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Nobel Laureate Harry Markowitz Commits $4 Million Legacy Gift to UC San Diego’s Rady School of Management


Nobel Laureate Harry Markowitz commits $4 million legacy gift to the Rady School of Management at UC San Diego.
25-Jul-2017 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Thousands of Genes Exchanged within Microbial Communities Living on Cheese


Using cheese as a novel way to study microscopic communities, researchers have found that bacteria living on artisanal cheese varieties have transferred thousands of genes between each other. Such microbiome communities are known to play a key...
25-Jul-2017 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UC San Diego Researchers Join $14.9 Million Fight Against Disease-Transmitting Mosquitoes


UC San Diego scientists will study an innovative research technique as a way to control disease-causing mosquitoes. The project, which will receive up to $14.9 million, will focus on a technique known as gene drive, which can spread desirable genes...
19-Jul-2017 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Toward 20-Story Earthquake-Safe Buildings Made From Wood


-- A two-story wooden structure endured four different earthquake simulations on July 14, 2017 on the world’s largest outdoor shake table here in San Diego. And it’s still standing before more tests in the coming weeks. The goal of the tests is...
19-Jul-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UC San Diego Celebrates ‘Science Nonfiction’ at Comic-Con


For the first time, the horde of 100,000+ attendees at San Diego Comic-Con can count a local university among its ranks. UC San Diego’s presence will be seen on MTS trolleys, outdoor boards — even street teams wearing sandwich-boards and...
18-Jul-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Study of Brain Circuits Finds Key Links to Symptoms of Depression


Scientists have linked specific wiring in the brain to distinct behavioral symptoms of depression. In a study published in Cell, researchers at UC San Diego found brain circuits tied to feelings of despair and helplessness and were able to alleviate...
17-Jul-2017 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Low-Cost Smart Glove Translates American Sign Language Alphabet and Controls Virtual Objects

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a smart glove that wirelessly translates the American Sign Language alphabet into text and controls a virtual hand to mimic sign language gestures. The device, which engineers call...
11-Jul-2017 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

'Near-Zero-Power' Temperature Sensor Could Make Wearables, Smart Home Devices Less Power-Hungry


A new "near-zero-power" technology could make wearables and smart home devices last for years without changing or recharging the battery. Electrical engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a temperature sensor that runs on...
5-Jul-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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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

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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