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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…

Nanosponge Vaccine Fights MRSA Toxins

December 2, 2013

Nanosponges that soak up a dangerous pore-forming toxin produced by MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) could serve as a safe and effective vaccine against this toxin. This “nanosponge vaccine” enabled the immune systems of mice to block the adverse effects of the alpha-haemolysin toxin from MRSA—both within the bloodstream and on…

A Key Step Toward a Safer Strep Vaccine

June 11, 2014

An international team of scientists, led by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, have identified the genes encoding a molecule that famously defines Group A Streptococcus (strep), a pathogenic bacterial species responsible for more than 700 million infections worldwide each year.

UC San Diego Research Collaborations Prompt Selection of South Africa for Lactation Conference

April 16, 2015

…due to diarrhea or pneumonia, according to statistics compiled by the United Nations Children’s Fund or UNICEF. “Optimal breastfeeding of infants under 2 years of age has the greatest potential impact on child survival of all preventive interventions in a developing country such as South Africa,” said van Niekerk, the…

Nanosponges Could Intercept Coronavirus Infection

June 17, 2020

Nanoparticles cloaked in human lung cell membranes and human immune cell membranes can attract and neutralize the SARS-CoV-2 virus in cell culture, causing the virus to lose its ability to hijack host cells and reproduce.

Beating the Odds: How a Longtime Heart Disease Survivor Helps Others Facing Surgery

February 25, 2021

…that led to severe pneumonia.” Jessica’s parents took her to the doctor, where they were told their newborn had a congenital heart defect and needed immediate surgery to save her life. “My parents collapsed,” she said. “The surgeon told them that even with surgery, I had a 10 percent survival…

Common Diabetes Drug Shows Promise as Treatment for COVID-19 Lung Inflammation

June 8, 2021

Researchers identify molecular mechanism for the anti-inflammatory activity of diabetes drug metformin and, in mouse studies, say it prevents lung inflammation in animals infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

Vaping: A Serious Hit to Your Health

November 14, 2019

…lungs and acute lipoid pneumonia from inhaled aerosolized oils.” Vaping is the use of an electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) loaded with a cartridge of liquid that will be heated, aerosolized and inhaled. The liquid may contain nicotine, THC (the psychoactive compound in marijuana) or CBD (the non-psychoactive compound in marijuana), flavorings…

The Acute Problem of Chronic Disease

May 10, 2023

UC San Diego physician-scientist explains why all chronic diseases are linked by the underlying failure of cells and the body to heal completely.

Forecasting a Pandemic

May 28, 2020

…due to an unusual pneumonia caused by a novel coronavirus. “I suddenly realized the resources required to care for so many seriously ill patients could overwhelm our health systems too,” she said. “Then models came out predicting that inaction in the U.S. might result in more than 2 million deaths.…

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