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Exercise … it Does a Body Good: 20 Minutes Can Act as Anti-Inflammatory - One moderate exercise session has a cellular response that may help suppress inflammation in the body go.ucsd.edu/2ikL3G0 #autoimmune #chronicillness #inflammation #exercise
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Three months after being born in a car right outside of our Hillcrest emergency department, little Zoey and her parents are reunited with the AMR Riverside County paramedics and UC San Diego Health staff who helped the family immediately after the unique delivery. Watch their story on NBC 7 San Diego: www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/-Baby-Born-Right-Outside-UCSD-Medical-Center-in-Hillcrest-407001405.html
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Modern hospitals are designed to aid healing in every possible space, from operating rooms and recovery areas to cafeterias and lobbies. One way is through art, and the new Jacobs Medical Center at UC San Diego Health reflects this with an extraordinary collection of paintings, photographs, sculptures, and other mediums, by renowned artists that are featured on every floor and inside every patient room throughout the 10-story hospital: go.ucsd.edu/2gLTIDJ
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A meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies (GWAS) has identified six loci or regions of the human genome that are significantly linked to personality traits, report researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine in this week’s advance online publication of Nature Genetics. The findings also show correlations with psychiatric disorders.

“Although personality traits are heritable, it has been difficult to characterize genetic variants associated with personality until recent, large-scale GWAS,” said senior author Chi-Hua Chen, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Radiology at UC San Diego School of Medicine.
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UC San Diego Health Prioritizes Patient Experience with iPad and Apple TV - With a swipe and tap of an iPad, patients at the newly opened Jacobs Medical Center at UC San Diego Health can be in command of their own experience by controlling room temperature, lighting, accessing their personal medical information, details on their patient care team and entertainment options all from their beds: go.ucsd.edu/2gzHKLb
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On November 4, 2016, surgeons at UC San Diego Health performed the region’s first combined heart-liver transplant (CHLT). During the 10-hour surgery, 54-year old Frank “Sonny” Taitano received a healthy heart and liver. This is the first successful heart-liver transplant for San Diego; less than 10 of these surgeries are performed each year in the U.S.
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UC San Diego Health experts from the region’s only Level 4 Epilepsy Center will share the latest information on diagnosing and treating epilepsy, including advances in medical therapies and surgical procedures. Join us Wednesday, January 25th to learn about comprehensive evaluations and new treatments to control epilepsy. To register for this free seminar, visit health.ucsd.edu/focus
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We’re kicking off Go Red for Women month by illuminating the Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center at UC San Diego Health! We’re partnering with the American Heart Association – San Diego Division in the fight to save lives and help honor survivors by lighting our building red for the month of February. Join us Thurs, Feb. 2 for the kick-off event. For more info and to register for this free event, visit: health.ucsd.edu/GoRed
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In recent years, researchers have identified specific gene mutations linked to gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST), which primarily occur in the stomach or small intestine, but 10 to 15 percent of adult GIST cases and most pediatric cases lack the tell-tale mutations, making identification and treatment difficult. Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center have identified new gene fusions and mutations associated with this subset of GIST patients.
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Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have discovered that lack of two types of enzymes can lead to liver disease and cancer in mice. In human liver tumors, they found that deficiencies in these two enzymes, Shp2 and Pten, are associated with poor prognosis. The study provides a new understanding of liver cancer development, new therapeutic approach and new mouse model for studying the disease: go.ucsd.edu/2gEi4AP
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Researchers at the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at University of California San Diego have now determined the 3D structure of CCR2 simultaneously bound to two inhibitors. Understanding how these molecules fit together may better enable pharmaceutical companies to develop anti-inflammatory drugs that bind and inhibit CCR2 in a similar manner: go.ucsd.edu/2gl0G2q
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A study published today by University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers reveals a surprising role of the Hippo pathway in suppressing cancer immunity. The findings could have a clinical role in improving efficiency of immunotherapy drugs. Toshiro Moroishi, MD, PhD, first author and postdoctoral researcher at UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center, says deleting the enzymes LATS1/2 leads to the destruction of cancerous cells by enhancing anti-tumor immune responses.

The image on the left is of melanoma cells. On the right, arrows point to immune cells infiltrating a tumor with LATS1/2 deleted. Learn more: http://go.ucsd.edu/2gZkt99+

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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.

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