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What are the Drivers of Chronic Infectious Disease?

March 24, 2023

A $1 million grant from the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation will launch a UC San Diego-led national effort to more deeply study tissue samples from patients with conditions ranging from long COVID-19 and relapsed Lyme disease to chronic fatigue syndrome.

Small Loop in Human Prion Protein Prevents Chronic Wasting Disease

February 23, 2015

Chronic wasting disease (CWD) affects North American elk and deer, but has not been observed in humans. Using a mouse model that expresses an altered form of the normal human prion protein, researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have determined why the human proteins aren’t corrupted…

Darrell and Dorthy Ann Fanestil Establish Endowed Chair in Nephrology-Hypertension With $2M Gift

March 23, 2023

In 1968, Darrell Fanestil, MD, founded what has become the Division of Nephrology-Hypertension at UC San Diego Health. Fanestil and his wife, Dorthy Ann, have given $2 million establish a chair in the field, which will be held by Joachim H. Ix, MD.

UC San Diego Partners with Janssen to Research New Approaches to Treat Metabolic Diseases

June 15, 2017

University of California San Diego School of Medicine has entered a five-year strategic partnership with Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., part of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, to discover meaningful treatments for metabolic diseases.

Exercise … it Does a Body Good: 20 Minutes Can Act as Anti-Inflammatory

January 12, 2017

…the risk of certain diseases. Recently, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine found how just one session of moderate exercise can also act as an anti-inflammatory. The findings have encouraging implications for chronic diseases like arthritis, fibromyalgia and for more pervasive conditions, such as obesity.

New Drug Successfully Halts Fibrosis in Animal Model of Liver Disease

August 7, 2012

A study published in the online journal Hepatology reports a potential new NADPH oxidase (NOX) inhibitor therapy for liver fibrosis, a scarring process associated with chronic liver disease that can lead to loss of liver function.

Birth Weight is Risk Factor for Fatty Liver Disease in Children

April 4, 2017

…high birth weights in developing Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD), a chronic disease that often leads to a need for organ transplantation.

Solution to Helping Teens with Chronic Disease May be at Fingertips

May 19, 2014

Adolescents with chronic diseases (ACD), such as cystic fibrosis, gastrointestinal disorders (including Crohn’s disease) and Type 1 diabetes, often find the transition of managing their health care needs into adulthood to be challenging. A new study by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine found the…

NIH Helps UC San Diego Researchers Repurpose Sanofi Pain Drug for Tropical Disease

July 27, 2015

The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has awarded James McKerrow, MD, PhD, dean of the University of California, San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, with a 2015 New Therapeutic Uses Award.

Parental Life Span Predicts Daughters Living to 90 without Chronic Disease or Disability

August 15, 2018

Researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that women whose mothers lived to at least age 90 were more likely to also live to 90, free of serious diseases and disabilities.

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