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UC San Diego Receives $6.7M to Develop Whole-Body Inflammation Imaging

April 1, 2024

Researchers at UC San Diego have received new grants that will help develop full-body imaging techniques to detect inflammation, which is currently very difficult to visualize in the clinic.

Aspirin, Take Two

August 18, 2014

…cyclooxygenase, thus preventing production of the prostaglandins that cause inflammation and pain, it also prompts the enzyme to generate another compound that hastens the end of inflammation, returning the affected cells to homeostatic health.

Gulf War Illness Caused by Mitochondrial Dysfunction, Not Inflammation

July 12, 2023

UC San Diego scientists contest longstanding hypothesis about mysterious illness affecting Gulf War veterans, providing first direct evidence that symptoms are driven by impaired mitochondria.

Mutant Gene Found to Fuel Cancer-Promoting Effects of Inflammation

October 23, 2017

…gene’s function to chronic inflammation and cancer. Through large-scale genomic analyses, they discovered that “mutant p53” amplifies the impact of inflammation, leading to increases in cancer. Thus, rather than fighting tumor growth, mutant forms of p53 appear to be tapping into the body’s immune response system to fuel pro-inflammatory responses…

Faulty DNA Disposal System Causes Inflammation

February 8, 2024

Each cell features mtDNA, instructions that mitochondria use to create energy. When mtDNA remains where it belongs, cells remain healthy. But when it goes where it doesn’t belong, mtDNA can initiate an immune response and inflammation. Scientists have discovered the pathways behind this process.

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.

Nanoparticles Detect Biochemistry of Inflammation

September 18, 2012

Adah Almutairi, associate professor at the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, the department of nanoengineering, and the materials science and engineering program at the UC San Diego, and colleagues have developed the first degradable polymer that is extremely sensitive to low but biologically relevant concentrations of hydrogen peroxide.

Young, Healthy Woman Suffers Brain Inflammation after Mild COVID-19 Infection

August 9, 2021

UC San Diego Health physicians describe first known case of young, healthy adult experiencing central nervous system inflammation due to COVID-19, but without cognitive impairment.

Insulin Resistance, Inflammation and a Muscle-Saving Protein

May 1, 2012

…distinct articles exploring: the complex interactions of lipids and inflammation in insulin resistance; the roles of omega 3 fatty acids and a particular gene in fighting inflammation;how elevated levels of a particular protein might delay the muscle-destroying effects of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Molecular “Brake” Prevents Excessive Inflammation

February 25, 2016

Inflammation is a Catch-22: the body needs it to eliminate invasive organisms and foreign irritants, but excessive inflammation can harm healthy cells, contributing to aging and sometimes leading to organ failure and death. Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have discovered that a protein known as…

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