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Microrobot-packed Pill Shows Promise for Treating Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Mice

June 26, 2024

Engineers have developed a pill that releases microscopic robots, or microrobots, into the colon to treat inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The experimental treatment, given orally, has shown success in mice. It significantly reduced IBD symptoms and promoted the healing of damaged colon tissue without causing toxic side effects.

Swimming Microrobots Deliver Cancer-fighting Drugs to Metastatic Lung Tumors in Mice

June 12, 2024

…San Diego engineers have developed microscopic robots, known as microrobots, that swim through the lungs to deliver cancer-fighting medication directly to metastatic tumors. This approach has shown promise in mice, where it inhibited the growth and spread of tumors that had metastasized to the lungs, thereby boosting survival rates compared…

Tiny Swimming Robots Treat Deadly Pneumonia in Mice

September 22, 2022

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.

These Microscopic Fish are 3D-Printed to do More Than Swim

August 25, 2015

…3D printing technology they developed to manufacture multipurpose fish-shaped microrobots — called microfish — that are efficient swimmers, are chemically powered and magnetically controlled. These proof-of-concept synthetic microfish will inspire a new generation of “smart” microrobots that have diverse capabilities such as detoxification, sensing and directed drug delivery.

UC San Diego Launches Robotics Institute

October 29, 2015

…research teams have built microrobots that allow catheters to navigate through the human body. He has also developed robotic finger joints and a silent, fully articulated neck motor that exceeds human capabilities. At UC San Diego, Friend plans to collaborate across disciplines to create groups of microrobots that work together,…

UC San Diego Named Among World’s Top 20 Universities by U.S. News & World Report

October 27, 2022

The University of California San Diego has been ranked among the top 20 universities in the world, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2022-2023 Best Global Universities.

Five Ph.D. students named Siebel Scholars

September 27, 2016

Five engineering graduate students from the University of California, San Diego have been named 2017 Siebel Scholars. The Siebel Scholars program recognizes exceptional students at the world’s leading graduate schools of business, computer science, and bioengineering and provides them with a financial award for their final year of studies.

Three Entrepreneurial UC San Diego Faculty Members To Join National Academy of Inventors

December 8, 2022

UC San Diego’s ranks now include 18 fellows of the National Academy of Inventors. Three professors have been named 2022 NAI fellows, the highest professional distinction awarded to academic inventors.

Qualcomm Institute Announces Seed Grants to Build Clusters in Brain, Medical and Robotics Research

July 18, 2014

The Qualcomm Institute at the University of California, San Diego has given the green light to 35 new projects that are part of the institute’s Calit2 Strategic Research Opportunities (CSRO) program. Each one-year seed grant is worth up to $50,000 in support for researchers in areas of critical interest to…

A Look Back at 2022

December 15, 2022

As we look forward to the upcoming new year, UC San Diego Today invites readers to take a look back at some milestones from 2022.

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