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Learning dance moves could help humanoid robots work better with humans

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have trained a humanoid robot to perform a variety of expressive movements, from simple dance routines to gestures like waving, high-fiving and hugging, all while maintaining a steady gait on...
11-Jul-2024 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

A simple firmware update completely hides a device’s Bluetooth fingerprint

A smartphone's unique Bluetooth fingerprint could be used to track the device's user--until now. A team of researchers have developed a simple firmware update that can completely hide the Bluetooth fingerprint, eliminating the vulnerability. The...
9-Jul-2024 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Stem Cell-Derived Therapy Shows Promise Against Treatment-Resistant Liver Cancer

Discover research from UC San Diego showing how stem cell-derived therapy, targeting treatment-resistant liver cancer through genetically modified NK cells, offers promising new avenues for immunotherapy.
9-Jul-2024 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Not So Selfish After All: Viruses Use Freeloading Genes as Weapons

Certain pieces of DNA have been labeled as “selfish genetic elements” due to notions that they don’t contribute to a host organism’s survival. Instead, researchers have now discovered that these elements have been weaponized and play a...
2-Jul-2024 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Fighting COVID-19 With a Cancer Drug

Researchers at University of California San Diego show that a molecule which shuttles damaging inflammatory cells into cancer tumors also shuttles inflammatory cells into lung tissue infected with COVID-19 — and that the molecule can be suppressed...
1-Jul-2024 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Findings May Fix the Replicability Crisis in Microbiome Research

UC San Diego researchers have discovered another factor that affects the composition of the gut microbiome: time of day.
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Soft, stretchy electrode simulates touch sensations using electrical signals

A team of researchers led by the University of California San Diego has developed a soft, stretchy electronic device capable of simulating the feeling of pressure or vibration when worn on the skin. This device represents a step towards creating...
28-Jun-2024 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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UC San Diego Expert on Violence Assesses Police Brutality and Mass Shootings in America

Tage Rai is a psychologist and assistant professor of management at UC San Diego’s Rady School of Management who studies ethics and violence. He co-authored the book "Virtuous Violence" outlining research which finds that most acts of violence are...
23-Feb-2023 2:15 PM EST

Your Questions, Answered: Examining Mistrust and Vaccines

On Feb. 22, the University of California San Diego brought together a panel of industry experts and esteemed faculty to kick off the university’s “Evenings of Nonconventional Wisdom” online event series hosted in celebration of the...
19-Mar-2021 5:20 PM EDT

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Does Remote Instruction Make Cheating Easier?

Today, colleges across the nation are making critical decisions for the coming academic year. For some, all courses will be online; for others, the decision may be to have some classes offered in person, and the rest conducted in remote or hybrid...
14-Jul-2020 7:35 PM EDT

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