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Researchers describe ROCKI, an lncRNA that plays a big role in inflammation and immunity, and is associated with human diseases.

DNA that Doesn't Encode Genes May Still Influence Inflammatory and Infectious Disease Risk

Researchers describe ROCKI, an lncRNA that plays a big role in inflammation and immunity, and is associated with human diseases.
In a small pilot study that screened 45 Ohio middle school students for cardiovascular risk factors, a third of the children had abnormal levels of cholesterol or blood sugar, and two kids were found to have undiagnosed diabetes.

Middle-School Screening Uncovers Diabetes, High Cholesterol

In a small pilot study that screened 45 Ohio middle school students for cardiovascular risk factors, a third of the children had abnormal levels of cholesterol or blood sugar, and two kids were found to have undiagnosed diabetes.
Even stronger love and caregiving from the family despite discovery of a rare disorder, Schaaf-Yang Syndrome, in their first born child.

Quiet Heroes: Caregivers of Children with Disabilities Face Big Pressures, Reward

Even stronger love and caregiving from the family despite discovery of a rare disorder, Schaaf-Yang Syndrome, in their first born child.
The novel model mimics human acne and introduces new possibilities for targeted treatments and vaccines.

Proof of Pimple: Mouse Model Validates How "Good" and "Bad" Bacteria Affect Acne

The novel model mimics human acne and introduces new possibilities for targeted treatments and vaccines.
The microbes in human guts, including bacteria, archaea, fungi and viruses, play a significant role in how our bodies respond to diseases and treatments.

How the Microbiome Could Be the Key to New Cancer Treatments

The microbes in human guts, including bacteria, archaea, fungi and viruses, play a significant role in how our bodies respond to diseases and treatments.
The Department of Pediatrics is happy to announce the appointment of Ami Doshi, MD as, Physician Wellness Champion. For a period of two years, she will serve in her new role to foster physician wellness at UCSD and Rady Children's Hospital.

Appointment of Ami Doshi, MD, as Physical Wellness Champion

The Department of Pediatrics is happy to announce the appointment of Ami Doshi, MD as, Physician Wellness Champion. For a period of two years, she will serve in her new role to foster physician wellness at UCSD and Rady Children's Hospital.
The control of gene expression may mitigate the effect of autism mutations.

Drugs That Modify Gene Expression Show Promise For Autism

The control of gene expression may mitigate the effect of autism mutations.
A three-day conference that featured talks given by only women scientists brings attention to the issue of gender imbalances in the professional scence.

Only Women Speakers at Microbiome Conference

A three-day conference that featured talks given by only women scientists brings attention to the issue of gender imbalances in the professional scence.
Health officials have warned twice as many children in San Diego have been diagnosed with a disease which can cause heart failure so far in 2019 compared with past years.

What is Kawasaki Disease?: 16 California Children Diagnosed With Condition That Can Cause Heart Failure

Health officials have warned twice as many children in San Diego have been diagnosed with a disease which can cause heart failure so far in 2019 compared with past years.
The body's microbial community may influence the brain and behavior, perhaps even playing a role in dementia, autism and other disorders.

Germs in Your Gut Are Talking to Your Brain. Scientists Want to Know What They're Saying

The body's microbial community may influence the brain and behavior, perhaps even playing a role in dementia, autism and other disorders.