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Enzyme Drives Cognitive Decline in Mice, Provides New Target for Alzheimer’s

November 28, 2022

UC San Diego researchers identify the PKCα enzyme as a promising therapeutic target in Alzheimer’s disease; a mutation that increases its activity led to biochemical, cellular and cognitive impairments in mice.

UC San Diego Ranked 8th Globally for Most Influential Researchers

November 22, 2022

The Highly Cited Researchers list identifies and celebrates exceptional researchers who are having a significant impact on the research community as evidenced by the rate at which their work is being cited by their peers. UC San Diego ranks 8th in the world for 2022.

Califano Named New Director of Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health

November 14, 2022

Joseph A. Califano III, MD, has been named director of Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health.

Eight UC San Diego Researchers Among ‘1,000 Best Female Scientists in the World’

November 10, 2022

Eight researchers from UC San Diego are listed in the first-ever ranking of the “1,000 Best Female Scientists in the World” by research.com, an analytics platform that advocates for improved research quality and also ranks universities, scholarly journals and academic conferences.

Popular Pharmaceutical Target in Cells May Prove Even More Useful

October 26, 2022

Researchers at UC San Diego have identified a new signaling process involving G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs), a cellular target already exploited by hundreds of diverse drugs. The discovery opens the possibility of new therapies, including for multiple forms of cancer.

UC San Diego Launches New Human Milk Institute

October 25, 2022

Building upon a long history, the UC San Diego has launched a new Human Milk Institute to accelerate research into the biology and therapeutic potential of human milk to prevent or treat both infant and adult diseases. The new institute is believed to be the first of its kind in the United States.

UC San Diego Physician-Scientist Elected to National Academy of Medicine

October 18, 2022

Victor Nizet, MD, Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Pharmacy at Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine.

UC San Diego Researchers Named Recipients of NIH New Innovator Awards

October 18, 2022

Two early career researchers at the University of California San Diego have been named recipients of the 2022 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s New Innovator Award from the NIH Common Fund’s High-Risk, High-Reward Research program.

UC San Diego Health Physicians Named ‘Top Docs’ in San Diego County

October 10, 2022

More than 100 UC San Diego Health physicians have been named “Top Docs” in the 2022 San Diego Magazine “Physicians of Exceptional Excellence” survey.

Survival Is a Mixed Matter for Deadliest of Pancreatic Cancers

October 5, 2022

UC San Diego researchers discover that quality and mix of protein in a type of pancreatic cancer is the determinant of whether the prognosis is poor or very poor.
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