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Hysterectomy and Mesh Support May Have Similar Outcomes in Repairing Vaginal Prolapse

Two surgical procedures used to repair vaginal prolapse — hysterectomy and employing mesh support that preserves the uterus — have comparable clinical outcomes after three years, according to new data from researchers at University of California...
13-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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New 3D Technology Can Repair Aneurysms Previously Deemed Inoperable

New technology from Cydar is allowing UC San Diego Health surgeons to repair aneurysms previously deemed inoperable.
16-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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How the Eyes Might Be Windows to the Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

UC San Diego researchers say that measuring how quickly a person’s pupil dilates while they are taking cognitive tests may be a low-cost, low-invasive method to aid in screening individuals at increased genetic risk for AD before cognitive decline...
10-Sep-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UC San Diego Receives Funding from Ending the HIV Epidemic Initiative

The San Diego Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) at University of California San Diego has been awarded planning grants to help the federal government achieve its goal of reducing the number of new HIV infections in the United States by 90 percent by...
5-Sep-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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FAK Protein Linked to Chemotherapy Resistance in Ovarian Cancer

A new University of California San Diego School of Medicine study links changes in the gene for the protein focal adhesion kinase, or FAK, to ovarian cancer’s ability to survive chemotherapy.
3-Sep-2019 4:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Multimillion-Dollar Grant Funds New Vaccine Effort to Prevent Strep Throat Infections

CARB-X, an international funder of efforts to fight antimicrobial resistance, is awarding up to $15 million to develop a strep throat vaccine based on original research at UC San Diego.
3-Sep-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Machine Learning Algorithm Can’t Distinguish These Lab Mini-Brains from Preemie Babies

Nine-month-old brains-in-a-dish and the brains of premature newborn babies generate similar electrical patterns, as captured by electroencephalogram (EEG) — the first time such brain activity has been achieved in a cell-based laboratory model.
23-Aug-2019 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Popular Pain Medication Associated with Greater Risk of Hypoglycemia

As the opioid tramadol has grown in popularity so too have documented cases of adverse effects. In a new study, researchers at Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at UC San Diego show that patients who take tramadol are at greater...
27-Aug-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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UC San Diego Health, comprising a comprehensive health system throughout San Diego County, UC San Diego School of Medicine and Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, is one of five academic medical systems within the University of California system. We are committed to improving patient care while also researching new treatments and training tomorrow’s doctors and pharmacists. For more than 50 years, our renowned clinicians and scientists have made advances in numerous fields, including minimally invasive surgeries, personalized cancer therapy, cardiovascular treatment and surgery, transplantation and the early detection of autism. Our specialty patient care is consistently ranked among the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report.

UC San Diego School of Medicine
Established in 1968, University of California San Diego School of Medicine is consistently ranked among the top medical school programs in the country for primary care and research by U.S. News & World Report and among the top 10 medical schools for National Institutes of Health total funding. The school is internationally recognized as a place where discoveries are delivered — bringing breakthroughs from the research lab to patients' bedsides. Faculty members care for patients at UC San Diego Health, where primary care is available at several convenient locations throughout San Diego County and our advanced specialty care consistently ranks among the nation’s best.

Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at University of California San Diego opened in 2000 as the only public school of pharmacy in the region, and the second in California. We offer an innovative and flexible curriculum leading to the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree, taught by health sciences faculty in a program closely associated with the outstanding clinical, research and academic programs in the UC San Diego School of Medicine. The Skaggs School of Pharmacy also ranks among the top pharmacy schools nationwide in research grant funding.

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