UC San Diego bioengineers are a step closer to making CAR T-cell therapy safer, more precise and easy to control. They developed a system that allows them to select where and when CAR T cells get turned on so that they destroy cancer cells without harming normal cells.
In Fall 2019, the Center for the Future of Surgery at UC San Diego School of Medicine expanded to address the newest surgical trends, especially those benefiting the brain and the nervous system.
UC San Diego Health has enrolled its first patient to evaluate a hand-held technology to fragment kidney stones. The clinical trial will assess the safety and effectiveness of breaking up kidney stones using acoustic energy.
The Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research at University of California San Diego School of Medicine announces $3 million in research grants to explore new applications of cannabis for a number of novel medical applications.
Study finds when verbal memory test cut-offs were tailored to patient sex, more female patients and fewer male patients were considered to have amnesic mild cognitive impairment. This could change the way aMCI diagnoses are determined and make it easier to catch the condition in its early stages.
In the largest and most diverse genetic study of PTSD to date, scientists from UC San Diego School of Medicine and more than 130 institutions in the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium found that genetics accounts for five to 20 percent of the variability in PTSD risk following a traumatic event.
UC San Diego researchers investigated how a type of immune cell called a macrophage becomes specialized to the liver. Their study, published October 3, 2019 in Immunity, sets the stage for understanding how macrophage specialization gets disrupted by — or contributes to — liver disease.
Researchers at SDSC and UC San Diego School of Medicine have received two National Science Foundation (NSF) planning grants worth a combined $2 million to invest in research collaborations between academia, industry, government, and communities.
Three University of California San Diego researchers have received prestigious awards through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) High-Risk, High-Reward Research Program, including the Pioneer Award, the program’s top honor.
A small genetic study, published September 30, 2019 in Nature Genetics, identified a protein linked to many genetic variants that affect heart function. Researchers are expanding the model to other organ systems and at larger scales to create a broader understanding of genes and proteins involved.