Study Identifies Potential New Class of Drug for Treating Ulcerative Colitis

An investigational drug currently under FDA review for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis has now shown positive results in patients with moderate-to-severe ulcerative colitis, according to researchers at the University of California San Diego, School of Medicine.  The study will appear in the August 16, 2012 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).

August 15, 2012General, Health, Science and Engineering, Health & Medicine, Science & Engineering

UC San Diego Named 15th Best Among World Universities

The University of California, San Diego is ranked the 15th best university in world and its life sciences program is ranked 9th, according to the 2012 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) that was released Aug. 15, 2012 by the Center for World-Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

August 15, 2012Awards, General, Health, Science and Engineering, Social Sciences, Students, Health & Medicine, Science & Engineering, Society & Politics, Students, Social Sciences, Awards, Honors & Appointments

Researchers Reveal Behaviors of the Tiniest Water Droplets

A new study by researchers at the University of California, San Diego, and Emory University has uncovered fundamental details about the hexamer structures that make up the tiniest droplets of water, the key component of life – and one that scientists still don’t fully understand.

August 15, 2012Health, Science and Engineering, SDSC, Health & Medicine, Science & Engineering, SDSC

Breastfeeding May Protect Infants from HIV Transmission

An international team of researchers has found that certain bioactive components found in human milk are associated with a reduced risk of HIV transmission from an HIV infected mother to her breast-fed infant.  Their study will be published in the August 15 online edition of American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

August 15, 2012General, Health, Science and Engineering, Health & Medicine, Science & Engineering

Color-Coded Markers May Help Doctors Diagnose Neural Diseases Through the Eyes

Sticky plaques of proteins called amyloids mark several different, though related degenerative brain diseases including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Creutzfeld-Jacobs. The symptoms of these disorders overlap and methods to diagnose and monitor them are not very advanced.

August 15, 2012Science and Engineering, Science & Engineering

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