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Newswise: Bipartisan Coalition Urges U.S.-China Cooperation to Combat COVID-19
Released: 6-Apr-2020 8:45 AM EDT
Bipartisan Coalition Urges U.S.-China Cooperation to Combat COVID-19
University of California San Diego

More that 90 bipartisan, high-level former government officials and experts in the U.S.-China relationship released a joint statement today urging cooperation between the United States and China in a much-needed effort to combat the COVID-19 global health crisis.

Newswise: Researchers work on early warning system for COVID-19
Released: 1-Apr-2020 8:30 AM EDT
Researchers work on early warning system for COVID-19
University of California San Diego

To better understand early signs of coronavirus and the virus' spread, physicians around the country and data scientists at UC San Diego are working together to use a wearable device to monitor more than 12,000 people, including thousands of healthcare workers. The effort has started at hospitals in the San Francisco Bay Area and at the University of West Virginia.

Released: 31-Mar-2020 8:15 AM EDT
Discovery of new biomarker in blood could lead to early test for Alzheimer’s disease
University of California San Diego

UC San Diego researchers discovered that high blood levels of RNA produced by the PHGDH gene could serve as a biomarker for early detection of Alzheimer’s disease. The work could lead to the development of a blood test to identify individuals who will develop the disease years before they show symptoms.

Newswise: UC San Diego Engineers and Doctors Retrofit and Build Ventilators with 3D-Printing
Released: 30-Mar-2020 8:00 AM EDT
UC San Diego Engineers and Doctors Retrofit and Build Ventilators with 3D-Printing
University of California San Diego

A team of engineers and physicians at the University of California San Diego is working to turn emergency hand-held ventilators into devices that can work autonomously for long periods of time, without human input.

20-Mar-2020 3:50 PM EDT
How Robots Can Help Combat COVID-19: Science Robotics Editorial
University of California San Diego

Can robots be effective tools in combating the COVID-19 pandemic? A group of leaders in the field of robotics say yes, and outline a number of examples in an editorial in the March 25 issue of Science Robotics. They say robots can be used for clinical care such as telemedicine and decontamination; logistics such as delivery and handling of contaminated waste; and reconnaissance such as monitoring compliance with voluntary quarantines.

Newswise: Supercomputer Helps Benchmark Cancer Immunotherapy Tool
Released: 24-Mar-2020 3:35 PM EDT
Supercomputer Helps Benchmark Cancer Immunotherapy Tool
University of California San Diego

With an estimated 1.7 million new cases and 600,000 deaths during 2017 in the U.S. alone, cancer remains a critical healthcare challenge. Researchers used the Comet supercomputer at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) to evaluate their new molecular docking tool which aims to improve immunotherapy outcomes by identifying more effective personalized treatments.

Newswise: Scientists Observe Superconductivity in Two Meteorites
Released: 23-Mar-2020 6:35 PM EDT
Scientists Observe Superconductivity in Two Meteorites
University of California San Diego

Researchers from UC San Diego and Brookhaven Laboratory in New York investigated a diverse population of meteorites. Among the 15 pieces of comets and asteroids studied, they found two with superconductive grains.

Newswise: Aversion to Risk by R&D Managers May Hurt U.S. Economic Prospects
Released: 16-Mar-2020 3:30 PM EDT
Aversion to Risk by R&D Managers May Hurt U.S. Economic Prospects
University of California San Diego

While concerns loom over an impending recession caused by the spread of COVID-19, policymakers and business leaders have implemented radical strategies, such as slashing interest rates to invigorate the U.S.’s weakened economy. Research and Development (R&D) has long been key in the nation’s economic prospects and according to new research from the University of California San Diego, the country’s ability to maintain its competitive edge in this area largely depends on managers in R&D being less averse to risk.

Newswise: ‘Spillway’ for electrons could keep lithium metal batteries from catching fire
Released: 12-Mar-2020 8:00 AM EDT
‘Spillway’ for electrons could keep lithium metal batteries from catching fire
University of California San Diego

UC San Diego nanoengineers developed a safety feature that prevents lithium metal batteries from rapidly overheating and catching fire in case of an internal short circuit. The clever tweak does not prevent battery failure, but rather provides advance warning of failure and makes it much safer.


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