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 $2 million grant examines two therapies for treatment-resistant children.

UC San Diego Researcher to Study Most Effective Treatment for Kawasaki Disease

 $2 million grant examines two therapies for treatment-resistant children.
 In a new paper published this week in PNAS, researchers describe a potential new class of anti-cancer drugs that inhibit two or more molecular targets at once, maximizing therapeutic efficiency and safety.

Potential New Drug Class Hits Multiple Cancer Cell Targets, Boosting Efficacy and Safety

 In a new paper published this week in PNAS, researchers describe a potential new class of anti-cancer drugs that inhibit two or more molecular targets at once, maximizing therapeutic efficiency and safety.
Many people with type 1 diabetes don’t check frequently enough for buildup of ketones, acids that can cause serious damage to the kidneys and other organs, according to a U.S. study.

Patients with type 1 diabetes may need to check ketones more often

Many people with type 1 diabetes don’t check frequently enough for buildup of ketones, acids that can cause serious damage to the kidneys and other organs, according to a U.S. study.
This award-winning image by Randee Young was recently featured in Dr. Francis Collin’s (of the National Institute of Health) blog. Randee is one of Dr. Xin Sun’s (Div. of Respiratory Medicine) visiting students.

Snapshots of Life: Picturing the Developing Windpipe

This award-winning image by Randee Young was recently featured in Dr. Francis Collin’s (of the National Institute of Health) blog. Randee is one of Dr. Xin Sun’s (Div. of Respiratory Medicine) visiting students.
A special celebration with Chancellor Khosla was recently at the Faculty Club to thank the Family Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation for its generous gift to UC San Diego.

$10.5 million gift funds center for human milk research at UC San Diego

A special celebration with Chancellor Khosla was recently at the Faculty Club to thank the Family Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation for its generous gift to UC San Diego.
$10.5 million gift funds center for human milk research at UC San Diego<br>Also see the Union Tribune’s coverage and video: <a href="http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/health/sd-me-breastmilk-donation-20170110-story.html">http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/health/sd-me-breastmilk-donation-20170110-story.html</a>

Unraveling the Complexity of Mother’s Milk

$10.5 million gift funds center for human milk research at UC San Diego
Also see the Union Tribune’s coverage and video: http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/health/sd-me-breastmilk-donation-20170110-story.html
A new proof-of-concept study by researchers from the University of California San Diego succeeded in training computers to &quot;learn&quot; what a healthy versus an unhealthy gut microbiome looks like based on its genetic makeup.

Teaching Computers to Recognize Sick Guts—Machine Learning and The Microbiome

A new proof-of-concept study by researchers from the University of California San Diego succeeded in training computers to "learn" what a healthy versus an unhealthy gut microbiome looks like based on its genetic makeup.
Alysson Muotri at the University of California, San Diego, and his team created the mini-brains by exposing stem cells taken from the pulp of children’s milk teeth to cocktails of growth factors that help them mature.

Mini-brains made from teeth help reveal what makes us sociable

Alysson Muotri at the University of California, San Diego, and his team created the mini-brains by exposing stem cells taken from the pulp of children’s milk teeth to cocktails of growth factors that help them mature.
San Diego gene sequencing company Illumina has announced that it expects its newest machines to bring down the cost of sequencing a human genome from about $1,000 to about $100 — though it could take anywhere from three to 10 years to get there.

San Diego-Based Illumina Says The $100 Genome Is Only A Few Years Away

San Diego gene sequencing company Illumina has announced that it expects its newest machines to bring down the cost of sequencing a human genome from about $1,000 to about $100 — though it could take anywhere from three to 10 years to get there.
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This year, researchers have explored these questions and more, delivering fascinating insights into human nature. Here are eight of the most intriguing stories on human nature from this year.

8 Things We Learned About Human Nature in 2016

This year, researchers have explored these questions and more, delivering fascinating insights into human nature. Here are eight of the most intriguing stories on human nature from this year.
New findings could facilitate early intervention to improve the health of infants and children who were prenatally exposed to alcohol.

Blood Test May Help Identify Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

New findings could facilitate early intervention to improve the health of infants and children who were prenatally exposed to alcohol.
Antibiotic resistant bacteria, or &quot;superbugs,&quot; are becoming scarily commonplace.

PSA To Surfers: Protect Yourself From Superbugs (This Story Could Save Your Life)

Antibiotic resistant bacteria, or "superbugs," are becoming scarily commonplace.
After having endured nearly 15 years without any new therapeutic agents for pediatric inflammatory skin disease, there is now exciting research that will change treatment imminently and into the future.

Advances in pediatric inflammatory skin disease

After having endured nearly 15 years without any new therapeutic agents for pediatric inflammatory skin disease, there is now exciting research that will change treatment imminently and into the future.
Immunotherapy uses the body itself to kill cancer.

Our perpetually vigilant internal guardian

Immunotherapy uses the body itself to kill cancer.
Molecular traces left on cell phones allowed UC San Diego researchers to construct lifestyle sketches of each phone&#39;s owner.

What molecules you leave on your phone reveal about your lifestyle

Molecular traces left on cell phones allowed UC San Diego researchers to construct lifestyle sketches of each phone's owner.

Upcoming Events

UC San Diego Health - Milk Drive
In collaboration with Mothers’ Milk Bank of San Jose and San Diego Blood Bank
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
At UC San Diego Health Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center parking lot
For more information, click here.

Check out the UCSD Department of Pediatrics list of Events!

2017 Pediatric Research Symposium 

Thurs, January 12th - Fri, January 13th

Rady Children's Hospital San Diego

Our 8th Annual Pediatric Research Symposium was a resounding success, with approximately 220 people in attendance for this year’s two-day event. This exciting and collaborative symposium brought together pediatric basic and clinical science researchers for a series of talks, poster presentations, and networking opportunities, along with leaders from various fields from UCSD (Drs. Vineet Bafna and Larry Goldstein, both PhDs), and from the Salk Institute (Ron Evans, PhD), as well as from The University of Arizona (Fernando Martinez, MD). This year’s Symposium was held in Rady Children’s Hospital’s beautiful new Education and Office Building conference facilities, with this year’s theme related to the research performed by our junior faculty or "The Next Generation Faculty." Additionally, our Poster Session was very well-attended, with over 200 physicians and researchers and  over 152 abstracts submitted! To see photos from this year’s event, click here.To view the Research Symposium booklet, click here. Mark your calendar for the 2018 Research Symposium, set for Winter, 2018, to be held at Rady Children’s Hospital. Additional information and registration opportunities will be announced in Autumn, 2017.

  

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Dr.Kerri Boutelle Adolescent Weight Loss Study
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"Kicking Butt with CF at 67" Paul Quinton, Ph.D.
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LeNoir - NMA Pediatric Lecture: Health Disparities in Children/Causes Consequences and Conviction
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Stem Cell Therapy for Type 1 Diabetes (UCSD, PDRC)
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UC San Diego Health Sciences | Future of Care: Women and Infants
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Peds Focus: Gastroenterology & Neonatology
Peds Focus: Gastroenterology & Neonatology
Peds Focus:Neurology & Neurosurgery
Peds Focus:Neurology & Neurosurgery
Lakeysha
Lakeysha
Dr.Kerri Boutelle Adolescent Weight Loss Study
Dr.Kerri Boutelle Adolescent Weight Loss Study
"Kicking Butt with CF at 67" Paul Quinton, Ph.D.
US News Rankings 2012
US News Rankings 2012
LeNoir - NMA Pediatric Lecture: Health Disparities in Children/Causes Consequences and Conviction
LeNoir - NMA Pediatric Lecture:  Health Disparities in Children/Causes Consequences and Conviction
Stem Cell Therapy for Type 1 Diabetes (UCSD, PDRC)
Stem Cell Therapy for Type 1 Diabetes (UCSD, PDRC)
FRESH: Child Weight Program
FRESH: Child Weight Program
UC San Diego Health Sciences | Future of Care: Women and Infants
UC San Diego Health Sciences | Future of Care: Women and Infants
Peds Focus: Gastroenterology & Neonatology
Peds Focus: Gastroenterology & Neonatology
Peds Focus:Neurology & Neurosurgery
Peds Focus:Neurology & Neurosurgery
Lakeysha
Lakeysha
Dr.Kerri Boutelle Adolescent Weight Loss Study
Dr.Kerri Boutelle Adolescent Weight Loss Study
"Kicking Butt with CF at 67" Paul Quinton, Ph.D.
US News Rankings 2012
US News Rankings 2012
LeNoir - NMA Pediatric Lecture: Health Disparities in Children/Causes Consequences and Conviction
LeNoir - NMA Pediatric Lecture:  Health Disparities in Children/Causes Consequences and Conviction
Stem Cell Therapy for Type 1 Diabetes (UCSD, PDRC)
Stem Cell Therapy for Type 1 Diabetes (UCSD, PDRC)
FRESH: Child Weight Program
FRESH: Child Weight Program
UC San Diego Health Sciences | Future of Care: Women and Infants
UC San Diego Health Sciences | Future of Care: Women and Infants
Peds Focus: Gastroenterology & Neonatology
Peds Focus: Gastroenterology & Neonatology
Peds Focus:Neurology & Neurosurgery
Peds Focus:Neurology & Neurosurgery
Lakeysha
Lakeysha
Dr.Kerri Boutelle Adolescent Weight Loss Study
Dr.Kerri Boutelle Adolescent Weight Loss Study
"Kicking Butt with CF at 67" Paul Quinton, Ph.D.
US News Rankings 2012
US News Rankings 2012
LeNoir - NMA Pediatric Lecture: Health Disparities in Children/Causes Consequences and Conviction
LeNoir - NMA Pediatric Lecture:  Health Disparities in Children/Causes Consequences and Conviction
Stem Cell Therapy for Type 1 Diabetes (UCSD, PDRC)
Stem Cell Therapy for Type 1 Diabetes (UCSD, PDRC)
FRESH: Child Weight Program
FRESH: Child Weight Program
UC San Diego Health Sciences | Future of Care: Women and Infants
UC San Diego Health Sciences | Future of Care: Women and Infants
Peds Focus: Gastroenterology & Neonatology
Peds Focus: Gastroenterology & Neonatology
Peds Focus:Neurology & Neurosurgery
Peds Focus:Neurology & Neurosurgery
Lakeysha
Lakeysha
Dr.Kerri Boutelle Adolescent Weight Loss Study
Dr.Kerri Boutelle Adolescent Weight Loss Study
"Kicking Butt with CF at 67" Paul Quinton, Ph.D.
US News Rankings 2012
US News Rankings 2012
LeNoir - NMA Pediatric Lecture: Health Disparities in Children/Causes Consequences and Conviction
LeNoir - NMA Pediatric Lecture:  Health Disparities in Children/Causes Consequences and Conviction
Stem Cell Therapy for Type 1 Diabetes (UCSD, PDRC)
Stem Cell Therapy for Type 1 Diabetes (UCSD, PDRC)
FRESH: Child Weight Program
FRESH: Child Weight Program
UC San Diego Health Sciences | Future of Care: Women and Infants
UC San Diego Health Sciences | Future of Care: Women and Infants
Peds Focus: Gastroenterology & Neonatology
Peds Focus: Gastroenterology & Neonatology
Peds Focus:Neurology & Neurosurgery
Peds Focus:Neurology & Neurosurgery
Lakeysha
Lakeysha
Dr.Kerri Boutelle Adolescent Weight Loss Study
Dr.Kerri Boutelle Adolescent Weight Loss Study
"Kicking Butt with CF at 67" Paul Quinton, Ph.D.
US News Rankings 2012
US News Rankings 2012
LeNoir - NMA Pediatric Lecture: Health Disparities in Children/Causes Consequences and Conviction
LeNoir - NMA Pediatric Lecture:  Health Disparities in Children/Causes Consequences and Conviction
Stem Cell Therapy for Type 1 Diabetes (UCSD, PDRC)
Stem Cell Therapy for Type 1 Diabetes (UCSD, PDRC)
FRESH: Child Weight Program
FRESH: Child Weight Program

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