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The debate over whether coffee is good or bad for you has been percolating for centuries, a drip-drip-drip of wild rumor and conflicting news. Herewith, six reasons why coffee may be good for you and ...
The Scientist

​Features Joseph Ciacci, MD, and Martin Marsala, MD

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that a first-in-human phase I clinical trial in which neural stem cells were transplanted into participants with chronic spi ...
Becker's Spine Review

​Cites research by Mark Tuszynski, MD, PhD

In a new paper, published in the May 23 online issue of Science Translational Medicine, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that adult rat myelin actually stimu ...
Medical Xpress

​Features Martin Marsala, MD, and Joseph Ciacci, MD

In a new paper, an international team led by scientists at University of California San Diego School of Medicine describe successfully grafting induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-derived neural prec ...
Patients with rare brain tumors on the auditory nerve now have an option to prevent complete deafness at UC San Diego Health. The device, called an auditory brainstem implant or ABI, fits behind the e ...
Becker's Spine Review

​Features Alexander Khalessi, MD

Times of San Diego

​Features Thomas Hemmen, MD, PhD, and Alexander Khalessi, MD

A recent data analysis conducted by the American Heart Association (AHA) showed that the Comprehensive Stroke Centers at UC San Diego Health exceeded national average treatment times and, as a result, ...

​Features Mark Tuszynski, MD, PhD, and Ephron Rosenzweig, PhD

Led by researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, a diverse team of neuroscientists and surgeons successfully grafted human neural progenitor cells into rhesus monkeys with ...
The Medical News

​Features Jerry Shih, MD, and Sharona Ben-Haim, MD

UC San Diego Health now offers patients with epilepsy another non-pharmacological way to treat seizures. For the more than one million individuals who live with uncontrolled seizures despite taking me ...
Becker's Spine Review

​Features Alexander Khalessi, MD, and Patty Maysent, CEO

After a national search, Alexander Khalessi, MD, has been named chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at UC San Diego Health and chief of the Division of Neurosurgery in the Department of Surgery at ...

​Features Thomas Hemmen, MD, PhD, and Alexander Khalessi, MD

Jacobs Medical Center at UC San Diego Health in La Jolla recently received certification from the Joint Commission to be a Comprehensive Stroke Center. This certification is in addition to the existin ...
A rare brain tumor inspires a patient to become part of the treatment team for those diagnosed with acoustic neuromas.
UC San Diego Health has expanded its treatment of rare brain tumors by launching a specialized program in the diagnosis and treatment of acoustic neuromas and complex skull base tumors. The new progra ...
The Medical News

​Features Mark Ginsberg, MD, and Miguel Alejandro Lopez-Ramirez, PhD

Forgetfulness is a part of life, a natural consequence of aging. Alzheimer's disease is not. Learn more and sign up for a free memory screening.
The Ice Bucket Challenge has come and gone but the search for a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) goes on. Clinical neurologist John Ravits provides an update.
Susan Rooney was diagnosed with an incurable brain tumor days before her daughter’s high school graduation. She joined a clinical trial testing a new drug and today the tumor is stable and under contr ...
A partnership with Temecula Valley Hospital, telemedicine and an innovative surgical approach saved a mother with a blood clot in a major brain vessel treated at UC San Diego Health’s comprehensive st ...
Migraines are now viewed as a progressive disease which may worsen over time. They’re also the fifth leading cause of emergency room visits in the U.S. We ask Hossein Ansari, MD, a headache specialist ...
Surgeries at the new Jacobs Medical Center will have a bold, new look – a high-tech suite of operating rooms with real-time, advanced imaging technologies that are “a patient’s and surgeon’s dream.” ...
April is Autism Awareness Month. The disorder affects 1 in 68 children. There is no cure but early detection and treatment can dramatically improve lives. Here are 22 early warning signs.
Quick action by first responders and care at UC San Diego Health System's comprehensive stroke center saved Stefan Reisch's life after he suffered a stroke while driving.