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1/22/18

New Algorithm Identifies Ten Times More Naturally Occurring Antibiotics than All Previous Studies

In a paper published in Nature Microbiology on Jan. 22, a team of American and Russian computer scientists described a new algorithm that identified an order of magnitude, or roughly 10 times more, PNPs than all previous studies. Pavel Pevzner, a professor of computer science at the University of California San Diego, is the corresponding author on the paper. 
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Researchers develop a remote-controlled cancer immunotherapy system 1/15/18

Researchers develop a remote-controlled cancer immunotherapy system

A team of researchers has developed an ultrasound-based system that can non-invasively and remotely control genetic processes in live immune T cells so that they recognize and kill cancer cells.
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Outhacking the hackers 1/12/18

Outhacking the hackers

This fall, UC San Diego computer science professor Stefan Savage began receiving calls from an unknown number in Chicago. As a cybersecurity expert who often targets hackers, Savage was wary. But he soon learned that is was the MacArthur Foundation, award him the fellowship commonly known as a “genius” award.  Here he gives his insights on the future of cybersecurity and advice on how we can keep ourselves safe in cyberspace. 
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From Class to Clinic 1/11/18

From Class to Clinic

It’s not every day that an undergrad­uate class influences the way surgeons prepare for operations. But that’s exactly what happened with a fresh­man bioengineering class co-taught by then-PhD student Jason Caffrey ’11, MS ’13‚ and professor Robert Sah. 
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Shirley Meng Named Inaugural Holder of UC San Diego Zable Endowed Chair in Energy Technologies 1/11/18

Shirley Meng Named Inaugural Holder of UC San Diego Zable Endowed Chair in Energy Technologies

Nanoengineering professor Shirley Meng has been appointed the inaugural holder of the Zable Endowed Chair in Energy Technologies in the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering. As director of the UC San Diego Sustainable Power and Energy Center, Meng is leading efforts to advance solutions to some of the key technical challenges associated with energy generation, storage and power management.
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Macrophage nanosponges could keep sepsis in check 1/4/18

Macrophage nanosponges could keep sepsis in check

Researchers at UC San Diego have developed macrophage "nanosponges"—nanoparticles cloaked in the cell membranes of macrophages—that can safely remove sepsis-causing molecules from the bloodstream. In lab tests, these macrophage nanosponges improved survival rates in mice with sepsis.
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