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Balance of Two Enzymes Linked to Pancreatic Cancer Survival

UC San Diego School of Medicine research sets the stage for clinicians to potentially one day use levels of a pancreatic cancer patient’s PHLPP1 and PKC enzymes as a prognostic, and for researchers to develop new therapeutic drugs that inhibit...
18-Mar-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Preclinical Data Shows Combination Immunotherapy Could Stop Liver Cancer Growth

New preclinical data from University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center offers proof-of-principle for a combination immunotherapy that suppresses tumor growth in the liver. Current therapies for liver cancer are...
13-Mar-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Soccer Matches, Then a Doctor Does Too

Every year, at precisely 9 a.m., medical school graduates nationwide find out where they will spend their residencies. On Friday, the 117 members of the 2019 UC San Diego School of Medicine graduating class will be among them.
12-Mar-2019 3:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Proof of Pimple: Mouse Model Validates How “Good” and “Bad” Bacteria Affect Acne

Researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine generated a new mouse model that mimics human acne for the first time, and used it to validate the concept of “good” and “bad” acne bacteria and introduce new possibilities for targeted...
6-Mar-2019 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


Study to Investigate How Sexual Trauma Increases HIV Susceptibility in Women

Novel study to investigate how sexual trauma increases HIV susceptibility in women.
5-Mar-2019 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


Tech Tips: Four Top Health Systems Share Novel Approaches to Improve Patient Engagement

Health organizations across the U.S. are seeking ways to better engage patients with a variety of technologies to improve patient experience. Learn how UC San Diego Health and three U.S. hospitals have created diverse models of care that are...
28-Feb-2019 4:45 PM EST Add to Favorites

By Blocking Protein, Researchers Keep Brain Tumors from Repairing Themselves

Researchers at the San Diego Branch of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research at UC San Diego report inhibiting activity of a specific protein in glioblastomas boosts their sensitivity to radiation, improving treatment prospects for one of the...
25-Feb-2019 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Machinery Used in Basic Cell Division Does Double Duty as Builder of Neurons

Researchers at the San Diego branch of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research at University of California San Diego have identified an entirely new mechanism underlying the development and structure of the nervous system during embryogenesis.
26-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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