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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.

‘Things Must Fall Apart to Fall into Place’

June 15, 2023

In her own words, Student Commencement Speaker Letzy Vargas shares her pathway to UC San Diego, what it means to be the first in her family to graduate from college, lessons learned about the importance of mental health and the change she wants to make as a future physician.

Graduating Student with Muscular Dystrophy Shows Incredible Strength to Achieve his Dreams

June 16, 2016

…with muscular dystrophy, a disease that causes progressive weakness and loss of muscle mass, when he was 2 years old. He was given an electric wheelchair at age 3. “I was so young to be operating such a machine that doctors made me take driving lessons before taking the wheelchair…

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