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UC San Diego Selected to Lead International HIV/AIDS Clinical Trials Unit

University of California San Diego has been selected by the NIH to lead and administer an international seven-year, $28-million grant for HIV/AIDS clinical trials.
30-Nov-2020 1:45 PM EST Add to Favorites

Study Reveals Connection Between Gut Bacteria and Vitamin D Levels

UC San Diego researchers discovered that the makeup of a person’s gut microbiome is linked to their levels of active vitamin D, and revealed a new understanding of vitamin D and how it’s typically measured.
30-Nov-2020 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Five UC San Diego Experts Elected AAAS Fellows in 2020

American Association for the Advancement of Science honors the contributions of UC San Diego leaders in astrophysics, research advocacy, organic chemistry, psychiatry and geophysics.
24-Nov-2020 12:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Antimicrobial Soap Additive Worsens Fatty Liver Disease in Mice

Triclosan, an antimicrobial found in many soaps and other household items, worsens fatty liver disease in mice fed a high-fat diet.
23-Nov-2020 3:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Study: COVID-19 Infection Combined with Blood Clots Worsen Patient Outcomes

While respiratory issues continue to be the most common symptom of a COVID-19 infection, new research indicates the disease could also be associated with an increased tendency of the blood to clot, leading to a higher risk of death from COVID-19.
23-Nov-2020 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

New Grant Seeks to Fill Knowledge Gaps Regarding Spina Bifida

Researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine and Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine have been awarded a five-year, $8.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to investigate the causes of spina bifida, the most common...
20-Nov-2020 1:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Exercised Over Nothing: Masks Don’t Impair Lung Function During Physical Activity

A team of American and Canadian researchers report that while they may feel uncomfortable, there is little empirical evidence that wearing a facemask significantly diminishes lung function, even when worn during heavy exercise.
16-Nov-2020 3:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Student Medical Records at UC San Diego Make Epic Change and a California First

UC San Diego was the first university in California to connect 40,000 student health records to the electronic health record platform of its top-ranked academic medical center, UC San Diego Health. The experience has created a model for other...
12-Nov-2020 4:55 PM EST Add to Favorites


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