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Byproducts of ‘Junk DNA’ Implicated in Cancer Spread

Biologists have revealed that enhancer RNAs play a significant role in cancer dissemination. The researchers found that eRNAs have a direct role in the activation of genes that are important for tumor development. This role is facilitated by the...
14-Aug-2018 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


UC San Diego Announces Historic $312 Million Fundraising Year

The University of California San Diego raised $312 million in 2017-2018—a record-breaking amount for any San Diego institution of higher education in a single year. The funds go toward the university’s $2 billion goal as part of the Campaign for...
14-Aug-2018 7:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites


UC San Diego Division of Arts and Humanities Receives $750,000 NEH Infrastructure Award

The arts and humanities will have a stronger and more influential presence on the University of California San Diego campus, thanks to a new $750,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
9-Aug-2018 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Chemistry Research ‘Rocks’ New Data about Ancient Life

Sulfur isotopes can serve as tracers of atmospheric oxygen, and new data collected from the present-day atmosphere in China by an international team of researchers, led by the University of California San Diego, indicate remarkable similarity to the...
6-Aug-2018 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites


SDSC’s ‘Comet’ Supercomputer Extended into 2021

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at UC San Diego a supplemental grant valued at almost $2.4 million to extend operations of its Comet supercomputer by an additional year, through March 2021....
31-Jul-2018 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Charles Lee Powell Foundation: Three Decades of Giving to the Jacobs School of Engineering at UC San Diego

The Charles Lee Powell Foundation has given more than $35 million in support during the past three decades to the Jacobs School of Engineering at the University of California San Diego. The generous San Diego-based foundation has funded research in...
30-Jul-2018 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


UC San Diego and Spin Showcase Strong Bikeshare Pilot Program Results

The University of California San Diego and Spin, the dockless personal mobility company, are announcing the results of a bikeshare partnership pilot program which was created to provide more than 36,000 students, faculty and staff with an...
25-Jul-2018 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Bacterial Communities Use Sophisticated Strategy to Communicate over Long Distances

“Percolation” theory is helping explain how communities of bacteria can effectively relay signals across long distances. Once regarded as simple microorganisms, communities of bacteria have been found to employ a strategy we use to brew coffee...
24-Jul-2018 4:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Scripps Oceanographer Lynne Talley Available to Comment on the Topic of Atlantic Ocean Circulation

11-Apr-2018 5:05 PM EDT


Northern CA Wildfires Generate 1.5 Million Views of UC San Diego’s ‘Firemap’ Resource

A web-based tool recently developed by UC San Diego researchers under an NSF grant to perform data-driven predictive modeling and real-time tracking of fires has already been viewed about one million times and generated more than 115,000 unique...
13-Oct-2017 4:05 PM EDT


UC San Diego Scientists Garner National High-Risk, High-Reward Awards

Emma Farley, an assistant professor at UC San Diego’s Division of Biological Sciences and School of Medicine, has been awarded the NIH Director’s New Innovator Award. Melissa Gymrek, an assistant professor in the School of Medicine and...
5-Oct-2017 1:05 PM EDT


Structural Engineer Available for Interviews About Damage in Mexico Earthquake.

20-Sep-2017 1:05 PM EDT

Saving the World, One Robot Swarm-Infested Hurricane at a Time

11-Sep-2017 6:05 PM EDT

Seismologists Available to Discuss North Korea 6.3 Seismic Event

3-Sep-2017 3:05 PM EDT

Researcher Available to Discuss Impact of Solar Eclipse on Solar Power Generation

16-Aug-2017 7:05 AM EDT

Engineering Professors and Graduate Students Talk Nanotechnology and AI at San Diego Comic-Con

19-Jul-2017 4:05 PM EDT

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