UC San Diego researchers say that measuring how quickly a person’s pupil dilates while they are taking cognitive tests may be a low-cost, low-invasive method to aid in screening individuals at increased genetic risk for AD before cognitive decline begins.
CARB-X, an international funder of efforts to fight antimicrobial resistance, is awarding up to $15 million to develop a strep throat vaccine based on original research at UC San Diego.
In a survey, UC San Diego researchers report most patients are willing to share medical records for research purposes, with a few caveats.
A genome-wide association study of more than 165,000 U.S. veterans confirms a genetic vulnerability to post-traumatic stress disorder, specifically noting abnormalities in stress hormone response and/or functioning of specific brain regions.
UC San Diego researchers have used the transcriptome — the sum of all messenger RNA (mRNA) molecules expressed from genes — to map protein-gene interactions involved in Alzheimer’s disease.
University of California San Diego School of Medicine scientists say the loss of a single gene two to three million years ago in our ancestors may have resulted in a heightened risk of cardiovascular disease in all humans as a species, while also setting up a further risk for red meat-eating humans.
The T. Denny Sanford Institute for Empathy and Compassion at UC San Diego will investigate the neurological basis of compassion, design a compassion-focused medical curriculum and develop new methods to protect and promote the well-being of current clinicians and their patients.
A dysfunctional enzyme involved in building cancer cell membranes helps fuel tumor growth; when it’s disabled or depleted in mouse models, tumors shrank significantly.
Slow-evolving elephant shark reveals hormonal adaptation and offers new insights into human physiology.