For Nobel laureate Roger Tsien, the drive to help find a cure for cancer stems from personal experience. His father battled prostate cancer and ultimately lost his life to pancreatic cancer. As a professor of pharmacology, chemistry and biochemistry at UC San Diego and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, he has worked to develop a novel way to image and possibly even deliver specially targeted drugs to cancer tumors.
Health & Behavior
Dr. Davey Smith, associate professor of medicine at the UC San Diego School of Medicine and the VA San Diego Health System is one of three recipients of the 2012 Avant-Garde Award for HIV/AIDS research.
University of California, San Diego Health System’s hospitals and facilities are among "Health Care’s Most Wired," according to the 14th annual survey conducted by Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.
University of California, San Diego’s LEED-Gold certified Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center is ranked #10 on Soliant Health Care’s annual list of top 20 most beautiful hospitals in the United States. According to Soliant leaders, participants cast nearly 170,000 votes this year.
An international team of scientists, led by researchers from the department of pediatrics at the UC San Diego School of Medicine, have identified the first reported inhibitors of a key enzyme involved in survival of the parasite responsible for malaria. Their findings, which may provide the basis for anti-malarial drug development, are currently published in the online version of the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry.
Researchers from UC San Diego, the University of California Los Angeles and Indiana University report having found, for the first time, that atrial fibrillation or irregular heart rhythms is caused by small electrical sources within the heart, in the form of electrical spinning tops (“rotors”) or focal beats. Importantly, they found a way of detecting these key sources, then precisely targeting them for therapy that can shut them down in minutes with long lasting results.
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