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Running Hot and Cold in the Deep Sea: Scientists Explore Rare Environment

March 6, 2012

Among the many intriguing aspects of the deep sea, Earth’s largest ecosystem, exist environments known as hydrothermal vent systems where hot water surges out from the seafloor. On the flipside the deep sea also features cold areas where methane rises from “seeps” on the ocean bottom.

Sonya Neal Named Inaugural HHMI Freeman Hrabowski Scholar

May 9, 2023

Assistant Professor Sonya Neal has been named by HHMI as an inaugural Freeman Hrabowski Scholar. She joins an initial cohort of outstanding early career faculty in science who have potential to become leaders in their research fields and to create diverse and inclusive lab environments.

New Insight into How Plant Cells Divide

July 6, 2023

Plant and animal stem cells both rely on the cytoskeleton to divide properly, but a new study finds that they use them in opposite ways—while animal cells pull on the cytoskeleton, plant cells push it away. Harnessing that action could help scientists engineer more resilient plants.

Local Students Experience Science at UC San Diego

August 21, 2014

…opportunity to explore laboratory environments recently at the University of California, San Diego as part of the campus’s outreach efforts to encourage K-12 students to pursue careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields. The elementary and middle school students were from the Elementary Institute of Science (EIS), a…

Two UC San Diego Health Sciences Schools Named Apple Distinguished Schools

October 4, 2022

The School of Medicine and Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences earned the designation for the innovative use of iPad in the curriculum.

NSF Funds CSE Professor to Model Human-Robot Teamwork in Uncertain Environments

August 29, 2017

Laurel Riek, associate professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of California San Diego, will lead a three-year National Science Foundation (NSF) project on new methods for coordinating teams of robots and people in complex, uncertain environments.

Engineers Launch Cross-Border Center to Create Materials that Withstand Extreme Environments

June 2, 2016

…Materials that Withstand Extreme Environments Representatives from industry and academia and government officials cut the ribbon for the launch of the CaliBaja Center for Resilient Materials and Systems at UC San Diego. Photos by Erik Jepsen/UC San Diego Publications In a few months, a series of laboratories tucked away on…

Scripps Delivers Science to James Cameron’s Historic Dive into the Abyss

April 17, 2012

Scripps Delivers Science to James Cameron’s Historic Dive into the Abyss Voyage to world’s deepest point offers tantalizing research opportunities for Scripps scientists As part of James Cameron’s “Deepsea Challenge,” Scripps engineer Kevin Hardy (center, with hook) deploys a deep ocean vehicle (DOV), or “lander” that he developed to explore…

Next Greenovation Forum to Focus on Managing the Ocean

February 14, 2012

…and ocean activities and environments in a comprehensive plan—examples of uses would be fishing, recreational activities, environmental protections such as marine protected areas, oil and gas exploration, shipping, diving among others. This forum features the following speakers: Jerry R. Schubel, CEO and president of the Aquarium of the Pacific in…

How Breast Tissue Stiffening Promotes Breast Cancer Development

February 12, 2019

By examining how mammary cells respond in a stiffness-changing hydrogel, researchers discovered that several pathways work together to signal breast cells to turn cancerous. The work could inspire new approaches to treating patients and inhibiting tumor growth.

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