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Unraveling the Complexity of Mother’s Milk

Breast milk is known to provide the best source of nutrition for newborns and infants, and for premature babies, it can be lifesaving. Yet much about the composition of human milk and what makes it so beneficial is still a mystery. To help scientists bridge this knowledge gap, the Switzerland-based Family Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation has made a $10.5 million gift to UC San Diego, home to one of the world’s only centers dedicated to human milk research.

Unraveling the Complexity of Mother’s Milk

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Unraveling the Complexity of Mother’s Milk
Breast milk is known to provide the best source of nutrition for newborns and infants, and for premature babies, it can be lifesaving. Yet much about the composition of human milk and what makes it so beneficial is still a mystery. To help scientists bridge this knowledge gap, the Switzerland-based Family Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation has made a $10.5 million gift to UC San Diego, home to one of the world’s only centers dedicated to human milk research.
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UC San Diego Archaeologist Explores Prehistoric Sites in Indian State for Conservation
UC San Diego professor of anthropology Thomas E. Levy, who directs the Qualcomm Institute’s Center for Cyber-Archaeology and Sustainability, spent a week in the Indian state of Telagana visiting 10 ancient sites, including one of the largest groups of ‘standing stones’ thousands of years old. Levy hopes to return with an expedition to document the little-known sites for digital conservation.
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Creating Clinical Bioengineers
A group of bioengineering students huddle around a computer screen as colored images of blood being pumped through a heart flash across the screen. The students are observing as a physician annotates an MRI of a patient’s heart and recommend treatment.
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Opening of New Era in Medicine at UC San Diego
Redefining the standard of specialized inpatient care in San Diego, the long-awaited Jacobs Medical Center opened its doors to patients last week after nearly a decade of planning and construction. By the end of opening day, more than 100 patients—from neonates in incubators to adults battling cancer—had been safely transferred to the new hospital’s specialty care units.

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Researchers Capture First Glimpse of Ruby Seadragons in the Wild

Researchers Capture First Glimpse of Ruby Seadragons in the Wild

Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego and the Western Australian Museum capture on video the first-ever field sightings of the newly discovered third species of seadragon. As they observed two Ruby Seadragons on video for nearly 30 minutes, the scientists…

Teaching Computers to Recognize Sick Guts: Machine-Learning and the Microbiome

Teaching Computers to Recognize Sick Guts: Machine-Learning and the Microbiome

A new proof-of-concept study by UC San Diego researchers succeeded in training computers to “learn” what a healthy versus an unhealthy gut microbiome looks like based on its genetic makeup.

Contreras, Norbash Appointed AVCs for Faculty Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

UC San Diego professors Frances Contreras and Alexander Norbash have been appointed to serve as associate vice chancellors for Faculty Equity, Diversity and Inclusion beginning January 2017. In their new academic leadership role, they will be providing direction in advancing the university’s goal of…

Students Crack the Code on How to Graduate in Three Years

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Earning a bachelor’s degree from UC San Diego in just three years may seem like a daunting feat, but recent alumni such as Siyi Ye, Brianna Lonquich and Albert Chang did so despite having either double or capped majors and studying abroad.

Lights, iPads, Action!

Lights, iPads, Action!

Since the summer of 2016, Cussen has spent 70 days in hospitals while being treated for leukemia. In November, he became the first inpatient at the newly opened Jacobs Medical Center at UC San Diego Health. Besides the floor-to-ceiling windows in all patient rooms, the new medical center allows patients…

Astrophysicist Steven Boggs Named Dean of Division of Physical Sciences

Astrophysicist Steven Boggs Named Dean of Division of Physical Sciences

Steven E. Boggs, chair of the top-ranked physics department at UC Berkeley, has been appointed dean of UC San Diego’s Division of Physical Sciences.

Software System Labels Coral Reef Images in Record Time

Software System Labels Coral Reef Images in Record Time

Computer scientists at the University of California San Diego have released a new version of a software system that processes images from the world’s coral reefs anywhere between 10 to 100 times faster than processing the data by hand.This is possible because the new version of the system, dubbed CoralNet…

Carnegie Corporation of New York Supports UC San Diego-Hosted International Talks on Northeast Asia

Carnegie Corporation of New York Supports UC San Diego-Hosted International Talks on Northeast Asia

The University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation, which is based at UC San Diego, received a grant of $500,000 to support the institute’s annual Northeast Asia Cooperation Dialogue (NEACD), a forum which convenes policy-level officials from China, Russia, North and South Korea,…