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The Haze of War

UC San Diego researchers find that bullying and hazing of soldiers is associated with significant subsequent mental disorders and suicidality.

Mixing Magnetic and Behavior Therapies to Treat Suicidal Ideation

In a new study, scientists at a trio of institutions describe a completed feasibility trial of magnetic seizure therapy combined with dialectical...

Nail Polish Safety Not Cut and Dried

To help speed curing of manicure gels, nail polish salons often feature drying devices that use ultraviolet light. Though the spectrum of light is...

All of Us Begins Sending Genetic Health-Related Results

The nationwide All of Us Research Program, which seeks to gather vital health data on at least 1 million volunteers, has begun sending personalized...

FDA Grants Orphan Drug Status to UC San Diego-Developed Gene Therapy for ALS

The FDA has granted “orphan drug” status to an experimental gene therapy developed at UC San Diego for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis....

Science in Pictures: Like a Roiling Stone

Each year, roughly half a million people rush to hospital emergency departments with kidney stone problems. It’s estimated that one in 10...

Science in Pictures: HIV, the Bridged Version

Astrocytes are star-shaped glial cells found in the brain and spinal cord.

Eight UC San Diego Researchers Among ‘1,000 Best Female Scientists in the World’

Eight researchers from UC San Diego are listed in the first-ever ranking of the “1,000 Best Female Scientists in the World” by...

Organoids Reveal How SARS-CoV-2 Damages Brain Cells — and a Potential Treatment

COVID-19 infections can result in long-lasting neurological symptoms; new research suggests an already approved anti-viral may inhibit viral...

Appendiceal Cancer Gets Its Own Preclinical Model

Researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health describe the first preclinical model of appendiceal...

Phage Trial to Treat CF Patients With Multidrug Resistant Bacterial Infections

UC San Diego scientists are leading a national early-stage clinical trial to assess the safety and efficacy of using bacteriophages to treat...

Aging and Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease of the brain and spinal cord in which the immune system attacks the protective sheaths covering nerve fibers,...

Science in Pictures: MRI+

MRIs allow scientists and physicians to create two- and three-dimensional representations of virtually every component of the body, including those...