Flames "On Edge" wins big at Research Expo
Flames Apr 24, 2018 The research presented at Research Expo 2018 was “on fire” thanks to UC San Diego mechanical engineering graduate student Luca Carmignani. He took home the top prize at Research Expo for his work to understand the spread of fire over real-world 3D shapes.

Eight Jacobs School alumni recognized at UC San Diego's first 40 Under 40 awards
Eight Jacobs School alumni recognized at UC San Diego's first 40 Under 40 awards Apr 12, 2018 From startup founders to VPs at major technology companies, eight alumni of the Jacobs School of Engineering were recognized in the first 40 Under 40 awards bestowed by the University of California San Diego.

Even DNA that Doesn't Encode Genes Can Drive Cancer
Even DNA that Doesn't Encode Genes Can Drive Cancer Apr 2, 2018 Most of the human genome — 98 percent — is made up of DNA but doesn’t actually encode genes, the recipes cells use to build proteins. The vast majority of genetic mutations associated with cancer occur in these non-coding regions of the genome, yet it’s unclear how they might influence tumor development or growth. Now researchers at University of California San Diego have identified nearly 200 mutations in non-coding DNA that play a functional role in cancer. Each of the mutations could represent a new target in the search for cancer drugs. The study is published April 2, 2018 in Nature Genetics.

A wearable system to monitor the stomach's activity throughout the day
A wearable system to monitor the stomach's activity throughout the day Mar 21, 2018 A team of researchers has developed a wearable, non-invasive system to monitor electrical activity in the stomach over 24 hours—essentially an electrocardiogram but for the gastro-intestinal (GI) tract.  Applications include monitoring GI activity for patients outside of a clinical setting, which cuts down costs. Monitoring for longer periods of time also increases the likelihood of capturing abnormal events.  Researchers detail their findings in the March 22 issue of Nature’s open access journal Scientific Reports.

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