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From Imagination to Market: Technology Transfer Office Shepherds Another Spin-Off to Success

When the company Topera was recently acquired for $250 million by global heath-care giant Abbott, it was the culmination of a UC San Diego scientist’s entrepreneurial hard work – and another successful university spin-off shepherded to market by...
15-Dec-2014 3:25 PM EST

Seasoned Policymakers Drive the Fairest Bargain of All

Is an experienced policymaker a more rational and a more self-interested bargainer than the average person? That is what nearly all prior research has assumed. But a new study from the University of California, San Diego shows just the opposite.
15-Dec-2014 3:00 PM EST

The Story of a Bizarre Deep-Sea Bone Worm Takes an Unexpected Twist

The saga of the Osedax “bone-eating” worms began 12 years ago, with the first discovery of these deep-sea creatures that feast on the bones of dead animals. The Osedax story grew even stranger when researchers found that the large female worms...
11-Dec-2014 9:00 AM EST

Too Many People, Not Enough Water – Now and 2700 Years Ago


Drought and overpopulation helped destroy Assyrian Empire, study says. Researchers see parallels with modern Syria and Iraq, and caution other regions also facing weather stresses.
10-Nov-2014 3:00 PM EST

Pharmaceutical Companies to Share Data for Drug Design via New UC San Diego-Led Resource

Pharmaceutical companies will collaborate with researchers at the University of California, San Diego to provide previously unreleased proprietary data for drug discovery through a new $3.7 million effort funded by the National Institutes for...
9-Oct-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Dog Jealousy: Study Suggests Primordial Origins for the ‘Green-Eyed Monster’


Dogs exhibit jealous behaviors. The first experimental test of jealousy in dogs supports the view that the emotion evolved to protect social bonds from interlopers.
21-Jul-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Genome-Wide Analysis Reveals Genetic Similarities Among Friends

If you consider your friends family, you may be on to something. A study from the University of California, San Diego, and Yale University finds that friends who are not biologically related still resemble each other genetically.
11-Jul-2014 8:00 AM EDT

Biologists Find ‘Missing Link’ in the Production of Protein Factories in Cells

Biologists at UC San Diego have found the “missing link” in the chemical system that enables animal cells to produce ribosomes—the thousands of protein “factories” contained within each cell that manufacture all of the proteins needed to...
23-Jun-2014 11:00 AM EDT

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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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