June 2, 2016
…cells and in cerebral organoids – miniature, 3D brains grown in vitro. Most telling: Infected pregnant mice gave birth to pups displaying not just undersized heads and brains, but overall stunted growth. “The data in mice also suggest that microcephaly is only the tip of the iceberg,” said Muotri. “The…
September 19, 2023
Five UC San Diego graduate students working at the intersection of engineering and medicine have been selected as 2024 Siebel Scholars.
April 26, 2018
…of participants’ neurons and organoids—simple but organized, functional, three-dimensional cell assemblies sometimes called “mini-brains.” Muotri and colleagues created the first human cellular model of autism, which can be used as a tool for testing, diagnosis and drug screening, in 2010. Second, Gabriel A. Silva, a professor of bioengineering and neurosciences…
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.
June 16, 2023
Six students who have made significant contributions to their departments and surrounding communities at the Jacobs School of Engineering and the University of California San Diego will receive Awards of Excellence as part of Ring Ceremony 2023 on Saturday, June 17.
November 12, 2020
…a live human brain organoid grown in a lab. “People across disciplines have always worked together well here at UC San Diego, even from the very beginning, and that has been enhanced by many cross-campus joint appointments—like both Johannes Schöneberg and Roger Tsien, who held faculty appointments in both the…
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.
May 18, 2023
Across disciplines and specialties, from cells to systems, artificial intelligence is on its way to altering how we understand and treat disease.