A trip to the Guatemalan jungle usually nets a few souvenirs: Photographs of Maya ruins, bragging rights about encounters with venomous snakes, perhaps a bug bite or two.
Meanwhile, health care is increasingly moving toward the use of biometric devices – gadgets embedded with wireless sensors – to unobtrusively monitor patients’ health data in real time, from blood pressure and insulin levels to number of steps walked per day.
It only takes about $25 to pay for a single child’s secondary school tuition in Benin. Yet even when that money is available (and for many families, it’s not) a lack of economic infrastructure makes getting the funds to the schools a complicated endeavor.
The National Biomedical Computation Resource (NBCR) at the University of California, San Diego has received $9 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The funding will allow NBCR to continue its work connecting biomedical scientists with supercomputing power and emerging information…
An ancient text considered to be the first great work of literature will get a modern treatment Thursday evening at the sixth performance in the Qualcomm Institute’s Initiative for Digital Exploration of Arts and Sciences (IDEAS) series.
Experts agree that the ability to navigate a neighborhood or built space is one of the first human faculties to suffer at the onset of cognitive decline. They also agree that early intervention is crucial for stemming the further ravages of dementia.
The University of California, San Diego’s Nanofabrication Cleanroom Facility (Nano3) is the first institution to obtain a novel FEI Scios dual-beam microscope, with an adaptation for use at cryogenic temperatures. The new microscope will enable research among a highly diverse user base, ranging from…