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Huffington Post

​Features Alysson Muotri, PhD

In an effort to put the brakes on sobering statistics related to teenagers driving under the influence, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine will join forces with the S ...
San Diego Union Tribune

​Features Sonya Norman, PhD

CBS News

​Features Erin Sundermann, PhD

San Diego Union Tribune

​Features Lisa Delano-Wood, PhD

Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

​Features Thomas Marcotte, PhD


​Features Johnathan Sebat, PhD


​Features Mingxiong Huang, PhD, and Dewleen Baker, MD

Huffington Post

​Features Abraham Palmer, PhD

Press Democrat

​Features Robert Naviaux, MD

Loneliness is linked to poor physical and mental health, and is an even more accurate predictor of early death than obesity. To better understand who is at risk, researchers at University of Californi ...
Science 2.0

​Features Deepak Chopra, MD, Paul Mills, PhD, and Christine Tara Peterson, PhD

In a novel controlled clinical trial, participants in a six-day Ayurvedic-based well-being program that featured a vegetarian diet, meditation, yoga and massages experienced measurable decreases in a ...
Researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine have identified 34 neural factors that predict adolescent alcohol consumption. The list, based upon complex algorithms analyzin ...
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a mysterious and maddening condition, with no cure or known cause. But researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine, using a variety of te ...
While even the best wines eventually peak and turn to vinegar, a new study by researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine suggests a paradoxical trend in the mental health of ...
In a study spanning molecular genetics, stem cells and the sciences of both brain and behavior, researchers at University of California San Diego, with colleagues at the Salk Institute for Biological ...
The majority of cases of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are unknown. In a paper published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine, ...
Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine say tiny micro-vesicle structures used by neurons and other cells to transport materials internally or dispose of them externally c ...
Mice are one of the most commonly used laboratory organisms, widely used to study everything from autism to infectious diseases. Yet genomic studies in mice have lagged behind those in humans. In a st ...
Christine Frey (left) found help for her diagnosis of early psychosis with Kristin Cadenhead, MD, director of the Cognitive Assessment and Risk Evaluation Program.
Drug-related overdoses are the leading cause of injury-related deaths in the United States, surpassing motor vehicle accidents at 44,000 fatalities annually. In response, researchers at University of ...
In a massive analysis of DNA samples from more than 13,000 U.S. soldiers, scientists have identified two statistically significant genetic variants that may be associated with an increased risk of pos ...
The California HIV/AIDS Research Program (CHRP) of University of California has awarded grants totaling $9.4 million to three teams of investigators to provide and evaluate PrEP – the HIV prevention p ...
Compared to the nicotine patch and a placebo, the smoking cessation aids varenicline (marketed as Chantix in the U.S.) and bupropion (Zyban) do not show a significant increase in neuropsychiatric adve ...
For most people, the culmination of a good life is a “good death,” though what that means exactly is a matter of considerable consternation. Researchers at the University of California, San Diego Scho ...
Some foods can naturally make us feel better – foods that boost serotonin levels in our brains, which can help smooth out emotional highs and lows. So dig into these recipes with a smile.