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UC San Diego Cardiology Team Performs 100th Extraction Procedure with 100 Percent Success Rate

A multidisciplinary team from the Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center at University of California, San Diego Health System has performed its 100th lead (pronounced “leed”) extraction surgery, a delicate procedure to replace the thin wiring of lifesaving heart devices such as pacemakers or implantable defibrillators (ICDs). The collaborative program, pioneered at UC San Diego Health System, has a 100 percent success rate.

November 29, 2012General, Health, Science and Engineering, Health & Medicine, Science & Engineering

Ten UC San Diego Faculty Named 2012 AAAS Fellows

Ten professors at the University of California, San Diego have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the nation’s largest scientific organization. They are among 702 members selected this year by colleagues in their disciplines to be honored by the association for “scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.”

November 29, 2012Arts, Health, Science and Engineering, Arts & Culture, Health & Medicine, Science & Engineering, Arts & Humanities

Study Helps Resolve Debate About How Tumors Spread

A team of scientists, led by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, has shown for the first time how cancer cells control the ON/OFF switch of a program used by developing embryos to effectively metastasize in vivo, breaking free and spreading to other parts of the body, where they can proliferate and grow into secondary tumors.

November 29, 2012General, Health, Science and Engineering, Health & Medicine, Science & Engineering

Study Sheds Light on How Pancreatic Cancer Begins

Research led by scientists at the University of California, San Diego and UC San Francisco Schools of Medicine examined the tumor-initiating events leading to pancreatic cancer (also called pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma or PDA) in mice. Their work, published on line November 29 in the journal Cancer Cell, may help in the search for earlier detection methods and treatments.

November 29, 2012General, Health, Science and Engineering, Health & Medicine, Science & Engineering

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