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Researchers believe that compounds in human breast milk may help adults with Crohn's disease, arthritis, even autism, and may be the key to prevention someday.

Breast Milk to Treat Adult Diseases?

Researchers believe that compounds in human breast milk may help adults with Crohn's disease, arthritis, even autism, and may be the key to prevention someday.
Researchers suggest that the increase of Kawasaki disease in the San Diego County could be a result of aerosol particles flying across the Pacific Ocean from Asia.

Researcher: Kawasaki Disease Spike In San Diego Likely Tied to Aerosol Particles

Researchers suggest that the increase of Kawasaki disease in the San Diego County could be a result of aerosol particles flying across the Pacific Ocean from Asia.
With the three-fold increase in Kawasaki disease diagnoses in children so far this year, two UC San Diego departments are collaborating to study the disease, the recent spike and a possible trigger.

UC San Diego Departments Collaborate In Kawasaki Study

With the three-fold increase in Kawasaki disease diagnoses in children so far this year, two UC San Diego departments are collaborating to study the disease, the recent spike and a possible trigger.
The question of why some premature infants thrive and others struggle is a medical mystery researchers are still trying to solve.

Why Some Preemise Thrive and Others Struggle Remains a Mystery

The question of why some premature infants thrive and others struggle is a medical mystery researchers are still trying to solve.
The Microbiota Vault takes a holistic approach to preserving Earth's microscopic diversity.

Opinion: New Repository Will Hold the World's Microbial Riches

The Microbiota Vault takes a holistic approach to preserving Earth's microscopic diversity.
Developing computational tools to analyze the reams of microbial sequencing data his lab generates, UC San Diego microbiologist Rob Knight is a pioneer of microbiome research.

Microbe Miner: A Profile of Rob Knight

Developing computational tools to analyze the reams of microbial sequencing data his lab generates, UC San Diego microbiologist Rob Knight is a pioneer of microbiome research.
Follow Dr. Muotri in his episodes of "Stem Cell Science with Alysson Muotri" on UCTV where he gives a behind-the-scenes tour of a different stem cell research topic.

UCTV Launches New Stem Cell Channel

Follow Dr. Muotri in his episodes of "Stem Cell Science with Alysson Muotri" on UCTV where he gives a behind-the-scenes tour of a different stem cell research topic.
The first patient with cystinosis has been transplanted with the gene-corrected hematopoietic stem cells yesterday, October 7th, at the Jacobs hospital. It was a big day, an accomplishment of so many years of work. - Dr. Stephanie Cherqui

AVROBIO Announces First Patient Dosed in Phase 1/2 Trial of Gene Therapy for Cystinosis

The first patient with cystinosis has been transplanted with the gene-corrected hematopoietic stem cells yesterday, October 7th, at the Jacobs hospital. It was a big day, an accomplishment of so many years of work. - Dr. Stephanie Cherqui
Led by Project Director and UCSD Pediatrics faculty, Dr. Kay Rhee, the iMàs Fresco! More Fresh Nutrition Incentive Program has been awarded grants by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institutes of Food Agriculture (NIFA).

iMàs Fresco! More Fresh Nutrition Incentive Program Receives NIFA Grants!

Led by Project Director and UCSD Pediatrics faculty, Dr. Kay Rhee, the iMàs Fresco! More Fresh Nutrition Incentive Program has been awarded grants by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institutes of Food Agriculture (NIFA).

Upcoming Events

Grand Rounds:                                                                    Each Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.; RCHSD, EOB 1900Peds_Grand_Rounds_2017-201


9th Annual Pediatric Research Symposium*

*Abstracts due April 12, 2018

Call for Abstract

When: May 10 & 11, 2018
1:00pm - 6:00pm --- 8:00am - 6:30pm

What: 9th Annual Pediatric Research Symposium on Developmental Origins of Health & Disease: Epigenetic Mechanisms


Where: Rady Children's Hospital San Diego

Topics Include:
Diet Implications
Microbiome in Health and Disease
Epigenetics and Cardio-Respiratory Disease
Epigenetics and Diabetes
Early CNS Development and Epigenetics
Surgical Advances

Check out the UCSD Department of Pediatrics list of Events!

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Top Docs

  

Thirteen Pediatric faculty MDs were named in 2017 in the annual San Diego Magazine "Physicians of Exceptional Excellence" survey! To read the list of UCSD Top Docs, click here. To read the full listing in the October issue of San Diego Magazine, click here.