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In Four Related Papers, Researchers Describe New and Improved Tools for Stem Cell Research

April 6, 2017

In a new paper, a large team of researchers led by senior author Kelly Frazer, PhD, professor of pediatrics and director of the Institute for Genomic Medicine at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, describe a new collection of 222 systematically derived and characterized iPSC lines generated as…

What Happens When We Sunburn

July 9, 2012

The biological mechanism of sunburn – the reddish, painful, protective immune response from ultraviolet (UV) radiation – is a consequence of RNA damage to skin cells, report researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and elsewhere in the July 8, 2012 Advance Online Publication of Nature…

Avocado Genome is at the Center of New Study

September 7, 2023

Researchers turned to a descendant variety of Hass—the world’s most popular avocado—to explore the fruit’s evolutionary history through its genome.

UC San Diego School of Medicine Researchers Receive $5 Million in Type 1 Diabetes Grants

October 24, 2016

There are many unanswered questions about the mechanisms that contribute to the onset of type 1 diabetes. Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine hope to answer some of them with two Type 1 Diabetes Special Statutory Funding Program grants from the National Institutes of Health totaling…

Century-Old Drug Reverses Autism-like Symptoms in Fragile X Mouse Model

January 15, 2015

…week’s online issue of Molecular Autism, suggests that a genetic form of autism-like symptoms in mice are also corrected with the drug, even when treatment was started in young adult mice.

Researchers Create New CRISPR Tools to Help Contain Mosquito Disease Transmission

May 28, 2021

Scientists have developed a toolkit that helps pave the way to a gene drive designed to stop Culex mosquitoes from spreading disease. Culex mosquitoes spread devastating afflictions stemming from West Nile virus, Japanese encephalitis virus and the pathogen causing avian malaria.

A Man of Letters, Carefully Sequenced

October 30, 2014

…honoring Frederick Sanger, whose genetics research left a legacy written in A-T-G-C After a visit to UC San Diego in the early 1980s to give a lecture, the famed British biochemist Frederick Sanger was rewarded with a homemade T-shirt emblazoned with the letters DNA in sequins. It was the sort…

Gene Expression Abnormalities in Autism Identified

March 22, 2012

…for the first time, identified in young autism patients genetic mechanisms involved in abnormal early brain development and overgrowth that occurs in the disorder. The findings suggest novel genetic and molecular targets that could lead to discoveries of new prevention strategies and treatment for the disorder.

Stem Cell-derived “Mini-brains” Reveal Potential Drug Treatment for Rare Disorder

September 8, 2015

Using “mini-brains” built with induced pluripotent stem cells derived from patients with a rare, but devastating, neurological disorder, researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine say they have identified a drug candidate that appears to “rescue” dysfunctional cells by suppressing a critical genetic alteration.

UC San Diego Professor Wins Prestigious International Prize for Research

February 10, 2022

The Olav Thon Foundation in Norway has announced that Anders M. Dale, PhD, professor of Neurosciences, Radiology, Psychiatry, Cognitive Science, and Data Science at UC San Diego, is the recipient of its 2022 international research prize within the natural sciences and medicine.

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