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Community-Based Weight Loss Program Aids Diabetes Management
April 23, 2014
Weight loss and control of blood sugar can reduce the risk of complications in patients with diabetes but this is difficult for many to achieve. A University of California, San Diego School of Medicine randomized controlled trial of obese adults wit... (More)

Igor Grant Named Chair of UC San Diego Department of Psychiatry
April 22, 2014
Igor Grant, MD, FRCP(C), an internationally recognized neuropsychiatrist, whose research interests have ranged from the neurobiology of HIV/AIDS and substance abuse, psychobiology of stress, to the therapeutic potential of medicinal cannabis, has be... (More)

Cancer Stem Cells Linked to Drug Resistance
April 21, 2014
Most drugs used to treat lung, breast and pancreatic cancers also promote drug-resistance and ultimately spur tumor growth. Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have discovered a molecule, or biomarker, called CD... (More)

The Ilk of Human Kindness
April 17, 2014
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine report that older women, plucky individuals and those who have suffered a recent major loss are more likely to be compassionate toward strangers than other older adults. The ... (More)

Mutant Protein in Muscle Linked to Neuromuscular Disorder
April 16, 2014
Sometimes known as Kennedy’s disease, spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy (SBMA) is a rare inherited neuromuscular disorder characterized by slowly progressive muscle weakness and atrophy. Researchers have long considered it to be essentially an affl... (More)

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

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

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

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

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

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