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Researchers Operate Lab-Grown Heart Cells by Remote Control

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and their collaborators have developed a technique that allows them to speed up or slow down human heart cells growing in a dish on command — simply by shining a light on them...
14-May-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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California’s First Accredited Geriatric Emergency Department Arrives in La Jolla

The Gary and Mary West Emergency Department at UC San Diego Health in La Jolla has been accredited as a geriatric emergency department by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). The accreditation is the first of its kind and is part of...
16-May-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Big Data from World’s Largest Citizen Science Microbiome Project Serves Food for Thought

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and collaborators have published the first major results from the American Gut Project, a crowdsourced, global citizen science effort. The project, described May 15 in mSystems, is...
11-May-2018 2:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Joint Resolution: A Link Between Huntington’s Disease and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Using new analytic tools, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have decoded the epigenetic landscape for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a common autoimmune disease that...
10-May-2018 4:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Reprogrammed Stem Cell-Derived Neurons Survive Long-Term in Pigs with Spinal Cord Injuries

In a new paper, publishing Mary 9 in Science Translational Medicine, an international team led by scientists at University of California San Diego School of Medicine describe successfully grafting induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-derived neural...
7-May-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Join All of Us: California Researchers Call for Volunteers as NIH’s Landmark Precision Medicine Research Effort Launches Nationwide

The All of Us Research Program officially opens for enrollment Sunday, May 6. Led by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), All of Us is an unprecedented effort to gather genetic, biological, environmental, health and lifestyle data from 1...
1-May-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Surgeons Preserve Patients’ Hearing with Innovative Brainstem Implant

Patients with rare brain tumors on the auditory nerve now have an option to prevent complete deafness at UC San Diego Health. The device, called an auditory brainstem implant or ABI, fits behind the ear and connects directly to the brainstem. The...
30-Apr-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Study to Explore Whether Cannabis Compound Eases Severe Symptoms of Autism

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine are preparing a first-of-its-kind, multidisciplinary investigation to determine if and how cannabidiol, a non-psychoactive compound found in the cannabis plant, provides...
26-Apr-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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