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New Studies Investigate How COVID-19 May Impact Breast Milk and Pregnancy

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine are launching a pair of studies to answer critical questions regarding the roles COVID-19 may play in breast milk and pregnancy.
26-Mar-2020 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UC San Diego Health Launches Clinical Trial to Assess Antiviral Drug for COVID-19

Researchers at four University of California Health medical centers have begun recruiting participants for a Phase II clinical trial to investigate the safety and efficacy of treating adult patients with COVID-19 with remdesivir, a drug that has...
24-Mar-2020 2:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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UC San Diego Partners with 5 Leading Diagnostics Manufacturers to Boost COVID-19 Testing

Partnering with five diagnostics manufacturers, UC San Diego is significantly ramping up testing for COVID-19, projecting capacity to complete up to 1,500 tests daily within two to three weeks.
20-Mar-2020 1:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

How Gene Therapy May Hold Key to Treating Life-Threatening Cardiac Disease

New study finds gene therapy improved cardiac, muscle and liver function in Danon disease mouse models.
18-Mar-2020 2:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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How Sperm Unpack Dad’s Genome so it Can Merge with Mom’s

UC San Diego researchers discover the enzyme SPRK1’s role in reorganizing the paternal genome during the first moments of fertilization — a finding that might help explain infertility cases of unknown cause.
13-Mar-2020 2:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

How Brain Biology Promotes Starvation in Patients with Anorexia Nervosa

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have discovered differences in brain circuitry that contribute to starvation and weight loss in people with anorexia nervosa.
12-Mar-2020 3:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Microbial DNA in Patient Blood May be Tell-Tale Sign of Cancer

From a simple blood draw, microbial DNA may reveal who has cancer and which type, even at early stages
9-Mar-2020 12:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Presence of Staph Bacteria in Skin Microbiome Promotes Netherton Syndrome Inflammation

Netherton syndrome is exacerbated by the presence of Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus epidermidis living on human skin report University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers.
3-Mar-2020 11:30 AM EST Add to Favorites


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