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Researchers ID Cancer Gene-Drug Combinations Ripe for Precision Medicine

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In an effort to expand the number of cancer gene mutations that can be specifically targeted with personalized therapies, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center looked for combinations of...
19-Jul-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Poison Drummer Rikki Rockett Cancer-Free Following Immunotherapy at UC San Diego Health

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Rikki Rockett, drummer for the band Poison, got the best news of his life last week: his cancer is gone. Rockett was diagnosed with oral cancer more than a year ago. Several months ago, he came to Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health, where...
18-Jul-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Federal Grant Helps UC San Diego Program Bring Healthy Food to Low-Income Families

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The University of California San Diego School of Medicine Center for Community Health recently received a $3.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to increase affordable food access to low-income community members who are...
13-Jul-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Mini-Brain Model of Idiopathic Autism Reveals Underlying Pathology of Neuronal Overgrowth

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The majority of cases of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are unknown. In a paper published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine, with colleagues across the nation and world,...
13-Jul-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Sac to the Future: Cellular Vessels Predict Likelihood of Developing Dementia

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine say tiny micro-vesicle structures used by neurons and other cells to transport materials internally or dispose of them externally carry tell-tale proteins that may help to predict...
5-Jul-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Technique Helps Link Complex Mouse Behaviors to the Genes That Influence Them

Mice are one of the most commonly used laboratory organisms, widely used to study everything from autism to infectious diseases. Yet genomic studies in mice have lagged behind those in humans. In a study, researchers at University of California San...
1-Jul-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Gene Mutation “Hotspots” Linked to Better Breast Cancer Outcomes

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Using a database of human tumor genomic data, researchers at the University of California San Diego, School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center discovered that mutation hotspots known as kataegis are a positive marker in breast cancer — patients...
29-Jun-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Find a Likely Cause of Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Tumors

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Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have found that a likely cause of inflammatory myofibroblastic tumors is deficiency in nonsense-mediated RNA decay (NMD), a system cells use to control which genes are activated.
23-Jun-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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