January 28, 2015
Theodore Friedmann, MD, professor in the Department of Pediatrics at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine was named today one of three recipients of the 2015 Japan Prize, a prestigious international award honoring laureates whose “original and outstanding achievements in science and technology have advanced the frontiers of…
June 22, 2014
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have discovered a fundamental mechanism by which the brain maintains its internal balance. The mechanism, described in the June 22 advanced online publication of the journal Nature, involves the brain’s most basic inner wiring and the processes that control…
November 10, 2014
Imagine being able to recognize your car as your own but never being able to remember where you parked it. Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have induced this all-too-common human experience permanently in rats and from what is observed perhaps derive clues about why strokes…
November 11, 2014
With the help of mouse models, induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and the “tooth fairy,” researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have implicated a new gene in idiopathic or non-syndromic autism.
September 29, 2014
Researchers have found that a key neuronal protein called alpha-synuclein normally gathers in synapses, where aggregates of it help regulate neurotransmissions. In overabundance, though, a-synuclein can choke off communication altogether, leading to neuronal death and related diseases.
September 9, 2014
The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego, is working with semiconductor chipmaker Intel Corporation to further optimize research software to improve the parallelism, efficiency, and scalability of widely used molecular and neurological simulation technologies.
August 10, 2014
Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified the mechanism by which a rare, inherited neurodegenerative disease causes often crippling muscle weakness in men, in addition to reduced fertility.
July 24, 2014
Throughout Hari Garudadri’s career, three things have remained constant: A fascination with signal processing, a love for work with a humanitarian focus and (fittingly) the number three.
July 18, 2014
The Qualcomm Institute at the University of California, San Diego has given the green light to 35 new projects that are part of the institute’s Calit2 Strategic Research Opportunities (CSRO) program. Each one-year seed grant is worth up to $50,000 in support for researchers in areas of critical interest to…
June 25, 2015
Two of the nation’s leading physician-scientists in the search to better understand and treat Alzheimer’s disease – William Mobley, MD, PhD, and Michael Rafii, MD, PhD – have been named interim co-directors of the Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study (ADCS), a major initiative formed in 1991 as a cooperative agreement between…