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UC San Diego Cancer Researchers Receive NCI Outstanding Investigator Award

Four University of California, San Diego School of Medicine researchers have been selected to receive the newly established National Cancer Institute (NCI) Outstanding Investigator Award. The multi-million dollar awards fund new projects that have...
28-Aug-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Degenerating Neurons Respond to Gene Therapy Treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease

Degenerating neurons in patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) measurably responded to an experimental gene therapy in which nerve growth factor (NGF) was injected into their brains, report researchers at University of California, San Diego School...
27-Aug-2015 2:05 PM EDT

UC San Diego Health Announces Interim CEO

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Patty Maysent, MPH, MBA, has been appointed interim Chief Executive Officer of UC San Diego Health, bringing to the role more than 25 years of exceptional executive experience in hospital leadership and health services management.
24-Aug-2015 4:05 PM EDT

$52M NIH Grant Advances Clinical and Translational Research at UC San Diego

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The Clinical and Translational Research Institute (CTRI) at University of California, San Diego has received a five-year Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) for approximately $52 million from the National Center for Advancing...
18-Aug-2015 5:05 PM EDT

Smoking Cessation Drug Not Boosting Number of Smokers Who Quit

The introduction of a new prescription smoking-cessation aid, varenicline, in 2006 has had no significant impact on the rate at which Americans age 18 and older successfully quit smoking, according to a study led by researchers at University of...
17-Aug-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Newly Discovered Cells Regenerate Liver Tissue Without Forming Tumors

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The mechanisms that allow the liver to repair and regenerate itself have long been a matter of debate. Now researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have discovered a population of liver cells that are better at...
10-Aug-2015 1:05 PM EDT

Corrected Protein Structure Reveals Drug Targets for Cancer, Neurodegenerative Diseases

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Protein Kinase C is a family of enzymes that controls the activity of other proteins in a cell by attaching chemical tags. That simple act helps determine cell survival or death. When it goes awry, a number of diseases may result. In a study,...
10-Aug-2015 3:05 PM EDT

Novel Therapeutic Agent for Pediatric Cancer Developed at UC San Diego in Clinical Trials

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Donald L. Durden, MD, PhD, pediatric researcher at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center has identified and developed a novel therapeutic target for neuroblastoma, the second most common solid-tumor...
11-Aug-2015 6:05 PM EDT

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