Biologists at UC San Diego have discovered a chemical that offers a completely new and promising direction for the development of drugs to treat metabolic disorders such as type 2 diabetes.
An interdisciplinary team of scientists at UC San Diego composed of physicists, biologists, chemists, bioengineers and psychologists has received a five-year, $7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to investigate the dynamic principles of collective brain activity.
Biologists at UC San Diego have discovered that a small dose of a commonly used crop pesticide turns honey bees into “picky eaters” and affects their ability to recruit their nestmates to otherwise good sources of food.
Most people know by now that algae are a promising source of biofuels that could supplement and eventually replace the world’s declining reserves of oil.
Far more wild plant species may be responding to global warming than previous large-scale estimates have suggested.
UC San Diego biologists have produced a potential malarial vaccine from algae, an achievement that could pave the way for the development of an inexpensive way to protect billions of people from the disease.
Some 300 leaders in plant and algae biology from around the country will gather here for a symposium this week to discuss ways of using genetics to develop renewable ways of improving the nation’s food, fuel, pharmaceutical and other bio-based industries.
This spring’s warmer than normal temperatures brought early blooming throughout much of the Eastern United States. Biologists discovered in a new study that plant warming experiments may dramatically underestimate how plants respond to future increases in temperatures from global warming.
The National Academy of Sciences today elected three professors at the University of California, San Diego to membership in the prestigious National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest honors bestowed on U.S. scientists and engineers.
A study conducted on roundworms by biologists at UC San Diego has uncovered some important clues to answering the question of how humans and other animals are able to discriminate between disease-causing microbes and innocuous ones to rapidly respond to infections.