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UC San Diego and Rady Children’s Hospital Join Nationwide Long-COVID Study

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego have joined a nationwide study to better understand the long-term impact of COVID-19 on patients in the United States across all...
5-Aug-2022 2:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Best New Dean of Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science

Brookie Best, PharmD, has been named the next dean of the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at University of California San Diego, succeeding James McKerrow, PhD, MD, who stepped down June 30, 2022.
5-Aug-2022 12:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Mitochondrial DNA Mutations Linked to Heart Disease Risk

UC San Diego and Salk Institute researchers report a surprising link between mitochondria, inflammation and gene mutations that may increase risk of atherosclerosis.
4-Aug-2022 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Engineering the Microbiome to Potentially Cure Disease

UC San Diego researchers report using native bacteria in mice as the chassis for delivering transgenes capable of inducing persistent and potentially even curative therapeutic changes in the gut and reversing disease pathologies.
4-Aug-2022 11:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Gene Therapy Approach Shows Promise in Treating ALS

Researchers report that a gene therapy approach, developed at UC San Diego measurably delayed disease onset in humanized mouse and rat models of familial ALS, an inherited form of the disease that runs in families.
2-Aug-2022 12:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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RNA-Binding Protein Intrinsically Suppresses Lung Inflammation in Asthma


1-Aug-2022 1:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Iron Buildup in Brain Linked to Higher Risk for Movement Disorders

UC San Diego researchers report that individuals with two copies of a gene mutation show evidence of substantial iron buildup in regions of the brain, raising risk for movement disorders like Parkinson’s disease.
1-Aug-2022 12:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Disparities in United States COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

Health care facilities in Black metropolitan counties, Hispanic rural counties and hardest-hit counties were less likely to administer COVID-19 vaccines during initial rollout, UC San Diego study finds.
28-Jul-2022 2:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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