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3D-Printed ‘Living Material’ Could Clean Up Contaminated Water

September 5, 2023

A “living material,” made of a natural polymer combined with genetically engineered bacteria, could offer a sustainable and eco-friendly solution to clean pollutants from water.

How Robots Can Help Combat COVID-19: Science Robotics Editorial

March 26, 2020

…such as telemedicine and decontamination; logistics such as delivery and handling of contaminated waste; and reconnaissance such as monitoring compliance with voluntary quarantines. “Already, we have seen robots being deployed for disinfection, delivering medications and food, measuring vital signs, and assisting border controls,” the researchers write. Christensen, who is a…

The Eyes Have It

November 20, 2018

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine with colleagues at the National Institutes of Health and UC San Francisco report finding infectious agent in the eyes of deceased sCJD patients, making the eye a potential source for early CJD detection and prevention of disease.

Biologists Discover New Method for Discovering Antibiotics

September 16, 2013

Biologists at the University of California, San Diego have developed a revolutionary new method for identifying and characterizing antibiotics, an advance that could lead to the discovery of new antibiotics to treat antibiotic resistant bacteria.

Green Method Could Enable Hospitals to Produce Hydrogen Peroxide In House

May 1, 2020

A team of researchers has developed a portable, more environmentally friendly method to produce hydrogen peroxide. It could enable hospitals to make their own supply of the disinfectant on demand and at lower cost.

Making Masks Smarter and Safer Against COVID-19

January 21, 2021

…have found ways to decontaminate and reuse N95 respirators to help keep health care workers safe while serving on the front lines. Jokerst, Meng and colleagues wanted to explore exactly how safe and effective the respirators are for reuse. A paper detailing this work was published in ACS Applied Materials…

Q&A: The Science Behind In-Person Learning

November 12, 2020

…There have been 46 decontamination cleanings completed since the pandemic began, with no safety issues for Facilities Management staff who conduct them. Q. Can instructors ask students to show proof of their symptom screening and testing compliance? A. Yes, any university official (faculty and TAs included) can ask a student…

Microbial DNA in Patient Blood May be Tell-Tale Sign of Cancer

March 11, 2020

From a simple blood draw, microbial DNA may reveal who has cancer and which type, even at early stages.

COVID-19 Experts Directory

April 7, 2020

Experts at UC San Diego are available to discuss the novel coronavirus, the COVID-19 illness and the societal impacts of the pandemic.

The Uncertainty of Climate Change is Hurting Us

April 22, 2021

…an interest in soil decontamination. During his schooling, he developed an interest in environmental justice. That eventually drove him to pursue a Ph.D. in epidemiology. Most stories about climate change focus on the environmental effects, such as flooding in Venice’s Saint Mark’s Square and extensive droughts along the West Coast.…

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