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EEG Test to Help Understand and Treat Schizophrenia
October 29, 2014
Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have validated an EEG test to study and treat schizophrenia. The findings, published in two separate studies, offer a clinical test that could be used to help diagnose persons at ... (More)

UC San Diego Named Stem Cell “Alpha Clinic”
October 23, 2014
In a push to further speed clinical development of emerging stem cell therapies, Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center at UC San Diego Health System was named today one of three new “alpha clinics” by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (... (More)

Richard Kronick Elected to Institute of Medicine
October 20, 2014
Richard Kronick, PhD, a health policy expert and faculty member at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, has been elected to the prestigious Institute of Medicine, the health arm of the National Academy of Sciences and widely regar... (More)

Promise Put to the Test
October 20, 2014
A 26-year-old woman paralyzed after a motor vehicle accident a year ago has successfully undergone a first-in-human experimental procedure to test whether neural stem cells injected at the site of a spinal cord injury is safe and could be an effecti... (More)

PTPRZ-MET Fusion Protein: A New Target for Personalized Brain Cancer Treatment
October 13, 2014
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified a new fusion protein found in approximately 15 percent of secondary glioblastomas or brain tumors. The finding offers new insights into the cause of this cance... (More)

Big Data Sharing for Better Health
October 10, 2014
Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have been awarded a $9.2 million grant to help modernize and transform how researchers share, use, find and cite biomedical datasets. The 3-year project, in collaboration with Th... (More)

Researchers Unfold New Details About a Powerful Protein
October 09, 2014
Using X-rays and neutron beams, a team of researchers from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, University of Utah and Oak Ridge National Laboratory have teased out new information about Protein Kinase A (PKA), a ubiquitous ma... (More)

Two UC San Diego Scientists Honored for Schizophrenia Research
October 07, 2014
Two professors of psychiatry at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have been honored by the New York City-based Brain & Behavior Research Foundation for their work studying the genetics, dysfunction and treatment of schizophr... (More)

New At-Risk Group Identified for Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors
October 07, 2014
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have, for the first time, clearly defined the epidemiology of gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST), which occur primarily in the lining of the stomach and small intestine. O... (More)

Live and Let-7: MicroRNA Plays Surprising Role in Cell Survival
October 07, 2014
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified a microRNA molecule as a surprisingly crucial player in managing cell survival and growth. The findings, published in the October 7 issue of Cell Metabolism, u... (More)

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