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Have You Found Meaning in Life? Answer Determines Health and Well-being

A recent study by researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine found that the presence of, and search for, meaning in life are important for health and well-being, though the relationships differ in adults younger and older...
5-Dec-2019 12:20 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Modifier Gene May Explain Why Some with Cystic Fibrosis are Less Prone to Infection

People with cystic fibrosis who carry genetic variants that lower RNF5 gene expression have more mutant CFTR protein on cell surfaces. Even if the CFTR protein isn’t fully functional, it’s better than none, and may explain why some with...
10-Dec-2019 11:20 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Weight for It: Time-Restricted Eating Benefits Those at Risk for Diabetes, Heart Disease

Researchers from University of California San Diego School of Medicine and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies reported a form of intermittent fasting, called time-restricted eating, improved the health of study participants who had been...
5-Dec-2019 4:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Guiding Lights: UC San Diego Launches Center for Fluorescence-Guided Surgery

UC San Diego launches new Center for Fluorescence-Guided Surgery. The center builds upon Roger Tsien’s legacy, delivering a new caliber of surgical precision to treat patients with tumors and disease of all types, identifying unhealthy tissues...
5-Dec-2019 2:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Cardiac Program Receives National Recognition for Treating Condition Often Undiagnosed

UC San Diego Health named a Center of Excellence for high quality of care in treating hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
4-Dec-2019 3:20 PM EST Add to Favorites

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UC San Diego Health Part of National Initiative to Improve Senior Patient Care

UC San Diego Health is the first hospital in San Diego to join the Age-Friendly Health Systems initiative and be recognized as Committed to Care Excellence by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement for implementation of evidence-based...
2-Dec-2019 2:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Two UC San Diego Researchers Elected AAAS Fellows

Two researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine—Pamela L. Mellon and Aleem Siddiqui—have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the largest general science organization in...
26-Nov-2019 11:55 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Non-Coding DNA Located Outside Chromosomes May Help Drive Glioblastoma

According to a new Cell study, extra DNA scooped up and copied alongside cancer-causing genes helps keep tumors going — elements that could represent new drug targets for brain tumors and other cancers notoriously difficult to treat.
18-Nov-2019 4:15 PM EST Add to Favorites


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UC San Diego Health, comprising a comprehensive health system throughout San Diego County, UC San Diego School of Medicine and Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, is one of five academic medical systems within the University of California system. We are committed to improving patient care while also researching new treatments and training tomorrow’s doctors and pharmacists. For more than 50 years, our renowned clinicians and scientists have made advances in numerous fields, including minimally invasive surgeries, personalized cancer therapy, cardiovascular treatment and surgery, transplantation and the early detection of autism. Our specialty patient care is consistently ranked among the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report.

UC San Diego School of Medicine
Established in 1968, University of California San Diego School of Medicine is consistently ranked among the top medical school programs in the country for primary care and research by U.S. News & World Report and among the top 10 medical schools for National Institutes of Health total funding. The school is internationally recognized as a place where discoveries are delivered — bringing breakthroughs from the research lab to patients' bedsides. Faculty members care for patients at UC San Diego Health, where primary care is available at several convenient locations throughout San Diego County and our advanced specialty care consistently ranks among the nation’s best.

Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at University of California San Diego opened in 2000 as the only public school of pharmacy in the region, and the second in California. We offer an innovative and flexible curriculum leading to the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree, taught by health sciences faculty in a program closely associated with the outstanding clinical, research and academic programs in the UC San Diego School of Medicine. The Skaggs School of Pharmacy also ranks among the top pharmacy schools nationwide in research grant funding.

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