About 30 delegates from UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the School of Global Policy and Strategy will be attending the 28th Conference of the Parties, or COP28, in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Science & Environment
As the antibiotic-resistance crisis widens, researchers seek new therapies. To learn about intriguing viruses called bacteriophages that fight bacteria, an innovative first-year biology class led to new findings, co-led by 28 undergraduates, on how bacteriophages protect themselves against bacteria.
Rather than a slow, gradual process as Darwin envisioned, biologists can now see how evolutionary changes unfold on accelerated timescales. Using an arms race between bacteria and viruses, researchers are documenting complex evolutionary processes in simple laboratory flasks in only three weeks.
A new mathematical model predicts that mammalian sperm cells have two distinct swimming modes. This prediction opens new questions about potential connections between sperm cells’ motor activity and their transitions to hyperactivation phases that may play an important role in fertilization.
The National Science Foundation has awarded $1 million to an interdisciplinary UC San Diego research team to build a first-of-its-kind, super-resolution microscope for advancements in the biomedical sciences.
A UC San Diego Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science study reveals that online shopping for tobacco products increased the months following the California flavored tobacco ban and identified potential loopholes in tobacco control policies on e-commerce sales.
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