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Two UCSD Life Science Researchers Awarded $3 Million Breakthrough Prize

Posted by Rebecca Inch-Partridge on Fri, Jan 12, 2018

UC San Diego life science researchers Don Cleveland and Joanne Chory were awarded 2018 Breakthrough Prize awards in December. Each winner receives $3,000,000, which makes the Breakthrough Prize among science’s largest award. The Breakthrough Prize is intended to highlight scientists who are tackling the biggest questions and toughest challenges in order to improve lives.

Dr. Cleveland, distinguished professor of cellular and molecular medicine, neurosciences and medicine at UC San Diego School of Medicine, was honored for his research of inherited neurodegenerative diseases such as ALS and Huntington’s. (Image courtesy of UCSD)

Dr. Chory, a plant biologist at Salk Institute and an adjunct professor in the Division of Biological Sciences at UC San Diego received her honors “for discovering how plants optimize their growth, development, and cellular structure to transform sunlight into chemical energy.” 

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UCSD Scientists Receive $8M to Research Leukemia Treatments

Posted by Laura Braden on Tue, Jan 02, 2018

Of the four main types of Leukemia, Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) diagnoses make up nearly one-third of new leukemia cases and is most likely to occur in adults. Although common cancer treatment methods are used for AML patients, only about half go into remission after chemotherapy treatments. Factors such as age and overall health contribute to these remission rates. Researchers at top life science institutions around the world continually study AML to gain better understandings of the biology of this cancer that can lead to new and more effect treatment methods. (Image courtesy Wikimedia Commons)

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Biomedical Research and Medical Building News at UCSD

Posted by BCI Staff on Wed, Jul 20, 2016

Updated building status review:

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Test for Parkinson’s on the Horizon Due to Fox-Funded Research at UC San Diego

Posted by Rebecca Partridge on Fri, Mar 11, 2016


For the 60 thousand Americans diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease each year, the challenges are huge. From the shuffling gait, hunched posture, and tremors to the declining cognitive functions, nearly every aspect of the activities of daily living are impacted. But perhaps the the largest challenge is receiving an accurate diagnosis in the first place.

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UCSD Receives $30M from NIH for 4D Nucleome Research

Posted by Robert Larkin on Mon, Dec 07, 2015

The National Institutes of Health has awarded $30 million in grants for the development of the 4D Nucleome Program at University of California, San Diego. The $120 million NIH project comprises six separate initiatives, with three of the initiatives involving UCSD researchers.

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UCSD Researchers Make New Discovery in $12M+ Liver Study

Posted by Robert Larkin on Tue, Oct 06, 2015

The liver is a truly amazing organ, with an almost unprecedented ability to repair itself after injury. The mechanism for this ability was previously thought to be oval cells,but recent research from UCSD challenges conventional wisdom.

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UCSD Biologists find Harmony in Biofilm Communities

Posted by Robert Larkin on Tue, Aug 18, 2015

A recent study conducted at University of California, San Diego has found that bacterial communities are more cooperative than was previously thought.

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UCSD Researchers Set to Launch First Trials of Autism Drug

Posted by Robert Larkin on Tue, Jun 30, 2015

University of California, San Diego School of Medicine is soon going to be home to the first clinical trials of a new treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), a condition that affects 1-2 percent of American children.

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UCSD Gathers $7.6M for Ovarian Cancer Research

Posted by Robert Larkin on Tue, Jun 09, 2015

According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), ovarian cancer accounts for approximately 3 percent of all cancers in women and is the fifth leading cause of cancer-related death among women in the United States. Ovarian cancer causes more deaths than any other female reproductive system cancer, due in part to a lack of symptoms during early stages and a lack of effective screening tests. In 2014, for example, an estimated 22,000 women were diagnosed with ovarian cancer in the United States, and approximately 14,000 died of the disease.

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UCSD Takes a Deeper Look at Autism with $7.8M+ in fMRI Bioresearch

Posted by Robert Larkin on Mon, May 18, 2015

Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine are now working with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to predict language development in kids with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD).

Instances of autism have been rapidly increasing in the United States over the past few decades, with recent rates of affliction reported as high as 1 in 68 children. For many children affected by autism spectrum disorder (ASD), difficulties with language development are an unfortunate reality. 

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