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Health Care and Construction Workers Create Pink Ribbon For Breast Cancer Awareness
September 30, 2014
More than 600 health care and construction workers donned pink hard hats while forming a giant human ribbon at the UC San Diego Jacobs Medical Center construction site today in support of National Breast Cancer Awareness month. The event, coordinat... (More)

Phase III Clinical Trial to Evaluate Calcium Channel Blocker for Parkinson’s
September 30, 2014
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have launched a Phase III clinical trial to evaluate the drug isradipine, a calcium channel blocker often used to treat high blood pressure, as a potential new treatment for P... (More)

A “Frenemy” in Parkinson’s Disease Takes to Crowdsourcing
September 29, 2014
The protein alpha-synuclein is a well-known player in Parkinson’s disease and other related neurological conditions, such as dementia with Lewy bodies. Its normal functions, however, have long remained unknown. An enticing mystery, say researchers, ... (More)

Disease Without Borders
September 26, 2014
In a paper published this week online in Global Society, researchers with University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the Urban Studies and Planning Program, also at UC San Diego, present a bioregional guide that merges place-based (t... (More)

UC San Diego Part of New Effort to Fight Autoimmune Disorders
September 25, 2014
The Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine has been named a key site in a national, multi-institution, multi-year $41.6 million program to speed drug discovery, development, diagnos... (More)

UC San Diego Health System Continues to Provide Exceptional Care by “Top Docs”
September 25, 2014
More than 100 physicians from UC San Diego Health System were named “Top Docs” in the annual San Diego Magazine “Physicians of Exceptional Excellence” annual survey. These physicians represent 40 diverse specialties, from internal medicine and oncol... (More)

Looking Ahead: Whole Eye Transplant Under Development
September 22, 2014
The concept of a whole eye transplant seems futuristic, if not impossible. But with a $1million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense, researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine hope to someday make implantation of an ... (More)

A Better Way to Track Emerging Cell Therapies Using MRIs
September 19, 2014
Cellular therapeutics – using intact cells to treat and cure disease – is a hugely promising new approach in medicine but it is hindered by the inability of doctors and scientists to effectively track the movements, destination and persistence of th... (More)

Not Skipping a Beat: Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center Again Among Nation’s Best
September 18, 2014
UC San Diego Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center (SCVC) has been named among "100 Hospitals with Great Heart Programs" by Becker's Hospital Review, a business and legal news publication for hospital and health system leadership.  According to Becker’s ... (More)

Scientists Discover “Dimmer Switch” For Mood Disorders
September 18, 2014
Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified a control mechanism for an area of the brain that processes sensory and emotive information that humans experience as “disappointment.” The discovery of what may ... (More)

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