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3D Printed Implant Promotes Nerve Cell Growth to Treat Spinal Cord Injury

For the first time, researchers at University of California San Diego have used rapid 3D printing technologies to create a spinal cord, then successfully implanted that scaffolding, loaded with neural stem cells, into sites of severe spinal cord...
10-Jan-2019 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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UC San Diego Health Named Official Health Care Provider of the San Diego Seals

As the San Diego Seals open their inaugural season, the professional box lacrosse team has selected UC San Diego Health, the region’s only academic health system, as its Official Health Care Provider.
9-Jan-2019 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Maternal Programming During Pregnancy Induces Long-Term Postpartum Obesity

In a new study using a mouse model, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine suggest that long-term postpartum weight gain may be due not so much to retained fat as to reprogramming of maternal energy metabolism.
8-Jan-2019 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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With OK From FDA, UC San Diego Researchers Prepare to Launch Novel Phage Study

FDA approves first U.S. clinical trial of an intravenously administered bacteriophage-based therapy to treat resistant bacterial infections.
8-Jan-2019 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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An Errant Editing Enzyme Promotes Tumor Suppressor Loss and Leukemia Propagation

UC San Diego researchers have found a stem cell enzyme copy edits more than 20 tumor types, providing new therapeutic target for preventing cancer cell resistance to chemotherapy and radiation.
3-Jan-2019 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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UC San Diego Researchers Identify How Skin Ages, Loses Fat and Immunity

Some dermal fibroblasts can convert into fat cells that reside under the dermis, giving skin a youthful look and producing peptides that fight infections. University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers and colleagues show how this...
21-Dec-2018 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Serious Loneliness Spans the Adult Lifespan but there is a Silver Lining

Moderate to severe loneliness can persist across adult lifespans, but UC San Diego School of Medicine researchers found it is particularly acute in three age periods: late-20s, mid-50s and late-80s. Wisdom proved a protective factor.
12-Dec-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

UC San Diego Health Offers New Bluetooth-Enabled “Pacemaker” for Chronic Focal Nerve Pain

After living with debilitating phantom leg pain for 18 years, Raul Silva is excited about a new dorsal root ganglion (DRG) stimulation device that erased his pain during a testing phase at UC San Diego Health, one of the only health care providers...
18-Dec-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


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