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.
The UC San Diego Library is embarking on a new effort with the Texas Digital Library to co-create a blueprint for the first nationally Distributed Digital Preservation service for private and sensitive data.
NJIT Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Professor Dibakar Datta and his team used the Comet supercomputer at the San Diego Supercomputer Center to create simulations of graphene-water interactions to see if graphene is a good candidate for delivering medicine to specific parts of the body.
UC San Diego will launch a payload of stem cell-derived human brain organoids to the International Space Station. Researchers will document how these “mini brains” organize into the beginnings of a functional brain with implications for the future of human life in space.
On July 1, 2019, USC and UC San Diego reached a settlement in the ongoing Alzheimer’s disease research lawsuit, Regents of the University of California v. Aisen et al.
Bladder cancer, one of the most common cancers in the U.S., may be soon helped by a novel non-invasive diagnostic method thanks to machine learning research by researchers at UC San Diego's San Diego Supercomputer Center and Moores Cancer Center.
Adolescent depression increases with exposure to pesticides, a study in the Ecuadorian Andes shows.