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First-ever study of LGBT+ experiences in physics reveals red flags

April 27, 2022

LGBT+ physicists often face harassment and other behaviors that make them leave the profession, according to a new study, which comes as physics as a discipline has attempted to grapple with equity and inclusion issues.

Study: Loneliness Highest in the 20s and Lowest in the 60s

November 10, 2020

Seeking to develop effective interventions, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine examined the psychological and environmental factors that lead to patterns of loneliness in different age groups.

How Changes in Length of Day Change the Brain and Subsequent Behavior

September 2, 2022

Using a mouse model, UC San Diego researchers describe a process in which affected neurons switch expression of neurotransmitters in response to day length stimuli, triggering related behavioral changes.

Cooked Crustaceans, Cannabis and a Budder Way

June 29, 2021

Researchers expose live lobsters to vaporized cannabis and confirm the crustaceans absorb THC. Whether the psychoactive compound affects behavior remains open question.

Pesticide Cocktail Can Harm Honey Bees

April 10, 2019

A series of tests conducted over several years by UC San Diego scientists have shown for the first time that the pesticide Sivanto could pose a range of threats to honey bees depending on seasonality, bee age and use in combination with common chemicals such as fungicides.

Grant to Support Safe Driving Program to Curb Traffic Injuries, Deaths

December 16, 2021

A grant awarded to UC San Diego will allow researchers to continue working with law enforcement and health professionals to develop educational programs and interventions that reduce traffic-related injuries and deaths.

Novel Autism Mouse Model Based on an Epigenetic Gene Developed

January 30, 2019

In a study published January 17, 2019 in Translational Psychiatry, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine describe how, in a novel mouse model, epigenetic regulation negatively impacts a downstream gene specifically involved in neurodevelopment and associated behaviors.

Q&A with Dr. Bess Marcus

January 18, 2012

…people to change their behavior is much easier than getting them to maintain it. That is one of the key challenges Dr. Bess Marcus has faced over the course of her career as a clinical health psychologist. She has spent the last 25 years conducting research on physical activity behavior,…

Tracking a New Path to Octopus and Squid Sensing Capabilities

April 14, 2023

Research led by UC San Diego and Harvard has traced the evolutionary adaptations of octopus and squid sensing capabilities. The researchers describe for the first time the structure of an octopus chemotactile receptor, which octopus arms use for taste-by-touch exploration of the seafloor.

Machine Learning Detects Marketing and Sale of Opioids on Twitter

October 25, 2017

Using advanced machine learning, a cross disciplinary team of University of California San Diego researchers developed technology that mined Twitter to identify entities illegally selling prescription opioids online.

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