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UC San Diego Health Named "Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality"

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UC San Diego Health has again been named a “Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights...
29-Mar-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Students Propose Solutions to Critical Health Issues at Annual Hackathon

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From virtual reality to crowdsourcing ideas, participants at UC Health Hack 2017 combined creativity and problem-solving to create projects addressing critical issues in health systems and global health. The 181 participants focused on one of two...
23-Mar-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

What Does Congenital Zika Syndrome Look Like?

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In a new paper, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, along with colleagues in Brazil and Spain, describe the phenotypic spectrum or set of observable characteristics of congenital Zika (ZIKV) syndrome, based upon...
23-Mar-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

How Prenatal Maternal Infections May Affect Genetic Factors in Autism Spectrum Disorder

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In a new study, researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine, University of Cyprus and Stanford University map the complex biological cascade caused by MIA: the expression of multiple genes involved in autism are turned...
21-Mar-2017 4:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Genetic Assessment Developed to Determine Risk for Age-Associated Alzheimer’s Disease

An international team of scientists, led by researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and University of California San Francisco, has developed a novel genetic score that allows individuals to calculate their age-specific...
16-Mar-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Mouse Study Identifies New Method for Treating Depression

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Standard antidepressant medications don’t work for everyone, and even when they do they are slow to kick in. In an effort to find better depression treatments, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine discovered that...
17-Mar-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Gene Editing Technique Helps Find Cancer’s Weak Spots

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Genetic mutations that cause cancer also weaken cancer cells, allowing researchers to develop drugs that will selectively kill them. This is called “synthetic lethality” because the drug is only lethal to mutated (synthetic) cells. Researchers...
20-Mar-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Create Model of Anorexia Nervosa Using Stem Cells

An international research team, led by scientists at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, has created the first cellular model of anorexia nervosa (AN), reprogramming induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) derived from adolescent...
14-Mar-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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