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Graying but Grinning: Despite Physical Ailments, Older Adults Happier

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While even the best wines eventually peak and turn to vinegar, a new study by researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine suggests a paradoxical trend in the mental health of aging adults: They seem to consistently get...
18-Aug-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

MRI Technology Quantifies Liver Response in Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis Patients

Researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine have found that a form of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) that non-invasively measures fat density in the liver corresponds with histological (microscopic tissue analyses)...
19-Aug-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Flesh-Eating Infections in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Spur New Discovery

Rheumatoid arthritis patients taking medications that inhibit interleukin-1beta (IL-1beta), a molecule that stimulates the immune system, are 300 times more likely to experience invasive Group A Streptococcal infections than patients not on the...
17-Aug-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Neurodevelopmental Model of Williams Syndrome Offers Insight Into Human Social Brain

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In a study spanning molecular genetics, stem cells and the sciences of both brain and behavior, researchers at University of California San Diego, with colleagues at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies and elsewhere, have created a...
4-Aug-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Leukemia in Remission for First Patient to Undergo CAR T-Cell Immunotherapy in San Diego

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Robert Legaspi was 9 years old when he was first diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). This year, at age 27, his leukemia returned for the fourth time. This time was different, though — on May 20, 2016, Legaspi became the first...
4-Aug-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UC San Diego Health Ranks #1 by U.S. News & World Report

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Ranked No. 1 in San Diego, UC San Diego Health and its hospitals have been recognized among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for 2016-17.
1-Aug-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Increase in Physical Activity Lags Despite Calls to Step it Up During the 2012 Olympics

Ahead of the Summer Olympic Games in London four years ago, researchers reported that physical inactivity was a global pandemic that required urgent action. With the 2016 Games looming, University of California San Diego School of Medicine...
27-Jul-2016 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Hot Flash: Women Who Start Menstruation and Menopause Later More Likely to Live to 90

The number of women living to age 90 in the United States has increased significantly in the past century. Currently estimated at 1.3 million, this demographic is expected to quadruple by 2050. A new study by researchers at University of California...
25-Jul-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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