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Clinical Trial Evaluates Safety of Stem Cell Transplantation in Spine

August 11, 2014 – 11:06 am | Edit Post
Clinical Trial Evaluates Safety of Stem Cell Transplantation in Spine

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have launched a clinical trial to investigate the safety of neural stem cell transplantation in patients with chronic spinal cord injuries. This Phase I clinical t…

Happy Monday! Now take CELSIUS

August 11, 2014 – 8:59 am | Edit Post

August 11 Celsuis quiz

Researchers Find Genetic Mutations Linked to Salivary Gland Tumors

August 11, 2014 – 12:00 am | Edit Post

The research, led by biologist Michael Conkright, paves the way to new cancer treatments.

Team Finds New Calorie-Burning Switch in Brown Fat

August 11, 2014 – 12:00 am | Edit Post

The discovery, from the Kralli lab, is important to medical researchers because the brown fat calorie-burning process naturally stimulates weight loss and may also protect against diabetes.

Scientists Create Most Detailed Map Yet of Virus that Causes Colds, Pink Eye

August 11, 2014 – 12:00 am | Edit Post

The work by investigators Vijay Reddy and Glen Nemerow solves the mystery of previously incompatible results and points to new avenues for drug development and gene therapy.

TSRI Scientists Awarded $3.4 Million to Investigate the Secret Lives of Brain Cells

August 11, 2014 – 12:00 am | Edit Post

The project will be led by Associate Professor Kristin Baldwin and will involve a collaboration with the TSRI Mouse Genetics Core, led by Sergey Kupriyanov.

Local biotechs’ huge blows to diseases

August 9, 2014 – 8:16 pm | Edit Post

Ebola and other viruses race against efforts of medical research and public health.

Science mecca blooms on La Jolla mesa

August 9, 2014 – 1:00 pm | Edit Post

Upwards of 26,000 people now work on 2-mile stretch of North Torrey Pines Road.

Thermo Fisher linked to Ebola test

August 7, 2014 – 9:48 pm | Edit Post

Rapid test for Ebola using technology from the company has been cleared for emergency use.

Dramatic Growth of Grafted Stem Cells in Rat Spinal Cord Injuries

August 7, 2014 – 9:00 am | Edit Post
Dramatic Growth of Grafted Stem Cells in Rat Spinal Cord Injuries

Building upon previous research, scientists at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Veteran’s Affairs San Diego Healthcare System report that neurons derived from human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) and grafted into rats after a spinal cord injury produced cells with tens of thousands of axons extending virtually the entire length of the animals’ central nervous system.