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Study Uses Powerful New ‘Digital Cohort’ Method to Understand Vaping Epidemic

June 19, 2024

Using the first major innovation for cohort studies in decades, a new paper from UC San Diego leverages social media to understand vaping behavior and opens up an entirely new way to conduct population health research.

UC San Diego Startup Incubator Helps Company Expand Wireless Reach

June 3, 2024

“The problem World Mobile is solving has global implications,” says Stuart Volkow, World Mobile program manager. “Those without [connectivity] are doomed to relative poverty.”

UC San Diego Team Wins Entrepreneurship Challenge for Third Year in a Row

May 28, 2024

A UC San Diego team wants to create a company to give first responders and emergency room personnel a new, portable and cost-effective tool to rapidly diagnose stroke patients and speed treatment. The group's pitch was awarded first place in the 2024 National Nanotechnology Entrepreneurship Challenge.

The Climate Games

May 16, 2024

Now funded with a new state grant, a team at UC San Diego Qualcomm Institute is developing “The Climate Games,” an educational video game set in locations already experiencing the impact of a changing climate.

Study Finds X’s Community Notes Provides Accurate Responses to Vaccine Misinformation

April 24, 2024

A new study published in JAMA finds that X's (formerly Twitter's) Community Notes, a crowdsourced approach to addressing misinformation, helped counter false health information in popular posts about COVID-19 vaccines by providing accurate, credible responses.

In Conversation with Ramesh Rao: Visualizing the Invisible with MEG (video and transcript)

February 26, 2024

Qualcomm Institute Director Ramesh Rao chats with Roland Lee and Mingxiong Huang, who co-direct QI's new Magnetoencephalography (MEG) Center on the underpinnings of the advanced brain imaging technique, the making of the new facility, and MEG’s contributions to research and patient care.

Capturing Creativity with Computation for Music AI

February 21, 2024

We know it when we see it, but what is creativity and can it be quantified? In a paper that guides future AI development, a team from UC San Diego’s Jacob School of Engineering, Department of Music and Qualcomm Institute has discovered answers in the context of musical collaboration.

Paper Calls for Patient-First Regulation of AI in Healthcare

January 31, 2024

A new paper in JAMA describes how, despite widespread enthusiasm about AI's potential to revolutionize healthcare and the use of AI-powered tools on millions of patients already, no federal regulations require that AI-powered tools be evaluated for potential harm or benefit to patients.
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