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Implanted Neural Stem Cell Grafts Show Functionality in Spinal Cord Injuries

Researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine report successfully implanting specialized grafts of neural stem cells directly into spinal cord injuries in mice, then documenting how the grafts grew and filled the injury sites, mimicking the...
5-Aug-2020 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Imitation May Be a Sincere Form of Treatment

The National Institutes of Health will soon launch a phase II clinical trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of potential new therapeutics for COVID-19, including the use of investigational synthetic monoclonal antibodies. Davey Smith of UC San...
5-Aug-2020 12:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Can Sleep Protect Us from Forgetting Old Memories?

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that sleep may help people to learn continuously through their lifetime by encoding new memories and protecting old ones.
4-Aug-2020 11:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Inhibiting Enzyme Helps Cancer Immunotherapy Work Better

UC San Diego researchers discovered that people with an inactive RNA-editing enzyme respond better to cancer immunotherapy, and inhibitors of the enzyme help mice with difficult-to-treat cancers live longer.
3-Aug-2020 3:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Precision Medicine Identifies Key Recurring Mutation in Head and Neck Cancers

Researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center report that an investigational drug candidate called tipifarnib showed promise in treating key recurring mutation in head and neck cancers.
30-Jul-2020 4:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Zafiris J. Daskalakis, MD, PhD, Named Chair of the Department of Psychiatry

Zafiris J. “Jeff” Daskalakis, MD, PhD, has been named chair of the Department of Psychiatry at University of California San Diego School of Medicine.
30-Jul-2020 1:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Botox Injections May Lessen Depression

By analyzing the FDA database of adverse drug effects, UC San Diego researchers discovered that people who received Botox injections — not just in the forehead — reported depression significantly less often than patients undergoing different...
28-Jul-2020 4:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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UC San Diego Scientists Part of Special Package of Studies Describing Human Genome

Researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine are among the contributors to a package of 10 studies in the journal Nature, describing the latest results from the ongoing Encyclopedia of DNA Elements project, a worldwide effort led by the NIH to...
29-Jul-2020 12:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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