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New Analysis of Big Data Sheds Light on Cell Functions

October 26, 2016

Researchers have developed a new way of obtaining useful information from big data in biology to better understand—and predict—what goes on inside a cell. Using genome-scale models, researchers were able to integrate multiple different data sets and discovered new biological patterns among different cellular processes.

UC San Diego Named World’s 15th Best University by U.S. News and World Report

October 25, 2016

U.S. News and World Report has named the University of California San Diego the 15th best university in the world, up four spots compared to last year, in the third annual global rankings, released today. The campus was ranked as the 4th best public university in the U.S. on the list of the world’s top 1,000 colleges. The rankings measure factors such as research, global and regional reputation, international collaboration as well as number of highly-cited papers and doctorates awarded.

Diverse Research Spectrum on Display as IBM Leaders Visit UC San Diego

October 25, 2016

When John Kelly, IBM’s senior vice president for research, and four other IBM leaders visited UC San Diego in mid-October, they were keenly interested in the broad, diverse areas of research well under way on campus.

Migraine Sufferers Have More Nitrate-Reducing Microbes in their Mouths

October 18, 2016

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have found that the mouths of migraine sufferers harbor significantly more microbes with the ability to modify nitrates than people who do not get migraine headaches. The study is published October 18 by mSystems.

UC San Diego Students and Alumni Win San Diego “Zoohackathon”

October 14, 2016

Over the weekend, a small group of programmers participating in the inaugural Zoohackathon had the opportunity to go behind the scenes at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park and see firsthand some of the species the San Diego Zoo Global has rescued from illegal wildlife trade.

UC San Diego Neuroscientists Awarded More Than $2 Million from Obama’s BRAIN Initiative

October 13, 2016

Four teams of neuroscientists at the University of California San Diego were awarded a total of $2.27 million this week from the National Institutes of Health to continue their research under President Obama’s BRAIN Initiative.

UC San Diego Organizes Second Annual Global Empowerment Summit

October 12, 2016

The University of California San Diego is organizing the 2016 Global Empowerment Summit jointly with the nonprofit Alliance4Empowerment to share best practices, connect, brainstorm and come up with solutions for social impact and innovation.

Five UC San Diego Physicists Named APS Fellows

October 12, 2016

Five physicists at the University of California San Diego have been named 2016 Fellows of the American Physical Society, a distinct honor of professional achievement from the nation’s largest society of physicists.

Second ‘Inside Innovation’ Presentation at UC San Diego Features Expert ‘Cellular Sleuth’

October 11, 2016

Professor of Cellular and Molecular Medicine Pradipta Ghosh, second guest in the series, will address “The Herculean Task of Killing Cancer Cells: Spare the Heads of Hydra; Strike the Heart,” at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, October 18, in the Roth Auditorium at the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine.

Performance Series at UC San Diego Qualcomm Institute Enters Fourth Season

October 7, 2016

The 2016-2017 season of the Qualcomm Institute’s primary performance series gets underway on October 20. The performances and artist residencies were awarded by the Initiative for Digital Exploration of Arts and Sciences (IDEAS) following a peer-review competition open to faculty and graduate students in Music, Theatre and Dance and Visual Arts, as well as any engineering discipline.
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