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.Read More
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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.Read More
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.Read More
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A recent study conducted at University of California, San Diego has found that bacterial communities are more cooperative than was previously thought.Read More
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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.Read More
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
Bioscientists know a great deal about cell division, but there is one great mystery that remains unsolved: what actually causes a cell to divide. This is especially relevant to cancer studies, where biologists want to know more about the rampant cell division that leads to cancer. A research team from the University of California, San Diego set out to solve this puzzle and found a rather unexpected answer.Read More
To many people, antioxidants are simply thought of as a good thing to consume, even if the reason why is not clear. A new study from the University of California, San Diego, shows that an overdose of antioxidants can actually inhibit the healing process.Read More
Research on memory is very delicate business. The prospect of increasing memory capacity and restoring lost recollections sounds more like magic than science. Despite this, a group of researchers from the University of California, San Diego has found a way to stimulate neural networks in rats in order to erase and restore their memories.