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Take the Leap

June 7, 2022

…portrait in the weightless environment of the International Space Station. Photo by NASA, March 29, 2020. Jessica Meir had dreamed for decades about what it would be like to sail among the stars. And when she got her chance in 2019, the experience surpassed all of her expectations. This weekend,…

Scientists Determine How Birds Soar to Great Heights

August 1, 2016

A team of physicists and biologists at the University of California San Diego took an exacting computational look at how migratory birds use warm, rising atmospheric currents to gain height with little energy expenditure when flying over long distances.

Researchers Uncover Importance of Aligning Biological Clock with Day-Night Cycles

April 8, 2020

Scientists studying bacteria have identified the roots of a behavior that is regulated by the circadian clock. The research provides a striking example of the importance of keeping the internal biological clock aligned with the external environment so that processes occur at the right time of day.

New Models Predict Where E. coli Strains Will Thrive

November 19, 2013

Bioengineers at the University of California, San Diego have used the genomic sequences of 55 E. coli strains to reconstruct the metabolic repertoire for each strain. Surprisingly, these reconstructions do an excellent job of predicting the kind of environment where each strain will thrive, the researchers found.

In Waters Almost Completely Devoid of Oxygen, Thriving Fish Populations

December 6, 2018

Scientists from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) have discovered that two species of fish are capable of living in ocean waters almost completely devoid of oxygen.

UC San Diego Named Nation’s 10th Best Public College for LGBTQ Students

November 21, 2017

…BestColleges.com. The new rankings measure academic institutions that create environments and policies which meet the needs of students with a wide range of gender and sexual identities, along with additional academic and affordability metrics.

Scripps Institution of Oceanography Partners with NOAA for Unmanned Systems Research

July 22, 2020

NOAA’s Office of Marine and Aviation Operations (OMAO) and Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego are partnering to improve how unmanned systems (UxS) are used to collect important ocean observations and augment NOAA’s operational capabilities.https://www.noaa.

UC San Diego Researchers Win Big in 2022 Department of Defense University Research Funding

May 19, 2022

…associate professor of computer science and engineering at UC San Diego. Laurel Riek, associate professor of computer science and engineering at UC San Diego, is the principal investigator for a team researching new computational and contextual models of human robot teaming in complex, uncertain environments. Also on the team are…

Evolutionary Stalling: Researchers Explore the Boundaries of Natural Selection

August 18, 2020

What are the boundaries of natural selection? Research published in PNAS shows that even natural selection has a tough time optimizing performance simultaneously across multiple components of the cell. They call the concept “evolutionary stalling.”

Immune Cells Anchored in Tissues Offer Unique Defenses Against Pathogens and Cancers

June 29, 2022

Researchers are expanding their understanding of unique immune “memory” cells equipped to remember malicious invaders. They developed an atlas that describes tissue-resident memory cells in diverse settings, boosting prospects for new immune defense strategies at vulnerable infection sites.

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