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Changing Lives: Carol Vassiliadis Names Hospital with $8.5 Million to Jacobs Medical Center

October 16, 2014

…be offered include MRI-guided gene therapy for brain cancer, heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy for abdominal cancers, and complex spine and joint reconstruction. A robust robotics program will continue to treat thyroid, esophageal, prostate, colon, kidney and bladder cancers. Delicate microsurgery to restore voice and hearing and reanimation of the paralyzed face…

A World Without Color – Researchers Find Gene Mutation That Strips Color, Reduces Vision

June 1, 2015

People with achromatopsia, an inherited eye disorder, see the world literally in black and white. Worse yet, their extreme sensitivity to light makes them nearly blind in bright sunlight. Now, researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Shiley Eye Institute at UC San Diego Health System…

How to Reset a Diseased Cell

May 1, 2015

In proof-of-concept experiments, researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine demonstrate the ability to tune medically relevant cell behaviors by manipulating a key hub in cell communication networks. The manipulation of this communication node, reported in this week’s issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,…

Locana Lights up Investors

June 13, 2019

…inside cells. While most gene therapy attempts to correct the errant DNA underlying a disease, Locana is now developing ways to correct errors by targeting RNA instead. Gene Yeo Locana was co-founded in 2016 by Gene Yeo, professor of cellular and molecular medicine at UC San Diego School of Medicine,…

New Reprogramming Method Makes Better Stem Cells

July 2, 2014

A team of researchers from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and Salk Institute for Biological Studies has shown for the first time that stem cells created using different methods produce differing cells. The findings, published in the July 2, 2014…

Two UC San Diego Researchers to Lead Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study

June 25, 2015

Two of the nation’s leading physician-scientists in the search to better understand and treat Alzheimer’s disease – William Mobley, MD, PhD, and Michael Rafii, MD, PhD – have been named interim co-directors of the Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study (ADCS), a major initiative formed in 1991 as a cooperative agreement between…

Engineering Graduate Students Honored as Siebel Scholars

September 23, 2020

Five Jacobs School of Engineering graduate students conducting pioneering biomedical research have been named Siebel Scholars.

With a $50 Million Gift, USC and UC San Diego Join Forces in Alzheimer’s Research

January 24, 2022

A joint gift to the University of Southern California (USC) and the University of California San Diego totaling $50 million from the Epstein Family Foundation will drive Alzheimer’s research and accelerate the search for treatments and a cure.

SDSC Supercomputer Modeling Reveals Acrobatics of CRISPR-Cas9 Technology

September 12, 2016

A team led by researchers at the University of California San Diego has captured in step-by-step atomic detail the surgical editing of DNA strands by CRISPR-Cas9, the innovative gene-splicing technology that in recent years has transformed the field of genetic engineering.

Flu Virus Shells Could Improve Delivery of mRNA Into Cells

November 30, 2021

UC San Diego nanoengineers developed a new and potentially more effective way to deliver messenger RNA (mRNA) into cells. Their approach involves packing mRNA inside nanoparticles that mimic the flu virus—a naturally efficient vehicle for delivering genetic material such as RNA inside cells.

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