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Decoding the genome's cryptic language 2/24/17
Decoding the genome's cryptic language
Bioengineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a new tool to identify interactions between RNA and DNA molecules. The tool, called MARGI (Mapping RNA Genome Interactions), is the first technology that’s capable of providing a full account of all the RNA molecules that interact with a segment of DNA, as well as the locations of all these interactions — in just a single experiment.
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TowerJazz and UC San Diego Demonstrate Best in Class 5G Mobile Transmit-Receive Chips with Greater than 12 Gbps Data Rates 2/23/17
TowerJazz and UC San Diego Demonstrate Best in Class 5G Mobile Transmit-Receive Chips with Greater than 12 Gbps Data Rates
TowerJazz, the global specialty foundry leader, and UC San Diego, a recognized leader for microwave, millimeter-wave, mixed-signal RFICs, and phased arrays, demonstrate for the first time a greater than 12 Gbps, 5G phased-array chip set.
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Two UC San Diego engineering professors named 2017 Sloan Research Fellows 2/21/17
Two UC San Diego engineering professors named 2017 Sloan Research Fellows
Two engineering professors from the University of California Jacobs School of Engineering, computer science professor Daniel M. Kane and electrical engineering professor Siavash Mirarab, have each received $60,000 in the form of a 2017 Sloan Research Fellowship. Kane and Mirarab are among six early-career faculty members from UC San Diego to receive this prestigious fellowship.
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Shedding Light on Cancer Diversity and Resistance 2/21/17
Shedding Light on Cancer Diversity and Resistance
A paradigm-changing study by cancer researchers and computer scientists at the University of California San Diego and other institutions found that short fragments of circular DNA that encode cancer genes are far more common in cancer cells than previously believed. Published online in the journal Nature, the study also concluded that the circular DNA probably plays a central role in generating the cellular diversity that makes advanced cancers so difficult to treat. The new findings are likely to change the way tumor evolution is understood by scientists and could ultimately lead to new ways to prevent and treat many malignancies.
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Engineering Undergraduates Use DNA Origami to Target Cancer 2/16/17
Engineering Undergraduates Use DNA Origami to Target Cancer
A team of engineering students has a cancer-fighting idea up its sleeve—and the sleeve is nanoscale. The idea is based on a new cutting-edge research tool called DNA origami in which scientists literally fold the molecules of life into two- and three-dimensional shapes. The UC San Diego team plans to compete in Harvard's BIOMOD 2017 competition—a molecular design competition for undergraduates.
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'Lossless' metamaterial could boost efficiency of lasers and other light-based devices 2/16/17
'Lossless' metamaterial could boost efficiency of lasers and other light-based devices
Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a material that could reduce signal losses in photonic devices. The advance has the potential to boost the efficiency of various light-based technologies including fiber optic communication systems, lasers and photovoltaics. 
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Computer Scientist Receives Major Award from Computational Biology Society 2/15/17
Computer Scientist Receives Major Award from Computational Biology Society
The International Society of Computational Biology (ISCB) has announced the winners of its top four awards for 2017, and leading the list is UC San Diego computer-science professor Pavel Pevzner. The Accomplishments by a Senior Scientist Award honors Pevzner's almost 30 years in the field of bioinformatics, and in particular his significant contributions to research and education. 
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UC San Diego Electrical Engineer Accepts Alumni Award for Alma Mater in India 2/13/17
UC San Diego Electrical Engineer Accepts Alumni Award for Alma Mater in India
University of California San Diego Distinguished Professor Mohan Trivedi in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has accepted the Maheshwari Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani, in the Indian state of Rajasthan. The award is presented every other year by the LK Maheshwari Foundation to an alum of the university working in the areas of Electrical and Electronics Engineering and Instrumentation. The foundation was established in 2010 to promote education and research in engineering.
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