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Zika Infection May Affect Adult Brain Cells

Concerns over the Zika virus have focused on pregnant women due to mounting evidence that it causes brain abnormalities in developing fetuses. However, new research in mice suggests that certain adult brain cells may be vulnerable to infection as well.

Dileep Jeste, MD

Graying but Grinning: Despite Physical Ailments, Older Adults Happier

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 aging adults: They seem to consistently get better over time.

Neal Devaraj

UC San Diego Chemist Wins 2 Prestigious National Awards

Neal Devaraj, an associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry at UC San Diego, has won two prestigious national prizes—the 2017 ACS Award in Pure Chemistry and the 2016 National Fresenius Award—bestowed by the American Chemical Society.

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