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Your Questions, Answered: Examining Mistrust and Vaccines

March 18, 2021

…Answered: Examining Mistrust and Vaccines Expert panelists respond to audience questions from the first Evenings of Nonconventional Wisdom online event On Feb. 22, the University of California San Diego brought together a panel of industry experts and esteemed faculty for a unique and thought-provoking event, “The Fear Factor: Examining Mistrust…

Marrying Molecular Farming and Advanced Manufacturing to Develop a COVID-19 Vaccine

April 20, 2020

UC San Diego nanoengineers received a Rapid Response Research (RAPID) grant from the National Science Foundation to develop—using a plant virus—a stable, easy to manufacture COVID-19 vaccine patch that can be shipped around the world and painlessly self-administered by patients.

UC San Diego Medical Student Wins National Fellowship for Immigrants and Children of Immigrants

April 21, 2022

A UC San Diego medical student has won a prestigious fellowship for immigrants and children of immigrants to the United States. Lawrence T. Wang, an MD-PhD candidate, was named among the 2022 recipients of the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans and will receive up to $90,000 in…

How Well do COVID-19 Vaccines Work Over the Longer Term?

April 1, 2021

UC San Diego students will participate in nationwide clinical trial to assess if COVID-19 vaccination prevents infection and reduces risk of transmission.

Medtech Meets Cleantech: Malaria Vaccine Candidate Produced from Algae

February 18, 2015

…The method is the newest attempt to develop a vaccine that prevents transmission of the malaria parasite from host to mosquito.

Clinical Trial Evaluates Engineered Smallpox Vaccine as Potential Liver Cancer Killer

April 9, 2013

As part of a multicenter clinical trial, researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine are evaluating Pexa-Vec (JX-594) to slow the progression of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) or liver cancer. Pexa-Vec is a genetically engineered virus that is used in the smallpox vaccine.

The Impact of COVID-19 on San Diego’s Refugee Community

April 22, 2021

…to receive their COVID-19 vaccine at the UC San Diego Health mobile vaccine clinic in City Heights. The Impact of COVID-19 on San Diego’s Refugee Community When COVID-19 officially became a pandemic in March 2020, the world and life as we knew it changed. Grocery store shelves emptied. Shelter-at-home orders…

A Novel COVID-19 Vaccine Using Modified Bacterial DNA

July 21, 2022

UC San Diego researchers describe a different way to build a COVID-19 vaccine, one that would, in theory, remain effective against new and emerging variants and could be taken as a pill, by inhalation or other delivery methods.

Groundbreaking Research Paves the Way for Acne Vaccine

December 20, 2023

In a groundbreaking development in the field of anti-acne therapies, a team of researchers has created an acne vaccine that, when used in a mouse acne model, neutralizes a specific variant of an enzyme produced by an acne-associated bacteria while leaving the healthy bacterial enzyme intact.

Q&A: When Will a COVID-19 Vaccine Be Ready?

October 15, 2020

…When Will a COVID-19 Vaccine Be Ready? UC San Diego’s fall plan continues to evolve, informed by the university’s Return to Learn program. We invited students, faculty and staff to submit their questions, including how UC San Diego is involved in COVID-19 vaccine development, when a vaccine may be approved,…

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