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UC San Diego’s Stellar Students from the Class of 2016

June 16, 2016

…a chronic illness, a rare inner ear disorder called Meniere’s disease that causes unilateral deafness, unexpected bouts of vertigo, imbalance and visual challenges. While an undergraduate, Speidel wanted an opportunity to continue discussing lecture topics with others—but not just other students. She found classmates who shared her interest in promoting…

Dysfunction in Neuronal Transport Mechanism Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease

October 12, 2016

…underappreciated role in promoting the heritable form of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), but also one that might be remedied with existing therapeutic enzyme inhibitors.

New Research Shows Wildlife & Marine Environment Benefit when Island-Ocean Connections Are Restored

December 5, 2022

A new perspective published today recognizes the critical link between island and marine ecosystems and identifies island and near-shore marine environmental characteristics that promote strong linkages in these ecosystems around the world.

Researchers Studying Century-Old Drug in Potential New Approach to Autism

May 26, 2017

In a small, randomized Phase I/II clinical trial (SAT1), researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine say a 100-year-old drug called suramin, originally developed to treat African sleeping sickness, was safely administered to children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), who subsequently displayed measurable, but transient, improvement in…

Coastal Heat Waves Can Tax Public Health – Even Outside of Summer

April 3, 2020

Heat waves driven by Santa Ana winds can cause perceptible impacts on hospitalizations for kidney failure, dehydration, and respiratory disease in fall, spring, and winter according to a team of San Diego scientists.

Familiarity Breeds Exempt: Why Staph Vaccines Don’t Work in Humans

July 7, 2022

UC San Diego researchers say they may have found the reason why multiple human clinical trials of staphylococcus vaccines have failed: the bacteria knows us too well.

Common Antibiotic May Be the Answer to Many Multidrug-Resistant Bacterial Infections

June 10, 2015

Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences report that the common antibiotic azithromycin kills many multidrug-resistant bacteria very effectively — when tested under conditions that closely resemble the human body and its natural antimicrobial factors. The researchers believe the…

Scientists Call for New Stewardship of the Deep Ocean: Earth’s Last Frontier

February 20, 2014

…tremendous changes and we rarely, if ever, think about these affecting our ocean, let alone the deep ocean,” said Levin, who has conducted research on the deep sea for more than 30 years. “But the truth is that the types of industrialization that reigned in the last century on land…

Lifesaving Practicum

January 14, 2024

Nina Weisbrod, a second-year Master of Public Health (MPH) student in the Public Mental Health concentration at the Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science has taken a unique approach to her practicum project, combining a passion for music with a love of public health.

UC San Diego Researchers Help Discover That Tiny DNA Circles are Key Drivers of Cancer

April 12, 2023

University of California San Diego computer scientists are among the lead authors of an international study that finds tiny circles of DNA that defy the accepted laws of genetics are key drivers of cancer formation.

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