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Sparking girls’ interest in computing through ‘social wearables’

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a $1.2 million grant to a team led by Katherine Isbister, professor of computational media at UC Santa Cruz, to develop a summer camp for middle school girls focused on computational technology in a...
29-Jul-2020 11:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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How galaxies die: New insights into the quenching of star formation

Astronomers studying galaxy evolution have long struggled to understand what causes star formation to shut down in massive galaxies.
16-Jul-2020 4:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Campus 20th anniversary of posting the assembled genome to the Internet

UC Santa Cruz researchers played a crucial role in early planning of the human genome project, in assembling the genome sequence, developing tools for its visualization and ensuring it remained in the public domain. They continue to have a major...
25-Jun-2020 2:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Eleven human genomes in nine days

UC Santa Cruz researchers are helping drive advances in human genome assembly to make the process better, faster, and cheaper. They plan to leverage these innovations to create a reference genome more representative of human diversity.
4-May-2020 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Astronomers use slime mold model to reveal dark threads of the cosmic web

A computational approach inspired by the growth patterns of a bright yellow slime mold has enabled a team of astronomers and computer scientists at UC Santa Cruz to trace the filaments of the cosmic web that connects galaxies throughout the...
10-Mar-2020 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UC Santa Cruz leads collaboration to speed wound healing with a novel smart bandage

Researchers will use a combination of approaches involving bioelectronic devices, machine learning, and regenerative medicine in an effort to achieve precise control over the physiological processes involved in wound healing.
27-Feb-2020 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

UCSC Genome Browser posts the coronavirus genome

By posting the complete genome of the coronavirus on the internet, UC Santa Cruz engineers hope to accelerate international research, collaboration that will allow scientists to find ways to attack it.
7-Feb-2020 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

How genetics and social games drive evolution of mating systems in mammals

Traditional explanations for why some animals are monogamous and others are promiscuous or polygamous have focused on ecological factors. A new theory focuses instead on social interactions driven by genetically determined behaviors.
19-Dec-2019 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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UC Santa Cruz Professor Aims to Expand Science Internships for High School Students

Astronomer Puragra GuhaThakurta is using a sabbatical at Google to explore ways to expand and diversify the Science Internship Program for high school students that he started in 2009 at UC Santa Cruz.
10-Mar-2015 1:05 PM EDT

Election Experts Available to Provide Commentary and Analysis

From polling and party politics to taxes and global warming, the following experts at the University of California, Santa Cruz, are available to discuss the hot topics this election season.
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