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How DNA Damage Affects Golgi – The Cell’s Shipping Department

In studying the impact of DNA damage on the Golgi, a research team from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research have discovered a novel pathway activated by DNA damage, with important consequences for the body’s cellular response to chemotherapy.

January 30, 2014General, Health, Science and Engineering

Drug Discovery Potential of Natural Microbial Genomes

Scientists at the University of California, San Diego have developed a new genetic platform that allows efficient production of naturally occurring molecules, and have used it to produce a novel antibiotic compound. Their study, published this week in PNAS, may open new avenues for natural product discoveries and drug development.

January 22, 2014General, Health, Science and Engineering

UC San Diego Launches Unprecedented Down Syndrome Study

Down syndrome (DS) is a childhood condition but improved health care means that individuals with DS now routinely reach age 50 or 60 years of age, sometimes beyond.  However, if they live long enough, people with Down syndrome are almost certain to develop Alzheimer’s disease.

December 16, 2013General, Health, Science and Engineering, Health & Medicine, Science & Engineering

Un-junking Junk DNA

A study led by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine shines a new light on molecular tools our cells use to govern regulated gene expression.

November 12, 2013General, Health, Science and Engineering, Health & Medicine, Science & Engineering

New Therapeutic Target Identified for ALS and Frontotemporal Degeneration

A team of scientists led by researchers from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research have identified a novel therapeutic approach for the most frequent genetic cause of ALS, a disorder of the regions of the brain and spinal cord that control voluntary muscle movement, and frontotemporal degeneration, the second most frequent dementia.

November 08, 2013General, Health, Science and Engineering, Health & Medicine, Science & Engineering

UC San Diego Jacobs Medical Center Reaches Construction Milestone

The University of California, San Diego today celebrated the “topping out” of UC San Diego Jacobs Medical Center, the largest hospital project in southern California. UC San Diego Chancellor Pradeep Khosla also announced a $25 million challenge gift for the project from an anonymous donor.

October 24, 2013General, Giving, Health, Giving, Health & Medicine

Vitamin D Does Not Contribute to Kidney Stones, Study Asserts

Increased vitamin D levels may prevent a wide range of diseases, according to recent studies.  However, some previous studies led to a concern that vitamin D supplementation could increase an individual’s risk of developing kidney stones.

October 17, 2013General, Health, Science and Engineering, Health & Medicine, Science & Engineering

$6.4 Million Grant Funds Glaucoma Study in African-Americans

A study led by Robert N. Weinreb, chairman and Distinguished Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, has received a $6.4 million, 5-year grant from the National Eye Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, to elucidate the genetics of glaucoma in persons of African descent.

October 11, 2013General, Giving, Health, Science and Engineering, Giving, Health & Medicine, Science & Engineering

UC Medical Campus Consortium Named Designated Center to Translate Innovations into Improved Health

A consortium of the five University of California medical campuses at UC San Diego, UC Davis, UC Irvine, UCLA and UC San Francisco has been designated a Center for Accelerated Innovations by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI). The designation recognizes the University of California’s potential to translate its leading-edge discoveries into innovative products that benefit patients.

September 26, 2013Awards, General, Health, Science and Engineering, Health & Medicine, Science & Engineering, Awards, Honors & Appointments

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