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UC San Diego Physician-Scientist Elected to National Academy of Medicine

October 18, 2022

Victor Nizet, MD, Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Pharmacy at Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine.

Breast Cancer Drug Beats Superbug

October 13, 2015

Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences have found that the breast cancer drug tamoxifen gives white blood cells a boost, better enabling them to respond to, ensnare and kill bacteria in laboratory experiments. Tamoxifen treatment in mice also…

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…

New Class of Anti-infective Drugs May Overcome Antibiotic Resistance

January 4, 2016

A team of researchers, with the aid of the Gordon supercomputer at the San Diego Supercomputer Center based at UC San Diego, has identified a class of possible antibiotics with the potential to disable previously drug-resistant bacteria.

National Awards to UC San Diego School of Medicine Faculty Members

April 30, 2012

William G. Bradley, Jr., MD, PhD, FACR, chairman of the Department of Radiology, was awarded the ACR Gold Medal and Honorary Fellowship, the highest honor of the American College of Radiology on April 22, during the ACR annual meeting and Chapter Leadership Conference held in Washington, D.C. The ACR said…

Cell-like Nanorobots Clear Bacteria and Toxins From Blood

May 30, 2018

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed tiny ultrasound-powered robots that can swim through blood, removing harmful bacteria along with the toxins they produce. These proof-of-concept nanorobots could one day offer a safe and efficient way to detoxify and decontaminate biological fluids.

UC San Diego Nanoengineer Makes Popular Science’s ‘Brilliant 10’ List

September 12, 2016

Popular Science magazine has named Liangfang Zhang, a nanoengineering professor at the University of California San Diego, in its 15th annual “Brilliant 10” list, a lineup of “the 10 most innovative young minds in science and engineering.” Zhang was recognized for his revolutionary work in the field of nanomedicine, which…

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.

UC San Diego Nanoengineer Selected as the U.S. Nominee for 2017 ASPIRE Prize

April 25, 2017

Nanoengineering professor Liangfang Zhang at the University of California San Diego has been selected as the U.S. nominee for the APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education (ASPIRE). Zhang won the nomination for his revolutionary work in the field of nanomedicine, which focuses on nanomaterials for medical applications.

Pharming the Microbiome

January 24, 2023

The gut microbiome plays a critical but poorly understood role in how drugs work or don’t work in the body. It also presents therapeutic possibilities unto itself.

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