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Practice Imperfect: Repeated Cognitive Testing Can Obscure Early Signs of Dementia

Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive, neurodegenerative condition that often begins with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), making early and repeated assessments of cognitive change crucial to diagnosis and treatment. In a paper in Alzheimer’s &...
11-Jul-2018 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Crystal Structure Reveals How Curcumin Impairs Cancer

Through x-ray crystallography and kinase-inhibitor specificity profiling, University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers, in collaboration with researchers at Peking University and Zhejiang University, reveal that curcumin, a...
9-Jul-2018 3:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites


New Treatment Option Available for Men Suffering from Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Physicians at UC San Diego Health are now offering prostate artery embolization as a new treatment option for men with benign prostatic hyperplasia, or an enlarged prostate. The minimally invasive procedure is an alternative to surgery, with no...
9-Jul-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

The Rising Price of Medicare Part D’s 10 Most Costly Medications

Researchers at Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at University of California San Diego have found that the cost for the 10 “highest spend” medications in Medicare Part D — the U.S. federal government’s primary...
5-Jul-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


CAR-T Immunotherapies May Have a New Player

Emerging CAR-T immunotherapies leverage modified versions of patient’s T-cells to target and kill cancer cells. In a new study, published June 28 online in Cell Stem Cell, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and...
28-Jun-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Turning A Phage

With microbial resistance to antibiotics growing into a major global health crisis, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, in collaboration with national research institutions and private industry, are leveraging...
21-Jun-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Greater Levels of Vitamin D Associated with Decreasing Risk of Breast Cancer

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine suggest higher levels of vitamin D are associated with decreasing risk of breast cancer. Their epidemiological study is published in the June 15 online issue of PLOS ONE, in...
15-Jun-2018 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites


UC San Diego Launches New Center for Anti-Parasitic Drug Discovery and Development

Neglected tropical diseases are a group of chronic and disabling parasitic infections that primarily affect poor and underserved communities. These diseases affect more than 1 billion people globally, yet are rarely the target of new drug discovery...
13-Jun-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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