In the summer of 2017, under the brightest stars she’d ever seen, Alison Caldwell sat around a fire singing songs with a small group of fellow UC San Diego graduate students and tribal members of Hadza people, an indigenous hunter-gatherer group in Tanzania.
The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) approved a $4.1 million grant to enable University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers to advance a new chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy from the laboratory into the clinic.
Artificial intelligence-based technique reveals previously unknown cell components that may provide new clues to human development and disease.
When early evidence emerged that people with COVID-19—whether or not they have symptoms—shed the virus in their stool, “the sewer seemed like the ‘happening’ place to look for it,” said Smruthi Karthikeyan, an environmental engineer and postdoctoral researcher who works in the lab of Rob…
UC San Diego researchers discovered that immunotoxins targeting the protein mesothelin prevent liver cells from producing collagen, a precursor to fibrosis and cirrhosis, in mouse models of human disease.
UC San Diego School of Medicine researchers discovered that the enzyme RNA polymerase II recognizes and transcribes artificially added base pairs in genetic code, a new insight that could help advance the development of new vaccines and medicines.
With a generous gift of $1.1 million, philanthropist Ann Bedell Hunt has established The Bedell Family Endowed Medical Scholarship at University of California San Diego School of Medicine in memory of her father, Omar Jaspering, and in honor of Dr. Simerjot K. Jassal, a primary care physician at VA San…
By summer 2020, well into the COVID-19 pandemic, Nicaragua’s hospitals were full of patients with respiratory infections. Doctors and nurses were dying. The health system was collapsing. Yet the government has consistently downplayed the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rain started pouring down just as I arrived at Petco Park’s Tailgate Parking Lot, the site of San Diego’s first COVID-19 Vaccination Super Station, an impressive drive-thru site launched recently by UC San Diego Health, San Diego County, San Diego Padres and the City of San Diego.
Compared to chimpanzees, our closest evolutionary cousins, humans are particularly prone to developing advanced carcinomas — the type of tumors that include prostate, breast, lung and colorectal cancers — even in the absence of known risk factors, such as genetic predisposition or tobacco use.