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3,000th Lifesaving Heart & Lung Surgery at UC San Diego Health System

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Surgeons at UC San Diego Health System have performed their 3,000th pulmonary thromboendarterectomy (PTE), a lifesaving surgery to clear the lung’s arteries of scar-like tissue that robs patients of their ability to breathe.

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CHERuB Connection to Accelerate Data-Driven Science at UC San Diego

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The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego, and the university’s Administrative Computing and Telecommunications (ACT) organization have been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to connect the campus to high-bandwidth national research networks to help advance a new range of data-driven research.

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World Ocean Systems Undermined by Climate Change by 2100

Posted by sandiegobiotech December 30th, 2013 .
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An ambitious new study that includes Lisa Levin of Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego describes the full chain of events by which ocean biogeochemical changes triggered by manmade greenhouse gas emissions may cascade through marine hab…

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Costly Cigarettes and Smoke-Free Homes

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Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine say high-priced cigarettes and smoke-free homes effectively reduce smoking behaviors among low-income individuals – a demographic in which tobacco use has remained comparatively high.

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Vitamin D Does Not Contribute to Kidney Stones, Study Asserts

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Increased vitamin D levels may prevent a wide range of diseases, according to recent studies.  However, some previous studies led to a concern that vitamin D supplementation could increase an individual’s risk of developing kidney stones.

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SDSC, Indiana University, University of Texas to Build Science Gateway Service Platform

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a $5 million grant for a collaborative five-year project under which researchers at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego will help develop and build a Sci…

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Study Identifies Safe Delivery System for Tricky Yet Potent Anti-Cancer Cancer Compound

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Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have discovered a way to effectively deliver staurosporine (STS), a powerful anti-cancer compound that has vexed researchers for more than 30 years due to its instability in the …

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Bioinformatics Breakthrough: High Quality Transcriptome from as Few as Fifty Cells

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Bioengineers from the University of California, San Diego have created a new method for analyzing RNA transcripts from samples of 50 to 100 cells. The approach could be used to develop inexpensive and rapid methods for diagnosing cancers at early stage…

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Two UC San Diego Researchers Elected to Institute of Medicine

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University of California, San Diego School of Medicine researchers Joseph G. Gleeson, MD, Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator and professor of neurosciences and pediatrics, and Richard D. Kolodner, PhD, professor of medicine and Ludwig Cancer …

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UC San Diego Researchers Advance Explanation for Star Formation

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A newly published paper by three UC San Diego astrophysics researchers for the first time provides an explanation for the origin of three observed correlations between various properties of molecular clouds in the Milky Way galaxy known as Larson’s Laws.

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