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Quantitative Approaches Provide New Perspective on Development of Antibiotic Resistance

Posted by sandiegobiotech December 30th, 2013 .
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Using quantitative models of bacterial growth, a team of UC San Diego biophysicists has discovered the bizarre way by which antibiotic resistance allows bacteria to multiply in the presence of antibiotics, a growing health problem in hospitals and nurs…

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Nanosponge Vaccine Fights MRSA Toxins

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Nanosponges that soak up a dangerous pore-forming toxin produced by MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) could serve as a safe and effective vaccine against this toxin. This “nanosponge vaccine” enabled the immune systems of mice to block the adverse effects of the alpha-haemolysin toxin from MRSA—both within the bloodstream and on the skin. Nanoengineers from the University of California, San Diego described the safety and efficacy of this nanosponge vaccine in the December 1 issue of Nature Nanotechnology.

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UC San Diego Joins Nationwide Efforts to Curb Phone Use While Driving

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Expanding their efforts to keep citizens safe on San Diego roadways, UC San Diego’s Training, Research and Education for Driving Safety (TREDS) program announced today that they are launching a new distracted driving education project called Just Drive – Take Action Against Distraction, a one hour class free of charge offered to businesses in San Diego.

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Scripps Leads First Global Snapshot of Key Coral Reef Fishes

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In the first global assessment of its kind, a science team led by researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego has produced a landmark report on the impact of fishing on a group of fish known to protect the health of coral reefs. …

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Brain Cancer Cells Hide While Drugs Seek

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A team of scientists, led by Paul S. Mischel, MD, a member of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research and professor in the Department of Pathology at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, has found that brain cancer cells resist …

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ACM Recognizes Two UC San Diego Computer Scientists

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Two computer scientists at the University of California, San Diego are among the 50 members of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) elected Fellows of the organization in 2013. Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) professors Yuanyuan (YY) Zhou and Mihir Bellare in UC San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering were among the elite group of researchers hailing from leading universities, corporations and research labs.

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Brain Trauma Raises Risk of Later PTSD in Active-Duty Marines

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In a novel study of U.S. Marines investigating the association between traumatic brain injury and the risk of post-traumatic stress disorder over time, a team of scientists led by researchers from the Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System and Un…

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By Enlisting 1,000 ‘Citizen-Sensors,’ Research Team Hopes to Improve World Health

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Enterprising researchers and students at the University of California, San Diego are looking for funding to complete a “citizen-sensor” project that, they hope, will revolutionize global health and environmental monitoring – especially in remote and undeveloped areas of the planet.

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UC San Diego Cancer Researchers Receive $4 Million CIRM Disease-Team Grant

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Researcher Thomas J. Kipps, MD, PhD, professor of medicine and deputy director of research operations at UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center, is principal investigator for one of six “Disease Team” awards approved December 12 by the governing board of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM).

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New NIH Network Revolutionizes Stroke Clinical Research

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A network of 25 nationally recognized stroke centers has been created to rapidly address the three core features of stroke research and care: prevention, treatment and recovery.  The regional coordinating centers (RCCs), working with nearby satell…

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