Given the California state-wide lockdown, we at Scintillon Institute hope you remain calm and aware while doing your best to follow the governor’s directive for blunting the projected jump in infected cases that could potentially overwhelm our medical system.
We are doing what we can at Scintillon to provide long term help with all issues related to human health and longevity, viral outbreaks included. We plan on conducting the production of cell and possibly vesicle mediated vaccines against SARS-CoV-2. We also are working on tissue and organ regeneration to help those who have survived a coronavirus infection and developing nanoantibodies that might be used to treat the cytokine storm/septic shock from which some severe-case patients suffer.
In the meantime, the biomedical research community will continue to work on all diseases to provide cure and comfort. We are happy to report that just today, one of our faculty members, Dr. Jiwu Wang, and his group published a paper in a Nature family journal about how doctors could treat thyroid cancer with more informed choices.
Please stay safe and well. Your continued support of biomedical research is vital because together, we can handle future outbreaks and other health problems better.
Scintillon Institute thanks the City of San Diego’s Economic Development Department for funding the SURE Program in 2018 – 2019. This generous grant demonstrates the support and commitment the City of San Diego has for growing the economic possibilities of San Diego students across all backgrounds. STEM education and the immersion job training provided by the SURE program aligns with City goals to generate small business jobs and economic revenue for San Diego, including its large biotechnology community.
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“What can I do today to extend my health into my older years?”
“What supplements do YOU take?”
“How can I take your discoveries out of the lab and into my life?"
These exchanges, overheard at the RESILIENCE TO AGING, part of Scintillon Institute’s health in aging lecture series held on April 19, 2019, at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar, illustrate the importance of connecting scientists and health conscious individuals focused on a common goal: uncovering the practical applications from scientific research to extend health in aging.
A new Resilience in Aging center is upcoming in 2019, including new faculty members recruited through a very successful program we implemented in 2018—Scintillon Assistant Professor Entry Program.
Promising young faculty joins Scintillon Institute
November 3, 2018
The Scintillon Institute is proud to announce the recent addition to its faculty a leading scientist Dr. Yun Yung, who is an expert on cortical brain development and related neurological disorders, including hydrocephalus.
Hydrocephalus, otherwise known as “water on the brain” is one of the most common neurological disorders in children with an incidence rate of 0.01%, similar to Down’s syndrome. In addition, adults and the elderly can also suffer from different variants of hydrocephalus, particularly in cases such as dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.