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Reduced Heart Rate Variability May Indicate Greater Vulnerability to PTSD

September 10, 2015

A prospective longitudinal study of U.S. Marines suggests that reduced heart rate variability – the changing time interval between heartbeats – may be a contributing risk factor for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The findings are reported in the September 9 online issue of JAMA Psychiatry by researchers at the University…

Study Looks for DNA Changes to Measure Parkinson’s Disease

February 4, 2019

Researchers at UC San Diego and Arizona State University have received $1.7 million in funding from The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research to launch a multi-year effort to identify blood-based biomarkers of Parkinson’s disease, which could improve care and accelerate new treatments.

Stimulating the Vagus Nerve in the Neck Might Help Ease Pain Associated with PTSD

February 13, 2019

In a randomized, controlled pilot trial published February 13, 2019 in PLOS ONE, UC San Diego School of Medicine researchers found that participants pre-treated with noninvasive vagus nerve stimulation experienced less pain after heat stimulus than mock-treated participants.

Robotic Spine Surgery Program Expands at UC San Diego Health

April 15, 2019

UC San Diego Health has invested in a new robotic technology to benefit patients in need of restorative spine surgery. This technology enables minimally invasive spine surgery, the benefits of which include potential for shorter operations, less anesthesia, smaller incisions and reduced blood loss.

Study Uncovers Metabolic Cause for Rare Eye Disease

September 11, 2019

An international team of researchers has discovered a cause for a rare eye disease affecting the macula that leads to loss of central vision, called macular telangiectasia type 2 (MacTel).

For ME/CFS Patients, Viral Immunities Come at a Devastating, Lifelong Cost

April 27, 2020

Researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine and three German universities describe an underlying biological basis for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome, illustrating how efforts by the body to boost immune system protections can come at physiological cost elsewhere.

Existing Heart Failure Drug May Treat Potential COVID-19 Long-Hauler Symptom

February 15, 2021

UC San Diego clinical trial suggests ivabradine may be effective in treating postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, a potential COVID-19 long-hauler symptom.

How Changes in Length of Day Change the Brain and Subsequent Behavior

September 2, 2022

Using a mouse model, UC San Diego researchers describe a process in which affected neurons switch expression of neurotransmitters in response to day length stimuli, triggering related behavioral changes.

Researchers Create Novel Device to Measure Nerve Activity for Treatment of Sepsis, PTSD

November 14, 2022

A multi-campus research team has developed a novel device for non-invasively measuring cervical nerve activity in humans. The device, described in an article in Scientific Reports, has potential applications for supporting more personalized treatments for sepsis and PTSD.

Novel Device Measures Nerve Activity That May Help Treat Sepsis and PTSD

November 17, 2022

Engineers and physicians at UC San Diego have developed a device to non-invasively measure cervical nerve activity in humans, a new tool they say could potentially inform and improve treatments for patients with sepsis or post-traumatic stress disorder.

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