarming Rate
Interventions to reduce on-going spread of HIV urgently needed, according to researchers at the UCSD School of Medicine A study by researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine indicates that the rate of HIV/AIDS i...More...

2/21/2006
Flesh-Eating Bacteria Escape Body's Safety Net
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine have discovered that so-called flesh-eating "Strep" bacteria use a specific enzyme to break free of the body's immune system, a finding which could potentially lead to n...More...

2/21/2006
UCSD Cancer Researchers Provide First Direct Evidence Of 2-way Conversations Between Malignant, Normal Cells
For more than seven decades, scientists have had tantalizing clues that cancer cells and neighboring non-cancerous cells in the body communicate with one another. It now emerges that this dialog may explain the clinical observation that cancer cells ...More...

2/14/2006
"You've Gotta Have Heart" - Tips to a Healthy Heart
February is Heart Month. While most people think of romance, February is also a time to think about heart health. According to the American Heart Association, in 2003 there were over 71 million Americans with one or more forms of cardiovascular disea...More...

2/10/2006
Preventing Toxic Side Effects of Inflammatory Disease Therapy
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine have developed a mouse model that could help scientists develop better drugs to fight autoimmune and inflammatory disorders such as multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid art...More...

2/9/2006
National Brain Imaging Study on Alzheimer's Disease Underway at UCSD Shiley-Marcos Center
Study is Largest, Most Comprehensive of Its Kind San Diego, CA -- The University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer's Disease Research Center will be part of the five-year, $60 million Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative...More...

2/9/2006
Macrophage Signaling May Affect Hormone Resistance in Prostate Tumors
Interaction between prostate cancer cells and immune cells called macrophages may be a source of inflammatory signals capable of impacting the effectiveness of androgen antagonists, the most common and effective treatment for prostate cancer, accordi...More...

2/8/2006
UCSD and Boston University Researchers Find Late Pregnancy Use of SSRI Antidepressant Medication May Affect Fetus
A University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine collaborative study with Boston University's Slone Epidemiology Center found an increased risk of persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPHN) in newborns of mothers who used certain commonl...More...

1/20/2006
UCSD Research Center to Host Scientific Symposium on Celiac Disease
A scientific symposium on celiac disease, "Genetic and Immune Mechanisms in Celiac Disease," will be held at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine on Friday, February 10, from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon. The symposium, hosted b...More...

1/19/2006
Regents Approve UCSD Cardiovascular Center, Expansion of Critical Hospital Services
The University of California, San Diego has received approval to improve its patient services by constructing a new Cardiovascular Center, and expanding critical care services at the John M. and Sally B. Thornton Hospital. The action was taken by th...More...

1/18/2006
Ride4AIDS to Benefit UCSD Research and Being Alive San Diego
"Ride4AIDS," a one-day HIV/AIDS benefit bike ride along San Diego's scenic waterfront, will be held Sunday morning, April 9, 2006. Proceeds from the ride will go to the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine's AIDS Research I...More...

1/17/2006
UCSD School of Medicine and Helix High School Receive Grant To Increase Interest In Clinical Research
University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine has received a $1.29 million five-year grant from the National Center for Research Resources of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for a study designed to increase minority students...More...

1/12/2006
University of California, San Diego to Expand Shiley Eye Center
The Donald P. and Darlene V. Shiley Eye Center, located on the University of California, San Diego Medical Center-La Jolla campus, houses the Department of Ophthalmology and its activities including broad based clinical care, world-class research, te...More...

1/12/2006
UCSD Team Unmasks Family of Immune System Invaders
Like a family of petty criminals gone wrong, researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) were surprised to find that bacterial pathogens found in a number of troublesome diseases are actually related. Not only that, their wrong-doi...More...

1/11/2006
In Memoriam: Andrew Michael Mattison, PH.D.
Andrew Michael (Drew) Mattison, Ph.D., Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of California, San ...More...

1/10/2006
In Search of a Perfect Night's Sleep
Remember what it was like to sleep like a baby? Thousands of people walk around feeling tired from not getting enough sleep, or from sleeping in fits and starts. It might seem like a minor irritation on the big scale. Not so, according to Jose S. Lor...More...

1/5/2006
In Memoriam: Elizabeth Ziegler, M.D.
Elizabeth Ziegler, M.D., Professor of Medicine Emeritus at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine, died at The Springs Rehabilitation Facility of Pacific Regents on January 2, 2006, following complications of diabetes. She...More...

1/4/2006
Cancer Researchers Describe Gene That Halts Spread of Aggressive Childhood Cancer
Findings confirm new 'metastasis suppressor' gene A team of cancer researchers has shown that a gene commonly lost during neuroblastoma tumor formation, one of the most aggressive cancers in babies and children, is in fact a "metastasis suppressor" ...More...

1/4/2006
UCSD Medical School Researchers Develop Mouse Model for Genetic Mental Retardation Syndrome
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine took a step closer to understanding the basis of a severe epilepsy and mental retardation syndrome with work published in the January 5, 2006 issue of the journal Neuron...More...

1/3/2006
UCSD Laser Technique Sheds Light on Strokes
A technique developed at the University of California, San Diego that precisely creates and images blood clots in the brain in real time could make it possible to understand the small strokes implicated in many forms of dementia, including Alzheimer'...More...

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