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Researchers Identify Elusive Carbon Dioxide Sensor in Plants that Controls Water Loss

December 7, 2022

UC San Diego scientists have identified a long-sought carbon dioxide sensor in plants, a discovery that holds implications for trees, crops and wildfires. The researchers found that two proteins work together to form the sensor, which is key for water evaporation, photosynthesis and plant growth.

Enzyme Drives Cognitive Decline in Mice, Provides New Target for Alzheimer’s

November 28, 2022

UC San Diego researchers identify the PKCα enzyme as a promising therapeutic target in Alzheimer’s disease; a mutation that increases its activity led to biochemical, cellular and cognitive impairments in mice.

UC San Diego Ranked 8th Globally for Most Influential Researchers

November 22, 2022

The Highly Cited Researchers list identifies and celebrates exceptional researchers who are having a significant impact on the research community as evidenced by the rate at which their work is being cited by their peers. UC San Diego ranks 8th in the world for 2022.

UC San Diego Alumna Takes the Lead in Providing Care to the Underserved

November 15, 2022

A social justice warrior who loves biology, nature and teaching, alumna Kristin Brownell MD/MPH is a core faculty member at the Family Health Centers of San Diego. She is dedicated to improving primary care for refugees, immigrants and other underserved groups.

Eight UC San Diego Researchers Among ‘1,000 Best Female Scientists in the World’

November 10, 2022

Eight researchers from UC San Diego are listed in the first-ever ranking of the “1,000 Best Female Scientists in the World” by, an analytics platform that advocates for improved research quality and also ranks universities, scholarly journals and academic conferences.

UC San Diego Faculty Receive New EDI Award from Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

November 3, 2022

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine have selected UC San Diego Assistant Professors Brian Aguado and Sonya Neal as grant recipients in a new program launched to promote equity, diversity and inclusion in science.

A Chain of Inspiration: Nick Spitzer’s Golden Anniversary at UC San Diego

November 1, 2022

UC San Diego icon Nick Spitzer, known for his warm, engaging personality and a passion for teaching and research, is marking 50 years on campus. A campus celebration and new innovation award have been set to mark his lasting contributions to science and the university.

Popular Pharmaceutical Target in Cells May Prove Even More Useful

October 26, 2022

Researchers at UC San Diego have identified a new signaling process involving G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs), a cellular target already exploited by hundreds of diverse drugs. The discovery opens the possibility of new therapies, including for multiple forms of cancer.

Schmidt Futures Announces UC San Diego as Partner of $148M Initiative Accelerating AI Use in Science

October 26, 2022

UC San Diego has been selected to join the Eric and Wendy Schmidt AI in Science Postdoctoral Fellowship, a program of Schmidt Futures, to accelerate the next scientific revolution by applying AI to research in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

New Technology from UC San Diego Cracks Fundamental Challenge in Neuroscience

October 10, 2022

A new study by researchers at the University of California San Diego demonstrates a new neurotechnology geared toward answering a long-running question in neuroscience: How can scientists link the separate activity of many single neurons in the brain to the waves and oscillations of the local broade
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