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Researchers Discover New Genetic Brain Disorder in Humans

A newly identified genetic disorder associated with degeneration of the central and peripheral nervous systems in humans, along with the genetic cause, is reported in the April 24, 2014 issue of Cell.
4/22/2014 12:00 PM EDT

Community-Based Weight Loss Program Aids Diabetes Management

A University of California, San Diego School of Medicine randomized controlled trial of obese adults with type 2 diabetes suggests that participants enrolled in a community-based structured weight loss program are able to shed more pounds, improve...
4/21/2014 12:00 PM EDT

Igor Grant Named Chair of UC San Diego Department of Psychiatry


Igor Grant, MD, FRCP(C), an internationally recognized neuropsychiatrist, whose research interests have ranged from the neurobiology of HIV/AIDS and substance abuse, psychobiology of stress, to the therapeutic potential of medicinal cannabis, has...
4/22/2014 4:05 PM EDT

Cancer Stem Cells Linked to Drug Resistance


Most drugs used to treat lung, breast and pancreatic cancers also promote drug-resistance and ultimately spur tumor growth. Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have discovered a biomarker called CD61 on the...
4/16/2014 5:00 PM EDT

The Ilk of Human Kindness

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine report that older women, plucky individuals and those who have suffered a recent major loss are more likely to be compassionate toward strangers than other older adults.
4/17/2014 3:00 PM EDT

Mutant Protein in Muscle Linked to Neuromuscular Disorder


Spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy (SBMA) is a rare inherited neuromuscular disorder characterized by slowly progressive muscle weakness and atrophy. In a new study published in the April 16, 2014 online issue of Neuron, a team of scientists at the...
4/16/2014 2:00 PM EDT

Breaking Bad Mitochondria


Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified a mechanism that explains why people with the hepatitis C virus get liver disease and why the virus is able to persist in the body for so long.
4/15/2014 1:55 PM EDT

Splice Variants Reveal Connections Among Autism Genes


A team of researchers from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the Center for Cancer Systems Biology (CCSB) at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has uncovered a new aspect of autism, revealing that proteins involved in...
4/10/2014 4:20 PM EDT

Our Experts on Newswise

@UCSDHealth Cardiologist Available to Discuss Former President's Artery Blockage


10/17/2013 11:00 AM EDT

UCSD Moores Cancer Center Experts Available to Speak About Angelina Jolie's Recent Surgery

5/14/2013 11:00 AM EDT

Expert Available to Discuss Incontinence, Prolapse

Many women suffer needlessly from urinary incontinence, uterine prolapse or vaginal wall prolapse. Dr. Nager believes that female urinary incontinence and pelvic prolapse are very treatable conditions. U.S. News & World Report has named Dr. Nager...
4/3/2013 3:00 PM EDT

Chief of Sports Medicine Available to Discuss Kevin Ware Injury

4/2/2013 2:30 PM EDT

Experts Ready to Tackle Super Bowl Injury Questions

1/31/2013 3:00 PM EST

UCSD Cancer Expert Disagrees with Recent MD Anderson Research

Catheryn Yashar, MD, radiation oncologist at UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center and a pioneer in breast brachytherapy is available to offer perspective on the effectiveness of breast brachytherapy – a shorter course of radiation treatment for...
5/2/2012 12:30 PM EDT

Brachytherapy Expert Available


UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center expert available to discuss controversial topic of breast brachytherapy.
4/10/2012 12:20 PM EDT

World AIDS Day Video with Leading Expert

In this video, Douglas Richman, MD, is professor of pathology and medicine at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the Florence Seeley Riford Chair in AIDS Research discusses the current status of HIV/AIDS research and what...
11/29/2011 8:00 AM EST

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