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Nanopore Technology Makes Leap from DNA Sequencing to Identifying Proteins

May 25, 2017

UC San Diego and University of Notre Dame scientists report in a May issue of PLOS Computational Biology that a new technique can open up the field of nanopore-based protein identification, even in complex mixtures of different types of molecules.

Review of Appendix Cancer Cases Finds Over Diagnosis

June 7, 2017

Lesions of the appendix are being over diagnosed as invasive cancer, report University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers in a paper published June 7 in the journal PLOS ONE.

Advanced Technology and the ‘Energy Revolution’

June 13, 2017

Energy expert David G. Victor of the UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy says of the most profound effects of advanced technology will actually be felt in the traditional energy industries, most notably oil and gas. Similar changes are also transforming the electric power industry.

‘Near-zero-power’ Temperature Sensor Could Make Wearables, Smart Home Devices Less Power-hungry

June 30, 2017

Electrical engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a temperature sensor that runs on only 113 picowatts of power — 628 times lower power than the state of the art and about 10 billion times smaller than a watt. This “near-zero-power” temperature sensor could extend the battery…

Engineers Harness the Power of 3D Printing to Help Train Surgeons, Shorten Surgery Times

August 2, 2017

…children ages 9 to 16. In a recent study, researchers showed that allowing surgeons to prep on a 3D-printed model of the patient’s hip joint cut by about 25 percent the amount of time needed for surgery when compared to a control group.

UC San Diego Goes Behind the Scenes of SpaceX Rocket Launch Aug. 14

August 10, 2017

The University of California San Diego boasts more than 100 graduates who have gone on to work at NASA, including 38 alumni who work at SpaceX. This is the campus where Sally Ride—the first American woman in space—taught physics and where, just recently, scientists contributed to the discovery of the…

New Climate Risk Classification Created to Account for Potential “Existential” Threats

September 15, 2017

A new study evaluating models of future climate scenarios has led to the creation of the new risk categories “catastrophic” and “unknown” to characterize the range of threats posed by rapid global warming. Researchers propose that unknown risks imply existential threats to the survival of humanity.

Work of Renowned Multimedia Artist Joyce Cutler-Shaw Featured in “Library Duet” Exhibitions

September 19, 2017

The UC San Diego Library and the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library in La Jolla are teaming up to celebrate the work of internationally acclaimed multimedia artist Joyce Cutler-Shaw. The joint exhibition, “Library Duet,” highlights the many stages of a distinguished and prolific artist’s career. The Athenaeum exhibit, opening September…

Smart Molecules Trigger White Blood Cells to Become Better Cancer-Eating Machines

September 28, 2017

A team of researchers has engineered smart protein molecules that can reprogram white blood cells to ignore a self-defense signaling mechanism that cancer cells use to survive and spread in the body. Researchers say the advance could lead to a new method of re-engineering immune cells to fight cancer and…

Northern CA Wildfires Generate 1.5 Million Views of UC San Diego’s ‘Firemap’ Resource

October 13, 2017

A web-based tool recently developed by UC San Diego researchers to perform data-driven predictive modeling and real-time tracking of fires has already been viewed about one million times and generated more than 115,000 unique visitors since the outbreak of numerous wildfires across Northern California late last weekend.

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