Archived News Releases - 2010

12/21/2010
NFL Charities Awards Research Grant to UCSD School of Medicine Researcher
Nearly $1 million in NFL Charities Grants dedicated this year to concussion prevention and treatment nationwideNFL Charities, the charitable foundation of the National Footb...More...

12/20/2010
New Study Upends Thinking About How Liver Disease Develops
In the latest of a series of related papers, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, with colleagues in Austria and elsewhere, present a new...More...

12/20/2010
Researchers Discover Human Immune System Has Emergency Backup Plan
New research by scientists at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences reveals that the immune syst...More...

12/16/2010
UC San Diego Cancer Researcher and Community Advocate Named Chair of National Study Group
Georgia Robins Sadler, BSN, MBA, PhD, recently assumed the Chair of the National Cancer Institute's Study Section G. Sadler is a clinical professor in the Department of...More...

12/14/2010
Researchers Discover New Signaling Pathway Linked to Inflammatory Disease
Scientists at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have described for the first time a key inhibitory role for the IL-1 signaling pathway in the human in...More...

12/7/2010
Largest Study of Benefits of Brain Cooling After a Stroke Now Under Way
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego, the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Los Angeles to Collaborate R...More...

12/6/2010
Holiday Health Check
UC San Diego Health System Experts Recommend a Cup of Reason for Sampling the Season From overeating to exercise and alcohol, UC San Diego Health System nutritionists, traum...More...

12/3/2010
Internationally Renowned UCSD Physician-Researcher Chosen as Distinguished Scientist by American Heart Association
Michael H.Criqui, MD, MPH, FAHA, professor and chief of the Division of Preventive Medicine in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of California...More...

12/2/2010
Scientists Map Changes in Genetic Networks Caused By DNA Damage
Using a new technology called "differential epistasis maps," an international team of scientists, led by researchers at the University of California, San Diego Sch...More...

12/1/2010
Researchers Describe First Functioning "Lipidome" of Mouse Macrophage
For the first time, scientists have described not only the identities and quantities of fat species in a living mammalian cell – in this case, a mouse macrophage or whit...More...

11/23/2010
UC San Diego Health System Opens New North County Cardiology Clinic
New location brings research, discovery and convenience to community Patients in San Diego's North County coastal area now have access to the region's only top-r...More...

11/19/2010
UC San Diego Health System Receives "Blue Distinction" Award
Spine surgery and knee & hip replacement programs recognizedUC San Diego Health System has been designated as a Blue Distinction® Center for Spine Surgery and a Blue Dist...More...

11/18/2010
UC Board of Regents Gives Approval for New Clinical and Translational Research Institute Building on UC San Diego's La Jolla Campus
The University of California Board of Regents on Tuesday approved the budget for capital improvements and external financing for the Clinical and Translational Research Instit...More...

11/18/2010
UCSD Joins NIH-Supported Study to Find Earliest Changes in the Brain That May Lead to Alzheimer's Disease
The Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC) at UC San Diego School of Medicine is conducting a clinical study examining the subtle changes that may take...More...

11/17/2010
Cholesterol-Lowering Statins Boost Bacteria-Killing Cells
Widely prescribed for their cholesterol-lowering properties, recent clinical research indicates that statins can produce a second, significant health benefit: lowering the ris...More...

11/15/2010
Research Uncovers Extensive Natural Recovery After Spinal Cord Injury
A study led by researchers in the Department of Neurosciences at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine shows unexpected and extensive natural recovery aft...More...

11/12/2010
UCSD Researchers Create Autistic Neuron Model
Using induced pluripotent stem cells from patients with Rett syndrome, scientists at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have created functional neurons...More...

11/8/2010
TB-drugome Provides New Targets for Anti-Tuberculosis Drug Discovery
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the University of Leeds have linked hundreds of federally approved drugs to more than 1,000 prote...More...

11/4/2010
Cultivating Change: Inaugural Women in Surgery Lectureship on November 9
On November 9, 2010, the Department of Surgery at UC San Diego Health System will launch a timely lecture series called "Women in Surgery." Compared to other profe...More...

11/2/2010
Mouse Model Confirms Mutated Protein's Role in Dementia
A team of scientists from Japan and the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have created a new mouse model that confirms that mutations of a protein called ...More...

11/2/2010
Macrophage Protein Has Major Role in Inflammation
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have discovered that a multi-tasking protein called FoxO1 has another important but previously unknow...More...

11/1/2010
Batteries Included: Heart Patient Goes Home with Lifesaving Device
On Friday, October 15th, Bradley Cantley, 41, headed home from UC San Diego Medical Center connected to a lifesaving heart machine called a left ventricular assisted device (L...More...

10/29/2010
New Center Looks at How Human Systems Function or Fail
National Resource for Network Biology at UC San Diego will provide better tools for studying biological systemsA new center called the National Resource for Network Biology ...More...

10/25/2010
UCSD's Gary Firestein Receives Jane Wyman Humanitarian Award
Gary S. Firestein, MD, professor of medicine, dean and associate vice chancellor of Translational Medicine and director of the Clinical and Translational Research Institute at...More...

10/25/2010
UC San Diego Researchers Identify Factor Boosting Leukemia's Aggressiveness
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) cells survive and thrive not just by their own innate wiles, but by also acquiring aid and support from host cells in their surrounding envi...More...

10/22/2010
UC San Diego Receives Two Major Biomedical Informatics Grants
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, led by Lucila Ohno-Machado, MD, PhD, chief of the Division of Biomedical Informatics in the Departme...More...

10/22/2010
CIRM Awards $5.8 Million to Two UCSD Researchers for Early Translational Research Studies
Awards boost CIRM funding to UC San Diego to more than $78 millionTwo scientists at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine – Catriona Jamieson, MD,...More...

10/21/2010
Parent-Only Treatment May Be Equally Effective For Children Who Are Obese
A study led by a researcher at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine indicates that parent-only treatments for childhood obesity work equally as well as p...More...

10/19/2010
New Theory Links Depression to Chronic Brain Inflammation
Chronic depression is an adaptive, reparative neurobiological process gone wrong, say two University of California, San Diego School of Medicine researchers, positing in a new...More...

10/18/2010
No Standard for the Placebo?
Much of medicine is based on what is considered the strongest possible evidence: The placebo-controlled trial. A paper published in the October 19 issue of Annals of Internal...More...

10/14/2010
UCSD Experts Urge Pregnant Women To Receive Influenza Vaccine
New Study Aims To Offer More Solid Evidence of Vaccine Safety in Pregnancy The Organization of Teratology Information Specialists (OTIS), a non-profit organization based at ...More...

10/14/2010
Researchers Find Fats Galore In Human Plasma
Human blood is famously fraught with fats; now researchers have a specific idea of just how numerous and diverse these lipids actually are. A national research team, led by sc...More...

10/13/2010
Ming T. Tsuang Recognized with NARSAD Outstanding Achievement Award for Schizophrenia Research
Ming T. Tsuang, MD, PhD, DSc, Behavioral Genomics Endowed Chair and Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, and di...More...

10/12/2010
Despite Brain Damage, Working Memory Functions - Within Limits
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, led by Larry R. Squire, PhD, professor of psychiatry, psychology and neurosciences at UC San Diego a...More...

10/11/2010
Structured Weight Loss Program Can Help with Weight Loss in Overweight Women
The results of a study led by nutrition experts at Moores UCSD Cancer Center at the University of California, San Diego suggest that weight loss treatment programs which promo...More...

10/8/2010
UCSD Cardiologist Receives NIH New Innovator Award
The National Institutes of Health has chosen Neil Chi, MD, PhD, assistant professor of medicine in the division of cardiology at the University of California, San Diego, as on...More...

10/7/2010
UC San Diego Partnership with Mozambique University to Deliver Quality Health Care
$12.5 million linked grants will help double the number of physicians graduating from Mozambique medical schools in next decade, and improve surgical care in rural areasAime...More...

10/4/2010
UCSD Offers Free Public Lecture on Celiac and Gluten
Brief calendar listing: "Celiac Disease and Gluten: Facts, Fiction & Controversies", a free community lecture by experts from UC San Diego's William K. Warren Medi...More...

9/30/2010
Women's Study Finds Longevity Means Getting Just Enough Sleep
A new study, derived from novel sleep research conducted by University of California, San Diego researchers 14 years earlier, suggests that the secret to a long life may come ...More...

9/30/2010
UCSD Researcher Receives NIH Transformative R01 Award for Stimulation of Neuron Regeneration in the Retina
Proposed research will facilitate the development of therapies to restore vision to human patients with severe blindnessA research team led by principal investigator Kang Zh...More...

9/30/2010
Addition of Immunotherapy Boosts Pediatric Cancer Survivial in Children with Neuroblastoma
Administering a new form of immunotherapy to children with neuroblastoma, a nervous system cancer, increased the percentage of those who were alive and free of disease progres...More...

9/29/2010
UC San Diego Researcher Awarded $3.8 Million for New Path to Breast Cancer Therapy
Seth Field, MD, PhDSeth Field, MD, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Medicine at UC San Diego, has been awarded a five-year, $3.86 million "Era of Hope Sch...More...

9/28/2010
California's Leadership in Tobacco Control Results in Lower Lung Cancer Rate
Researchers say state's leadership in lung cancer prevention may be in jeopardyA study led by researchers at the University of California, San Diego shows that California&...More...

9/28/2010
The 'Top Docs' Are at UC San Diego School of Medicine
86 UCSD Physicians Named Best Doctors in San Diego County in 32 SpecialtiesEighty-six physicians at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine were named in ...More...

9/24/2010
Type 1 Diabetes Research at UC San Diego Gets $5 Million Boost
Maike Sander, MD, associate professor of pediatrics and cellular & molecular medicine at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine has been awarded nearly $5 ...More...

9/24/2010
David Cheresh Receives Top Award for Cancer Metastasis Research
David A. Cheresh, PhD, professor of pathology at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and associate director for translational research at the Moores UCS...More...

9/24/2010
Scarless Brain Surgery is New Option for Patients
Surgeons at the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine and University of Washington Medical Center have determined that transorbital neuroendoscopic surgery (...More...

9/23/2010
UCSD Receives $10 Million NIH Grant to Lead Hypoxia Tolerance Research Study
Gabriel G. Haddad, MD, chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Physician-in-Chief at Rady Children's Hosp...More...

9/21/2010
UCSD's Michael Criqui Receives Award for Impact on Peripheral Arterial Disease
Prestigious President's Award for Vision given annually by the Vascular Disease FoundationThe Vascular Disease Foundation has awarded Michael Criqui, MD, MPH, professor and ...More...

9/20/2010
Childhood viral infection may be a cause of obesity
The emerging idea that obesity may have an infectious origin gets new support in a cross-sectional study by University of California, San Diego School of Medicine researchers ...More...

9/20/2010
Researchers Map Thousands of MAPK Protein Interactions
Investigators, led by researchers at the University of California, San Diego, have mapped a huge network of protein interactions involving Mitogen Activated Protein Kinase (MA...More...

9/15/2010
Increased Brain Protein Levels Linked to Alzheimer's Disease
Elevated levels of a growth protein in the brains of Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients is linked to impaired neurogenesis, the process by which new neurons are generated...More...

9/15/2010
UC San Diego Health System Expands Healing Services In North County
Director of new Hyperbaric Medicine and Wound Healing Center brings fresh outlookA wound that fails to heal is a serious health issue. Complications range from ongoing pain...More...

9/15/2010
Moores UCSD Cancer Center Designated an ACR Breast Imaging Center of Excellence
Moores UCSD Cancer Center at the University of California, San Diego has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR). &...More...

9/10/2010
The Cost of Over-triage on our Nation's Health System
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified "secondary over-triage" as a potential area of cost savings for our natio...More...

9/10/2010
Misfolded Neural Proteins Linked to Autism Disorders
An international team of scientists, led by researchers at the University of California, San Diego, has identified misfolding and other molecular anomalies in a key brain prot...More...

9/8/2010
UC San Diego's Karin Receives Prestigious Harvey Prize
Michael Karin, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Pharmacology and Pathology at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine has been awarded the 2010 Harvey Prize ...More...

9/8/2010
Compounds fend off Alzheimer's Disease Amyloid Pathology
A team of scientists, led by University of California, San Diego School of Medicine researchers, has synthesized hundreds of new compounds with the potential of reducing the p...More...

9/7/2010
These Dendritic Cells Are Fishy, But That's A Good Thing
Scientists from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified dendritic antigen-presenting cells in zebrafish, opening the possibility that the ti...More...

9/7/2010
Visual Pattern Preference May be Indicator of Autism in Toddlers
Using eye-tracking methods, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have shown that toddlers with autism spend significantly more time visual...More...

9/7/2010
UC San Diego to Lead Personalized Medicine Project on Mood-Stabilizer
An international team, led by University of California, San Diego School of Medicine researchers, has been awarded a $6.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health ...More...

9/2/2010
Imaging Reveals Key Metabolic Factors of Cannibalistic Bacteria
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego have revealed new details about how cannibalistic bacteria identify peers suitable for consumption. The work, which empl...More...

9/2/2010
Why Fish Oils Work Swimmingly Against Diabetes
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified the molecular mechanism that makes omega-3 fatty acids so effective in reducing chron...More...

8/30/2010
National Liver Expert Robert G. Gish, MD, Joins UC San Diego Health System
Robert G. Gish, MD, world-renowned hepatologist, has been recruited to the University of California, San Diego School of Robert G. Gish, MDMedicine to co-direc...More...

8/25/2010
Where the Fat's At
UC San Diego-led team of scientists create novel map of lipid locations in a single cellIn real estate, location is everything. The same might be said of lipids – thos...More...

8/24/2010
IN MEMORIAM: UC San Diego Family and Preventive Medicine Professor Frank Garland, PhD 1950 - 2010
His Studies Shed Light on Link Between Vitamin D and CancerUC San Diego Professor of Family and Preventive Medicine, Frank Garland, PhD, died Tuesday, August 17 in La Jolla,...More...

8/23/2010
Study of Cell Division Sheds Light on Special Mechanism in Egg Cells
In a study of egg cells using time-lapse microscopy, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research hav...More...

8/23/2010
UC San Diego School of Medicine Names New Division Chief for Gastroenterology
William Sandborn, MD, has been named the Division Chief for Gastroenterology in the University of California, San Diego Department of Medicine pending UCSD campus approval of ...More...

8/16/2010
A Lethal Brain Tumors Strength May Be A Weakness As Well
Disrupt signaling among diverse cancer cells, say UC San Diego scientists, and glioblastomas might be more easily treated Malignant gliomas are the most common subtype of pr...More...

8/6/2010
Excess Stomach Removed via Mouth, Novel Weight Loss Surgery a U.S. First
Surgeons at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have achieved what is believed to be the nation's first stomach reduction via the mouth. The novel...More...

8/2/2010
UC San Diego Health System Recognized for Quality Heart Disease/Stroke Care
UC San Diego Health System, along with 267 hospitals nationwide, received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines® Gold...More...

8/2/2010
UCSD Scientists Find Gas Pedal - And Brake - for Uncontrolled Cell Growth
Discoveries offer promising new way to treat wide array of diseases and conditionsResearchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified a...More...

7/29/2010
UC San Diego Led Research Consortium Awarded $10 Million Renewal Grant
UCSD Researcher Leads Schizophrenia Genetics ConsortiumThe six-site Consortium on the Genetics of Schizophrenia (COGS), led by the director of the Schizophrenia Program at t...More...

7/29/2010
Studies Evaluate Micro-Incision Surgery for Removal of Advanced and Complex Kidney Cancers
Surgeons at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine continue to advance minimally-invasive surgery for cancer patients by reducing the number of abdominal i...More...

7/26/2010
Non-human Sugar in Biotech Drugs Causes Inflammation
UC San Diego scientists find simple way to reduce or eliminate problemResearchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have discovered that a kind o...More...

7/21/2010
Two UC San Diego Researchers Awarded $780,000 in Grants from Susan G. Komen for The Cure
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine received nearly $780,000 from the Susan G. Komen for the Cure® for two studies regarding estroge...More...

7/16/2010
UC San Diego Health System Receives "Most Wired" and "Most Wireless" Awards
For the fifth consecutive year, UC San Diego Health System was named one of the nation's "Most Wired" and, for the fourth time, one of the top "Most Wi...More...

7/15/2010
UC San Diego Researchers Find Cause of Metabolic Disease - and Possible Cure
Inherited glycosylation disorder might be treatable with simple supplementAn international team of scientists, led by researchers at the University of California, San Diego ...More...

7/15/2010
UC San Diego Medical Center among Nation's Best in 2010
US News & World Report ranks hospital in 5 categoriesUC San Diego Medical Center – where discoveries are delivered everyday – has once again delivered in the cat...More...

7/14/2010
UC San Diego Receives Major Clinical and Translational Science Award
With $37.2 million grant, Institute will speed medical progress, from concept to completionThe University of California, San Diego Health Sciences and its expanding Clinical...More...

7/12/2010
Radiation Device Allows for Targeted Breast Radiation to Control Cancer
A new study of breast cancer patients at the Moores UCSD Cancer Center and the Arizona Oncology Services shows that after almost two years, the radiation given with the Strut-...More...

7/8/2010
UC San Diego to Lead New Malaria Research Center in South America
Multi-national effort targets control and eventual eradication of mosquito-borne scougeTropical disease specialist Joseph Vinetz, MD, of the University of California, San Di...More...

7/7/2010
U.S. Study's First Oral Gallbladder Removal Compares NOTES to Laparoscopy
As part of the only U.S. prospective multicenter clinical trial to compare natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) to laparoscopy, surgeons at the University o...More...

7/2/2010
Our Brains Are More Like Birds Than We Thought
UC San Diego researchers find structural similarities in the neocortices of humans and chickens For more than a century, neuroscientists believed that the brains of humans a...More...

7/1/2010
Intervention Effort Cuts HIV Incidence Among Female Sex Workers
U.S.-Mexico border program is modest in cost and time, but notably effectiveA team of researchers from the University of California San Diego and Mexico has found that even ...More...

7/1/2010
UC San Diego Geneticist Heading New Center Focused on Advancing the Understanding and Management of Mental Illness
Jonathan Sebat, PhD, a pioneering young geneticist whose focus is psychiatric disorders such as autism and schizophrenia, has been named the first chief of the Beyster Center ...More...

6/29/2010
Older Adults Watch More TV Than Younger People, Enjoy it Less
We usually scold our children and teenagers for watching too much TV. It turns out that their grandmas and grandpas spend even more of their time watching TV, and it is not go...More...

6/24/2010
Nna Proteins Play Role in Catastrophic Neuron Death in Mice, Flies – And Perhaps People
Animal models offer clues to similar neurodegenerative disorders in humans, such as Parkinson's A team of researchers, led by scientists at the University of Californi...More...

6/23/2010
UC San Diego Researcher Awarded $5.3 Million for Breast Cancer Survivorship Study
Moores UCSD Cancer Center will lead clinical trial consortium involving five leading NCI-Designated Cancer CentersThe University of California, San Diego School of Medicine ...More...

6/23/2010
CIRM Awards More Than $2.5 Million in Transplantation Immunology Grants to Two UC San Diego Researchers
A pair of University of California San Diego researchers – Martin Marsala, a specialist in spinal cord trauma and disorders, and Yang Xu, an immunologist – have be...More...

6/22/2010
New Lung Cancer Drug Shows Dramatic Results for Shrinking Tumors
Moores UCSD Cancer Center holding Phase III Clinical TrialsPatients with a specific kind of lung cancer may benefit from a Phase III clinical trial offered by the Moores UCS...More...

6/16/2010
Shining a Spotlight on Lou Gehrig's Disease
Public meeting in San Diego will highlight new stem cell research effort at UC San Diego Local scientists, health advocates and leaders from the California Institute for Reg...More...

6/15/2010
Over-abundant Protein Prompts Neurodegenerative Cascade
UC San Diego researchers say too much α-synuclein shuts down cell communications, helps cause dementiaIn diverse neurodegenerative diseases ranging from Parkinson's...More...

6/15/2010
UC San Diego Brain Tumor Treatment Program Launches Personalized Biomarker Clinical Study
June 19 Moores UCSD Cancer Center Brain Tumor Unit Open House Offers Insight into Advancing Cancer ResearchThe Brain Tumor Unit at the Moores UCSD Cancer Center at the Univers...More...

6/14/2010
Adding Nucleic Acid Testing to HIV Screening May Help Identify More People with HIV
Patients Willing to Use Automated Systems to Retrieve ResultsCommunity-based HIV testing programs generally use only HIV antibody testing, but nucleic acid testing (NAT) can...More...

6/9/2010
Targeted Molecules Play Only Minor Role in Axon Repair
Discovery underscores difficulties in developing regenerative spinal cord injury therapiesNeuroscientists at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have fo...More...

6/7/2010
California Full-Service Partnership Program is Cost Effective
Full-Service Partnerships provide cost-effective housing and mental health treatment for homeless adults. Full-Service Partnerships (FSPs) are designed to do 'whatever...More...

6/1/2010
Newly discovered kinase regulates cytoskeleton, and perhaps holds key to how cancer cells spread
UCSD researchers say novel enzyme may provide new target for future anticancer therapiesScientists at the University of California, San Diego have identified a previously ...More...

6/1/2010
Faulty gene stops cell 'antennae' from transmitting
An international group of researchers has identified the genetic cause of an inherited condition that causes severe fetal abnormalities.The work, co-led by geneticists at th...More...

5/27/2010
UCSD Professor named new editor of JAMIA
Lucila Ohno-Machado takes lead of prestigious informatics journalLucila Ohno-Machado, MD, PhD, FACMI and founding chief of the division of biomedical informatics at the Univ...More...

5/24/2010
Obesity in Teen Girls May Lead to Depressive Symptoms
Heightened depressive symptoms, but not necessarily Major depression, may occur in teenage girls who are obeseResearchers, led by Kerri Boutelle, PhD, associate professor of...More...

5/19/2010
UCSD Researcher Finds New Role for Zebrafish in Human Studies
Animal model uses mysterious enzyme also found in people's brains Michael E. Baker, PhD, a researcher at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine has d...More...

5/18/2010
Two Minimally Invasive Surgeries Equally Effective for Bladder Control in Women
Study Helps Physicians and Patients Choose Best ProcedureTwo minimally invasive operations for stress urinary incontinence (SUI) help women achieve equivalent levels of dryn...More...

5/14/2010
Non-Invasive Technology Evaluated to Treat Cardiac Chest Pain
Pilot study to assess safety of painless shock wave technology for angina UC San Diego Health System is enrolling a small group of patients in a two-year study to examine th...More...

5/12/2010
Participants Needed for UC San Diego Study to Help Reduce Breast Cancer Risk
Researchers at the Moores UCSD Cancer Center are recruiting participants for an innovative diet and exercise program that aims to reduce postmenopausal breast cancer risk thro...More...

5/11/2010
In Memoriam: UC San Diego Pathology Professor Harvey Itano, MD, PhD, 1920-2010
UC San Diego Emeritus Professor of Pathology Harvey Akio Itano, MD, PhD, a distinguished physician-scientist who was the first Japanese-American to become a member of the Nati...More...

5/10/2010
Gammaglobulin Treatment May Slow Alzheimer's Disease
UC San Diego Health System Seeking Participants for Nationwide Clinical TrialResearchers at the University of California, San Diego Alzheimer's program have begun a Phas...More...

5/10/2010
Suppressing Activity of Common Intestinal Bacteria Reduces Tumor Growth
Mouse studies promising to colon cancer patients who currently have surgery as only optionA team of University of California, San Diego School of Medicine researchers has disc...More...

5/7/2010
Words to the wise: Experts define wisdom
Survey identifies central, unifying characteristics – and how wisdom differs from other traits Compassion. Self-understanding. Morality. Emotional stability.These wor...More...

5/6/2010
Pluripotent and Differentiated Human Cells Reside in Decidedly Different Epigenomic Landscapes
Findings help illuminate biochemical mechanisms that determine stem cell function and fateHuman embryonic stem cells (hESCs) possess remarkable properties of self-renewal an...More...

5/4/2010
San Diego Health Care Leaders Form Partnership, 'Beacon Community'
UC San Diego to lead collaborative effort A partnership of San Diego County's health care providers has been named one of only 15 "Beacon Communities" nation...More...

5/3/2010
Novel Treatment Strategy Saves Kidneys with Large Cancerous Tumors
A multicenter team of investigators led by the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine has demonstrated, for the first time, the safety and efficacy of a target...More...

4/30/2010
CIRM Awards $2.6 Million to Two UCSD Researchers to Help Answer Fundamental Questions in Stem Cell Biology
Two scientists at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine – Dong-Er Zhang, PhD, and Kun-Liang Guan, PhD – have each received $1.3 million grants...More...

4/28/2010
Needle Sharing May Play A Major Role in Transmission of Syphilis
Drug-using behavior closely associated with active syphilis infection in female sex workers along U.S./Mexico borderA binational team of researchers led by University of Cal...More...

4/27/2010
Preventing Young Athletes from Striking Out Too Early
Sports injury campaign focuses on helping kids play safe and stay healthyUC San Diego Health System has teamed up with the country's leading sports medicine organizati...More...

4/26/2010
People With Depression Eat More Chocolate, A Mood Food
Women and men consume more chocolate as the severity of their depression increasesResearchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have found that w...More...

4/23/2010
UC San Diego Health System Honors Physician of the Year
Each year, UC San Diego Health System honors outstanding physicians for their commitment to health care and their service to the community. This year, the Medical Staff Execut...More...

4/22/2010
Five Ways to Prevent Kidney Stones: From Lemonade to Surgery
We've all heard the expression, "when life gives you lemons, make lemonade." Passing a kidney stone would qualify for one of life's "lemons,̶...More...

4/19/2010
David C. Chang, PhD, MPH, MBA, Appointed Director of Outcomes Research at UC San Diego School of Medicine
David C. Chang, PhD, MPH, MBA, has been appointed Director of Outcomes Research in the Department of Surgery at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. In ...More...

4/14/2010
Cancer Expert John P. Einck Joins Department of Radiation Oncology at UC San Diego Health System
John P. Einck, MD, a radiation oncologist who specializes in the treatment of prostate, breast and gynecological cancers, has joined the Department of Radiation Oncology at UC...More...

4/14/2010
Primary Cilia Formation Provides Insight into Genetic Diseases
Identification of protein targets and genes may be key to possible drug therapies for ciliopathiesA team of scientists at the University of California, San Diego School of Med...More...

4/8/2010
In Memoriam: Helen M. Ranney, MD
Pioneering Woman Physician-ScientistUniversity of California, San Diego Professor Emeritus Helen M. Ranney, MD, whose distinguished career was noteworthy both for her ground...More...

4/6/2010
UC San Diego Health System Named One of the Nation's Top Hospitals by Thomson Reuters
UC San Diego Health System was recently listed as one the nation's top 15 major teaching hospitals by Thomson Reuters, a leading provider of information and solutions to...More...

4/1/2010
UC San Diego Health System Receives $75 Million Gift to Build New Medical Center
Gift from San Diego philanthropists Joan and Irwin Jacobs to set new course for health care delivery in regionThe University of California, San Diego announced today that Jo...More...

3/31/2010
Common Test for Detecting Liver Problems in Children is Often Interpreted Incorrectly
UC San Diego School of Medicine study could have ramifications for other standard testsNew research led by physician-scientists at University of California, San Diego School...More...

3/25/2010
One Tiny Incision to Perform Lifesaving Colon and Kidney Surgery
Surgeons at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine report what is believed to be the nation's first single-incision laparoscopy to perform a combined...More...

3/22/2010
Colorectal Surgeon, Elisabeth C. McLemore, MD, Joins UC San Diego Medical Center
Elisabeth C. McLemore, MD, recently joined UC San Diego Medical Center and Moores UCSD Cancer Center as an assistant professor of surgery. McLemore specializes in colorectal a...More...

3/22/2010
Sleep Deprivation Influences Drug Use in Teens' Social Networks
More than one behavior can spread simultaneously across a social network.Recent studies have shown that behaviors such as happiness, obesity, smoking and altruism are "...More...

3/18/2010
Will Asian-language Smokers Use a Tobacco Quitline?
UC San Diego Researchers Analyze 15 Years of Data on an Asian Quitline Telephone counseling programs for smoking cessation, popularly known as "quitlines," are a...More...

3/16/2010
California Poison Control System Launches the First-Ever Free, Bilingual Mobile Health Services for Poison Prevention
National Poison Prevention Week is March 14 - 21As National Poison Prevention Week begins, the California Poison Control System announces ground-breaking new programs, inclu...More...

3/15/2010
Recent Cigarette Marketing Campaign Targeted Teen Girls, Study Reveals
The 1998 Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) prohibits tobacco industry advertising practices that encourage underage teenagers to smoke, yet new research out of the Moores Canc...More...

3/11/2010
Excision Technology May Reduce Need for Repeat Breast Cancer Surgery
Study to evaluate radiofrequency energy to obtain better pathology samplesEvery year more than 100,000 women in the United States undergo a lumpectomy, a conservative proced...More...

3/10/2010
Benefits of Brain Cooling After Stroke Being Explored
UC San Diego Stroke Center Collaborates in Multicenter NIH Clinical Trial on Benefits of Hypothermia for StrokeLocal researchers at UC San Diego Medical Center are collabora...More...

3/9/2010
Pioneering Neurosurgeon Bob Carter, MD, PhD, Joins UC San Diego Health Sciences
Surgeon-scientist launches comprehensive center for surgical treatment of brain disease Distinguished neurosurgeon and scientist, Bob Carter, MD, PhD, has been named chief...More...

3/5/2010
Protein Shown to be Natural Inhibitor of Aging in Fruit Fly Model
Sestrin conserved between flies and mammals; could provide clue to age-related pathologiesScientists at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, have iden...More...

3/5/2010
Researchers Create Atlas of Transcription Factor Combinations
Study provides breakthrough blueprint for studying differentiation and evolutionIn a significant leap forward in the understanding of how specific types of tissue are determ...More...

3/3/2010
UC San Diego Medical Center Chronic Kidney Disease Program Certification First in Nation
UC San Diego Medical Center is proud to announce that The Joint Commission (TJC) has awarded the Gold Seal of Approval for health care quality to the center's Chronic Ki...More...

3/2/2010
UC San Diego Researchers Help Create New System to Improve Safe Use of Medicines and Vaccines by Pregnant Women
Tracking the effects of drugs on pregnant women has long been a difficult and nearly impossible task for researchers, until now. Researchers in the Department of Pediatrics a...More...

3/1/2010
No Evidence of Increased Risk for those Who Become Pregnant While Taking Arava
Women who inadvertently become pregnant while being treated with leflunomide (Arava) for rheumatoid arthritis are not at increased risk of causing major defects in their unbor...More...

3/1/2010
Research Shows More Vitamin D May Mean Fewer Bladder Cancer Cases
Rates generally lower nearer the equator; culture and diet may modify riskThe latest in a series of papers from researchers at Moores Cancer Center and the Department of Fam...More...

2/26/2010
Easy to Swallow: First Scarless Myotomy Performed in United States
Evolution of NOTES Surgery for Esophageal DisordersSurgeons at UC San Diego Medical Center have performed the nation's first incision-free myotomy, a procedure to trea...More...

2/25/2010
UC San Diego Neuroscientist Honored with Prestigious MetLife Foundation Award
Dr. Edward Koo among four recognized in Washington, DC, for research in Alzheimer's diseaseEdward H. Koo, MD, professor of neurosciences at the University of California, San...More...

2/25/2010
Video Games May Help Combat Depression in Older Adults
A pilot study by UC San Diego reserchers finds video games a novel treatment for symptoms of depressionResearch at the Sam and Rose Stein Institute for Research on Aging at ...More...

2/17/2010
New Clinic Offers Access to Shorter Wait List for Kidney Transplantation
More than 26 million American adults suffer from chronic kidney disease. Of these, more than 17,000 California patients are currently on a wait list for kidney transplantation...More...

2/17/2010
UC Studies Show Marijuana Has Therapeutic Value, Reports to Legislature
First results in United States in 20 years from clinical trials of smoked cannabis Researchers from the University of California's Center for Medicinal Cannabis Resear...More...

2/17/2010
Protein Found to be Key in Protecting the Gut from Infection
A signaling protein that is key in orchestrating the body's overall immune response has an important localized role in fighting bacterial infection and inflammation in t...More...

2/16/2010
Fluorescent Probes Light Up Cancerous Tumors
Use of biological probes improve detection and survival in miceBuilding on his Nobel Prize-winning work creating fluorescent proteins that light up the inner workings of cel...More...

2/16/2010
Defective Signaling Pathway Sheds Light on Cystic Fibrosis
In a study that could lead to new therapeutic targets for patients with the cystic fibrosis, a research team from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine ha...More...

2/11/2010
New Treatment for Devastating Nosebleeds Caused by Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT)
Patients suffering from hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT), an inherited vascular condition characterized by profuse nosebleeds, may find hope in a cancer-fighting dr...More...

2/11/2010
Researchers Create Drug to Keep Tumor Growth Switched Off
A novel – and rapid – anti-cancer drug development strategy has resulted in a new drug that stops kidney and pancreatic tumors from growing in mice. Researchers at...More...

2/10/2010
Burden of HIV/TB Infections Increasingly Falling on Hispanic Community
UC San Diego School of Medicine Experts Recommend Binational Prevention EffortsThe results of an innovative study to understand what factors may influence who contracts tube...More...

2/10/2010
Scientists Discover Origin of HIV Transmission Among Male Partners
A team of scientists, led by a virologist from the University of California, San Diego's Center for AID Research (CFAR), has discovered the origin of strains of human im...More...

2/4/2010
Gene Doping and Sports: The Genetic Enhancement Frontier?
UC San Diego School of Medicine Expert Urges Awareness and ActionWith the 2010 Winter Olympic Games just days away, officials in the anti-doping community are urging researc...More...

1/28/2010
Scientists Show How Molecular Switch Helps Pancreatic Cancer Beat Drugs
Researchers at the Moores Cancer Center at the University of California, San Diego, have found one reason that pancreatic cancer tumors are so difficult to treat with drugs. T...More...

1/26/2010
Study Confirms Prostate Cancer Is Treated Differently At County vs. Private Hospitals
Researchers at Moores Cancer Center at the University of California, San Diego and colleagues have found that prostate cancer treatments varied significantly between county ho...More...

1/21/2010
Link Between Obesity and Enhanced Cancer Risk Elucidated
Epidemiological studies indicate that being overweight or obese is associated with increased cancer risk. The most dramatic effect of obesity on cancer risk has been noted fo...More...

1/20/2010
Medical Students Say Western Medicine/Teaching Needs to Integrate More with Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Joint UC study reveals need for more field research, better classroom educationIn the largest national survey of its kind, researchers from UCLA and UC San Diego measured me...More...

1/19/2010
Scientists Show How Brain Tumors Outsmart Drugs
Researchers at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research (LICR) at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Moores UCSD Cancer Center have shown one way i...More...

1/19/2010
Tobacco Smoke Causes Lung Inflammation, Promotes Lung Cancer Growth
Repeated exposure to tobacco smoke makes lung cancer much worse, and one reason is that it steps up inflammation in the lung. Scientists at the University of California, San D...More...

1/19/2010
Researchers Find New Insights into Inherited Retinal Disease
An international team of scientists, led by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have discovered new links between a common form of inheri...More...

1/12/2010
Researchers Identify Protein Needed to Develop Auditory Neurons
Loss of spiral ganglion neurons or hair cells in the inner ear is the leading cause of congenital and acquired hearing impairment. Researchers at the University of California,...More...

1/11/2010
Neuro-Oncologist Santosh Kesari, MD, PhD, joins UC San Diego
Santosh Kesari, MD, PhD, has been named Chief of the Division of Neuro-Oncology in the Department of Neurosciences and associate professor of neurosciences at the University o...More...

1/11/2010
Researchers Identify microRNA Targets in C. elegans
Regulating protein levels is key to biomedical research in humans and model organismsMicroRNAs (miRNAs) are non-coding RNAs that impact almost every aspect of biology. In r...More...

1/7/2010
Helping Seniors Drive Safely, Perhaps Longer
UC San Diego Experts Train Health Care Professionals for Signs of Age-Related Driving IssuesDriving is an important means of mobility and independence for older adults, but ...More...

1/6/2010
NFL Hero and UC San Diego Urologist Offer Playbook for Men's Health
One in six American men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. Nearly 30,000 men in the US die from this cancer ever year. African American men have nearly ...More...

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