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CIRM Approves $5.8 Million Grant for CAR-T Therapy That Targets Cancer Stem Cells

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The Independent Citizens Oversight Committee of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) today unanimously approved a $5.8 million award to University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers to develop a new...
20-Jul-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UC San Diego Health Named Among Nation’s “Most Wired”

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UC San Diego Health has been named one of the nation’s “Most Wired” health systems by Hospitals & Health Networks magazine, a publication of the American Hospital Association. The award recognizes hospitals and health systems that excel...
10-Jul-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Brain Responds Differently to Food Rewards in Bulimia Nervosa

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have discovered differences in how the brain responds to food rewards in individuals with a history of bulimia nervosa (BN), an eating disorder characterized by frequent episodes...
10-Jul-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Repurposed Asthma Drug Shows Blood Sugar Improvement Among Some Diabetics

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After 12 weeks of taking an anti-asthma drug, a subset of patients with type 2 diabetes showed a clinically significant reduction in blood glucose during a randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial, report University of California...
29-Jun-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Harnessing Cancer’s Methylation Footprint for More Precise Diagnosis and Prognosis

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In a new study, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, with colleagues in Xijing Hospital and Sun Yat-sen Cancer Center in China, report that DNA methylation can provide effective markers for at least four major...
27-Jun-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

NASA Honors UC San Diego’s Alan Hargens for Research on Astronaut Health and Performance

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NASA has selected Alan Hargens, PhD, professor of orthopedic surgery at UC San Diego School of Medicine, to receive a 2017 Distinguished Public Service Medal. This is NASA's highest form of recognition for any non-government employee whose...
15-Jun-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UC San Diego Partners with Janssen to Research New Approaches to Treat Metabolic Diseases

University of California San Diego School of Medicine has entered a five-year strategic partnership with Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., part of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, to discover meaningful treatments for...
15-Jun-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Radiation Therapy Vital to Treating Brain Tumors, but It Exacts a Toll

Radiation therapy (RT) using high-energy particles is a common and critical component in successfully treating patients with brain tumors but it is also associated with significant adverse effects. In a new study, researchers at the University of...
9-Jun-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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