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5/26/16
No. 1 From the Start
Bioengineers at the University of California San Diego have helped us understand why atherosclerosis develops and how it is impacted by blood flow. They have pioneered the development of very thin, small and flexible sensors that stick to the skin and monitor vital signs, such as the brain activity of a newborn. They also developed injectable hydrogels that can help muscle tissues heal after a heart attack. Researchers celebrated their achievements over the past five decades and looked to the future during a three-day 50th anniversary celebration May 19 to 21.
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Engineers take first step toward flexible, wearable, tricorder-like device 5/23/16
Engineers take first step toward flexible, wearable, tricorder-like device
The Chem-Phys patch monitors both biochemical and electric signals in the human body at the same time--a first
Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed the first flexible wearable device capable of monitoring both biochemical and electric signals in the human body. The Chem-Phys patch records electrocardiogram (EKG) heart signals and tracks levels of lactate, a biochemical that is a marker of physical effort, in real time.   The device can be worn on the chest and communicates wirelessly with a smartphone, smart watch or laptop. It could have a wide range of applications, from athletes monitoring their workouts to physicians monitoring patients with heart disease.Though it could be said better, I like to specify this, because it’s possible there are large bulky devices that can do hybrid measurements (I don’t know…), but there is definitely not any that are in a soft, flexible form factor that complies naturally with the human body
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Engineers launch cross-border research Center to develop materials that can withstand extreme environments 5/18/16
Engineers launch cross-border research Center to develop materials that can withstand extreme environments
The center will also train engineers who can seamlessly work across the U.S.-Mexico borderThe University of California San Diego, in collaboration with the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), is launching a new research center that will bring together researchers from the United States and Mexico to design, test and manufacture materials that can withstand extreme environments, from the heat of airplane engines to the cold of space.  The CaliBaja Center for Resilient Materials and Systems also aims to train engineers who can seamlessly work and communicate across borders.
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Q&A with Adam Markowitz, CEO and Founder, Portfolium 5/18/16
Q&A with Adam Markowitz, CEO and Founder, Portfolium
Heard of Portfolium? It’s an academic social network geared towards students and recent graduates.  We sat down with Adam Markowitz, CEO and Founder of Portfolium to learn more about his life, company and journey to entrepreneur. 
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UC San Diego to Participate in White House's National Microbiome Initiative 5/13/16
UC San Diego to Participate in White House's National Microbiome Initiative
On May 13, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) announced a new National Microbiome Initiative, a coordinated effort to better understand microbiomes — communities of microorganisms that live on and in people, plants, soil, oceans and the atmosphere — and to develop tools to protect and restore healthy microbiome function. OSTP is launching the initiative with a combined federal agency investment of more than $121 million. The University of California San Diego is a key participant in this effort, investing $12 million in its own microbiome research efforts.
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Students Take Top Prize for Seaport Village Development Plan 5/12/16
Students Take Top Prize for Seaport Village Development Plan
A team of students representing the UC San Diego Urban Studies and Planning program won the sixth annual NAIOP University Real Estate Challenge April 21. Five students from the Division of Social Sciences and Jacobs School of Engineering presented their proposal for the redevelopment of downtown’s iconic Seaport Village to a packed house and panel of judges, competing against teams from San Diego State University and the University of San Diego.
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Electrical engineering professor Siavash Mirarab honored by ACM for dissertation work 5/12/16
Electrical engineering professor Siavash Mirarab honored by ACM for dissertation work
Electrical engineering professor Siavash Mirarab from the University of California San Diego has won an honorable mention for the 2015 Doctoral Dissertation Award presented by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).  
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Rallying Around Robots at the Inaugural Southern California Robotics Symposium 5/6/16
Rallying Around Robots at the Inaugural Southern California Robotics Symposium
The Southern California Robotics Symposium (SCR) – held at the University of California San Diego – was whirring, whirling proof that even robots can be a cause to rally around.
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