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Alcohol Also Damages the Liver by Allowing Bacteria to Infiltrate

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Alcohol itself can directly damage liver cells. Now researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine report evidence that alcohol is also harmful to the liver for a second reason — it allows gut bacteria to migrate to the...
8-Feb-2016 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

UC San Diego Launches New Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Research Center

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Combining a diverse array of basic science, biomarkers, imaging and clinical efforts, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine has launched a new NAFLD Research Center to better understand the disease and develop treatments where none...
8-Feb-2016 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

UC San Diego Researchers Cited Among “World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds”

Twenty-two University of California, San Diego scientists and physicians are among the 2015 listing of “The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds,” an annual compendium of “Highly Cited Researchers” by Thomson Reuters, a multinational...
1-Feb-2016 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Vaginal Microbes Can Be Partially Restored to C-Section Babies

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In a small pilot study, researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai determined that a simple swab to transfer vaginal microbes from a mother to her C-section-delivered newborn can...
29-Jan-2016 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Cholesterol Levels Improve with Weight Loss and Healthy Fat-Rich Diet

A University of California, San Diego School of Medicine study finds that weight loss programs that provide healthy fats, such as olive oil in the Mediterranean diet, or a low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet have similar impacts on pound-shedding. More...
28-Jan-2016 6:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

UC San Diego Health and Nation’s Cancer Centers Endorse HPV Vaccination for Prevention

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In response to low national vaccination rates for the human papillomavirus (HPV), Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health has joined 68 National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer centers in issuing a statement urging for increased HPV...
27-Jan-2016 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

E-Cigarette Vapor Boosts Superbugs and Dampens Immune System

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Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System report data suggesting that e-cigarettes are toxic to human airway cells, suppress immune defenses and alter inflammation,...
26-Jan-2016 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Patty Maysent Named CEO of UC San Diego Health

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Patty Maysent has accepted the position as CEO of UC San Diego Health, the region’s only academic health system. Her appointment was approved by the UC Board of Regents and will commence January 21, 2016.
21-Jan-2016 6:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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