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Hard to study mutations implicated in the expression of genes associated with schizophrenia and more
November 5, 2019

Hard-to-study mutations in the human genome, called short tandem repeats, known as STRs or microsate...

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Researchers Receive $2.8 Million Grant to Study Hidden Biases in Healthcare
November 4, 2019

Nadir Weibel, an associate professor in UC San Diego’s Computer Science and Engineering Depart...

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UC San Diego Scientists Awarded Nearly $5 Million to Study Triggers of Deadly, Toxic Algal Blooms
October 29, 2019

Researchers from the University of California San Diego want to know what causes an oceanic algal bl...

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Robotics Forum will showcase San Diego region's expertise
October 28, 2019

The UC San Diego Contextual Robotics Institute is organizing its sixth annual robotics forum on Thur...

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Micromotors push around single cells and particles
October 25, 2019

A new type of micromotor—powered by ultrasound and steered by magnets—can move around in...

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Study provides framework for 1 billion years of green plant evolution
October 23, 2019

An international consortium of nearly 200 plant scientists, including engineers at UC San Diego...

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UC San Diego at Epicenter of Earthquake Research
October 21, 2019

From the world’s largest outdoor earthquake simulator to an international network of seismic s...

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Pioneering bioengineer Shu Chien retires after 31 years at UC San Diego
October 17, 2019

UC San Diego bioengineering professor Shu Chien made many foundational scientific discoveries over t...

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Piranha-proof fish scales offer inspiration for better armor
October 16, 2019

Material scientists have discovered what makes the scales of the massive Amazonian freshwater fish, ...

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Drug-light combo could offer control over CAR T-cell therapy
October 15, 2019

UC San Diego bioengineers are a step closer to making CAR T-cell therapy safer, more precise an...

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Clingfish biology inspires better suction cup
October 15, 2019

A team of engineers and marine biologists built a better suction cup inspired by the mechanism that ...

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These new soft actuators could make soft robots less bulky
October 11, 2019

UC San Diego engineers have developed a way to build soft robots that are compact, portable and mult...

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Building binational bridges through STEM
October 10, 2019

For seven weeks this summer, 120 high school and college students called UC San Diego’s campus...

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18 New Faculty Hires at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering in Fall 2019
October 9, 2019

The Jacobs School of Engineering at UC San Diego welcomes 18 new faculty in 2019. The ...

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Bioengineering Pioneer Y.C. Bert Fung Turns 100
October 3, 2019

Thousands of professors, engineers, scientists and students around the world work in the field of bi...

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