Daniela Kaufer and colleague

Blood-pressure drug prevents epilepsy after brain injury

Study in rats shows that a common hypertension drug can nearly eliminate the epilepsy that often follows severe head injury. Nearly one in five cases of epilepsy is the result of head trauma.

The shot that protects

UC has played a significant role in the development of vaccines that have saved countless lives.

Codeine still prescribed for children

Despite its potentially harmful effects in children, codeine continues to be prescribed in U.S. emergency rooms.
pet dog

Pet care for the needy

Veterinary clinic provides free services — and holiday gift baskets — for animals whose humans are down on their luck.
Kent Stephenson raises his leg

Spinal cord therapy helps paraplegics move their legs

Four young men who have been paralyzed for years achieved groundbreaking progress — moving their legs — as a result of epidural electrical stimulation of the spinal cord.
Fatima Elkabti and Jorge Cuadros

Saving diabetics from blindness in post-conflict Libya

A graduate student in optometry, one of her professors and an alumnus have joined forces to build a long-distance diagnostic project that has the potential to save sight for many.

New test detects Parkinson's-like disorder in young adults

Early signs of neurodegenerative ailment, normally not detected till middle age, now can be seen in adults as young as 30.
Jonas Salk

New home for Jonas Salk's papers

Family of polio vaccine pioneer donates personal papers to the UC San Diego library.
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Potential lung cancer vaccine shows renewed promise

In mouse studies, an investigational cancer vaccine boosted immune response and reduced the number of tumors.

U.S. News ranks UC graduate schools among nation's best

Dozens of programs in business, education, engineering, law and medicine make magazine's annual rankings.