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Newswise: UC San Diego-led Study Finds Close Evolutionary Proximity Between Microbial Domains in the ‘Tree of Life’

UC San Diego-led Study Finds Close Evolutionary Proximity Between Microbial Domains in the ‘Tree of Life’

University of California San Diego

A comprehensive analysis of 10,575 genomes as part of a multi-national study led by researchers at UC San Diego has revealed close evolutionary proximity between the microbial domains at the base of the tree of life, the branching pattern of evolution described by Charles Darwin more than 160 years ago in his book, On the Origin of Species.

Channels: All Journal News, Evolution and Darwin, Genetics, Microbiome, Supercomputing, Technology, Staff Picks, Nature (journal),

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17-Jan-2020 1:15 PM EST
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    16-Jan-2020 2:00 PM EST

Mosquitoes Engineered to Repel Dengue Virus

University of California San Diego

An international team of scientists has synthetically engineered mosquitoes that halt the transmission of the dengue virus. The development marks the first engineered approach in mosquitoes that targets the four known types of dengue, improving upon previous designs that addressed single strains.

Channels: Children's Health, Engineering, Immunology, Zika Virus, Southeast Asia News, PLOS ONE, All Journal News,

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13-Jan-2020 2:55 PM EST
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Newswise: American Association for Thoracic Surgery Adopts HUBzero® Cloud Platform

American Association for Thoracic Surgery Adopts HUBzero® Cloud Platform

University of California San Diego

The American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) has adopted an open-source, cloud-based platform led out of the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) that addresses widely recognized challenges with historical platforms throughout the cardiothoracic surgical community.

Channels: Artificial Intelligence, Cardiovascular Health, Healthcare, In the Workplace, Supercomputing, Surgery, Technology, All Journal News,

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15-Jan-2020 1:00 PM EST
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    14-Jan-2020 9:00 AM EST

Surprising Beauty Found in Bacterial Cultures

University of California San Diego

Researchers at University of California San Diego have discovered that when certain microbes pair up, stunning floral patterns emerge.

Channels: Cell Biology, Chemistry, Microbiome, Staff Picks, All Journal News, Grant Funded News,

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7-Jan-2020 1:20 PM EST
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Newswise: Can Solar Geoengineering Mitigate both Climate Change and Income Inequality?

Can Solar Geoengineering Mitigate both Climate Change and Income Inequality?

University of California San Diego

New research from the University of California San Diego finds that solar geoengineering—the intentional reflection of sunlight away from the Earth’s surface—may reduce income inequality between countries.

Channels: Climate Science, Engineering, Environmental Science, Geology, Staff Picks, Economics, Nature (journal), All Journal News,

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13-Jan-2020 1:15 PM EST
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Newswise: Supercomputer Simulations Showcase Novel Planet Formation Models

Supercomputer Simulations Showcase Novel Planet Formation Models

University of California San Diego

Scientists at the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) used SDSC’s Comet supercomputer to help model the formation of terrestrial planets such as Mercury, Venus, and Mars in a quest to explore if there are Earth-like planets outside our solar system.

Channels: Physics, Space and Astronomy, Supercomputing, Grant Funded News,

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10-Jan-2020 12:40 PM EST
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Newswise: Growing strained crystals could improve performance of perovskite electronics

Growing strained crystals could improve performance of perovskite electronics

University of California San Diego

A new method could enable researchers to build more efficient, longer lasting perovskite solar cells and LEDs. By growing thin perovskite films on different substrates, UC San Diego engineers invented a way of fabricating perovskite single crystals with precisely deformed, or strained, structures.

Channels: Engineering, Materials Science, Nanotechnology, Nature (journal), All Journal News,

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9-Jan-2020 3:20 PM EST
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Newswise: UC San Diego, San Diego Community College District Receive Combined $2.7M from Mellon Foundation

UC San Diego, San Diego Community College District Receive Combined $2.7M from Mellon Foundation

University of California San Diego

With $2.7 million support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the University of California San Diego and San Diego Community College District are building a pipeline of successful undergraduate and graduate students, resulting in a new generation of leaders who will reshape the value and meaning of an education in the humanities in the 21st century.

Channels: Arts and Entertainment, Back to School, Education,

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18-Dec-2019 1:30 PM EST
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Newswise: SDSC Supercomputer Simulations Aid in Solving Boron Carbide Mystery

SDSC Supercomputer Simulations Aid in Solving Boron Carbide Mystery

University of California San Diego

Building upon decades of research on how to make boron carbide even more efficient, an engineering team at the University of Florida (UF) has been conducting simulations using SDSC's Comet supercomputer to better understand the nanoscale level deformation mechanisms of this important material.

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18-Dec-2019 12:35 PM EST
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Newswise: New CRISPR-based System Targets Amplified Antibiotic-resistant Genes
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    16-Dec-2019 5:00 AM EST

New CRISPR-based System Targets Amplified Antibiotic-resistant Genes

University of California San Diego

Researchers have developed a new CRISPR-based gene-drive system that more efficiently inactivates a gene rendering bacteria antibiotic-resistant. The new system leverages technology developed by UC San Diego biologists in insects and mammals that biases genetic inheritance of preferred traits called “active genetics.”

Channels: All Journal News, Drug Resistance, Genetics, Nature (journal),

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12-Dec-2019 6:05 PM EST
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