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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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Middle, Senior High Students Visit Ancient Sites in 3D Without Leaving La Jolla 2/13/17
Middle, Senior High Students Visit Ancient Sites in 3D Without Leaving La Jolla
The Center for Cyber-Archaeology and Sustainability and the Qualcomm Institute played host to nearly 200 students on the UC San Diego campus from the neighboring La Jolla Country Day School. On January 31, the entire freshman class and older students in Computer Science, Robotics and AP World History made the trek to Atkinson Hall, the headquarters of QI.
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Engineers in Innovation at IGNITE @ UC San Diego 2/9/17
Engineers in Innovation at IGNITE @ UC San Diego
On February 22, the University of California San Diego will host IGNITE @ UC San Diego, an event that brings together key members of the San Diego entrepreneurial ecosystem for a day focused on hands-on learning, competitions and mentoring for innovators, founders, and startup teams.
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Engineers developing advanced robotic systems that will become surgeon's right hand 2/9/17
Engineers developing advanced robotic systems that will become surgeon's right hand
In the operating room of the future, robots will be an integral part of the surgical team, working alongside human surgeons to make surgeries safer, faster, more precise and more automated. In the lab of electrical engineering professor Michael Yip at the University of California San Diego, engineers are developing advanced robotic systems that could make this vision a reality.
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Research will shift how cancer diversity and resistance are understood and studied 2/9/17
Research will shift how cancer diversity and resistance are understood and studied
 A paradigm-changing study by UC San Diego researchers reveals that short fragments of circular DNA that encode cancer genes are far more common in cancer cells than previously believed and probably play a central role in generating the cellular diversity that makes advanced cancers so difficult to treat. The new findings, published online Feb. 9 in Nature, 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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