Skip to main content

Your search for “Pneumonia” returned 43 results

Machine Learning Identifies Antibiotic Resistance Genes in Tuberculosis-Causing Bacteria

October 25, 2018

Researchers have trained a machine learning algorithm to identify and predict which genes make infectious bacteria resistant to antibiotics. The approach was tested on strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis—the bacteria that cause tuberculosis (TB) in humans. It identified 33 known and 24 new antibiotic resistance genes in these bacteria. The approach…

E-Cigarette Vapor Boosts Superbugs and Dampens Immune System

January 26, 2016

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System report data suggesting that e-cigarettes are toxic to human airway cells, suppress immune defenses and alter inflammation, while at the same time boosting bacterial virulence. The mouse study is published January 25…

Antibiotic Effective Against Drug-Resistant Bacteria in Pediatric Skin Infections

February 16, 2017

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a bacterial scourge that is resistant to most common antibiotics and thus difficult to treat, particularly in children where it commonly causes complicated skin and skin structure infections. In a randomized, controlled clinical trial — the first of its kind — a multi-institution research team…

AIDS Quilt Displayed at UC San Diego in Recognition of World AIDS Day

November 21, 2011

World AIDS Day will be recognized by the University of California, San Diego with a variety of programs from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Dec. 1, including a public viewing of portions of the AIDS Memorial Quilt.

Scientists Race to Outpace Lethal Bacterial Infections

May 30, 2018

The race is on between new antibiotics and drug-resistant bacteria—and scientists are challenged to keep up. By 2050, according to a Wellcome Trust study, deaths from deadly infections will be more common than cancer deaths. Scientists report that currently antimicrobial resistance causes 23,000 deaths annually in the U.S.; 700,000 deaths…

Start-up Receives up to $15 M to Develop Nanoparticle Therapy for Sepsis Licensed from UC San Diego

October 21, 2020

San Diego-based Cellics Therapeutics, which was co-founded by UC San Diego nanoengineering Professor Liangfang Zhang, has received an award of up to $15M to develop a macrophage cellular nanosponge—nanoparticles cloaked in the cell membranes of macrophages—designed to treat sepsis.

UC San Diego Health System Named One of the Nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics

February 26, 2013

University of California, San Diego Medical Center has been named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® for the second time by Truven Health Analytics, formerly the health care business of Thomson Reuters. Truven Health Analytics is a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality…

At Bat Against Rare Blood Cancers

September 20, 2016

University of California researchers to hold meeting in San Diego to discuss hematologic malignancies as part of the University of California Hematologic Malignancies Consortium, a first-of-its-kind research group that brings together the five UC health campuses conducting clinical studies for cancer patients. The consortium currently has four additional clinical trials…

UC San Diego Named Among World’s Top 20 Universities by U.S. News & World Report

October 27, 2022

The University of California San Diego has been ranked among the top 20 universities in the world, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2022-2023 Best Global Universities.

Variable Precipitation Linked to Rising Infectious Disease among Young Children Worldwide

February 9, 2022

A team of researchers at the University of California San Diego has found that abnormally wet conditions increase the risk of cough, fever, and diarrhea in children under five years old in many humid subtropical regions of the globe.

Category navigation with Social links