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Personality Traits and Psychiatric Disorders Linked to Specific Genomic Locations

A meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies (GWAS) has identified six loci or regions of the human genome that are significantly linked to personality traits, report researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine in this...
8-Dec-2016 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Researchers Reveal 3D Structure of Cell’s Inflammation Sensor and Its Inhibitors

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Researchers at the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at University of California San Diego have now determined the 3D structure of CCR2 simultaneously bound to two inhibitors. Understanding how these molecules fit together may...
7-Dec-2016 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

UC San Diego Health Prioritizes Patient Experience with iPad and Apple TV

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Patients at the newly opened Jacobs Medical Center at UC San Diego Health can be in command of their own experience by controlling room temperature, lighting, accessing their personal medical information, details on their patient care team and...
6-Dec-2016 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Study Reveals New Role for Hippo Pathway in Suppressing Cancer Immunity

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Previous studies identified the Hippo pathway kinases LATS1/2 as a tumor suppressor, but new research led by University of California San Diego School of Medicine scientists reveals a surprising role for these enzymes in subduing cancer immunity....
29-Nov-2016 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

UC San Diego Health Performs Region’s First Heart-Liver Transplant

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On November 4, 2016, surgeons at UC San Diego Health performed the region’s first combined heart-liver transplant (CHLT). During the 10-hour surgery, 54-year old Frank “Sonny” Taitano received a healthy heart and liver. This is the first...
30-Nov-2016 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Largest Study of Its Kind Finds Rare Genetic Variations Linked to Schizophrenia

Genetic variations that increase schizophrenia risk are rare, making it difficult to study their role. To overcome this, the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium, an international team led by Jonathan Sebat, PhD, at University of California San Diego...
22-Nov-2016 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Protein That Protects During Stress Sheds Light on How Diabetes Drug Prevents Tumors

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have identified a previously unknown mechanism that helps fortify the structure and tight junctions between epithelial cells — a basic cell type that lines various body cavities...
21-Nov-2016 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Older First-Time Mothers Are Also More Likely to Live Longer

The average age of a woman giving birth for the first time has risen dramatically in the United States over the past 40 years, driven by factors like education or career. A new study by researchers at University of California San Diego School of...
14-Nov-2016 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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