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In recognition of the Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Award (IRACDA) program at the University of California San Diego, which provides mentored training to postdocs in biomedical sciences, the National Institutes of Health has renewed its grant funding, lengthened the term and increased the number of supported postdoctoral scholars.
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Rikki Rockett, drummer for the band Poison, got the best news of his life last week: his cancer is gone. Rockett was diagnosed with oral cancer more than a year ago. Several months ago, he came to Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health, where he underwent experimental cancer immunotherapy, which has now eradicated the tumor. Learn more about this story here: https://health.ucsd.edu/news/releases/Pages/2016-07-18-rikki-rockett-cancer-free-immunotherapy.aspx
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The University of California San Diego School of Medicine Center for Community Health recently received a $3.4 million grant from the +USDA to increase affordable food access to low-income community members who are part of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Read more here: https://health.ucsd.edu/news/releases/Pages/2016-07-13-usda-grant-for-community-health-program.aspx
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Big thanks to the +San Diego Padres  for honoring UC San Diego Health neurosurgeon and researcher Clark Chen as a “Biotech All-Star.” Chen stood on home plate just before the game, as the crowd cheered his team’s efforts to better understand glioblastoma and develop new therapies aimed at these deadly brain tumors. Read about some of their latest research here: go.ucsd.edu/29sC8RN
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Mice are one of the most commonly used laboratory organisms, widely used to study everything from autism to infectious diseases. Yet genomic studies in mice have lagged behind those in humans. In a study, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine used 1,200 outbred mice, which are more similar to a natural population, to test a new cost-effective technique to search for specific genes linked with 66 different physical and behavioral traits.
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Rikki Rockett, the drummer for ‘80s band Poison, talks about battling cancer, and how participating in an immunotherapy clinical trial at Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health saved his tongue.
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Join us Wednesday, June 29 as we light up UC San Diego Medical Center in rainbow colors and raise the Pride flag. The lighting ceremony will also honor the lives lost in the recent Orlando tragedy. Raising the Pride flag and lighting our hospital in rainbow colors will serve as a visual reminder that UC San Diego Health continues its support and engagement in the LGBT community. This event will feature local civic and community leaders and a performance by the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus. For more info and to register for this free event, visit http://health.ucsd.edu/pridelighting
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In an effort to expand the number of cancer gene mutations that can be specifically targeted with personalized therapies, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center looked for combinations of mutated genes and drugs that together kill cancer cells. The study uncovered 172 new combinations that could form the basis for future cancer therapies: go.ucsd.edu/29RjH6k
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The Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games are fast approaching! As an official U.S. Olympic Regional Medical Center, UC San Diego Health is proud to be part of a national network of leading medical providers selected to provide care to Team USA. Hear from some Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls who train in San Diego talk about how UC San Diego Health is part of their team.
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The majority of cases of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are unknown. In a paper published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine, with colleagues across the nation and world, have created a “mini-brain” model, derived from persons with a particular form of idiopathic ASD characterized by over-sized brains, revealing a defective molecular pathway during brain development that results in early neuronal overgrowth and dysfunctional cortical networks. Read more here: https://health.ucsd.edu/news/releases/Pages/2016-07-13-mini-brain-model-autism-reveals-pathology-of-overgrowth.aspx
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Sac to the Future: Cellular Vessels Predict Likelihood of Developing Dementia:  Blood-based neuronally-derived exosomes carry tell-tale proteins that could help forecast transition from mild cognitive impairment to Alzheimer’s disease  

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine say tiny micro-vesicle structures used by neurons and other cells to transport materials internally or dispose of them externally carry tell-tale proteins that may help to predict the likelihood of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) developing into full-blown Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Read more here: https://health.ucsd.edu/news/releases/Pages/2016-07-05-cellular-vesicles-predict-dementia-development.aspx
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Using a database of human tumor genomic data, researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center discovered that mutation hotspots known as kataegis are a positive marker in breast cancer — patients with kataegis have less invasive tumors and better prognoses. The study also suggests kataegis status could help doctors determine treatment options that might work best for patients with the mutation pattern.
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UC San Diego Health is widely recognized as one of the premier health care systems in the United States. We’re the only academic health system in San Diego. It’s the one place that can offer you and your family medical treatments not available elsewhere in the region. And we don’t just treat disease – we treat you.

UC San Diego Health is consistently ranked among the nation’s best hospitals in U.S. News & World Report, and number 1 in San Diego in the magazine’s first-ever metro rankings in 2011. We were honored as one of the top 15 teaching hospitals in the country by Thomson Reuters in 2010.

Our physicians – who number more than 850 – are acknowledged as leaders in their fields of medicine and surgery. In 2014 UC San Diego had 110 physicians in 40 specialties named “Top Docs” by members of the San Diego County Medical Society as the best physicians in the region.

UC San Diego Health is part of University of California, San Diego Health Sciences. In just over four decades, we have gained international recognition as the one place where discoveries are delivered – bringing breakthroughs from the research laboratory bench to our patients’ bedsides.