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Creating a healthier world — one life at a time.
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Researchers from University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Arizona State University found that if a car is parked in the sun on a summer day, the interior temperature can reach 116 degrees F. and the dashboard may exceed 165 degrees F. in approximately one hour — the time it can take for a young child trapped in a car to suffer fatal injuries.

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In a new paper, published in the May 23 online issue of Science Translational Medicine, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that adult rat myelin actually stimulated axonal outgrowth in rat neural precursor cells (NPCs) and human induced pluripotent (iPSC)-derived neural stem cells (NSCs). #spinalcordinjury #stemcells #neurology

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Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and their collaborators have developed a technique that allows them to speed up or slow down human heart cells growing in a dish on command — simply by shining a light on them and varying its intensity. The cells are grown on a material called graphene, which converts light into electricity, providing a more realistic environment than standard plastic or glass laboratory dishes. #biotech #graphene #stemcells #cardiology #cancer

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They had the need, the need for speed! Some Thanks to the +U.S. Navy, UC San Diego Health staff and other members of the emergency preparedness community had the incredible opportunity to fly onto the USS John C. Stennis, watch flight operations and catapult off the ship in a C-2 Greyhound! The adventure allowed the group to learn about daily life of the service members, the responsibilities the men and women have onboard and how organizations would work together during an emergency. #emergencypreparedness
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“Every year, UC San Diego Health celebrates the amazing diversity of our team members with an afternoon of music, food, and cultural displays. Our ability to embrace differences enables us to provide high quality, culturally-sensitive care to our communities,” Patty Maysent, CEO #diversity #employeeappreciation
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The Gary and Mary West Emergency Department at UC San Diego Health in La Jolla has been accredited as a geriatric emergency department by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). The accreditation is the first of its kind and is part of an effort to improve the quality and standards of emergency care provided to the nation’s older patients. It builds upon the foundational work and support of the Gary and Mary West Health Institute and The John A. Hartford Foundation to enhance geriatric emergency care across the country. #geriatricmedicine #emergencymedicine #seniorhealth

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Using new analytic tools, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and the +Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have decoded the epigenetic landscape for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a common autoimmune disease that affects more than 1.3 million Americans. In unveiling RA’s epigenome — the proteins and molecules that decorate DNA and help turn genes on and off — scientists made a surprising discovery: an overlap between the causes of RA and Huntington’s disease, a fatal and incurable genetic brain disease. #rheumatoidarthritis #huntingtonsdisease #epigenomics #neurology

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May is National Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month. About 30,000 children and adults in the U.S. have cystic fibrosis, a life shortening lung and digestive system disease. UC San Diego Health is one of the region's few +Cystic Fibrosis Foundation-accredited care centers, which means we provide expert care and specialized disease management so people living with the disease can live longer, healthier, more productive lives. Learn more about our cystic fibrosis care at go.ucsd.edu/2jTLni6 #cysticfibrosisawarenessmonth
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Overcoming Parkinson’s Disease: Experts from the Parkinson and Other Movement Disorders Center at UC San Diego Health will share the latest information on treatments, resources and support for people with movement disorders and their caregivers Saturday, June 2. Sign up for this free event at health.ucsd.edu/parkinsonsevent #parkinsonsdisease #caregiving #movementdisorders
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In a new paper, an international team led by scientists at University of California San Diego School of Medicine describe successfully grafting induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-derived neural precursor cells back into the spinal cords of genetically identical adult pigs with no immunosuppression efforts. The grafted cells survived long-term, displayed differentiated functionality and caused no tumors. #stemcells #spinalcordinjuries #regenerativemedicine
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