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UC San Diego Cancer Scientists Identify New Drug Target for Multiple Tumor Types

A dysfunctional enzyme involved in building cancer cell membranes helps fuel tumor growth; when it’s disabled or depleted in mouse models, tumors shrank significantly.
11-Jul-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

2019: A Space Organoid

UC San Diego will launch a payload of stem cell-derived human brain organoids to the International Space Station. Researchers will document how these “mini brains” organize into the beginnings of a functional brain with implications for the...
8-Jul-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Pesticide Exposure Linked to Teen Depression in Agricultural Communities

Adolescent depression increases with exposure to pesticides, a study in the Ecuadorian Andes shows.
2-Jul-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Protein Clumps in ALS Neurons Provide Potential Target for New Therapies

UC San Diego School of Medicine researchers identified chemical compounds that prevent stress-induced clumping of TDP-43 protein in ALS motor neurons grown in the lab — a starting point for new ALS therapeutics.
27-Jun-2019 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Hearts and Stripes: A Tiny Fish Offers Clues to Regenerating Damaged Cardiac Tissue

Zebrafish, a pet shop staple, may hold the clue for how hearts can heal from damage.
25-Jun-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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UC San Diego Health Expands North for Primary Care Options

UC San Diego Health has expanded north for primary care options with the opening of our Encinitas clinic, which will offer pediatrics, family medicine and Express Care.
10-Jun-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Snout Dated: Slow-Evolving Elephant Shark Offers New Insights into Human Physiology

Slow-evolving elephant shark reveals hormonal adaptation and offers new insights into human physiology.
4-Jun-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Report Finds California Above National Average for Sexual Harassment Rates

A new study shows California sexual harassment rates above national average.
23-May-2019 2:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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