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One Year Later: The Campaign for UC San Diego Makes Waves

March 22, 2018

…health care,” said two-time cancer survivor Bill Koman. “Our family is committed to supporting the development of academic medical centers and teaching hospitals that offer the research, technology and care that drive 21st century medicine.” Among the changes happening on main campus is a renewed commitment to public art. From…

Bioengineering Pioneer Y.C. Bert Fung Turns 100

October 3, 2019

…invasive devices to treat cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and emphysema. Fung examines a birthday card that a group of researchers gave him. “My father was aware of how strong a scholar he was,” said Conrad Fung. “He didn’t have to struggle between spending time to figure research questions out…

Q&A: When Will a COVID-19 Vaccine Be Ready?

October 15, 2020

…conditions exacerbate risk: obesity, cancer, chronic kidney or lung disease, a serious heart condition or diabetes, for example. Q. Are there specific groups or populations of people you would encourage to enroll in one of the trials? Spector: Because persons of color are at particularly high risk for being infected…

Kit Pogliano: Q & A with New Dean of Biological Sciences

May 2, 2019

…to combat infectious disease, cancer and the neurodegenerative diseases associated with an aging population. Thus, it is critical to support the basic sciences, so we can translate basic science discoveries into applications that will have a positive societal impact, at the same time that they are helping us to better…

New Sensor Grids Record Human Brain Signals in Record-Breaking Resolution

January 19, 2022

A new array of sensors can record electrical signals directly from the surface of the human brain in record-breaking detail: 100 times higher resolution than today’s clinical tools. This could improve neurosurgeons’ ability to remove brain tumors safely and surgically treat drug-resistant epilepsy.

Team of UC San Diego Entrepreneurs Pushes Biomedicine Forward with Virtual Reality

March 14, 2023

If you were looking for a poster child for the strength of UC San Diego’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, the company Nanome would be a strong contender.

Pioneering Bioengineer Shu Chien Teaches Lessons That Extend Far Beyond Research Lab

October 17, 2019

…to more accurately remove cancerous cells; using tissue engineering to repair spinal cord damage; and creating wearable technology to monitor blood pressure. Bridging engineering and medicine might seem commonsense now, but at the time it was a revolutionary idea. He was also the founding director of the UC system-wide Bioengineering…

CARTA Maps Humanity’s Distinctive Evolution

February 17, 2022

…at higher risk for cancer while other carnivorous animals are not. CARTA’s interdisciplinary interactions have also inspired many other collaborative research projects and publications that illustrate human uniqueness. Examples include studies of Hadza microbiomes and dental health; explorations of when humans started standing upright and started running (long-distance running being…

Honoring the Veterans in Our Lives

November 9, 2023

In honor of Veterans Day, Nov. 11, UC San Diego Today asked members of the campus community to tell us about the U.S. military service members and veterans in their lives and share messages of gratitude for their contributions to their nation.

Talk of a “Twindemic”

September 17, 2020

…as diabetes, heart problems, cancer, obesity and chronic kidney disease, are at highest risk for developing severe COVID-19 complications. Other suspected factors may be asthma, hypertension, HIV, liver disease, smoking and pregnancy. Young children appear to be at least risk for severe COVID-19 complications, with the exception of multisystem inflammatory…

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