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Comet Supercomputer Used to Illustrate Methane Storage Applications

August 27, 2021

Methane storage applications are a key bridging technology to carbon-free chemical fuels. A first-year grad student at UCSD has worked with an international team on a study of zeolite-templated carbon as a gas-storage material. Comet allowed faster completion of their experiments.

Samsung Licenses 5G Polar Coding Technology Developed by UC San Diego Engineers

October 11, 2018

Samsung and the University of California San Diego recently signed a major license agreement for the telecommunications industry, for a standard-essential error-correction technology developed by engineers from the Jacobs School of Engineering. This new technology plays a key role in the 5G wireless communications standard, where it is used to…

Theater Classics, New Work Define Upcoming Season at UC San Diego

November 8, 2018

Exactly 80 years after Thornton Wilder premiered his stage classic “Our Town,” the UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance is set to give it a modern makeover. The Pulitzer Prize-winning drama is one of three productions for fall quarter from the famed department, ranked fourth in the world…

Matchmaker, Matchmaker Make me a Match

March 13, 2018

Each year, at precisely the same moment — 12 p.m. on the East coast, 9 a.m. on the West — thousands of graduating medical school students across the country simultaneously tear open an envelope. The single sheet of paper inside informs each graduate where he or she will do their…

Phage Therapy Shows Promise for Alcoholic Liver Disease

November 13, 2019

UC San Diego researchers linked a gut bacteria toxin to worse clinical outcomes in patients with alcoholic liver disease, and discovered that treatment with bacteriophages clears the bacteria and eliminates the disease in mice.

A Novel COVID-19 Vaccine Using Modified Bacterial DNA

July 21, 2022

UC San Diego researchers describe a different way to build a COVID-19 vaccine, one that would, in theory, remain effective against new and emerging variants and could be taken as a pill, by inhalation or other delivery methods.

A Year in Review: A Look Back as We Move Ahead

December 9, 2021

…an endowment challenge by alumni Sandy Timmons and her husband, Rick Sandstrom. Together, these efforts have already raised $7.1 million, providing vital support for undergraduate and graduate students. The Chancellor’s Scholarship and Fellowship Challenge was launched in February 2021. Visionary gifts from donors including Joan and Irwin Jacobs, the Joe…

TRAPPIST-1 Family of Planets: Rocky Through and Through?

January 22, 2021

Based on the precise measurements reported in this study, researchers hypothesized what mixtures of bulk ingredients could give the TRAPPIST-1 planets their densities, offering the most precise picture of exoplanet composition achieved to date.

Bioengineers Receive $12M Grant from NIH to Further Research on Building Blocks of Human Metabolism

August 20, 2018

The University of California San Diego has received a $12 million, four-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to expand the Metabolomics Workbench, a searchable, interactive repository of data for all research in the field of metabolomics—the study of the small molecules called metabolites that are found within cells…

Obituary Notice—Charles Cox: Esteemed Scripps Professor of Oceanography

December 4, 2015

Charles “Chip” Cox, a professor emeritus at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, passed away on Nov. 30, 2015. Cox conducted research on oceanic electromagnetic fields and the exploration of small-scale ocean structures, including measuring fine-scale fluctuations in temperature and salinity within ocean waters to understand the intensity…

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