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State Stem Cell Agency Awards $4M for Blood Cancer Immunotherapy at UC San Diego

The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) approved a $4.1 million grant to enable University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers to advance a new chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy from the laboratory...
24-Nov-2021 2:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

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We Might Not Know Half of What’s in Our Cells, New AI Technique Reveals

Artificial intelligence-based technique reveals previously unknown cell components that may provide new clues to human development and disease.
22-Nov-2021 4:25 PM EST Add to Favorites

Illuminating Dark Matter in Human DNA

UC San Diego researchers have produced a single-cell chromatin atlas for the human genome. Delineating chromatin regions in cells of different human tissue types would be a major step toward understanding the role of gene regulatory elements...
12-Nov-2021 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Can Ancient Botanical Therapies Help Treat COVID-19?

A novel study — led by University of California San Diego and UCLA, in collaboration with the La Jolla Institute for Immunology — is assessing whether medicinal mushrooms and Chinese herbs provide therapeutic benefit in treating acute COVID-19...
12-Nov-2021 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

A Target for Potential Cancer Drugs May, In Fact, Worsen Disease

Researchers reveal a previously unrealized complexity in cancer development, one that raises concerns and caution about targeting an enzyme popular in oncological treatments.
9-Nov-2021 12:45 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Not So Great Expectations: Pain in HIV Related to Brain’s Expectations of Relief

Neuroimaging study reveals potential brain mechanism underlying chronic neuropathic pain in individuals with HIV. Findings may guide new clinical treatments targeting patients’ expectations for pain relief.
4-Nov-2021 11:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Genetic Signals Linked to Problematic Opioid Use


2-Nov-2021 12:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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UC San Diego-Led Team Receives $9M to Advance Parkinson’s Disease Treatments

A new $9 million grant from Aligning Science Across Parkinson’s (ASAP) will enable advancement of UC San Diego’s discovery that inhibiting a single gene in mice converts other cell types directly into new neurons, alleviating all Parkinson’s...
27-Oct-2021 2:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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