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Engineering a New Biomaterial Therapy for Treating Heart Attacks

University of California, San Diego bioengineer Karen Christman's new injectable hydrogel, which is designed to repair damaged cardiac tissue following a heart attack, has been licensed to San Diego-based startup Ventrix, Inc, which is planning the first human clinical trials of the technology. Christman is a co-founder of Ventrix.

April 07, 2014General, Health & Medicine, Research, Science & Engineering, Alumni

Bioengineer Studying How the Brain Controls Movement

A University of California, San Diego research team led by bioengineer Gert Cauwenberghs is working to understand how the brain circuitry controls how we move. The goal is to develop new technologies to help patients with Parkinson's disease and other debilitating medical conditions navigate the world on their own. Their research is funded by the National Science Foundation’s Emerging Frontiers of Research and Innovation program.

April 02, 2014General, Science & Engineering, Alumni

Study Finds that Fast-Moving Cells in the Human Immune System Walk in a Stepwise Manner

A team of biologists and engineers at the University of California, San Diego has discovered that white blood cells, which repair damaged tissue as part of the body’s immune response, move to inflamed sites by walking in a stepwise manner.

March 17, 2014General, Science & Engineering

How an Entrepreneurial Engineering Education Nurtured a Biotech Startup

Identify a real-world problem. Engineer a solution. And, if the solution works, figure out how it can be commercially viable. That’s what Michael Benchimol said he learned over 7 years of working in the laboratory of Sadik Esener, a professor in the departments of NanoEngineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California, San Diego. In Benchimol’s (Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, ’12) case, it specifically means building a company to advance a targeted drug delivery platform that could make chemotherapy more effective and less toxic to the healthy tissue in the body.

March 10, 2014General, Science & Engineering, Alumni

Putting Their Heart Into It

Bioengineering professor Adam Engler needed to answer a question: Do genetic mutations in the heart, mutations that are common in humans as we age and that are correlated with poor heart function, also contribute to a shortened lifespan?

October 10, 2013Science and Engineering, Students, Science & Engineering, Students

Bioengineers Researching Smart Cameras and Sensors that Mimic, Exceed Human Capability

University of California, San Diego bioengineering professor Gert Cauwenberghs has been selected by the National Science Foundation to take part in a five-year, multi-institutional, $10 million research project to develop a computer vision system that will approach or exceed the capabilities and efficiencies of human vision.

September 18, 2013Awards, General, Health, Science and Engineering, Health & Medicine, Science & Engineering, Awards, Honors & Appointments

Clean Energy Program Accelerates the Commercialization of University Technologies to the Market

The Southern California Clean Energy Technology Acceleration Program (SoCal TAP) selected four revolutionary research teams from the University of California, San Diego and University of Southern California to receive $180,000 each in commercialization awards as part of a program overseen by the von Liebig Entrepreneurism Center at UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering.

September 06, 2013Awards, General, Rady, Science and Engineering, Science & Engineering, Rady School of Management, Awards, Honors & Appointments

Liangfang Zhang Makes MIT Technology Review’s Annual Innovators Under 35 List

MIT Technology Review has named Liangfang Zhang, a professor of nanoengineering at the University of California, San Diego, among the top 35 young innovators of 2013. For over a decade, the global media company has recognized a list of exceptionally talented technologists whose work has great potential to transform the world.

August 21, 2013General, Science and Engineering, Science & Engineering

New Electron Beam Writer Enables Next-Gen Biomedical and Information Technologies

The new electron beam writer housed in the Nano3 cleanroom facility at the Qualcomm Institute is important for electrical engineering professor Shadi Dayeh’s two major areas of research.

August 12, 2013Awards, General, Health, Science and Engineering, Health & Medicine, Science & Engineering, Awards, Honors & Appointments

National Science Foundation Selects von Liebig Entrepreneurism Center as Innovation Corps Site

The University of California, San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering has been selected as an Innovation Corps site by the National Science Foundation, including $300,000 in funding over the next three years to support the efforts of budding young entrepreneurs. The program will be led by the von Liebig Entrepreneurism Center at the Jacobs School of Engineering.

July 31, 2013Awards, General, Science and Engineering, Students, Science & Engineering, Students, Awards, Honors & Appointments

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