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Scripps-Led Team Discovers Four New Deep-Sea Worm Species


A pink flatworm-like animal known by a single species found in waters off Sweden has puzzled biologists for nearly six decades. New discoveries half a world away by a team of scientists from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, the...
5-Feb-2016 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Still Connected After All These Years


Many of us cannot picture ourselves working for the same organization for decades. But a growing number of UC San Diego academics have been teaching students, conducting research and connecting with the campus for a half century or more. Following...
4-Feb-2016 6:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

UC San Diego Researchers Cited Among “World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds”

Twenty-two University of California, San Diego scientists and physicians are among the 2015 listing of “The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds,” an annual compendium of “Highly Cited Researchers” by Thomson Reuters, a multinational...
1-Feb-2016 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Study Finds Toxic Pollutants in Fish Across the World’s Oceans


A new global analysis of seafood found that fish populations throughout the world's oceans are contaminated with industrial and agricultural pollutants, collectively known as persistent organic pollutants (POPs). The study from researchers at...
29-Jan-2016 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Biologists Develop Method for Antibiotic Susceptibility Testing


A team of biologists and biomedical researchers at UC San Diego has developed a new method to determine if bacteria are susceptible to antibiotics within a few hours, an advance that could slow the appearance of drug resistance and allow doctors to...
29-Jan-2016 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

E-Cigarette Vapor Boosts Superbugs and Dampens Immune System


Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System report data suggesting that e-cigarettes are toxic to human airway cells, suppress immune defenses and alter inflammation,...
29-Jan-2016 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Cholesterol Levels Improve with Weight Loss and Healthy Fat-Rich Diet

A University of California, San Diego School of Medicine study finds that weight loss programs that provide healthy fats, such as olive oil in the Mediterranean diet, or a low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet have similar impacts on pound-shedding. More...
29-Jan-2016 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Brain Monitoring Takes a Leap Out of the Lab


Bioengineers and cognitive scientists have developed the first portable, 64-channel wearable brain activity monitoring system that’s comparable to state-of-the-art equipment found in research laboratories. The system is a better fit for real-world...
13-Jan-2016 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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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

Founder of UC San Diego’s Dance Program Establishes $100,000 Endowment

Professor emerita Margaret C. Marshall, founder of the dance program at the University of California, San Diego, has established with her husband, Mark G. Marshall, a $100,000 endowment fund to continue the legacy of dance in the Division of Arts...
31-Oct-2013 3:10 PM EDT

University Experts Available to Discuss Charles Darwin and Evolution

The University of California, San Diego is hosting a series of events this spring to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin and to reflect on how his ideas continue to influence science. The University also has a list of...
30-Jan-2009 1:00 PM EST

One Year after California's Devastating 2007 Wildfires, Environmental and Health Effects of Smoke Better Understood


Description: Looking for an expert to talk on the upcoming anniversary of last October's wildfires? UC San Diego faculty are available to comment.
2-Oct-2008 3:00 PM EDT

Healthcare Systems Experts Discuss Campaign Issues

A nationally recognized healthcare policy expert at UC San Diego School of Medicine is available to discuss campaign issues related to healthcare plans/promises.
22-Aug-2008 1:00 PM EDT

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