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Bioluminescent Worm Found to Have Iron Superpowers

December 15, 2017

…Journal finds that the tubeworm, also known for its bioluminescence, has a ferritin with the fastest catalytic performance ever described, nearly eight times faster than that of human capabilities.

Nature’s Glowing Slime: Scientists Peek into Hidden Sea Worm’s Light

November 13, 2013

Scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego and their colleagues are unraveling the mechanisms behind a little-known marine worm that produces a dazzling bioluminescent display in the form of puffs of blue light released into seawater.

Scripps-developed Landers Provide New View of Ocean Floor

April 17, 2012

…display in a new exhibit, “Creatures of Light: Nature’s Bioluminescence,” at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Another is scheduled for display in the Monaco Pavilion at the upcoming Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea international exposition.

UC San Diego Nets No. 20 Spot on New List of Globe’s Best Universities

May 29, 2018

A new world ranking names the University of California San Diego among the globe’s top 20 best universities; the campus netted the 16th spot on among U.S. universities. The annual rankings from the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR), released today, measure universities’ quality of research, faculty, influence, enterprise and…

Researchers Discover What Makes Deep-Sea Dragonfish Teeth Transparent

June 5, 2019

Researchers discovered what makes the teeth of deep-sea dragonfish transparent. This adaptation, which camouflages dragonfish from prey, results from the teeth having an unusually crystalline nanostructure mixed with amorphous regions. The findings could provide bioinspiration for transparent cerami

Soft Devices—Powered by ‘Stressed’ Algae—Glow in the Dark When Squished or Stretched

September 20, 2022

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.

Flu Virus Shells Could Improve Delivery of mRNA Into Cells

November 30, 2021

UC San Diego nanoengineers developed a new and potentially more effective way to deliver messenger RNA (mRNA) into cells. Their approach involves packing mRNA inside nanoparticles that mimic the flu virus—a naturally efficient vehicle for delivering genetic material such as RNA inside cells.

Can Organisms Sense via Radio Frequency?

October 31, 2017

A new project by researchers at the University of California San Diego will investigate a biological mystery that has so far gone unsolved: can organisms use radio frequencies to sense surroundings? If experiments to be conducted through a $3.3 million grant discover positive results, they will not only uncover and…

All-Female Science Party Aboard R/V Sally Ride Continues 71-year CalCOFI Measurement Series

August 27, 2020

…sometimes flash blue with bioluminescence, hence their name (“pyrosome” is Greek for “fire-body”). Pyrosomes are somewhat mysterious because we still can’t predict when and why they will bloom, but they have appeared more frequently and abundantly off the West Coast in the past five years than in the past several…

The Underwater Library at Scripps Institution of Oceanography

April 8, 2021

…California and have inspired bioluminescence research at Scripps, but until last year they had not been formally recognized as unique. For each of these new species and more than 100 others, the Benthic Invertebrate Collection houses the all-important holotype, the single specimen that serves as the defining example and “gold…

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