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UC San Diego’s Samara Reck-Peterson Awarded Howard Hughes Medical Institute-Simons Grant

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The Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Simons Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has named Samara Reck-Peterson, PhD, an HHMI-Simons Faculty Scholar. Reck-Peterson, a professor in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine...
27-Sep-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Find Fertility Genes Required for Sperm Stem Cells

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The underlying cause of male infertility is unknown for 30 percent of cases. In a pair of new studies, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine determined that the reproductive homeobox (RHOX) family of transcription...
27-Sep-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Lights, Camera, Action: New Catheter Lets Doctors See Inside Arteries for First Time

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Removing plaque from clogged arteries is a common procedure that can save and improve lives. This treatment approach was recently made even safer and more effective with a new, high-tech catheter that allows cardiologists to see inside the arteries...
26-Sep-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Science Can Shape Healthy City Planning

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A three-part series published in The Lancet and released in conjunction with the United Nations quantifies health gains achieved if cities were designed so that shops, facilities, work and public transportation were within walking distance of most...
23-Sep-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

At Bat Against Rare Blood Cancers

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University of California researchers to hold meeting in San Diego to discuss hematologic malignancies as part of the University of California Hematologic Malignancies Consortium, a first-of-its-kind research group that brings together the five UC...
20-Sep-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Do These Genes Make Me Lonely? Study Finds Loneliness Is a Heritable Trait

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Loneliness is linked to poor physical and mental health, and is an even more accurate predictor of early death than obesity. To better understand who is at risk, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine conducted the...
20-Sep-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Molecular Switch Controlling Immune Suppression May Help Turn Up Immunotherapies

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Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center have identified a strategy to maximize the effectiveness of anti-cancer immune therapy. The researchers identified a molecular switch that controls immune...
15-Sep-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Say to Conquer Cancer You Need to Stop It Before It Becomes Cancer

In a Perspective piece published this week in PNAS, cancer researchers from across the country, including faculty at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center, write that a greater emphasis on immune-based...
16-Sep-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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