August 10, 2017
An international team of scientists, led by University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers, has created a human stem cell-based model of a rare, but devastating, inherited neurological autoimmune condition called Aicardi-Goutieres Syndrome (AGS). In doing so, the team was able to identify unusual and surprising underlying genetic…
November 10, 2022
Eight researchers from UC San Diego are listed in the first-ever ranking of the “1,000 Best Female Scientists in the World” by research.com, an analytics platform that advocates for improved research quality and also ranks universities, scholarly journals and academic conferences.
May 1, 2023
UC San Diego is a hub for rare disease research. Although each rare disease impacts a small number of people, the research findings sometimes apply to more prevalent conditions.
November 10, 2022
An international symposium November 17-18, 2022 at UC San Diego will discuss current clinical trials using gene therapy, here and abroad.
December 6, 2011
…basic mechanisms that underlie neurodevelopment disorders such as autism and neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s. “Patients suffering from most neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric disorders face a limited range of treatment options, due in part to a limited understanding of the fundamental biology underlying these diseases,” she said. “We are using advanced…
May 26, 2017
In a small, randomized Phase I/II clinical trial (SAT1), researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine say a 100-year-old drug called suramin, originally developed to treat African sleeping sickness, was safely administered to children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), who subsequently displayed measurable, but transient, improvement in…
March 31, 2016
A protein once thought to be of little consequence has been found to be a central player in processes ranging from male fertility to early embryonic development, according to a study published in the March 31 online issue of Cell by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School…
April 26, 2018
Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine are preparing a first-of-its-kind, multidisciplinary investigation to determine if and how cannabidiol, a non-psychoactive compound found in the cannabis plant, provides therapeutic benefit to children with severe symptoms of autism spectrum disorder.
August 10, 2016
…Institute for Biological Studies and elsewhere, have created a neurodevelopmental model of a rare genetic disorder that may provide new insights into the underlying neurobiology of the human social brain.
September 6, 2016
A team of researchers has built a mathematical model that describes the molecular events associated with the beginning stage of learning and memory formation in the human brain. The research paves the way for understanding cognitive function and neurodegenerative diseases—at the molecular and cellular levels.