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UCSD leukemia

April 20

UCSD Researchers Study Leukemia Markers To Find Vulnerabilities

UCSD scientists repair brains

April 15

UCSD scientists find possibilities for injured brain cells to be repaired

Nasa awards sanford consortium stem cell program

April 8

NASA Pumps $5M into UCSD Effort to Study Stem Cells on Intl. Space Station

3D printed Nasal Swabs

April 9

New 3D Printed Nasal Swab Provides Better Accuracy than Current COVID-19 Testing Standard in Initial Study

Nasa awards sanford consortium stem cell program

April 8

UC San Diego to Advance Stem Cell Therapies in New Space Station Lab

Covid Survivors

March 23

San Diego scientists looking for COVID-19 survivors whose blood might help fight the virus

Lawrence Goldstein

March 26

UC San Diego Faculty Weigh in on Using Stem Cells to Treat Covid-19 Patients

Covid-19 alternative drug

March 24

COVID-19 Research: UC San Diego Begins Testing Experimental Drug for Fighting Coronavirus

Stem Cell Covid-19

March 19

UC San Diego Scientists and Doctors Evaluating 1-hour Coronavirus Test

UC San Diego scientists and doctors evaluating 1-hour coronavirus test

March 19

UC San Diego scientists and doctors evaluating 1-hour coronavirus test

d be Caught by their DNA Fingerprints

March 10

Cancer therapies and insights up top

Other Diseases, Early Study Suggests


New Spinal Delivery Method Renders Stem Cell Therapy Safer, More Effective for ALS, Other Diseases, Early Study Suggests

Clinical trials funded by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) includes work on so-called induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS cells), which are depicted here.(Courtesy of California Institute for Regenerative Medicine)

September 25

Commentary: Why California’s landmark stem cell agency deserves more funding

Brain organoids grown in the Muotri Laboratory at University of California San Diego in La Jolla for one month and then sent to the International Space Station. Credits: Muotri Lab/UC San Diego

September 24

Growing a Smarter Model for Brain Research in Space

Karen Christman, professor in the Department of Bioengineering at UC San Diego, led the development of Ventrigel, a hydrogel to repair heart tissue after heart attacks. Credit: David Baillot/University of California San Diego

September 13

FDA phase 1 trial shows hydrogel to repair heart is safe to inject in humans—a first

Alysson Muotri, a biologist at the University of California, San Diego. His lab grows and studies so-called organoids to understand how the human brain functions.

September 3

Organoids Are Not Brains. How Are They Making Brain Waves?

Cell Tumors

August 21

UC San Diego Researchers Convert Pro-Tumor Macrophages into Cancer Killers


August 16

UC San Diego Awarded $9 Million In Grants To Study Cause Of Type 1 Diabetes

Man in a scientific lab

August 9

Improving prion disease survival, deeper understanding of cancer mutations, getting to the core of polygenic traits, and more.

Rich Lab

August 8, 2019

Adding MS Drug to Targeted Cancer Therapy May Improve Glioblastoma Outcomes

TET Deletion of function

August 1, 2019

Paradoxical association of TET loss of function with genome-wide DNA hypomethylation

Clumps of the protein TDP-43

July 1

Protein Clumps in ALS Neurons Provide Potential Target for New Therapies

The Brain, Credit Sam Falconer

July 24

Mapping the Brain: Nature explores its inner workings

Space Tango engineers and Dr. Alysson Muotri, hold the CubeLabs containing human brain organoids destined for space.

July 25

Human Brain Organoid Models Launched to ISS on SpaceX CRS-18 Mission