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Engineers Investigate a Simple, No-Bake Recipe to Make Bricks From Martian Soil

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Explorers planning to settle on Mars might be able to turn the planet’s red soil into bricks without needing to use an oven or additional ingredients. Instead, they would just need to apply pressure to compact the soil—the equivalent of a blow...
27-Apr-2017 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Common Pesticide Damages Honey Bee’s Ability to Fly

Biologists at UC San Diego have provided the first evidence that a widely used pesticide can significantly impair the ability of otherwise healthy honey bees to fly. The study, which employed a bee “flight mill,” raises concerns about how...
25-Apr-2017 9:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

After the Death of a Friend, Healing in a Human Social Network

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The first large-scale research on recovery and resilience after a death in a friend group – a study of 15,000 anonymized networks on Facebook - shows that when a friend dies, we get closer to that person’s friends. A human social network repairs...
21-Apr-2017 5:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Sensor-Filled Glove Could Help Doctors Take Guesswork Out of Physical Exams

Researchers have developed a sensor-filled glove that doctors could wear to accurately measure muscle stiffness, known as spasticity, in patients suffering from stroke, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis and other muscle control disorders.
20-Apr-2017 10:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

A Scientific Advance for Cool Clothing: Temperature-Wise, That Is

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Stanford University researchers, with the aid of the Comet supercomputer at the San Diego Supercomputer at UC San Diego, have engineered a low-cost plastic material that could become the basis for clothing that cools the wearer, reducing the need...
19-Apr-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Calling High School Students for UC San Diego’s Mentor Assistance Program

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San Diego-area high school students interested in pursuing a career in scientifically-based research are invited to apply to UC San Diego’s Mentor Assistance Program (MAP), a campus-wide initiative designed to engage students in a mentoring...
18-Apr-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

SDSC to Enhance Campus Research Computing Resources for Bioinformatics

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The San Diego Supercomputer Center at UC San Diego has been awarded a National Science Foundation grant to augment its campus computing cluster with new capabilities for bioinformatics analyses to support researchers across campus – including the...
17-Apr-2017 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

'Neuron-Reading' Nanowires Could Accelerate Development of Drugs to Treat Neurological Diseases

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A team led by engineers at the University of California San Diego has developed nanowires that can record the electrical activity of neurons in fine detail. The new nanowire technology could one day serve as a platform to screen drugs for...
13-Apr-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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UC San Diego Surgeon Heading to 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games

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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

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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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