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Intestinal Fungi Worsen Alcoholic Liver Disease

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Liver cirrhosis is the 12th leading cause of mortality worldwide and approximately half of those deaths are due to alcohol abuse. Yet apart from alcohol abstinence, there are no specific treatments to reduce the severity of alcohol-associated liver...
18-May-2017 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Student-Run Free Clinic Project at UC San Diego Honored by American Psychiatric Association

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On Sunday, May 21, the Student Run Free Clinic Project at UC San Diego was recognized by the American Psychiatric Association for excellence in caring for the community. For two decades, the Student-Run Free Clinic Project has helped people of all...
19-May-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

National Study Looks at Tobacco Advertising and Susceptibility to Use Tobacco Among Youth

Among 12- to 17-year-olds who have never used tobacco products, nearly half were considered receptive to tobacco marketing if they were able to recall or liked at least one advertisement, report researchers at University of California San Diego...
18-May-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

MAGNET Study Sees Potential for MRE in Measuring Liver Fibrosis in Children

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Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, with collaborators across the nation, have determined that magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) can be an accurate, non-invasive tool to identify liver fibrosis in children....
11-May-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Dread of Roses: Neurobehavioral Effects Found in Children Exposed to Flower Pesticides

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Researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine, with colleagues in Ecuador and Minnesota, have found altered short-term neurological behaviors in children associated with a peak pesticide spraying season linked to the...
10-May-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

First Large-Scale Population Analysis Reinforces Ketamine’s Reputation as Antidepressant

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Researchers at Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at University of California San Diego mined the FDA Adverse Effect Reporting System (FAERS) database for depression symptoms in patients taking ketamine for pain. They found that...
28-Apr-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UC San Diego School of Medicine’s Christopher Glass Joins National Academy of Sciences

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The U.S. National Academy of Sciences announced today the membership election of Christopher K. Glass, MD, PhD, professor in the Departments of Medicine and Cellular and Molecular Medicine at University of California San Diego School of Medicine.
2-May-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Pathways Leading to Beta Cell Division Identified, May Aid Diabetes Treatment

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Pancreatic beta cells help maintain normal blood glucose levels by producing the hormone insulin — the master regulator of energy (glucose). Impairment and the loss of beta cells interrupts insulin production, leading to type 1 and 2 diabetes....
2-May-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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