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Events, Activities Emphasize Importance of Ethics for Scholars and Scientists

February 17, 2016

As a public research university, UC San Diego is committed to the highest standards of integrity in research.

UC San Diego Launches New Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Research Center

February 8, 2016

Roughly one-quarter of all Americans – an estimated 100 million adults and children – have nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), a chronic condition that can lead to cirrhosis, liver cancer and liver failure. Combining a diverse array of basic science, biomarkers, imaging and clinical efforts, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine has launched a new NAFLD Research Center to better understand the disease and develop treatments where none currently exist.

Long-Distance Course Empowers Film Students to Tackle Ethnic, Religious and Sectarian Conflict

February 5, 2016

Looking back at a two-year interactive course linking the Qualcomm Institute and a classroom in Bangladesh, UC San Diego alumnus Robert Hooper (BA '69) reports success in teaching young filmmakers to combat violent extremism.

UC San Diego Researchers Cited Among “World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds”

February 1, 2016

Twenty-two University of California, San Diego scientists and physicians are among the 2015 listing of “The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds,” an annual compendium of “Highly Cited Researchers” by Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information company.

New Biomarker Identifies Colon Cancer Patients Who May Benefit from Chemotherapy

January 20, 2016

Using a new computer science approach, researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, Columbia University and Stanford University discovered a distinctive molecular feature — a biomarker — that identified colon cancer patients who were most likely to remain disease-free up to five years after surgery. The biomarker, a protein called CDX2, also helped the researchers identify Stage II colon cancer patients who are most likely to benefit from chemotherapy after surgery.

Apple Acquisition of UC San Diego Startup Paves Way for Further Robotics Research at UC San Diego

January 19, 2016

Description In the wake of Apple’s acquisition of the startup Emotient, Calit2’s Qualcomm Institute will take over the lab where Emotient’s technology was first developed. QI will also take over Diego-san, the robot created by Emotient’s founders, who have left UC San Diego to join Apple.

Invitation to UC San Diego Faculty, Students for Digitally-Mediated Performances, Presentations

January 8, 2016

The Qualcomm Institute's Initiative for Digital Exploration of Arts and Sciences (IDEAS) is inviting proposals from UC San Diego artists and technologists to stage digitally-mediated performances or presentations during the 2016-17 season.

Kolibri Crowdfunding Campaign Flies Past Goal, Reaching 203 Percent

December 21, 2015

Learning Equality, a non-profit organization based at the University of California, San Diego Qualcomm Institute, has successfully funded a crowdsourcing campaign to launch Kolibri, an offline education application that aims to enable universal education in areas of the world without Internet access.

UC San Diego Innovators Gain Guidance from New Entrepreneurs-in-Residence

December 16, 2015

The renewed emphasis on strengthening the university’s “innovation ecosystem” gets a big boost this week with the launch of the UC San Diego Entrepreneurs-in-Residence program.

CISA3 ‘Stands Out’ for Research on Cultural Heritage Engineering at 2015 Digital Heritage Conference

December 11, 2015

Researchers and students from UC San Diego's CISA3 presented a wide range of work at the annual Digital Heritage Conference in Granada, Spain, one of the top events worldwide for cultural heritage engineering.
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