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Researchers Identify Gene That Helps Prevent Brain Disease

Scientists have identified a gene that helps prevent the harmful buildup of proteins that can lead to neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. As published in Nature, the researchers found that the “Ankrd16” gene...
18-May-2018 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UC San Diego Extension Honors Veterans Through Continued Education

In an effort to help military veterans discover new careers or enhance their current skills, UC San Diego Extension provides a wide range of courses and certificate programs aimed at their success in the civilian workforce.
17-May-2018 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


New Blood Test Rapidly Detects Signs of Pancreatic Cancer

UC San Diego researchers have developed a test that can screen for pancreatic cancer in just a drop of blood. The test, which is at the proof-of-concept stage, provides results in under an hour. It's simple: apply a drop of blood on a small...
17-May-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UC San Diego Extension Hits a High Note With Summer Jazz Camp

Fourteen-year-old UC San Diego Jazz Camp participant recognized with an outstanding soloist award at the Monterey Next Generation Jazz Festival. In its 16th year, the five-day UC San Diego Jazz Camp summer program is designed for intermediate to...
16-May-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Artificial Muscles, Robotic Grippers, Health Care Robotics

From a gripper equipped with gecko-inspired adhesives, to artificial muscles and robotic joints, to talks on human-robot interaction and health care robotics, the University of California San Diego will have a strong presence at the 2018...
15-May-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Scientists Find Missing Factor in Gene Activation

Scientists have unraveled a mystery on how genes are activated. Genes are blocked by structures known as nucleosomes, which package DNA. How do these roadblocks clear out to allow genes to turn on? Scientists have identified a key factor that...
15-May-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Chemists ‘Crystallize’ New Approach to Materials Science

Researchers in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UC San Diego mixed together unlikely materials to create a new hybrid form of crystalline matter that could change the practice of materials science. The findings, published in Nature,...
3-May-2018 4:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites


UC San Diego Professor Wins 2018 China Residency Exchange Fellowship

University of California San Diego professor Natalia Molina has been awarded the 2018 China Residency at Wuhan University by the Organization of American Historians. Given in partnership with the American History Research Association of China, the...
3-May-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Scripps Oceanographer Lynne Talley Available to Comment on the Topic of Atlantic Ocean Circulation

11-Apr-2018 5:05 PM EDT


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

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