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This Outdated Diabetes Drug Still Has Something to Offer

April 11, 2024

Researchers from UC San Diego have discovered the biochemical workings of an old-fashioned diabetes drug, and it's helping them develop new, safer alternatives.

UC San Diego Receives $6.7M to Develop Whole-Body Inflammation Imaging

April 1, 2024

Researchers at UC San Diego have received new grants that will help develop full-body imaging techniques to detect inflammation, which is currently very difficult to visualize in the clinic.

“Molecular Rosetta Stone” Reveals How our Microbiome Talks to Us

March 11, 2024

Researchers from Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science at the University of California San Diego have uncovered thousands of previously unknown bile acids, a type of molecule used by our gut microbiome to communicate with the rest of the body.

New Technology Unscrambles the Chatter of Microbes

February 5, 2024

Researchers from University of California San Diego have developed a new search tool to that can match microbes to the metabolites they produce with no prior knowledge, an innovation that could transform our understanding of both human health and the environment.

Researchers Unveil New Approach to Flip the Script on Drug Addiction

February 1, 2024

UC San Diego scientists are working to flip the script on drug addiction with a $1.3 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation. Their new approach, called negative feedback chemogenetics, works by leveraging the body’s biochemical feedback processes to disrupt pathways associated with addiction.

How Obesity Dismantles Our Mitochondria

January 29, 2024

UC San Diego researchers found that when mice were fed a high-fat diet, mitochondria within their fat cells broke apart and were less able to burn fat, leading to weight gain. They also found they could reverse the effect by targeting a single gene, suggesting a new treatment strategy for obesity.

AI Harnesses Tumor Genetics to Predict Treatment Response

January 18, 2024

Cancer resists treatment in a multitude of ways, but a new algorithm developed by scientists at UC San Diego can decode them all simultaneously.

We Need a Staph Vaccine: Here’s Why We Don’t Have One

January 16, 2024

A vaccine for Staphylococcus aureus, one of the most common bacterial infections, would be a game changer for public health. No vaccine candidates have succeeded in clinical trials, but nobody knows why. Researchers at UC San Diego may have figured it out.

Noninvasive Test for Embryo Quality Could Streamline Fertility Treatment

January 10, 2024

Researchers from UC San Diego have developed a noninvasive approach for predicting the quality of lab-fertilized embryos using leftover culture medium.

UC San Diego Receives $5 Million to Launch Center for Learning Health Systems Science

January 4, 2024

UC San Diego has received a $5 million grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to establish a Center for Learning Health Systems Science. The new center will train clinicians and researchers in the science of optimizing health care.
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