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Washington Monthly Names UC San Diego the Nation’s No. 1 Public University

The University of California San Diego has been ranked the number one public university in the nation for serving the public interest for the seventh consecutive year by Washington Monthly. The magazine released its annual rankings today measuring social mobility (recruiting and graduating low-income students), research (preparing undergraduates for graduate school as well as discovering new technologies and creating ideas) and service (encouraging students to give back to their country).

Washington Monthly Names UC San Diego the Nation’s No. 1 Public University

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Washington Monthly Names UC San Diego the Nation’s No. 1 Public University
The University of California San Diego has been ranked the number one public university in the nation for serving the public interest for the seventh consecutive year by Washington Monthly. The magazine released its annual rankings today measuring social mobility (recruiting and graduating low-income students), research (preparing undergraduates for graduate school as well as discovering new technologies and creating ideas) and service (encouraging students to give back to their country).
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Zika Infection May Affect Adult Brain Cells
Concerns over the Zika virus have focused on pregnant women due to mounting evidence that it causes brain abnormalities in developing fetuses. However, new research in mice suggests that certain adult brain cells may be vulnerable to infection as well. Among these are populations of cells that serve to replace lost or damaged neurons throughout adulthood, and are also thought to be critical to learning and memory.
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UC San Diego Named World’s 14th Best University for Fourth Consecutive Year
The University of California San Diego has been named the 14th best university in the world for the fourth year in a row by the 2016 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). Nationally, UC San Diego was named the country’s 12th best university.
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UC San Diego Hosts Free Tours of America’s Newest Scientific Research Ship R/V Sally Ride
The public is invited to free tours of America’s newest scientific research vessel, R/V Sally Ride, on Saturday, Aug. 20, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., as it docks at San Francisco’s famed Exploratorium interactive science museum for its first port call.

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Researchers Identify Characteristic Chemical Signature for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a mysterious and maddening condition, with no cure or known cause. But researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine, using a variety of techniques to identify and assess targeted metabolites in blood plasma, have identified a characteristic…

UC San Diego Chemist Wins 2 Prestigious National Awards

UC San Diego Chemist Wins 2 Prestigious National Awards

A chemistry professor at the University of California San Diego has won two prestigious national prizes awarded by the American Chemical Society.

Graying but Grinning: Despite Physical Ailments, Older Adults Happier

Graying but Grinning: Despite Physical Ailments, Older Adults Happier

While even the best wines eventually peak and turn to vinegar, a new study by researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine suggests a paradoxical trend in the mental health of aging adults: They seem to consistently get better over time.

National Science Foundation Awards $110 Million for XSEDE 2.0 Program

National Science Foundation Awards $110 Million for XSEDE 2.0 Program

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced a $110 million, five-year award to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and 18 partner institutions, including the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California San Diego, to continue and expand the agency’s Extreme…

New Study Challenges Assumption of Asbestos’ Ability to Move in Soil

New Study Challenges Assumption of Asbestos’ Ability to Move in Soil

A new study led by Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego scientist Jane Willenbring challenges the long-held belief that asbestos fibers cannot move through soil.

Single-Celled Fungi Multiply, Alien-Like, by Fusing Cells in Host

Single-Celled Fungi Multiply, Alien-Like, by Fusing Cells in Host

Microsporidia cause diarrhea, an illness called microsporidiosis and even death in immune-compromised individuals.In spite of those widespread medical problems, scientists were uncertain about how these single-celled fungi reproduced in human or animal cells. But in a study that employed transparent…

MRI Technology Quantifies Liver Response in Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis Patients

Researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine have found that a form of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) that non-invasively measures fat density in the liver corresponds with histological (microscopic tissue analyses) responses in patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis…

Flesh-Eating Infections in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Spur New Discovery

Flesh-Eating Infections in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Spur New Discovery

Rheumatoid arthritis patients taking medications that inhibit interleukin-1beta (IL-1beta), a molecule that stimulates the immune system, are 300 times more likely to experience invasive Group A Streptococcal infections than patients not on the drug, according to University of California San Diego School…