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2018 Jacobs School highlights

12/18/18

2018 Jacobs School highlights

A lot happened at the Jacobs School of Engineering this year. Revisit some of our key research wins from 2018 as we prepare for the challenges we'll solve next year. 
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Switching to a Home Battery Won't Help Save the World from Climate Change

12/11/18

Switching to a Home Battery Won't Help Save the World from Climate Change

Home energy storage systems might save you money, but under current policies, they would also often increase carbon emissions. That is the conclusion reached by a team of researchers at the University of California San Diego in a study published recently in the journal Environmental Science & Technology.
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Graduate student's steerable brain catheter wins big at inventors competition

12/10/18

Graduate student's steerable brain catheter wins big at inventors competition

Gopesh Tilvawala, a graduate student in the UC San Diego Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, won the People's Choice Award and second place overall at the 2018 Collegiate Inventors Competition for his work to develop a first-of-its-kind catheter that can be remotely controlled to navigate the tiny arteries in the brain.
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Undergraduate team wins 2nd place at global synthetic biology competition

12/10/18

Undergraduate team wins 2nd place at global synthetic biology competition

A team of 11 undergraduate students from UC San Diego earned second place out of 250 teams from around the world at the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGem) competition for their approach to creating an accurate liquid biopsy test for cancer.
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Engineers develop 3D-printed metamaterials that change mechanical properties under magnetic fields

12/8/18

Engineers develop 3D-printed metamaterials that change mechanical properties under magnetic fields

A team of researchers have developed an entirely new class of metamaterials that can nearly instantly respond and stiffen 3D printed structures when exposed to a magnetic field, a development that could be applied to next-generation helmets, wearable armor and a host of other innovations.
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Scientists cut main heart disease risk locus out of DNA by genome editing

12/6/18

Scientists cut main heart disease risk locus out of DNA by genome editing

Over the past decade we’ve learned that billions of people carry a mysterious specter in their DNA that strongly increases their risk for life threatening cardiovascular diseases, such as heart attacks, aneurysms or strokes, no matter what diet, exercise or medical regimen they follow. Now, a team led by Scripps Research scientists and involving UC San Diego bioengineers have made a major breakthrough in unveiling this medical mystery by precisely cutting the DNA culprit from the genome, which prevents blood vessel cell abnormalities related to these devastating diseases.
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