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Help UC San Diego Scientists Study Link Between Body Bacteria and Autoimmune Diseases

The public's help is being enlisted in the Microbiome Immunity Project, what's thought to be the biggest study to date of the human microbiome — the communities of bacteria and other microbes that live in and on the human body, where they...
21-Aug-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

GIST Tumors Linked to NF1 Mutations, Genetic Testing Needed

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Researchers at UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center, with colleagues from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Fox Chase Cancer Center, have determined that a specific region of the small bowel, called the duodenal-jejunal flexure or DJF, shows a...
18-Aug-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Compounds in Desert Creosote Bush Could Treat Giardia and “Brain-Eating” Amoeba Infections

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Researchers at Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at University of California San Diego and the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have found that compounds produced by the creosote bush, a desert plant common to the...
15-Aug-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Blood Biopsy Reveals Unique, Targetable Genetic Alterations in Patients with Rare Cancer

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Using fragments of circulating tumor DNA in blood, University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers were able to identify theoretically targetable genetic alterations in 66 percent of patients with cancer of unknown primary (CUP), a...
11-Aug-2017 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Novel Stem Cell-Derived Model Created of Inflammatory Neurological Disorder

An international team of scientists, led by University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers, has created a human stem cell-based model of a rare, but devastating, inherited neurological autoimmune condition called Aicardi-Goutieres...
10-Aug-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Version of DNA Editing System Corrects Underlying Defects in RNA-based Diseases

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Until recently, CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing could only be used to manipulate DNA. In 2016, University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers repurposed the technique to track RNA in live cells in a method called RNA-targeting Cas9. In a...
7-Aug-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

2017 Massry Prize Honors Microbiome Research Pioneers

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Microbiome researchers Rob Knight, PhD, University of California San Diego, Jeffrey Gordon, MD, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and Norman Pace, PhD, University of Colorado Boulder, will share this year’s Massry Prize,...
9-Aug-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Epic Move: UC San Diego Health Transitions to Cloud Technology

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UC San Diego Health has moved its electronic medical records (EMR) system to the cloud. The move to an Epic-hosted cloud environment is part of a long-term strategy to shift away from traditional data centers to a less expensive, more reliable and...
7-Aug-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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