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$11.8 Million in Support From Gary and Mary West to Launch Geriatric Emergency Department

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Local philanthropists Gary and Mary West have provided $11.8 million to the University of California San Diego to create a state-of-the-art senior emergency care unit to be housed within the Emergency Department at the future Jacobs Medical Center.
2-May-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Model for Active Surveillance of Prostate Cancer Tested

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Urologists at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Genesis Healthcare Partners have tested a new model of care for patients with low-risk prostate cancer. The evidence-based approach uses best practices to appropriately select...
27-Apr-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Fermentation Festival Leads to Rapid Response System at UC San Diego Center for Microbiome Innovation

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While technological advances have made it easier to map our microbiomes and metabolomes, these studies typically take too long for that data to be medically useful. Researchers at the University of California San Diego Center for Microbiome...
25-Apr-2016 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Smoking Cessation Drugs Do Not Elevate Risk of Serious Neuropsychiatric Adverse Effects

Compared to the nicotine patch and a placebo, the smoking cessation aids varenicline (marketed as Chantix in the U.S.) and bupropion (Zyban) do not show a significant increase in neuropsychiatric adverse events, reports an international team of...
21-Apr-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

HIV Infection Prematurely Ages People by an Average of Five Years

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Thanks to combination antiretroviral therapies, many people with HIV can expect to live decades after being infected. Yet doctors have observed these patients often show signs of premature aging. Researchers at University of California San Diego...
19-Apr-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UC San Diego Researchers Join Largest Autism Study Ever in United States

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Autism experts at University of California San Diego Autism Center of Excellence (ACE) at the School of Medicine will be part of the largest autism study ever undertaken in the United States – an effort to collect information and DNA from 50,000...
18-Apr-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Computer Program Can Help Uncover Hidden Genomic Alterations That Drive Cancers

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Cancer is rarely the result of a single mutation in a single gene. Rather, tumors arise from the complex interplay between any number of mutually exclusive abnormal changes in the genome, the combinations of which can be unique to each individual...
18-Apr-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UC San Diego Scientists Receive $9.5 Million NIH Grant to Combat Antibiotic Resistance

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Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have received a five-year, $9.5-million award from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to establish an...
12-Apr-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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