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News and Events

Recent DRM News and Avances:

Forum Article: Adding MS Drug to Targeted Cancer Therapy May Improve Glioblastoma Outcomes See full article

Three articles related to the Alpha Stem Cell Clinic at UC San Diego were published in the June 2018 issue of Cell Stem Cell. Click Here
Congratulations to Catriona Jamieson and the Alpha Clinic team!

As of August, the Division of Regenerative Medicine Seminar Series is now CME accredited! All future events are eligible for CME Credit. Please see calendar for more detials.  

Forum Article: CIRM Alpha Stem Cell Clinics: Collaboratively Addressing Regenerative Medicine Challenges See full article 

Clinical Progress: A First In-Human, Phase I Study of Neural Stem Cell Transplantation for Chronic Spinal Cord Injury See full article 

Phase I Trial: Cirmtuzumab Inhibits ROR1 Signaling and Stemness Signatures in Patients with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia See full article 

The Koman Family Outpatient Pavilion at UC San Diego Health Dedicated on April 25, 2018. Click Here

Events are continually added, so please check back often.

Other Health News

4/2/2021
UC San Diego researchers found that the chemical inhibitor K777 reduces the coronavirus’ ability to infect cell lines by blocking human enzyme cathepsin L; clinical trials are underway.
4/1/2021
UC San Diego students will participate in nationwide clinical trial to assess if COVID-19 vaccination prevents infection and reduces risk of transmission.
4/1/2021
$1.1 million gift from philanthropist Ann Bedell Hunt establishes Bedell Family Endowed Medical Scholarship at UC San Diego School of Medicine in memory of her father, Omar Jaspering, and in honor of ...
3/29/2021
UC San Diego alumni make a gift of $1 million towards first-of-its-kind pediatric research. The Cathy and Richard Tryon Pediatric Facial/Psychological Trauma Research Fund will support research at UC ...
3/25/2021
UC San Diego School of Medicine researchers report that opioid users who participated in a 12-step abstinence program and recently stopped using drugs refused to take home naloxone, even if having it ...
3/25/2021
UC San Diego scientists have taken the connection between wisdom, loneliness and biology one step further, reporting that wisdom and loneliness appear to influence — and/or be influenced by — microbia ...
3/24/2021
UC San Diego researchers discovered that patient survival from sepsis is associated with higher platelet counts, and identified two currently available drugs that protect these blood cells and improve ...
3/23/2021
Investigators from UC San Diego and UCLA report COVID-19 infection rates for a cohort of health care workers previously vaccinated for the novel coronavirus. Risk of infection is minuscule, but exists ...
3/22/2021
Zea Borok, MD, has been named chair of the Department of Medicine at University of California San Diego School of Medicine. Her first day is April 1, 2021.
3/18/2021
Using molecular dating tools and epidemiological simulations, researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine estimate that the SARS-CoV-2 virus likely circulated undetected for two months before the f ...
3/18/2021
Researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center describe how pancreatic cancer cells use an alternative method to find necessary nutrients, defying current therapies, to help t ...
3/9/2021
Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center demonstrated that a new tumor-penetrating therapy could enhance the effects of chemotherapy, reduce the sp ...
3/5/2021
In a study published in the March 5, 2021 online edition of Cerebral Cortex, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine found that specific regions of the brain resp ...
3/3/2021
UC San Diego School of Medicine researchers develop an automated process to test city sewage for SARS-CoV-2, allowing them to forecast the region’s COVID-19 caseload one to two weeks ahead of clinical ...
3/2/2021
Researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine and elsewhere have identified a new drug that could prevent AD by modulating, rather than inhibiting, a key enzyme involved in forming amyloid plaques.
3/2/2021
Researchers at UC San Diego Health see a possible way to detect heart disease through the eye.
3/1/2021
A repurposed drug used to treat arthritis did not significantly improve the outcomes of patients with severe COVID-19 pneumonia. Tocilizumab did not significantly improve clinical status or mortality ...
2/25/2021
UC San Diego was awarded five COVID-19 Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) projects by the National Institutes of Health totaling nearly $33 million, which will fund efforts that range from manag ...
2/24/2021
UC San Diego School of Medicine researchers are using stem cell-derived organoids to study how SARS-CoV-2 interacts with various organ systems. Their findings may help explain the wide variety in COVI ...
2/23/2021
Research from Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science at UC San Diego suggests that light-intensity physical activity, including shopping or a casual walk, may protect aga ...