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Dissecting COVID-19: Biology Professor Opens Infectious Disease Course to Public Audiences

April 2, 2020

…COVID-19: Biology Professor Opens Infectious Disease Course to Public Audiences Podcasted class on UCTV and other outlets to analyze the biological roots and spread of coronavirus Division of Biological Sciences Assistant Professor Justin Meyer. Biological Sciences Assistant Professor Justin Meyer oversees a laboratory that specializes in the evolution of viruses…

What are the Drivers of Chronic Infectious Disease?

March 24, 2023

A $1 million grant from the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation will launch a UC San Diego-led national effort to more deeply study tissue samples from patients with conditions ranging from long COVID-19 and relapsed Lyme disease to chronic fatigue syndrome.

Historical Disease Meets Modern Biology in New Faculty Member Cressida Madigan’s Lab

July 2, 2020

Historical Disease Meets Modern Biology in New Faculty Member Cressida Madigan’s Lab New Biological Sciences faculty member Cressida Madigan doesn’t mind if an ancient disease such as leprosy is not something we think about every day. Influenced by her art historian parents and diseases that changed the course of world…

Small Loop in Human Prion Protein Prevents Chronic Wasting Disease

February 23, 2015

Chronic wasting disease (CWD) affects North American elk and deer, but has not been observed in humans. Using a mouse model that expresses an altered form of the normal human prion protein, researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have determined why the human proteins aren’t corrupted…

UC San Diego Health Offers Virtual Appointments to Patients with COVID-19

May 4, 2020

UC San Diego Health now offers a telemedicine clinic to help patients with COVID-19 recover at home.

One Life, Two Viruses: HIV and SARS-CoV-2

August 20, 2020

…SARS-CoV-2 UC San Diego infectious disease researchers are striving to understand the complexities of living with HIV and acquiring COVID-19 Every day, she donned a mask and was vigilant about washing her hands or using hand sanitizer which made the ensuing fever, headaches, sore throat and COVID-19 diagnosis startling. Anna…

Center for AIDS Research Funding Renewed for an Old and On-Going Fight

April 16, 2018

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has awarded a five-year, $15 million grant to the San Diego Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) at UC San Diego, renewing support that extends back to an original establishing grant in 1994—the height of the AIDS epidemic.

Novel Cytokine Protects Mice from Colitis

August 24, 2011

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which affects more than 1 million patients in North America, results from an uncontrolled immune response triggered by environmental factors, such as bacteria, in people genetically predisposed to the disorder. Ulcerative colitis, or inflammation of the lining of the colon, is one such condition.

Forecasting a Pandemic

May 28, 2020

Forecasting a Pandemic Infectious disease modeler predicts how interventions limit spread of COVID-19 in San Diego, including as part of campus Return to Learn program A student participates in the UC San Diego Return to Learn Program. Credit: Erik Jepsen/UC San Diego Publications Natasha Martin’s heart stopped when she first…

UC San Diego Researcher Receives $2.5 million Award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse

July 24, 2012

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.

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