2019 Press Releases

4/22/2019
University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers found that treating patients with personalized precision medicine that combined therapies to target multiple alterations improved outc ...
4/15/2019
UC San Diego Health has invested in a new robotic technology to benefit patients in need of restorative spine surgery. This technology enables minimally invasive spine surgery, the benefits of which i ...
4/11/2019
Treatment with a choline kinase inhibitor prompts immune cells to clear away damaged mitochondria, thus reducing NLRP3 inflammasome activation and preventing inflammation.
4/11/2019
The NASA Twins Study is the most comprehensive integrated multi-omics, molecular, physiological, and behavioral analysis of how the human body responds to space flight to date. Study results were publ ...
4/8/2019
Patients who suffer from VF live in constant fear of triggering a cardiac event, which can only be treated with an automated external defibrillator and which can become fatal in mere seconds. But a ne ...
4/4/2019
An international team of scientists led by researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine employed an array of next-generation sequencing and gene-editing tools, such as CRISPR, ...
4/1/2019
Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health treats the first patient treated for cancer with a human-induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-derived cell therapy called FT500. Dan Kaufman collaborated wi ...
3/29/2019
In a study of people with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and their twins and other close relatives, UC San Diego researchers were able to diagnose liver cirrhosis simply by analyzing a person’s stoo ...
3/28/2019
Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, with colleagues elsewhere, report on a novel four-year, randomized clinical trial evaluating different home-based methods to asses ...
3/20/2019
UC San Diego School of Medicine research sets the stage for clinicians to potentially one day use levels of a pancreatic cancer patient’s PHLPP1 and PKC enzymes as a prognostic, and for researchers to ...
3/13/2019
New preclinical data from University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center offers proof-of-principle for a combination immunotherapy that suppresses tumor growth in the l ...
3/12/2019
Every year, at precisely 9 a.m., medical school graduates nationwide find out where they will spend their residencies. On Friday, the 117 members of the 2019 UC San Diego School of Medicine graduating ...
3/7/2019
Researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine generated a new mouse model that mimics human acne for the first time, and used it to validate the concept of “good” and “bad” acne bacteria and introduc ...
3/5/2019
Novel study to investigate how sexual trauma increases HIV susceptibility in women.
3/4/2019
Health organizations across the U.S. are seeking ways to better engage patients with a variety of technologies to improve patient experience. Learn how UC San Diego Health and three U.S. hospitals hav ...
2/28/2019
Pharmaceutical leader Cam Garner and his wife Wanda, a cancer workshop facilitator and philanthropic fundraiser, recently gave $2 million to establish the Garner Family Chancellor’s Endowed Chair in B ...
2/28/2019
Researchers at the San Diego Branch of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research at UC San Diego report inhibiting activity of a specific protein in glioblastomas boosts their sensitivity to radiation, ...
2/28/2019
Researchers at the San Diego branch of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research at University of California San Diego have identified an entirely new mechanism underlying the development and structure ...
2/27/2019
Researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine have identified a clear group of characteristics that predict heightened risk for experiencing increased anxiety or worsening of mood that interferes wit ...
2/20/2019
UC San Diego Health is among 31 health facilities selected from across the state to participate in the California Bridge Program, an accelerated, 18-month training program for health care providers to ...
2/19/2019
Mining a large database of adverse reactions to medications, UC San Diego researchers found that people who took proton pump inhibitors (e.g., Prilosec, Nexium) for heartburn and acid reflux were more ...
2/15/2019
The Next Generation Precision Oncology Symposium, a novel meeting of industry and academic leaders in cancer science and medicine, will be held February 21, 2019 at UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center.
2/14/2019
Researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine report that persons with schizophrenia scored lower on a wisdom assessment than non-psychiatric comparison participants, but that there was considerable ...
2/13/2019
In a randomized, controlled pilot trial published February 13, 2019 in PLOS ONE, UC San Diego School of Medicine researchers found that participants pre-treated with noninvasive vagus nerve stimulatio ...
2/12/2019
In a new study, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that hearing impairment is associated with accelerated cognitive decline with age, though the impact of mild ...
2/11/2019
Using HIV genetic data, researchers discovered that transgender women in Los Angeles are at higher risk of being in an HIV transmission network than men who have sex with men. In addition, cisgender m ...
2/11/2019
The Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program at UC San Diego Health is the only one in the region to provide a multi-disciplinary team with extensive knowledge in congenital heart disease and help patie ...
2/8/2019
University of California San Diego, in a collaborative agreement with Leica Microsystems, Inc., hosted a signing ceremony to inaugurate a new Leica Microsystems Center of Excellence on the School of M ...
2/7/2019
UC San Diego Health performed its 4,000th pulmonary thromboendarterectomy (PTE), a lifesaving surgery to clear the lung’s arteries of scar-like tissue that robs patients of their ability to breathe.
2/5/2019
To make it easier for patients to receive world-class cancer care, UC San Diego Health has added a new multidisciplinary cancer clinic in Hillcrest and expanded its infusion center for both oncology p ...
2/5/2019
Using a leading-edge technique, UC San Diego School of Medicine researchers defined the cell types in both newborn and adult human testes and identified biomarkers for spermatogonial stem cells, openi ...
2/4/2019
Researchers at UC San Diego and Arizona State University have received $1.7 million in funding from The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research to launch a multi-year effort to identify bl ...
1/30/2019
In a study published January 17, 2019 in Translational Psychiatry, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine describe how, in a novel mouse model, epigenetic regulation nega ...
1/24/2019
Using induced pluripotent stem cell-derived neurons from Alzheimer’s patients, UC San Diego researchers say cholesteryl esters — the storage product for excess cholesterol within cells — act as regula ...
1/24/2019
Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that autopsies of patients diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease when they were alive — and confirmed by autopsy — indicate man ...
1/22/2019
Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine found that a diet low in free sugars (those added to foods and beverages and occurring naturally in fruit juices) resulted in signi ...
1/21/2019
Early adult general cognitive ability is a stronger predictor of cognitive function and reserve later in life than other factors, such as higher education, occupational complexity or engaging in late- ...
1/14/2019
An international group that includes researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine has identified 124 genetic variants associated with a person’s willingness to take risks, as r ...
1/14/2019
For the first time, researchers at University of California San Diego have used rapid 3D printing technologies to create a spinal cord, then successfully implanted that scaffolding, loaded with neural ...
1/10/2019
UC San Diego Health opens a state-of-the-art unit to treat seniors requiring emergency health care. The Gary and Mary West Emergency Department at UC San Diego Health in La Jolla is the first in Calif ...
1/9/2019
As the San Diego Seals open their inaugural season, the professional box lacrosse team has selected UC San Diego Health, the region’s only academic health system, as its Official Health Care Provider.
1/8/2019
In a new study using a mouse model, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine suggest that long-term postpartum weight gain may be due not so much to retained fat as to repr ...
1/8/2019
FDA approves first U.S. clinical trial of an intravenously administered bacteriophage-based therapy to treat resistant bacterial infections.
1/3/2019
UC San Diego researchers have found a stem cell enzyme copy edits more than 20 tumor types, providing new therapeutic target for preventing cancer cell resistance to chemotherapy and radiation.