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6th June 2016
Model offers therapeutic target for pancreatic cancer

In a new study, published in Nature, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center, together with colleagues at Keio University, the University of Nebraska and Ionis Pharmaceuticals describe an innovative model that not only allowed them to track drug resistance in vivo, but also revealed a therapeutic target, which early testing suggests could provide a strategy to arrest pancreatic cancer gro...

24th May 2016
Wearable biosensor monitors electric signals in the body

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.

Component Management
4th May 2016
'Protein crystal’ could form protective material

An 'adaptive protein crystal' with a counterintuitive and potentially useful property has been created by chemists at UC San Diego: When stretched in one direction, the material thickens in the perpendicular direction, rather than thinning as familiar materials do. And when squeezed in one dimension, it shrinks in the other rather than expanding, and gets denser in the process.

Component Management
6th April 2016
Record-breaking steel could be used for shields for satellites

A team of engineers has developed and tested a type of steel with a record-breaking ability to withstand an impact without deforming permanently. The steel alloy could be used in a wide range of applications, from drill bits, to body armor for soldiers, to meteor-resistant casings for satellites.

29th March 2016
Desert mangroves are major source of carbon storage

Researchers found that short, stunted mangroves living along the coastal desert of Baja California store up to five times more carbon below ground than their lush, tropical counterparts. The new study led by researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego estimates that coastal desert mangroves, which only account for 1% of the land area, store nearly 30% of the region's belowground carbon.

10th March 2016
Stem cells restore vision after cataract surgery

Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Shiley Eye Institute, with colleagues in China, have developed a new, regenerative medicine approach to remove congenital cataracts in infants, permitting remaining stem cells to regrow functional lenses.

9th March 2016
Lasers could make the Internet faster and cleaner

Researchers at UC San Diego think they might have found the way to faster internet: lasers. "As we are trying to fit more and more data on wires that we send from place to place, we are running up against the limit of what electricity can do," said Janelle Shane, an alumna of the Jacobs School of Engineering at UC San Diego.

17th February 2016
Researchers demonstrate world's first 5G

Keysight Technologies, in collaboration with electrical engineers at the University of California, San Diego, has demonstrated the world's first 64 (8 x 8) and 256-element (16 x 16), 60-GHz silicon wafer-scale phased-array transmitter with integrated high-efficiency antennas for Gbps communications at 100 to 200 meters. With this demonstration, Keysight and UC San Diego have proven that a 5G communication link is not only possible, but can delive...

17th February 2016
The race to save threatened cultural heritage sites

In January, it was confirmed that St. Elijah's Monastery, the oldest Christian monastery in Iraq, was completely destroyed by ISIS troops after standing for 1,400 years near the city of Mosul. The race is on to digitally preserve thousands of other at-risk sites around the world before they meet a similar fate – but the work doesn't end there for cyber-archaeologists.

10th February 2016
New algorithm improves speed & accuracy of pedestrian detection

What if computers could recognise objects as well as the human brain could? Electrical engineers at the University of California, San Diego have taken an important step toward that goal by developing a pedestrian detection system that performs in near real-time (2–4fps) and with higher accuracy (close to half the error) compared to existing systems.

18th January 2016
X-ray breakthrough to controlled nuclear fusion

A new technique to monitor a process called 'fast ignition' has been developed, in what could be a critical step towards a viable method of creating controlled nuclear fusion. Fusion ignition, the point at which a nuclear reaction becomes self-sustaining, is one of the great hopes for a new generation of clean, cheap energy generation. 

14th January 2016
Brain monitoring takes a leap out of the lab

Bioengineers and cognitive scientists have developed the first portable, 64-channel wearable brain activity monitoring system that’s comparable to state-of-the-art equipment found in research laboratories. The system is a better fit for real-world applications because it is equipped with dry EEG sensors that are easier to apply than wet sensors, while still providing high-density brain activity data.

29th September 2015
Communicate by sending magnetic signals through your body

Electrical engineers at the University of California, San Diego have demonstrated a new wireless communication technique that works by sending magnetic signals through the human body. According to the researchers, the technology could offer a lower power and more secure way to communicate information between wearable devices, providing an improved alternative to existing wireless communication systems.

3D Printing
22nd September 2015
3D-printed microfish deliver drugs & remove toxins

Using an innovative 3D printing technology they previously developed, nanoengineers from UC San Diego have manufactured multipurpose fish-shaped microrobots - called microfish - that swim around efficiently in liquids, are chemically powered by hydrogen peroxide and magnetically controlled. According to the researchers, these proof-of-concept synthetic microfish will inspire a new generation of 'smart' microrobots that have diverse capabilities s...

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