Scientists have developed a CRISPR-based technology that could offer a safer approach to correcting genetic defects. The new “soft” CRISPR system makes use of natural DNA repair machinery, providing a foundation for novel gene therapy strategies with the potential to cure genetic diseases.
Researchers are expanding their understanding of unique immune “memory” cells equipped to remember malicious invaders. They developed an atlas that describes tissue-resident memory cells in diverse settings, boosting prospects for new immune defense strategies at vulnerable infection sites.
Marco Werman, host of the international news program “The World” from GBH and PRX, will serve as Journalist in Residence for UC San Diego’s Department of Communication and will host the public radio show from a new broadcast studio located in the university department.
Menthol cigarettes increase youth smoking and nicotine addiction report researchers at the Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science at University of California San Diego.
Graphic warning labels led smokers to hide their packs but not change other smoking behaviors according to report by University of California San Diego Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science researchers.
UC San Diego is launching the region’s first large-scale, university-based research and data hub focused exclusively on homelessness, thanks to campus friends Phyllis and Dan Epstein and Hanna and Mark Gleiberman. Each couple has donated $1 million to the university.
More than 1 million United States youth became new daily tobacco users within two years, most were vaping e-cigarettes daily, report UC San Diego Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science researchers.
Once a state legalizes recreational cannabis an increase in youth using it illegally occurs, report researchers at University of California San Diego Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science.
Franklin Antonio, a University of California San Diego alumnus from 1974, co-founder of Qualcomm and generous philanthropist, has died.
School of Biological Sciences neurobiologist Yishi Jin and molecular biologist James T. Kadonaga have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest honors bestowed upon U.S. scientists and engineers.