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New Incisionless Surgery to Treat Enlarged Prostate

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By age 60, more than 50 percent of men in the United States suffer from benign prostatic hyperplasia, a condition that leads to annoying changes in urinary flow. While medical therapy is usually the first line of treatment, a new minimally invasive...
31-Mar-2015 2:05 PM EDT

3D Human Skin Maps Aid Study of Relationships Between Molecules, Microbes and Environment

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences produced 3D maps of molecular and microbial variations across the body. These maps provide a baseline for studies of the interplay between...
30-Mar-2015 4:05 PM EDT

Control Switch That Modulates Cell Stress Response May Be Key to Multiple Diseases

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have discovered a control switch for the unfolded protein response (UPR), a cellular stress relief mechanism drawing major scientific interest because of its role in cancer,...
25-Mar-2015 11:05 AM EDT

In Anorexia Nervosa, Brain Responds Differently to Hunger Signals

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have pinpointed differences in brain function that may help to explain how people with anorexia nervosa can continue to starve themselves, even when already emaciated. The...
23-Mar-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Mark Harrison Appointed CFO of UC San Diego Health Sciences

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Mark Harrison has been appointed as the new chief financial officer (CFO) for UC San Diego Health Sciences, effective March 23, 2015. As CFO, Mark will collaborate with university leadership to ensure the strong financial health of the...
23-Mar-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Boosting A Natural Protection Against Alzheimer’s Disease

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified a gene variant that may be used to predict people most likely to respond to an investigational therapy under development for Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The...
12-Mar-2015 2:05 PM EDT

CDC’s New Investigator Award for Domestic Violence Research Goes to UC San Diego Scientist

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Jamila K. Stockman, PhD, MPH, assistant professor of medicine and global public health at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine has been selected to receive the Linda E. Saltzman New Investigator Award.
11-Mar-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Gene Networks for Innate Immunity Linked to PTSD Risk

Researchers at the Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System and University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, with colleagues in New York and the United Kingdom, have identified genetic markers, derived from blood samples that are...
4-Mar-2015 5:05 PM EST

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