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Civil Rights Icon John Lewis to be UC San Diego Commencement Speaker


The University of California San Diego today announced that Rep. John Lewis, often called “one of the most courageous persons the civil rights movement ever produced,” will offer the keynote address at the invitation-only UC San Diego All Campus...
18-Jan-2018 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Researchers Develop a Remote-Controlled Cancer Immunotherapy System

A team of researchers has developed an ultrasound-based system that can non-invasively and remotely control genetic processes in live immune T cells so that they recognize and kill cancer cells.
11-Jan-2018 7:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Worldwide Importance of Honey Bees for Natural Habitats Captured in New Report


A new study integrating data from around the globe has shown that honey bees are the world’s most important single species of pollinator in natural ecosystems and a key contributor to natural ecosystem functions. The report weaves together...
10-Jan-2018 2:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

UC San Diego Extension Lactation Program Receives Key Accreditation

University of California San Diego Extension recently received accreditation for its Lactation Consultant program from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education programs (CAAHEP), making it one of only four programs in the world to...
8-Jan-2018 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Macrophage Nanosponges Could Keep Sepsis in Check

Researchers at UC San Diego have developed macrophage "nanosponges"—nanoparticles cloaked in the cell membranes of macrophages—that can safely remove sepsis-causing molecules from the bloodstream. In lab tests, these macrophage nanosponges...
3-Jan-2018 7:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Silky Secrets to Make Bones


Some secrets to repairing our skeletons might be found in the silky webs of spiders, according to recent experiments guided by supercomputers. Scientists involved say their results will help understand the details of osteoregeneration, or how bones...
20-Dec-2017 11:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

Pesticides and Poor Nutrition Damage Animal Health


The combined effects of pesticides and a lack of nutrition form a deadly one-two punch for animals, new research shows for the first time. Researchers studied how honey bees fared with exposure to pesticides and limited nutrient sources, scenarios...
19-Dec-2017 1:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Less Than Skin Deep: Humans Can Feel Molecular Differences Between Nearly Identical Surfaces

How sensitive is the human sense of touch? Sensitive enough to feel the difference between surfaces that differ by just a single layer of molecules, a team of researchers at the University of California San Diego has shown
13-Dec-2017 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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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

UC San Diego Surgeon Heading to 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games


In two weeks, UC San Diego Health orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Sonya Ahmed will head to Lillehammer, Norway for the 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games. Ahmed is a former elite athlete herself—competing internationally in gymnastics and in collegiate pole...
29-Jan-2016 3:05 PM EST

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