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UC San Diego Receives $14M to Drive Precision Nutrition with Gut Microbiome Data

January 20, 2022

National Institutes of Health establishes Microbiome and Metagenomics Center at UC San Diego, part of new effort to predict individual responses to food and inform personalized nutrition recommendations.

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

October 27, 2021

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 symptoms.

Two UC San Diego Scientists Elected to National Academy of Medicine

October 18, 2021

Leaders in cell biology and anti-malarial drug development respectively, JoAnn Trejo and Elizabeth Winzeler were recognized by their peers with one of the highest honors in health and medicine.

Kids With MIS-C Mount Normal T Cell Response to COVID-19

October 7, 2021

UC San Diego study suggests multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C), a rare condition associated with COVID-19, is not caused by abnormal T cell response to COVID-19 virus as previously hypothesized.

Looking Beyond DNA to See Cancer with New Clarity

September 30, 2021

In three Science papers, UC San Diego and UC San Francisco researchers mapped out how hundreds of gene mutations involved in cancer affect the discrete groups of proteins that are the ultimate actors behind the disease. The work points the way to identifying new precision treatments.

$6M NIH Grant Launches UC San Diego Consortium to Study Insulin-Producing Cells

September 9, 2021

UC San Diego School of Medicine researchers will receive $6.4 million in National Institutes of Health grant funding to study how external signals and genetic variations influence the behavior of one cell type in particular: insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas.

What Makes Blood Vessels Leaky: New Insights for Sepsis Therapeutics

August 31, 2021

Lab studies reveal protein HSP27’s role in blood vessel leakage, opening the possibility that therapeutically dialing its activity up or down might stabilize patients with sepsis.

Human Mini-Lungs Grown in Lab Dishes are Closest Yet to Real Thing

August 31, 2021

UC San Diego researchers developed first-of-their-kind lung organoids that include all cell types that make up the organ, allowing for “Phase 0” testing of new treatments for respiratory infections such as COVID-19.

Massive Study Links Nearly 600 Genomic Regions to Self-Regulating Behaviors

August 26, 2021

Researchers identified 579 locations in the human genome associated with a predisposition to self-regulation-related behaviors, such as addiction. With data from 1.5 million people of European descent, the effort is one of the largest genome-wide association studies to date.

Most of UC San Diego’s COVID-19 Cases Detected Early by Wastewater Screening

August 11, 2021

Part of UC San Diego’s Return to Learn program, wastewater screening helped prevent outbreaks by detecting 85 percent of cases early, allowing for timely testing, contact tracing and isolation.
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