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Rethinking Remdesivir

August 2, 2021

UC San Diego researchers modify remdesivir, creating oral version that can be taken earlier in COVID-19 diagnoses. In cell and animal studies, revised drug proved effective and safe.

Biologists Discover New Method for Discovering Antibiotics

September 16, 2013

Biologists at the University of California, San Diego have developed a revolutionary new method for identifying and characterizing antibiotics, an advance that could lead to the discovery of new antibiotics to treat antibiotic resistant bacteria.

UC San Diego Pharmacist’s Work Helps Save Lives Across the Globe

August 27, 2020

…a second type of pneumonia. “There are no studies that formally evaluate the two infections concurrently, but MRSA may be a double hit for patients with COVID-19,” Le said. “So, the better we can manage the infection, the better their chances of recovery.” Le’s role in patient care is becoming…

Biologists Develop Method for Antibiotic Susceptibility Testing

January 22, 2016

A team of biologists and biomedical researchers at UC San Diego has developed a new method to determine if bacteria are susceptible to antibiotics within a few hours, an advance that could slow the appearance of drug resistance and allow doctors to more rapidly identify the appropriate treatment for patients…

Common Antibiotic May Be the Answer to Many Multidrug-Resistant Bacterial Infections

June 10, 2015

Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences report that the common antibiotic azithromycin kills many multidrug-resistant bacteria very effectively — when tested under conditions that closely resemble the human body and its natural antimicrobial factors. The researchers believe the…

E-cigarettes Alter Inflammatory State of Brain, Heart, Lungs and Colon

April 12, 2022

UC San Diego study shows chronic JUUL use leads to inflammatory changes across the body, and may affect organs’ response to infection; results depend on e-cigarette flavor.

Second Breath: Region’s First Double Lung Transplant for COVID-19 Patient

August 24, 2021

After more than 50 days on advanced life support, a multi-disciplinary team at UC San Diego Health helps a patient who contracted COVID-19 become a candidate for a successful double lung transplant. The transplant surgery was the first in the region performed on a COVID-19 patient.

Talk of a “Twindemic”

September 17, 2020

…patients with severe COVID-19 pneumonia and ARDS (acute respiratory distress syndrome) may develop scarring in the lungs that creates long-term lung problems,” said Dr. Jess Mandel, chief of the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at UC San Diego Health. “The vast majority do not have long-term lung…

Live Long and Measure: Quest to Create Real-World Tricorder

February 3, 2015

Seeking to boldly go where medical science has not gone before, the Clinical and Translational Research Institute (CTRI) at the University of California, San Diego has been named the official testing site for the $10 million Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE, a global competition sponsored by the Qualcomm Foundation to develop a…

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

August 20, 2020

…secondary illnesses such as pneumonia, heart and lung diseases and death. “I took all the precautions to protect myself, so I never thought I would get it,” said Anna. An essential worker, Anna continued to work, mask on, during the pandemic. One day, she noticed additional signage on her floor…

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