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.Read More
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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.Read More
Sugar-sweetened soda consumption might promote disease independently from its role in obesity, according to UC San Francisco researchers who found in a new study that drinking sugary drinks was associated with cell aging.Read More
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The University of California, San Diego is one of only five public universities in the U.S. to make the top 20 list in a new ranking of the world’s top 500 colleges. The campus took the No. 18 spot in U.S. News and World Report’s first-ever global ranking of universities which measured factors such as research, global and regional reputation, international collaboration as well as number of highly-cited papers and doctorates awarded. And with unending support and grants flowing in, UC San Diego is able to invest in the latest cutting edge tools for this world class research.Read More
The University of California, San Diego is a world-class life science research institution. The University has many research centers and programs that help enhance the wide range of research projects that UCSD scientists perform. Research centers at UCSD include:Read More
The University of California, San Diego recently received a $12.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to fund Alzheimer’s disease research. The 2014 study was awarded life science research funding from the administering institute: National Institute on Aging. Dr. Paul Aisen, the project leader, joined the Department of Neurosciences at UCSD in 2007. Before being appointed director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study (ADCS) at the University of California, San Diego, he was a professor of neurology and medicine and director of the Memory Disorders Program at Georgetown University School of Medicine.
A research team at the UC San Diego’s Moores Cancer Center recently received a major new grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) for a groundbreaking cancer study. The research will be led by Thomas J. Kipps, MD, PhD, deputy director of research operations at the Moores Cancer Center and a professor of medicine at UC San Diego (Image courtesy of UCSD).
Lab suppliers interested in meeting researchers with life science funding available to stock their labs in San Diego will want to take note of the latest life science funding news at the University of California, San Diego. Researchers at the University of California, San Diego received a $6 million grant from the NIH this year. The money will go towards the San Diego Clinical and Translational Research Institute and will fund the internal medicine department and the school of medicine.
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In what is being hailed as a victory for both scientific research and patients' rights, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously yesterday that human genetic material cannot be patented. The case, Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, has been working its way through the court system for a number of years now, led by plaintiffs including the ACLU, the American College of Medical Genetics, the American Society for Clinical Pathology, and numerous prominent genetic research scientists. The verdict invalidates the patents Myriad Genetics has held on breast cancer genes BRCA1 and BRCA2 since the 1990's and allows other labs besides theirs to test for mutations in those genes which, when present, strongly indicate a genetic predisposition to cancer. It also means that scientists can move forward in their genetic research without threat of being sued for copyright infringement. While the case was brought against Myriad specifically, the decision to disallow human gene patenting has profound implications for both scientific discovery and individual rights of ownership over our own genetic material.
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