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Nature Names UC San Diego a Top 15 Research Institution Worldwide

The University of California San Diego is the world’s 14th best university for developing research that is used to create products or services that benefit society and spur economic growth. The new rankings by Nature, one of the world’s leading academic journals, also praise the campus for its research output: nearly half of UC San Diego’s published papers appear in the Nature index, which measures research productivity in the globe’s top science journals.

Nature Names UC San Diego a Top 15 Research Institution Worldwide

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Nature Names UC San Diego a Top 15 Research Institution Worldwide
The University of California San Diego is the world’s 14th best university for developing research that is used to create products or services that benefit society and spur economic growth. The new rankings by Nature, one of the world’s leading academic journals, also praise the campus for its research output: nearly half of UC San Diego’s published papers appear in the Nature index, which measures research productivity in the globe’s top science journals.
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Students Developing Low-Cost Device for Monitoring HIV Levels in Blood Win National Competition
A team of UC San Diego students is working to help curb the HIV epidemic by developing a low-cost device for people in low-resource areas to monitor the amount of HIV virus in their bloodstream. They recently took first place in the National Academy of Engineering 2017 Global Grand Challenges Summit (GGCS) business plan competition. 
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For White Middle Class, Moderate Drinking Is Linked to Cognitive Health in Old Age
Older adults who consume alcohol moderately on a regular basis are more likely to live to the age of 85 without dementia or other cognitive impairments than non-drinkers, according to a University of California San Diego School of Medicine-led study.
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UC San Diego Researchers Join $14.9 Million Fight Against Disease-transmitting Mosquitoes
DARPA has selected a team that includes UC San Diego scientists to study an innovative genetic research technique as a way to control disease-causing mosquitoes. The project, which will receive up to $14.9 million, will focus on a technique known as gene drive, which can spread desirable genes in wild populations and suppress harmful organisms.

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UC San Diego Statement: Response to This Weekend’s Tragic Events in Virginia

Like many of you, we, the UC San Diego administration, watched this weekend’s horrific incidents unfold in Virginia with a mix of outrage, frustration and sorrow. We condemn this vile display of inhumanity, hatred and violence; extend our condolences to the family and friends of those who lost their…

UC San Diego Dinner in the Library to Feature Best-Selling Author Ann Patchett on Sept. 8

UC San Diego Dinner in the Library to Feature Best-Selling Author Ann Patchett on Sept. 8

She first took the world by storm as an international best-selling author. Then, she became known as a fierce champion of the corner bookstore, those nearly extinct havens for bibliophiles who cherish the opportunity to talk about and be around books. Ann Patchett will share her remarkable life and work…

UC San Diego Goes Behind the Scenes of SpaceX Rocket Launch Aug. 14

UC San Diego Goes Behind the Scenes of SpaceX Rocket Launch Aug. 14

The University of California San Diego boasts more than 100 graduates who have gone on to work at NASA, including 38 alumni who work at SpaceX. This is the campus where Sally Ride—the first American woman in space—taught physics and where, just recently, scientists contributed to the discovery of…

New UC San Diego Foundation Board Trustees Inspire Philanthropy

New UC San Diego Foundation Board Trustees Inspire Philanthropy

UC San Diego scholars and students take a nontraditional approach to solving some of the world’s most pressing issues. To help realize these breakthroughs and enhance student success, the UC San Diego Foundation Board of Trustees works to garner private support and connect the campus to community partners.…

A New View for Protein Turnover in the Brain

A New View for Protein Turnover in the Brain

Scientists at UC San Diego have provided the first evidence that lysosomes, specialized structures found in nearly every cell in your body, can travel to distant parts of neurons to branch-like areas known as dendrites. Lysosomes help keep balance in the brain by removing material that is no longer needed,…

UC San Diego Welcomes Kyoto University in Reception Honoring San Diego Liaison Office Opening

Kyoto University of Japan, one of the University of California San Diego’s international partners, announced the opening of a liaison office in San Diego in late March. UC San Diego played a key role in establishing the office designed to ease in partnering and collaboration.

UC San Diego Names Elizabeth H. Simmons New Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

UC San Diego Names Elizabeth H. Simmons New Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Physicist Elizabeth H. Simmons has been appointed executive vice chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University of California San Diego effective September 18, 2017. Her selection follows an extensive international search.

Location, Location, Location: Pollutant Levels in Tuna Depend on Where They Are Caught

Location, Location, Location: Pollutant Levels in Tuna Depend on Where They Are Caught

Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego found levels of persistent organic pollutants as much as 36 times higher in the muscle tissue of yellowfin tuna caught in the more industrialized areas of the northeast Pacific Ocean and northeast Atlantic Ocean…