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Statins Linked to Lower Aggression in Men, but Higher in Women

In the first randomized trial to look at statin effects on behavior, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine report that aggressive behavior typically declined among men placed on statins (compared to placebo), but...
24-Jun-2015 5:05 PM EDT

Improved Survival in Adult Patients with Low-Grade Brain Tumors

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Using clinical data collected over the past decade through a U.S. cancer registry, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine demonstrated that significant strides have been made in improving the survival of adult...
26-Jun-2015 1:05 PM EDT

Protein’s Impact on Colorectal Cancer is Dappled

Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have discovered a cell signaling pathway that appears to exert some control over initiation and progression of colorectal cancer, the third leading cause of cancer-related death...
30-Jun-2015 3:05 PM EDT

At the Nexus of Substance Abuse and HIV

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Dan Werb, PhD, an internationally noted epidemiologist at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, has been named one of four inaugural recipients of the Avenir Award, a prestigious $1.5 million research grant from the U.S. National...
30-Jun-2015 11:05 AM EDT

Dean Will Head Organization Matching Medical Students with Residency Programs

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The National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) Board of Directors has appointed Maria C. Savoia, MD, dean of Medical Education at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, as board chair of the nonprofit organization that oversees the...
29-Jun-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Braking Mechanism Identified for Cell Growth Pathway Linked to Several Cancers

Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have discovered a self-regulating loop in the Hippo pathway, a signaling channel garnering increased attention from cancer researchers due to its role in controlling organ size,...
23-Jun-2015 4:05 PM EDT

Two UC San Diego Researchers to Lead Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study

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Two of the nation’s leading physician-scientists in the search to better understand and treat Alzheimer’s disease – William Mobley, MD, PhD, and Michael Rafii, MD, PhD – have been named interim co-directors of the Alzheimer’s Disease...
25-Jun-2015 4:05 PM EDT

Multiple Pathways Progressing to Alzheimer’s Disease

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UC San Diego School of Medicine researchers report that the amyloid cascade hypothesis, long believed to describe the pathology of Alzheimer’s disease, is not a fixed and invariable sequence of events. Rather, early indicators or biomarkers of the...
25-Jun-2015 2:05 PM EDT

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