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New study shows UV nail dryers could cause serious skin mutations
CBS Baltimore | February 27, 2023

A new study found radiation from nail dryers may damage DNA and breed cancer-causing mutations in human cells. For many women, gel manicures are a par...

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Scientists create 'biogel' that's infused via an IV and heals heart attack damage as it's happening
Daily Mail | February 24, 2023

Scientists at the University of California, San Diego removed large particles from hydrogel, diluting it with water to make it an injectable substance...

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A new biomaterial heals heart attack damage in animals. Humans could be next
Science News | February 24, 2023

A new biomaterial delivered to the heart soon after a heart attack can heal damaged tissue from the inside out. Heart attacks kill cardiac muscle tiss...

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Software update and tiny chip could turn phones into full-on RFID readers
New Atlas | February 22, 2023

Led by Patrick Mercier, Dinesh Bharadia, Shih-Jai Kuo and Manideep Dunna, scientists at the University of California San Diego recently set out to bri...

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Scientists work to understand post-wildfire mudslides
KOB4 New Mexico | February 21, 2023

Five years ago, Ingrid Tomac watched the TV news from her San Diego home. Deadly mudslides had raced down the hills east of Montecito and Santa Barbar...

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This robot automatically tucks its limbs to squeeze through spaces
Science News | February 17, 2023

The robot was able to hunch down and walk quickly through passages that were narrower and shorter than itself, researchers report January 20 in Advanc...

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Robots and lasers are helping doctors treat severe epilepsy
NPR | February 13, 2023

A man with uncontrolled epileptic seizures sought surgery in 2009, but was turned down. Ten years later, advances in neurodiagnostic testing, lasers a...

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UV nail dryers used in gel manicures may increase skin cancer risk, study finds
CBS News | February 13, 2023

In the laboratory cells UC San Diego researchers analyzed, a 20-minute session of exposure to the UV dryers resulted in 20 to 30% of cells dying, whil...

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University of California researchers work to learn from Turkey quake
KPBS News | February 13, 2023

Teams of researchers from California are heading to Turkey and Syria to survey the damage from last week's 7.8 magnitude earthquake. Much of the data ...

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UC San Diego heads effort to make computer chips work a lot faster
KBPS | February 13, 2023

When working with big computer data, the information can run into a bottleneck, and moving data from storage to processing takes too long. UC San Dieg...

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UCSD student pursuing more accessibility, equity in computer science for others who are also neurodiverse
San Diego Union-Tribune | February 11, 2023

Naba Rizvi is a computer science Ph.D. candidate at UC San Diego who has been recognized for her work in disability inclusion in artificial intelligen...

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Cryptocurrency?s Myth of Anonymity
WIRED | February 9, 2023

This week on Gadget Lab, we talk to Tracers in the Dark author Andy Greenberg about how authorities are catching crypto criminals by following the mon...

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