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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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2017 Year in Review 12/22/17
2017 Year in Review
It has been a banner year here at the Jacobs School of Engineering. As we prepare to welcome in 2018, below is a list of highlights for our institution from the past 12 months. 
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Undergraduate engineers, Birch Aquarium collaborate on innovative exhibits 12/19/17
Undergraduate engineers, Birch Aquarium collaborate on innovative exhibits
Ten UC San Diego undergraduates left an indelible mark on the Birch Aquarium this summer thanks to the Summer Engineering Experience (SEE) internship program. SEE was designed by the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering to provide sophomore and junior engineering students with hands-on experience creating, pitching and developing a project from start to finish. 
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Company Based on UC San Diego Technology Gets Infusion of Capital 12/15/17
Company Based on UC San Diego Technology Gets Infusion of Capital
Tortuga Logic, a hardware security company co-founded by computer science professor and Qualcomm Institute academic participant Ryan Kastner and two computer science alumni, is now positioned for new growth thanks to $2 million in seed funding from a venture-capital firm. Tortuga Logic offers a suite of hardware design tools to identify security vulnerabilities throughout the process of designing a semiconductor, including Prospect and Unison (used in the semiconductor, aerospace and defense industries). With its new funding, Tortuga Logic will develop new products and increase the feature sets of existing products.
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