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Top UC San Diego Researchers Win ‘Oscars of Science’

Don Cleveland spends much of his time ruminating on the faulty molecular mechanisms that drive diseases like amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease) and Huntington’s. James McKernan explores the world of birational geometry. Joanne Chory digs into the secrets of plant life.

Top UC San Diego Researchers Win ‘Oscars of Science’

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Top UC San Diego Researchers Win ‘Oscars of Science’
Don Cleveland spends much of his time ruminating on the faulty molecular mechanisms that drive diseases like amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease) and Huntington’s. James McKernan explores the world of birational geometry. Joanne Chory digs into the secrets of plant life.
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Hunting Atmospheric Rivers
As the traditional peak of a new water year approaches, researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego are poised for more chances to understand the phenomenon that can make or break California’s annual water supply.
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Movin’ On Up
UC San Diego celebrated a landmark announcement on Monday—the campus’ move to NCAA Division I Athletics. Community leaders including Mayor Kevin Faulconer and San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Jerry Sanders joined Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla in announcing that the Division I Big West Conference has invited UC San Diego to join its ranks.
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Alumnus and Qualcomm Co-Founder Franklin Antonio Gives $30 Million to UC San Diego
University of California San Diego alumnus and Qualcomm co-founder Franklin Antonio is donating $30 million to the university in support of programmatic expansion of the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering.

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Drug Suppresses Spread of Breast Cancer Caused by Stem-like Cells

Drug Suppresses Spread of Breast Cancer Caused by Stem-like Cells

Rare stem-like tumor cells play a critical role in the spread of breast cancer, but a vulnerability in the pathway that powers them offers a strategy to target these cells using existing drugs before metastatic disease occurs, report University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer…

Three UC San Diego Computer Scientists Elected as ACM Fellows in Class of 2017

Three UC San Diego Computer Scientists Elected as ACM Fellows in Class of 2017

Three computer scientists at UC San Diego -- Ravi Ramamoorthi, Alexander Vardy and Geoffrey M. Voelker -- have been elected Fellows of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the world's largest educational and scientific computing society.

Updated Brain Cell Map Connects Various Brain Diseases to Specific Cell Types

Updated Brain Cell Map Connects Various Brain Diseases to Specific Cell Types

Researchers have developed new single-cell sequencing methods that could be used to map the cell origins of various brain disorders, including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. By analyzing individual nuclei of cells from adult human brains, researchers have identified…

One in the Hand Worth Two in the Bush? Tendency to Undervalue Future Rewards Linked to ADHD, Obesity

One in the Hand Worth Two in the Bush? Tendency to Undervalue Future Rewards Linked to ADHD, Obesity

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have found a genetic signature for delay discounting — the tendency to undervalue future rewards — that overlaps with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), smoking and weight.

Updated Message from Chancellor Khosla Regarding Fires in San Diego

Our hearts and thoughts go out to all of those affected by the fires in San Diego County, including many in our UC San Diego family. We ask our entire campus community to be flexible as employees and students need to evacuate their homes, ensure the safety and care of their family members and pets, and/or…

Smart Earplug Company Developed by UC San Diego Undergrads Acquired by Bose

Smart Earplug Company Developed by UC San Diego Undergrads Acquired by Bose

Hush, a noise-cancelling smart earplug startup company that was conceptualized by UC San Diego engineering undergraduates in professor Nate Delson’s Product Design and Entrepreneurship class has been acquired by audio giant Bose.

Campus Recognizes Impact of Mentorship at Annual Postdoctoral Scholar Awards

Campus Recognizes Impact of Mentorship at Annual Postdoctoral Scholar Awards

Each year since 2012, the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Postdoctoral Scholar Mentoring and for Outstanding Postdoctoral Scholar are given in recognition of the scholars and mentors who contribute to making UC San Diego one of the top research institutions in the nation.

New Smartphone Case Offers Blood Glucose Monitoring on the Go

New Smartphone Case Offers Blood Glucose Monitoring on the Go

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a smartphone case and app that will make it easier for patients to record and track their blood glucose readings, whether they’re at home or on the go.