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Unregulated Sales of a Toxic and Hallucinogenic Mushroom Endanger Public Health

June 10, 2024

Americans' interest in the potentially harmful "magic mushroom" Amanita muscaria is soaring, according to a new study. UC San Diego researchers suggest the market growth may be driven by clinical research on psilocybin's safety and efficacy in treating depression.

Closing the U.S./Mexico Border During COVID-19 Increased HIV Transmission

April 30, 2024

Rates of HIV transmission increased when the U.S./Mexico border was closed for COVID-19, according to a new study from University of California San Diego and Irvine.

Scientists Discover a New Signaling Pathway and Design a Novel Drug for Liver Fibrosis

April 25, 2024

Scientists from the University of California San Diego discovered a novel signaling pathway in liver cells, leading to a treatment for fibrosis.

Liquid Droplets Shape How Cells Respond to Change

April 22, 2024

New research by scientists at University of California San Diego has shown that cells regulate cAMP/PKA signaling by forming liquid droplets that segregate excess PKA catalytic subunits where they can do no harm. Some cancers may block the formation of liquid droplets, leading to hyperactive signaling and tumor formation.

UC San Diego Secures Several Top Spots in Latest National Rankings for NIH Funding

April 11, 2024

University of California San Diego solidified its status as a national leader in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding, as reported by the 2023 Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research (BRIMR) rankings.

Measuring the Intelligence of a Cell

April 4, 2024

A new center of excellence at the University of California San Diego integrates research, industry and technology to enhance quantitative biology.

The Health Impacts of Migrating by Sea

March 7, 2024

A new study of migrant drowning deaths in the Pacific Ocean lays the groundwork for future research.

Sedentary Behavior Increases Mortality Risk

February 28, 2024

According to new research from UC San Diego, sitting for long hours without breaks increases risk of death.

Harnessing Human Evolution to Advance Precision Medicine

February 9, 2024

Scientists hope to advance precision medicine through the discovery of a gene variant that leads to the same phenotype in separate high-dwelling populations while taking a different evolutionary path.
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