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Genetic Adaptation Keeps Ethiopians Heart-Healthy Despite High Altitudes

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Ethiopians have lived at high altitudes for thousands of years, providing a natural experiment for studying human adaptations to low oxygen, a condition known as hypoxia. One factor that may enable Ethiopians to tolerate high altitudes and hypoxia...
31-Jul-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Researchers Illuminate Key Role of NOX Proteins in Liver Disease

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Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have demonstrated a direct connection between two signaling proteins and liver fibrosis, a scarring process underlying chronic liver disease, the 12th leading cause of death...
29-Jul-2015 2:05 PM EDT

New Drug for Blood Cancers Now in Five Phase II Clinical Trials

Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have established the safety and dosing of a new drug for treating blood cancers.
27-Jul-2015 5:05 PM EDT

UC San Diego Health and La Jolla Institute Announce New Affiliation

UC San Diego Health, with the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, has entered into a multi-year affiliation agreement with La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology (LJI) designed to deepen existing collaborative...
27-Jul-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Access Denied: Leukemia Thwarted by Cutting Off Link to Environmental Support

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A new study by researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine reveals a protein’s critical – and previously unknown -- role in the development and progression of acute myeloid leukemia (AML), a fast-growing and extremely...
23-Jul-2015 2:30 PM EDT

NIH Helps UC San Diego Researchers Repurpose Sanofi Pain Drug for Tropical Disease

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The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences has awarded James McKerrow, MD, PhD, director of the UC San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, with a 2015 New Therapeutic Uses Award to test a chronic pain drug...
22-Jul-2015 5:05 PM EDT

Researchers Find Key Player in Diabetic Kidney Disease Through Power of Metabolomics

Tapping the potential of metabolomics, an emerging field focused on the chemical processes of metabolism, researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified a new and pivotal player in diabetic kidney disease.
22-Jul-2015 7:00 AM EDT

New Drug Combination Treats Hepatitis C Patients Also Infected with HIV

Researchers at the University of California, School of Medicine found a new combination that effectively treats hepatitis C (HCV) patients co-infected with human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV).
21-Jul-2015 5:30 PM EDT

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