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Does Blood Plasma from COVID-19 Survivors Help Patients Infected with Novel Coronavirus?

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and UC San Diego Health have launched a clinical trial to assess the safety and efficacy of convalescent plasma (CP) to prevent COVID-19 after a known exposure to the virus.
9-Jul-2020 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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How Old Is Your Dog in Human Years? Scientists Develop Better Method than ‘Multiply by 7’

By mapping molecular changes in the genome over time, UC San Diego researchers developed a formula to more accurately compare dog age to human age — a tool that could also help them evaluate how well anti-aging products work.
29-Jun-2020 7:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Universal Gut Microbiome-Derived Signature Predicts Cirrhosis

UC San Diego School of Medicine researchers report that stool microbiomes of NAFLD patients are distinct enough to potentially be used to accurately predict which persons with NAFLD are at greatest risk for having cirrhosis.
30-Jun-2020 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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One-Time Treatment Generates New Neurons, Eliminates Parkinson’s Disease in Mice

UC San Diego researchers have discovered that a single treatment to inhibit a gene called PTB in mice converts native astrocytes, brain support cells, into neurons that produce the neurotransmitter dopamine. As a result, the mice’s Parkinson’s...
18-Jun-2020 4:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Immune Cells Infiltrating Tumors May Play Bigger Cancer Role Than Previously Thought

UC San Diego researchers uncovered in mice how IRE1α, a molecule involved in cells’ response to stress, determines whether macrophages promote inflammation in the tumor microenvironment. Inflammation is known to promote tumor growth, making...
22-Jun-2020 3:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Novel Antisense Drug Shows Promise in Slowing Fatty Liver Disease

A first-in-class clinical trial suggests a novel treatment measurably slowed progression of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease to its more progressive and deadly form.
16-Jun-2020 1:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Longitudinal Study of Brain Aging and Cognitive Change Receives $19 Million Grant

Researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine, with colleagues elsewhere, will receive almost $19 million over five years for the fourth phase of the Vietnam Era Twin Study of Aging, which investigates cognition, aging and the risk for mild...
15-Jun-2020 2:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Putting “Super” in Natural Killer Cells

Using induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and deleting a key gene, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have created natural killer cells — a type of immune cell — with measurably stronger activity against a...
11-Jun-2020 1:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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