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Engineering a Solution to a Skin-Deep Problem of Blood Oxygen Measurements

October 11, 2022

Blood oxygen monitoring is one of the main methods to determine if COVID-19 patients need immediate medical attention, but the devices used for these measurements can be less accurate on darker skin tones. UC San Diego nanoengineers are engineering a solution to improve accuracy on all skin tones.

UC San Diego Researchers Identify How Skin Ages, Loses Fat and Immunity

December 26, 2018

Some dermal fibroblasts can convert into fat cells that reside under the dermis, giving skin a youthful look and producing peptides that fight infections. University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers and colleagues show how this happens and what causes it to stop as people age.

Transplanting Good Bacteria to Kill Staph

February 22, 2017

…what rate these are found on healthy and non-healthy skin. In a paper published in Science Translation Medicine, the team reports isolating and growing good bacteria that produce antimicrobial peptides and successfully transplanting it to treat patients with the most common type of eczema, known as atopic dermatitis.

Last-Itch Effort: Fighting the Bacteria That Exacerbate Eczema with Bacteria

February 22, 2021

Researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine use bacteriotherapy to improve symptoms of atopic dermatitis.

Wearable Ultrasound Patch Monitors Blood Pressure Deep Inside Body

September 12, 2018

…arteries deep beneath the skin could help people detect cardiovascular problems earlier on and with greater precision. In tests, the patch performed as well as some clinical methods to measure blood pressure. Applications include real-time, continuous monitoring of blood pressure changes in patients with heart or lung disease, as well…

Smartphone Attachment Could Increase Racial Fairness in Neurological Screening

October 24, 2023

This smartphone attachment could enable people to screen for a variety of neurological conditions, such as Alzheimer’s disease and traumatic brain injury, at low cost—and do so accurately regardless of their skin tone.

UC San Diego in International Collaboration to Develop Wireless Implantable ‘Neurograins’

July 13, 2017

Five UC San Diego professors will receive $4MN as part of an international collaboration led by Brown University to develop grain-sized sensors, actuators and networking to be inserted into the cerebral cortex for brain research or repair. DARPA is funding the overall $19MN project announced this week.

Ultrasound Remotely Triggers Immune Cells to Attack Tumors in Mice Without Toxic Side Effects

August 12, 2021

A new cancer immunotherapy pairs ultrasound with cancer-killing immune cells to destroy malignant tumors while sparing normal tissue. The approach could make chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy safer and effective at treating solid tumors.

Enzymes Believed to Promote Cancer Actually Suppress Tumors

January 22, 2015

Upending decades-old dogma, a team of scientists at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine say enzymes long categorized as promoting cancer are, in fact, tumor suppressors and that current clinical efforts to develop inhibitor-based drugs should instead focus on restoring the enzymes’ activities.

Scientists Discover Neurochemical Imbalance in Schizophrenia

September 11, 2014

Using human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs), researchers at Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at University of California, San Diego have discovered that neurons from patients with schizophrenia secrete higher amounts of three neurotransmitters broadly implicated in a range of psychiatric disorders.

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