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At the University of California San Diego, we constantly push boundaries and challenge expectations. Established in 1960, UC San Diego has been shaped by exceptional scholars who aren’t afraid to take risks and redefine conventional wisdom. Today, as one of the top 15 research universities in the world, we are driving innovation and change to advance society, propel economic growth and make our world a better place.

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At UC San Diego Health, teams of doctors, scientists and administrators have worked hard to fill gaps and needs in COVID-19 testing, making measurable, remarkable progress, moving from crisis mode in early days to a broader, more thoughtful approach that addresses not just the continuing and urgent needs of patients, staff and students, but the wellness and future of the larger community.
University of California San Diego is rapidly developing simple, ready-to-use ventilators to be deployed if the need arises.
University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers have identified the molecular mechanism activated by the presence of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in the bloodstream that accelerates cancer growth in patients with human papillomavirus-positive head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.
An international team of scientists led by researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine employed an array of next-generation sequencing and gene-editing tools, such as CRISPR, to map the molecular dependencies —and thus vulnerabilities — of pancreatic cancer stem cells.
Using a leading-edge technique, researchers define the cell types in both newborn and adult human testes, opening a path for new strategies to treat male infertility with stem cells
A randomized clinical study of adolescent boys with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)  found that a diet low in free sugars (those sugars added to foods and beverages and occurring naturally in fruit juices) resulted in significant improvement in NAFLD compared to a usual diet. 
Patient sputum samples and a unique lab model of human lungs reveal new insights into the microbial communities that plague cystic fibrosis patients and how they might best be managed.
Researchers report 63 percent of breast milk samples from mothers using marijuana contained traces of the drug.
Researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that women whose mothers lived to at least age 90 were more likely to also live to 90, free of serious diseases and disabilities.
A team of researchers has developed a wearable, non-invasive system to monitor electrical activity in the stomach over 24 hours—essentially an electrocardiogram but for the gastro-intestinal (GI) tract.