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Book Recognizes San Diego’s Philanthropic Women Who are Changing the World

November 1, 2019

It is clear from the title artwork of “She Who Inspires” that the face of philanthropy is changing. Debuted Oct. 25 by the University of California San Diego Office of Gift Planning, the new book recognizes over 115 female philanthropists throughout the San Diego region.

NOAA Selects UC San Diego for Cooperative Institute to Study Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Systems

June 1, 2020

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration today announced it selected the University of California San Diego to host the new Cooperative Institute for Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Systems (CIMEAS). The selection comes with an award of up to $220 million over five years.

NSF Grants $53 Million to Create a Global Fleet of Robotic Floats to Monitor Ocean Health

October 29, 2020

On Oct. 29, 2020 the National Science Foundation (NSF) approved a $53 million grant to a consortium of the country’s top ocean-research institutions to build a global network of chemical and biological sensors that will monitor ocean health.

Study Uses Precision Medicine to Speed Drug Testing for Pancreatic Cancer

April 15, 2021

Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health is among the few clinical trial sites in the U.S. for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s (PanCAN) newly created Precision Promise, the first large-scale precision medicine trial designed to transform outcomes for patients with pancreatic cancer.

Potential Drug Target for Difficult-To-Treat Breast Cancer: RNA-Binding Proteins

July 2, 2021

UC San Diego studies using human cell lines and tumors grown in mice provide early evidence that inhibiting RNA-binding proteins, a previously overlooked family of molecules, might provide a new approach for treating some cancers.

For Neurons, Where They Begin Isn’t Necessarily Where They End

April 20, 2022

Scientists at UC San Diego School of Medicine and Rady Children’s Institute of Genomic Medicine describe novel methods for inferring the movement of human brain cells during fetal development by studying healthy adult individuals who have recently passed away from natural causes.

In Cells, UV-Emitting Nail Polish Dryers Damage DNA and Cause Mutations

January 17, 2023

The ultraviolet nail polish drying devices used to cure gel manicures may pose more of a public health concern than previously thought. Researchers at UC San Diego studied these UV light-emitting devices, and found that their use leads to cell death and cancer-causing mutations in human cells.

Historic Red Tide Event of 2020 Fueled by Plankton Super Swimmers

August 29, 2023

A new study led by scientists at UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Jacobs School of Engineering has pinpointed how a dinoflagellate plankton species created the major red tide event off Southern California in 2020.

Renowned UC San Diego Microbiome Pioneer Rob Knight Elected to the National Academy of Engineering

February 7, 2024

Rob Knight, a University of California San Diego professor and international leader in the study of the roles microbes play in human health and disease and the functioning of ecosystems, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering.

Communities of the Heart

March 13, 2024

The cells of the human heart form communities and those communities have a surprisingly sophisticated form of biochemical communication necessary for healthy heart development.

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