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New International Initiative Will Focus on Immunology Research and Treatments

May 19, 2016

…the idea that many diseases can best be addressed by boosting the body’s own immune response – is one of the hottest areas in medical research and clinical treatment. University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Chiba University School of Medicine in Japan have announced a new collaborative…

Is COVID-19 Transmitted Through Breast Milk? Study Suggests Not Likely

August 19, 2020

A recent study by researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine suggests transmission of COVID-19 through breast milk is not likely. The infectious virus was not detected in 64 samples of breast milk tested.

UC San Diego Receives Funding from Ending the HIV Epidemic Initiative

September 5, 2019

The San Diego Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) at University of California San Diego has been awarded planning grants to help the federal government achieve its goal of reducing the number of new HIV infections in the United States by 90 percent by 2030.

Variable Precipitation Linked to Rising Infectious Disease among Young Children Worldwide

February 9, 2022

A team of researchers at the University of California San Diego has found that abnormally wet conditions increase the risk of cough, fever, and diarrhea in children under five years old in many humid subtropical regions of the globe.

San Diego to be Research Hub for New Human Vaccines Project

April 7, 2016

…vaccines and biologics to prevent and treat many global diseases.

How a Virus Causes Chromosomal Breakage, Leading to Cancer

April 13, 2023

UC San Diego researchers describe for the first time how the Epstein-Barr virus exploits genomic weaknesses to cause cancer while reducing the body’s ability to suppress it.

New Drug Combination Treats Hepatitis C Patients also infected with HIV

July 21, 2015

Roughly 20 to 30 percent of patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) are also infected with human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV). Both blood-borne viruses share the same modes of transmission, but many HCV medications currently have significant limitations due to adverse interactions with HIV treatments. Researchers at University of…

Why Subvariants of the SARS-CoV-2 Virus Accelerated the Pandemic

March 22, 2023

UC San Diego researchers describe why SARS-CoV-2 subvariants spread more rapidly than the original virus strain, and how an early treatment might have made people more susceptible to future infections.

Jill P. Mesirov Appointed Associate Vice Chancellor for Computational Health Sciences

June 24, 2015

Leading computational biologist Jill P. Mesirov, PhD, has been appointed associate vice chancellor for computational health sciences and professor of medicine at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center. Mesirov most recently served as associate director and chief informatics officer at the Broad Institute of…

NIH Funds UC San Diego Amazonian Center of Excellence in Malaria Research

April 21, 2017

…by Joseph Vinetz, MD, professor of medicine and tropical disease specialist at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, will receive up to approximately $8.3 million over seven years from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health.

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