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.
As Alexandra Newton took the stage late last year to give an invited lecture at the University of Dundee in Scotland, the event host introduced her as hailing from San Diego, “the other top cell signaling community in the world.”
They are working as peer mentors to veteran students. Some are studying medicine are practicing performing exams on patients. UC San Diego’s record-setting population of more than 40,000 students are working toward their degree this fall with a hybrid of in-person and remote instruction.
UC San Diego researchers use experimental artificial intelligence system called DrugCell to predict the best approach to treating cancer. Only 4 percent of all cancer therapeutic drugs under development earn final approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
David Gonzalez’s “a-ha” moment came when a physician-colleague, George Sakoulas, MD, shared with him one of the biggest problems faced in clinical practice: How long it takes to diagnose a patient.