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SDSC Resources, Expertise Used in Genomic Analysis of 115 Year-Old Woman

April 29, 2014

A team of researchers investigating the genome of a healthy supercentenarian since 2011 has found many somatic mutations – permanent changes in cells other than reproductive ones – that arose during the woman’s lifetime. Led by Erik Sistermans and Henne Holstege from the VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam, the…

Engineering Students, Faculty at UC San Diego Remember Beloved Educator

September 12, 2016

A longtime favorite of students, faculty and administrators alike, former University of California San Diego electrical and computer engineering professor Anthony V. Sebald passed away on July 11, 2016. He was 74 years old. For nearly 30 years, Sebald served the campus, the Jacobs School of Engineering and its Department…

Reimagining Public Health

February 2, 2023

From pandemics to health inequities, confronting future crises will look different — and that’s a good thing.

Polygenic Risk Score May Identify Alzheimer’s Risk in Younger Populations

March 5, 2018

For the first time, an international team of scientists, led by researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, have determined that an Alzheimer’s disease (AD) polygenic risk score can be used to correctly identify adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) who were only in their 50s. MCI…

Novel Treatment Approach to Alzheimer’s Disease Uses Vitamin B1 Derivative

July 19, 2022

With a $45 million grant from the NIH, UC San Diego researchers and collaborators will launch a nationwide clinical trial to further investigate the therapeutic potential of benfotiamine, a synthetic version of thiamine (B1), as a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.

Eyes Provide Peek at Alzheimer’s Disease Risk

August 23, 2021

Amyloid plaques found in the retinas of eyes may be an indicator of similar plaques in the brain, a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease, and may provide a more visible biomarker for detecting disease risk.

Neurobiologists Reveal How Value Decisions are Coded into Our Brains

November 23, 2021

A new study is showing how value choices are recorded in our brains. Researchers found that persistency allows value signals to be most effectively represented, or “coded,” across different areas of the brain, especially in a critical area within the cerebrum known as the retrosplenial cortex.

Scientists Locate Brain Area Where Value Decisions Are Made

May 9, 2019

Neurobiologists have located the brain area responsible for value decisions. Data from thousands of neurons revealed an area of the brain called the retrosplenial cortex, previously not known for “value-based decision-making,” a behavior that is impaired in a range of neurological conditions.

Women Suffer Higher Rates of Decline in Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease

July 9, 2013

The rates of regional brain loss and cognitive decline caused by aging and the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) are higher for women and for people with a key genetic risk factor for AD, say researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine in a study…

Bridging Gaps Between College and Career

October 26, 2023

The new Learning-Aligned Employment Program, funded by the state of California, is paying the hourly wages of UC San Diego students with financial need for their work as research assistants in labs across campus.

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