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Beach Replenishment May Have ‘Far Reaching’ Impacts on Ecosystems

March 29, 2016

UC San Diego biologists who examined the biological impact of replenishing eroded beaches with offshore sand found that such beach replenishment efforts could have long-term negative impacts on coastal ecosystems.

Higher Levels of Vitamin D Correspond to Lower Cancer Risk, Researchers Say

April 6, 2016

Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine report that higher levels of vitamin D – specifically serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D – are associated with a correspondingly reduced risk of cancer. The findings are published in the April 6, online issue of PLOS ONE.

Pivotal Inflammatory Players Revealed in Diabetic Kidney Disease

April 8, 2016

In a new study, published in the online edition of the journal EBioMedicine, a multi-disciplinary team led by researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine has identified key inflammatory mechanisms underlying type 1 diabetes and obesity-related kidney dysfunction.

Three Earth-Sized Planets Found Orbiting a Tiny Nearby Star

May 2, 2016

An international team of astronomers composed of UC San Diego astrophysicists has discovered three Earth-sized planets orbiting near the “habitable zone” of an ultracool dwarf star, the first planets ever discovered around such a tiny and dim star.

UC San Diego Technology Debuts at California’s Great America in New “Mass Effect”™ Attraction

May 18, 2016

“Mass Effect: New Earth, A 4D Holographic Journey” opens to the public today and features Near/Far Acoustic Field (NFAF), an audio infrastructure developed by researchers based at the Qualcomm Institute.

Federal Grant Helps UC San Diego Program Bring Healthy Food to Low-Income Families

July 13, 2016

The University of California San Diego School of Medicine Center for Community Health recently received a $3.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to increase affordable food access to low-income community members who are part of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

Computer Scientists Find Way to Make All That Glitters More Realistic in Computer Graphics

July 25, 2016

The researchers, led by Professor Ravi Ramamoorthi at the University of California San Diego, have created a method to improve how computer graphics software reproduces the way light interacts with extremely small details, called glints, on the surface of a wide range of materials, including metallic car paints, metal finishes…

Increase in Physical Activity Lags Despite Calls to Step it Up During the 2012 Olympics

July 27, 2016

Ahead of the Summer Olympic Games in London four years ago, researchers reported that physical inactivity was a global pandemic that required urgent action. With the 2016 Games looming, University of California San Diego School of Medicine investigators report little change in activity levels worldwide.

Single-Celled Fungi Multiply, Alien-Like, by Fusing Cells in Host

August 22, 2016

Microsporidia cause diarrhea, an illness called microsporidiosis and even death in immune-compromised individuals.In spite of those widespread medical problems, scientists were uncertain about how these single-celled fungi reproduced in human or animal cells. But in a study that employed transparent roundworms, biologists at the University of California San Diego succeeded…

Engineers receive $1 million grant to improve the way robots interact with people in U.S. factories

September 13, 2016

…and closely integrates with skilled workers in factories. The researchers will investigate innovative, multi-disciplinary approaches to dramatically advance the state of the art in smart manufacturing and human-centered robotics.

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