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Speedy Collision Detector Could Make Robots Better Human Assistants

November 13, 2017

A faster collision detection algorithm could enable robots to work more fluidly in the operating room or at home for assisted living. The algorithm, dubbed “Fastron,” runs up to 8 times faster than existing collision detection algorithms. It uses machine learning to help robots avoid moving objects and weave through…

Researchers Discover Specific Tumor Environment That Triggers Cells to Metastasize

November 21, 2017

…tumor cells are confined in a dense environment, the researchers found that they turn on a specific set of genes and begin to form structures that resemble blood vessels.

Less Than Skin Deep: Humans Can Feel Molecular Differences Between Nearly Identical Surfaces

December 13, 2017

How sensitive is the human sense of touch? Sensitive enough to feel the difference between surfaces that differ by just a single layer of molecules, a team of researchers at the University of California San Diego has shown.

Updated Brain Cell Map Connects Various Brain Diseases to Specific Cell Types

December 11, 2017

Researchers have developed new single-cell sequencing methods that could be used to map the cell origins of various brain disorders, including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. By analyzing individual nuclei of cells from adult human brains, researchers have identified 35 different subtypes of neurons and glial cells and discovered…

Macrophage Nanosponges Could Keep Sepsis In Check

January 4, 2018

Researchers at UC San Diego have developed macrophage “nanosponges”—nanoparticles cloaked in the cell membranes of macrophages—that can safely remove sepsis-causing molecules from the bloodstream. In lab tests, these macrophage nanosponges improved survival rates in mice with sepsis.

Researchers Develop a Remote-Controlled Cancer Immunotherapy System

January 15, 2018

A team of researchers has developed an ultrasound-based system that can non-invasively and remotely control genetic processes in live immune T cells so that they recognize and kill cancer cells.

Recycling and Reusing Worn Cathodes to Make New Lithium Ion Batteries

January 25, 2018

…used battery and then boiling and heat treating them. Researchers built new batteries using the regenerated cathodes. Charge storage capacity, charging time and battery lifetime were all restored to their original levels.

Fur Real - Scientists Improve Computer Rendering of Animal Fur

February 20, 2018

…by computer scientists at the University of California. The researchers from UC San Diego and UC Berkeley developed a method that dramatically improves the way computers simulate fur, and more specifically, the way light bounces within an animal’s pelt.

Minimally Invasive Brain Implant Lessens Seizures

February 20, 2018

UC San Diego Health now offers patients with epilepsy another non-pharmacological way to treat seizures. For the more than one million individuals who live with uncontrolled seizures despite taking medications, UC San Diego Health recently began offering the first and only FDA-approved brain-responsive neurostimulation (RNS) system designed for the treatment…

Flexible Ultrasound Patch Could Make it Easier to Inspect Damage in Odd-Shaped Structures

March 23, 2018

Researchers have developed a stretchable, flexible patch that could make it easier to perform ultrasound imaging on odd-shaped structures, such as engine parts, turbines, reactor pipe elbows and railroad tracks—objects that are difficult to examine using conventional ultrasound equipment. The ultrasound patch is a versatile and more convenient tool to…

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