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NASA Honors UC San Diego’s Alan Hargens for Research on Astronaut Health and Performance


NASA has selected Alan Hargens, PhD, professor of orthopedic surgery at UC San Diego School of Medicine, to receive a 2017 Distinguished Public Service Medal. This is NASA's highest form of recognition for any non-government employee whose...
15-Jun-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UC San Diego Partners with Janssen to Research New Approaches to Treat Metabolic Diseases

University of California San Diego School of Medicine has entered a five-year strategic partnership with Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., part of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, to discover meaningful treatments for...
15-Jun-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Radiation Therapy Vital to Treating Brain Tumors, but It Exacts a Toll

Radiation therapy (RT) using high-energy particles is a common and critical component in successfully treating patients with brain tumors but it is also associated with significant adverse effects. In a new study, researchers at the University of...
9-Jun-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Review of Appendix Cancer Cases Finds Over Diagnosis


Lesions of the appendix are being over diagnosed as invasive cancer, report University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers in a paper published June 7 in the journal PLOS ONE.
7-Jun-2017 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Cancer Cells Send Signals Boosting Survival and Drug Resistance in Other Cancer Cells


Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that cancer cells appear to communicate to other cancer cells, activating an internal mechanism that boosts resistance to common chemotherapies and promotes tumor survival.
6-Jun-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Do Obese Children Need to Attend Treatment to Lose Weight?

One-third of American children are overweight or obese. Family-based treatment (FBT) has been considered the best model for the treatment of obese children as it provides both parents and children with education and behavior therapy techniques but...
26-May-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Studying Century-Old Drug in Potential New Approach to Autism

In a small, randomized Phase I/II clinical trial (SAT1), researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine say a 100-year-old drug called suramin, originally developed to treat African sleeping sickness, was safely administered to...
23-May-2017 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Intestinal Fungi Worsen Alcoholic Liver Disease


Liver cirrhosis is the 12th leading cause of mortality worldwide and approximately half of those deaths are due to alcohol abuse. Yet apart from alcohol abstinence, there are no specific treatments to reduce the severity of alcohol-associated liver...
18-May-2017 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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