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Susan Bukata, MD, Named Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Bukata is only the fourth woman in the U.S. to lead a health system’s orthopedic surgery department.
6-May-2021 12:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Blanks for the Memory

UC San Diego researchers report that one kind of perceptual learning can occur in memory-impaired persons who do not actually remember what they learned.
6-May-2021 10:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Gene Therapy in Alzheimer’s Disease Mouse Model Preserves Learning and Memory

Researchers at UC San Diego have used gene therapy to prevent learning and memory loss in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease, a key step toward eventually testing the approach in humans with the neurodegenerative disease.
4-May-2021 2:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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UC San Diego Health is Region’s First to Use Augmented Reality in Spine Surgery

Augmented reality headsets give UC San Diego Health spine surgeons “x-ray vision” during procedures for accurate and personalized implant placement, while keeping their eyes on their patients.
29-Apr-2021 2:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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How SARS-CoV-2 Hijacks Human Cells to Evade Immune System

UC San Diego School of Medicine researchers discovered one way in which SARS-CoV-2 hijacks human cell machinery to blunt the immune response, allowing it to establish infection, replicate and cause disease.
28-Apr-2021 3:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Genetic Changes in Head and Neck Cancer, Immunotherapy Resistance Identified

A multi-institutional team of researchers, led by UC San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center, has identified both the genetic abnormalities that drive pre-cancer cells into becoming an invasive type of head and neck cancer and patients...
26-Apr-2021 3:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Two Novel Biobanks Offer Investigatory Targets for Cocaine and Oxycodone Addiction

Researchers have created to novel biobanks of diverse tissues from animals to further explore the biological bases and consequences of addiction to cocaine and oxycodone.
26-Apr-2021 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Brain Organoids Help Illuminate and Test Treatments for Rare Form of Epilepsy


22-Apr-2021 2:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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