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Obesity and Cardiovascular Factors Combine to Cause Cognitive Decline in Latinos

Obesity is a major public health issue among Latinos, and a risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease. But in a new study, researchers at UC San Diego report that cardiometabolic abnormalities, such as hypertension, are more strongly associated with...
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UC San Diego Health Joins Clinical Trial to Treat Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Cardiovascular physicians with UC San Diego Health have joined an international clinical trial utilizing a new Extravascular Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator (EV ICD) system to help treat sudden cardiac arrest.
28-Jul-2021 11:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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UC San Diego Health Ranked #1 by U.S. News & World Report

UC San Diego Health, the region’s only academic health system, is ranked #1 in San Diego and #5 in California, placing it among the nation’s best hospitals, according to the 2021-2022 U.S. News & World Report survey. UC San Diego Health was...
27-Jul-2021 12:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Senator Toni Atkins Visits Hospital to Recognize Plans for New Hillcrest Campus

Senate President Pro Tempore Toni Atkins visited UC San Diego Medical Center today to recognize a $30 million allocation in the 2021-2022 California state budget that will support the redevelopment of the new Hillcrest hospital.
23-Jul-2021 4:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

So. California ECMO Consortium Supports Patients on Life Support During Pandemic


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Gene “Waves” Drive Sperm Stem Cell Formation


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New Evidence Prompts Further Concern for a Key Viral Tool Used in Gene Therapy


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3D “Assembloid” Shows How SARS-CoV-2 Infects Brain Cells

Researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine and Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine have produced a stem cell model that demonstrates a potential route of entry of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, into the human brain.
16-Jul-2021 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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