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Mutant Gene Found to Fuel Cancer-Promoting Effects of Inflammation


Biologists have uncovered a mechanism linking a human gene’s function to chronic inflammation and cancer. They discovered that “mutant p53” taps the body’s immune response system to fuel pro-inflammatory responses that increase cancer growth.
20-Oct-2017 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UC San Diego Strength in Humanities Leads to Inclusion in Prestigious Research Consortium


The University of California San Diego has joined the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Research University Consortium, a prestigious academic leadership group in the humanities.
19-Oct-2017 1:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

SDSC’s ‘Comet’ Supercomputer Assists in Latest LIGO Discovery


This week’s landmark discovery of gravitational and light waves generated by the collision of two neutron stars eons ago was made possible by analyses and signal verification performed by Comet, an advanced supercomputer based at the San Diego...
18-Oct-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Pair of Discoveries Illuminate New Paths to Flu and Anthrax Treatments


Two recent studies have set the research groundwork for new avenues to treat influenza and anthrax poisoning. The studies employed a series of experiments to identify key pathways and mechanisms previously unknown or overlooked in the body’s...
17-Oct-2017 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Model Predicts How E. coli Bacteria Adapt Under Stress

Researchers at UC San Diego have developed a genome-scale model that can accurately predict how E. coli bacteria respond to temperature changes and genetic mutations. The work sheds light on how cells adapt under environmental stress and has...
13-Oct-2017 9:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Laser Cavities Take on New Shapes and Functionalities

Bending laser light around sharp turns and corners—without scattering—is now possible thanks to a new laser cavity developed by electrical engineers at UC San Diego. This is the first laser cavity that can fully confine and propagate light in...
12-Oct-2017 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Luring Hornets: Scientists Unlock Sex Pheromone of Notorious Honey Bee Predator


Biologists have developed a solution for controlling the invasive Asian hornet Vespa velutina based on the insect’s natural chemical mating instincts. They deciphered the insect’s sex pheromone and devised a method of luring males into traps...
12-Oct-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Reducing Racial Bias in Children


An international team of researchers suggests that one way to reduce racial bias in young children is by teaching them to distinguish among faces of a different race and to identify them as individuals.
10-Oct-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Northern CA Wildfires Generate 1.5 Million Views of UC San Diego’s ‘Firemap’ Resource


A web-based tool recently developed by UC San Diego researchers under an NSF grant to perform data-driven predictive modeling and real-time tracking of fires has already been viewed about one million times and generated more than 115,000 unique...
13-Oct-2017 4:05 PM EDT

UC San Diego Scientists Garner National High-Risk, High-Reward Awards


Emma Farley, an assistant professor at UC San Diego’s Division of Biological Sciences and School of Medicine, has been awarded the NIH Director’s New Innovator Award. Melissa Gymrek, an assistant professor in the School of Medicine and...
5-Oct-2017 1:05 PM EDT

Structural Engineer Available for Interviews About Damage in Mexico Earthquake.


20-Sep-2017 1:05 PM EDT

Saving the World, One Robot Swarm-Infested Hurricane at a Time

11-Sep-2017 6:05 PM EDT

Seismologists Available to Discuss North Korea 6.3 Seismic Event

3-Sep-2017 3:05 PM EDT

Researcher Available to Discuss Impact of Solar Eclipse on Solar Power Generation

16-Aug-2017 7:05 AM EDT

Engineering Professors and Graduate Students Talk Nanotechnology and AI at San Diego Comic-Con

19-Jul-2017 4:05 PM EDT

UC San Diego Surgeon Heading to 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games


In two weeks, UC San Diego Health orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Sonya Ahmed will head to Lillehammer, Norway for the 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games. Ahmed is a former elite athlete herself—competing internationally in gymnastics and in collegiate pole...
29-Jan-2016 3:05 PM EST

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