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  • 3D Printed Implant Promotes Nerve Cell Growth to Treat Spinal Cord Injury

    For the first time, researchers at University of California San Diego have used rapid 3D printing technologies to create a spinal cord, then successfully implanted that scaffolding, loaded with neural stem cells, into sites of severe spinal cord injury in rats.

  • Maternal Programming During Pregnancy Induces Long-Term Postpartum Obesity

    In a new study using a mouse model, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine suggest that long-term postpartum weight gain may be due not so much to retained fat as to reprogramming of maternal energy metabolism.

  • With OK From FDA, UC San Diego Researchers Prepare to Launch Novel Phage Study

    FDA approves first U.S. clinical trial of an intravenously administered bacteriophage-based therapy to treat resistant bacterial infections.

  • An Errant Editing Enzyme Promotes Tumor Suppressor Loss and Leukemia Propagation

    UC San Diego researchers have found a stem cell enzyme copy edits more than 20 tumor types, providing new therapeutic target for preventing cancer cell resistance to chemotherapy and radiation.

  • Serious Loneliness Spans the Adult Lifespan but there is a Silver Lining

    Moderate to severe loneliness can persist across adult lifespans, but UC San Diego School of Medicine researchers found it is particularly acute in three age periods: late-20s, mid-50s and late-80s. Wisdom proved a protective factor.

  • UC San Diego to Partner with New Allen Institute for Immunology

    UC San Diego researchers join national effort to better understand human immune system as part of new Allen Institute of Immunology.

  • Targeted Cognitive Training Benefits Patients with Severe Schizophrenia

    Researchers find that patients with severe, refractory schizophrenia benefit from targeted cognitive therapy, improving auditory and verbal outcomes and the way they process information.

  • New UC San Diego Campaign Promotes Sexual Health — and Has a Quick Test to Prove It

    New UC San Diego campaign promotes sexual health and has a quick test to prove it. “Good to Go” offers combined testing for HIV and five sexually transmitted diseases, providing some results in as little as 60 seconds and access to free treatment, if needed. Updated clinic opening Dec. 10.

  • High-Tech Surgical Suites Let Doctors Scan Patients without Either Leaving the Operating Room

    High-tech surgical suites allow doctors to scan patients without either leaving the operating room.