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To Ward Off Aging, Stem Cells Must Take Out the Trash

March 21, 2023

UC San Diego researchers find stem cells use a surprising system for discarding misfolded proteins. This unique pathway could be the key to maintaining long-term health and preventing age-related blood and immune disorders.

Commercial-scale Biomanufactured Melatonin is Here

April 11, 2023

For the first time, large amounts of melatonin are being made by bacteria. Engineered E. coli are feeding on glucose and churning out melatonin, the hormone that controls circadian rhythms. This mode of manufacturing is growing thanks in part to bioengineering advances made at UC San Diego.

Commonly Used Herbicide is Harmful to Adolescent Brain Function

October 11, 2023

UC San Diego Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science researchers report in a new study that exposures to two of the most popular herbicides were associated with worse brain function among adolescents.

New Cancer Therapy Target Stops Tumor Cells From Sharing Resources

October 17, 2023

Researchers at University of California San Diego have discovered a process in which liver cells share molecules in order to multiply under conditions that would ordinarily suppress cell proliferation. They also found evidence that this process occurs in various types of cancer cells.

Detecting Odors on the Edge: Researchers Decipher How Insects Smell More with Less

May 20, 2024

While humans feature a sophisticated sense of smell, insects have a much more basic olfactory system. Yet they depend upon smell to survive. Scientists have figured out how fruit flies use a simple but efficient system to recognize odors, and the answer lies at the edges of their antennae.

Surfing into a Greener Future

April 23, 2015

…of biology and algae geneticist at UC San Diego who headed the effort to produce the surfboard. “An algae-based surfboard perfectly fits with the community and our connection with the ocean and surfing.” Mayfield, an avid surfer for the past 45 years, joined Cardiff professional surfer Rob Machado and Marty…

2015 Commencement Series Ushers in Next Generation of Innovators and Trailblazers

June 18, 2015

…Venter, a world-renowned biochemist, geneticist and entrepreneur, medical research as we know it is at the dawn of a new era. Class of 2015 Outstanding Grads Share Their Stories Meet this year’s outstanding grads: These impressive graduates not only shine in the classroom, they give back to their communities and…

More than 8,000 Graduates to Participate in UC San Diego’s 2015 Commencement Series

June 4, 2015

…Craig Venter, a biochemist, geneticist and entrepreneur; Frank Bruni, New York Times op-ed columnist; alumnus Dan Santat, author and illustrator; and Christina Figueres, United Nations Executive Secretary. The students will participate in the campus’s 11 commencement events, with the majority of ceremonies taking place June 13-14, preceded by the Skaggs…

UC San Diego Scientists Receive $9.5 Million NIH Grant to Combat Antibiotic Resistance

April 12, 2016

Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have received a five-year, $9.5-million award from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to establish an interdisciplinary center to define the systems biology of antibiotic resistance. The program will be led…

UC San Diego Named Nation’s No. 1 Surf-Friendly School by Surfer Magazine

January 16, 2018

Surfer Magazine has ranked the University of California, San Diego as the No. 1 college in the country revered by many surfers for high academic standards, illustrious alumni, and nearness to quality surf. With a nationally-ranked surf team, UC San Diego has consistently been named a top school for surfing,…

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