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Study Identifies Cause for Mysterious Cases of Epilepsy in Children

January 12, 2023

An international consortium led by UC San Diego has identified at least some of the genetic drivers of a mysterious form of pediatric epilepsy.

Novel Study Maps Infant Brain Growth In First Three Months of Life Using MRI Technology

August 11, 2014

A recent study conducted by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the University of Hawaii demonstrates a new approach to measuring early brain development of infants, resulting in more accurate whole brain growth charts and providing the first estimates for growth trajectories of subcortical…

Zika Virus Infects Developing Brain by First Infecting Cells Meant to Defend Against It

October 27, 2017

Researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine, with colleagues in Brazil, report that the Zika virus is transmitted from mother to fetus by infected cells that, ironically, will later develop into the brain’s first and primary form of defense against invasive pathogens.

How Prenatal Maternal Infections May Affect Genetic Factors in Autism Spectrum Disorder

March 21, 2017

In a new study, researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine, University of Cyprus and Stanford University map the complex biological cascade caused by MIA: the expression of multiple genes involved in autism are turned up or down by MIA, affecting key aspects of prenatal brain…

Organoids Reveal Similarities Between Myotonic Dystrophy Type 1 and Rett Syndrome

June 29, 2022

Using brain organoids, UC San Diego researchers discover mutational commonalities between muscular dystrophy type 1 and Rett syndrome, suggesting the potential of a similar treatment for both.

Skin-to-Skin to Breastfeeding: Jacobs Medical Center Receives Baby Friendly Designation

April 24, 2018

From holding your baby for the first time to bonding through breastfeeding, UC San Diego Health is committed to providing the highest quality of care and support for the best start to parenthood and life. Recently, Jacobs Medical Center in La Jolla was recognized with the prestigious Baby-Friendly Designation for…

Single Dose Reverses Autism-like Symptoms in Mice

June 17, 2014

In a further test of a novel theory that suggests autism is the consequence of abnormal cell communication, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine report that an almost century-old drug approved for treating sleeping sickness also restores normal cellular signaling in a mouse model of…

Brazilian Zika Virus Strain Causes Birth Defects in Experimental Models

May 11, 2016

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, with colleagues in Brazil and Senegal, have described the first “direct experimental proof” that the Brazilian strain of Zika virus can actually cause severe birth defects. The findings are published in the May 11 online issue of Nature.

Poseidon Innovation Announces Funding for Three UC San Diego Researchers

June 26, 2020

UC San Diego and Deerfield Management created Poseidon Innovation to support researchers working to advance disease-curing therapeutics by funding early stage projects and expediting the drug-development cycle. Poseidon announces it is funding three researchers.

2019: A Space Organoid

July 8, 2019

UC San Diego will launch a payload of stem cell-derived human brain organoids to the International Space Station. Researchers will document how these “mini brains” organize into the beginnings of a functional brain with implications for the future of human life in space.

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