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UC San Diego Extends California Native American Celebration Throughout Academic Year

September 20, 2011

The University of California, San Diego’s sixth annual California Native American Day celebrations have been expanded with various events highlighting the past, present and future identities of San Diego’s indigenous cultures.

2 UC San Diego Scientists Receive Prestigious New Innovator Awards from NIH

September 20, 2011

Two scientists at the University of California, San Diego have been awarded New Innovator Awards from the National Institutes of Health for research projects “that challenge the status quo with innovative ideas that have the potential to propel fields forward and speed the translation of research into improved health for the American public.”

Gorder Walk Raises Funds for Melanoma Research at UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center Sept. 24

September 19, 2011

The University of California, San Diego will host the 18th annual Bruce Gorder 5K Walk for Melanoma Sept. 24 on the university campus. The event brings the community together to raise funds for melanoma research at the UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center, as well as build awareness for prevention and early detection of the disease.

Five UC San Diego Bioengineers Named 2012 Siebel Scholars

September 19, 2011

Five bioengineering Ph.D. students from the University of California, San Diego whose research is aimed at improving human health are among the 2012 recipients of the annual Siebel Scholars awards.

Large International Study Supports Common Genetic Contributions to Mental Illness

September 19, 2011

A large international research consortium has identified several new genes associated with both bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Their study, co-authored by psychiatric researchers from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, reveals that common genetic variants contribute to a person’s risk of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

Researchers Sequence Dark Matter of Life

September 19, 2011

Researchers have developed a new method to sequence and analyze the dark matter of life—the genomes of thousands of bacteria species previously beyond scientists’ reach, from microorganisms that produce antibiotics and biofuels to microbes living in the human body.

UC San Diego Alum Scores “Straw Dogs” Remake

September 16, 2011

Blood and corruption may not be for every moviegoer, but dark themes provide creative juice for film composer and UC San Diego alumnus Larry Groupé. “Straw Dogs,” with a score by Groupé, premieres nationally this weekend. Groupé will discuss his score at the late matinee showing this Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Krikorian Metroplex in Vista.

National Geographic Explorers to Speak at UC San Diego

September 15, 2011

Two accomplished explorers — one who works in some of Earth’s highest places and the other who explores its depths — will describe their National Geographic adventures at a free public presentation at the University of California, San Diego, on Saturday, October 1.

The “Top Docs” Are with UC San Diego Health Sciences

September 15, 2011

Nearly 130 physicians with UC San Diego Health System were named in San Diego Magazine’s “Physicians of Exceptional Excellence” survey. UC San Diego “Top Docs” placed in 39 specialties as well, with eight physicians ranked in multiple specialties.

Fail-Safe System May Lead to Cures for Inherited Disorders

September 15, 2011

Scientists at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have uncovered a previously unknown fail-safe (compensatory) pathway that potentially protects the brain and other organs from genetic and environmental threats.
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