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Newly Evolved, Uniquely Human Gene Variants Protect Older Adults from Cognitive Decline

November 30, 2015

Many human gene variants have evolved specifically to protect older adults against neurodegenerative and cardiovascular diseases, thus preserving their contributions to society, report University of California, San Diego School of Medicine researchers in the November 30 issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

UC San Diego Health Ranked #1 by U.S. News & World Report

July 27, 2020

UC San Diego Health is ranked first in San Diego and sixth in California, placing it among the nation’s best hospitals, according to the 2020-2021 U.S. News & World Report. Eight common procedures and conditions were also rated “high performing.”

Getting Forgetful With Age? Clinical Trial to Test Ways to Combat Mental Decline

December 15, 2015

Some decline in memory and cognitive function is a normal part of aging, but what if it could be prevented? Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis have launched a major clinical trial to investigate whether mental decline in seniors can…

Novel Approach Blocks Amyloid Production in Alzheimer’s Mouse Model

April 29, 2015

Offering a potential early intervention for Alzheimer’s disease (AD), researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Cenna Biosciences, Inc. have identified compounds that block the production of beta amyloid peptides in mice. The study is reported April 29 in PLOS ONE.

Subtle Decline in Cognition Predicts Progression to Alzheimer’s Pathology

February 14, 2020

Researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine report that abnormal levels of beta-amyloid plaques in brain predict cognitive decline and higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, but also that cognitive performance predicts progression from normal to abnormal levels of beta-amyloid.

Three Generations of UC San Diego Physicists Plumb the Microvasculature of the Mammalian Brain

June 11, 2013

Blood vessels within a sensory area of the mammalian brain loop and connect in unexpected ways, a new map created by a team that includes three generations of UC San Diego physicists has revealed.

Graying but Grinning: Despite Physical Ailments, Older Adults Happier

August 24, 2016

While even the best wines eventually peak and turn to vinegar, a new study by researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine suggests a paradoxical trend in the mental health of aging adults: They seem to consistently get better over time.

Tapping Untapped Talent

October 11, 2018

…for those with autism, dementia and other conditions. “Oftentimes when you hear the word autism, the image that comes up is of a child, but this is a disorder that is lifelong,” said Chukoskie. “The goal of this program is to shine a light on this community, demonstrate that this…

Neurons Stripped of Their Identity Are Hallmark of Alzheimer’s Disease, Study Finds

November 13, 2020

UC San Diego researchers have identified new mechanisms in neurons that cause Alzheimer’s disease. In particular, they discovered that structural changes in chromatin trigger neurons to lose their specialized function and revert to a precursor-like state.

Common RNA Pathway Found in ALS and Dementia

October 1, 2012

Two proteins previously found to contribute to ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, have divergent roles. But a new study, led by researchers at the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, shows that a common pathway links them.

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