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Social Networking Evaluated to Improve Diabetes Management

Researchers at the UC San Diego School of Medicine are evaluating a new social media tool called Wellaho to treat patients with type I and II diabetes. The clinical trial will study whether the use of social networking can improve patient-physician interactions and the patient’s overall health and wellbeing.

July 11, 2012General, Health, Science and Engineering, Health & Medicine, Science & Engineering

Three UC San Diego Alumni Awarded $175,000 Teaching Fellowships

Three recent graduates of the University of California, San Diego—Vickie Do, ’09, Stephanie Kinkel, ’05 and Michelle Lee, ’10—have been named Knowles Science Teaching Fellows and will each receive a $175,000 award from the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation.

July 11, 2012Alumni, Awards, General, Alumni, Awards, Honors & Appointments

Two Proteins Offer a “Clearer” Way to Treat Huntington’s Disease

In a paper published in the July 11 online issue of Science Translational Medicine, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified two key regulatory proteins critical to clearing away misfolded proteins that accumulate and cause the progressive, deadly neurodegeneration of Huntington’s disease (HD).

July 11, 2012General, Health, Science and Engineering, Health & Medicine, Science & Engineering

Using Biomarkers to Identify and Treat Schizophrenia

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine say they have identified a set of laboratory-based biomarkers that can be useful for understanding brain-based abnormalities in schizophrenia. The measurements, known as endophenotypes, could ultimately be a boon to clinicians who sometimes struggle to recognize and treat the complex and confounding mental disorder.

July 11, 2012General, Health, Science and Engineering, Health & Medicine, Science & Engineering

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