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UC San Diego Health Honored for Providing High-Quality Care to Medicare Advantage Patients

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UC San Diego Health has been recognized with top scores for providing high-quality care to Medicare Advantage patients by the Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA), a statewide nonprofit group committed to high-value, integrated care that improves...
13-Dec-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Researchers Find Common Psychological Traits in Group of Italians Aged 90 to 101

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In remote Italian villages nestled between the Mediterranean Sea and mountains lives a group of several hundred citizens over the age of 90. Researchers at the University of Rome La Sapienza and University of California San Diego School of Medicine...
6-Dec-2017 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Drug Suppresses Spread of Breast Cancer Caused by Stem-Like Cells

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Rare stem-like tumor cells play a critical role in the spread of breast cancer, but a vulnerability in the pathway that powers them offers a strategy to target these cells using existing drugs before metastatic disease occurs, report University of...
11-Dec-2017 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

One in the Hand Worth Two in the Bush? Tendency to Undervalue Future Rewards Linked to ADHD, Obesity

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Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have found a genetic signature for delay discounting — the tendency to undervalue future rewards — that overlaps with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), smoking...
6-Dec-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

In Multiple Myeloma, High Levels of Enzyme ADAR1 are Associated with Reduced Survival

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Using a database of multiple myeloma patient samples and information, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine found that high ADAR1 levels correlate with reduced survival rates. They also determined that blocking the...
5-Dec-2017 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Three UC San Diego Professors Named Recipients of 2018 Breakthrough Prize

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Two full-time University of California San Diego faculty members ó Don Cleveland, who studies fundamental cellular mechanisms in the search for new treatments for diseases like amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and James McKernan, a...
3-Dec-2017 8:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

State’s Stem Cell Agency Awards Nearly $8 Million for New Leukemia Therapies

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The Independent Citizens Oversight Committee of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) unanimously approved yesterday two grants worth a total of almost $8 million to University of California San Diego School of Medicine...
1-Dec-2017 1:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

Vulnerability Identified for Subtypes of Glioblastoma

Glioblastoma, the most common and aggressive form of brain cancer, typically fails to respond to treatment or rapidly becomes drug resistant. In a paper published online in the journal Cancer Cell on November 30, University of California San Diego...
30-Nov-2017 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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