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Progression of Lung Fibrosis Blocked in Mouse Model

October 5, 2011

A study by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine may lead to a way to prevent the progression, or induce the regression, of lung injury that results from use of the anti-cancer chemotherapy drug Bleomycin. Pulmonary fibrosis caused by this drug, as well as Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) from unknown causes, affect nearly five million people worldwide. No therapy is known to improve the health or survival of patients.

Immune Mechanism Blocks Inflammation Generated by Oxidative Stress

October 5, 2011

Conditions like atherosclerosis and age-related macular degeneration (AMD) – the most common cause of blindness among the elderly in western societies – are strongly linked to increased oxidative stress, the process in which proteins, lipids and DNA damaged by oxygen free radicals and related cellular waste accumulate, prompting an inflammatory response from the body’s innate immune system that results in chronic disease.

Timing is Right for SDSC Cloud

October 5, 2011

Timing is Right for SDSC Cloud - New Storage System Supports NSF Data Policy

Three Physical Sciences Faculty Win National Awards

October 4, 2011

Dimitri Basov, Clifford Kubiak, and Arnold Rheingold win National Awards.

New Polymeric Material Developed at UC San Diego Has Potential for Use in Non-Invasive Surgical Proc

October 3, 2011

Scientists at the University of California, San Diego have developed what they believe to be the first polymeric material that is sensitive to biologically benign levels of near infrared (NRI) irradiation, enabling the material to disassemble in a highly controlled fashion.

$5.9 Million Grant to UC San Diego for Paradigm-Shifting Diabetes Research

October 3, 2011

Kumar Sharma, MD, FAHA, professor of medicine at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and director of the Center for Renal Translational Medicine, has received a $5.9 million grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), part of the National Institutes of Health, to study kidney complications related to type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

Faculty Awards and Honors October 2011

October 1, 2011

Shu Chien, Marcel Hénaff, and Thomas E. Levy

Four UC San Diego Undergraduates Receive Undergraduate Library Research Prize

September 30, 2011

Four undergraduate students at the University of California, San Diego have received the 2011 Undergraduate Library Research Prize for their outstanding research skills. The prize, which is co-sponsored by the UC San Diego Libraries, the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, and the UCSD Alumni Association, includes cash awards of $1000 and $500 for first and second place.

Fatty Acid Test: Why Some Harm Health, But Others Help

September 29, 2011

A major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and other health- and life-threatening conditions, obesity is epidemic in the United States and other developed nations where it’s fueled in large part by excessive consumption of a fat-rich “Western diet.”

Even High-But-Normal Blood Pressure Elevates Stroke Risk

September 28, 2011

People with prehypertension have a 55 percent higher risk of experiencing a future stroke than people without prehypertension, report researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine in a new meta-analysis of scientific literature published in the September 28 online issue of the journal Neurology.
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