UC San Diego engineers developed microrobots, that can swim around in the lungs, deliver medication and be used to clear up life-threatening cases of bacterial pneumonia. In mice, the microrobots safely eliminated pneumonia-causing bacteria in the lungs and resulted in 100% survival.
Science & Environment
With a $126 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, a multi-institution team of researchers at UC San Diego, Salk Institute and elsewhere has launched a new Center for Multiomic Human Brain Cell Atlas to describe human brain cells in unprecedented detail over a lifetime.
Seeking solutions to counteract a rapid rise in plastic trash, scientists at UC San Diego have developed biodegradable material that is designed to replace conventionally used plastic. In a new study, an interdisciplinary team of researchers has shown that the material biodegrades in seawater.
The UC San Diego FIRST Program will recruit 12 diverse, early-career research faculty in the biomedical sciences and the implement strategies to improve faculty recruitment, retention, success and inclusion.
UC San Diego researchers developed soft devices containing algae that glow in the dark when experiencing mechanical stress, such as being squished, stretched, twisted or bent. The devices do not need electronics to produce light, making them useful for building soft robots for deep sea exploration.
UC San Diego Health now offers a novel therapy option shown to extend the lifespan and improve quality of life for certain patients.
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