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Cancer Stem Cells Linked to Drug Resistance

Most drugs used to treat lung, breast and pancreatic cancers also promote drug-resistance and ultimately spur tumor growth. Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have discovered a biomarker called CD61 on the surface of drug-resistant tumors that appears responsible for inducing tumor metastasis by enhancing the stem cell-like properties of cancer cells.

April 20, 2014General, Health, Science and Engineering

Author and Humorist Gary Shteyngart to Visit UC San Diego

Gary Shteyngart, critically acclaimed author of “Absurdistan” and “Super Sad True Love Story,” will appear at the University of California, San Diego on May 12 at 7 p.m. in Mandeville Auditorium. He will be joined onstage by Seth Lerer, dean of the UC San Diego Division of Arts and Humanities, for a conversation about Shteyngart's life and work, followed by a book signing of his latest book, “Little Failure: A Memoir.”

April 18, 2014General, Arts & Culture, Arts & Humanities

UC San Diego Offers Admission to 24,552 Freshmen for Fall 2014 Quarter

The University of California, San Diego has admitted 24,552 freshmen for the fall 2014 term. The new freshmen were selected from a record 73,437 applications. The university anticipates enrolling a diverse freshman class of 4,900 of students.

April 18, 2014General, Alumni, Students, Events

San Diego Breath of Hope Walk to Benefit UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center May 4

The 6th annual San Diego Breath of Hope Lung Cancer Walk, benefiting lung cancer research at the University of California, San Diego Moores Cancer Center, will take place May 4 at Cancer Survivors Park on Harbor Island. Register at sdbreathofhope.ucsd.edu.

April 17, 2014General, Giving, Health & Medicine, Events

The Ilk of Human Kindness

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine report that older women, plucky individuals and those who have suffered a recent major loss are more likely to be compassionate toward strangers than other older adults.

April 17, 2014General, Health, Science and Engineering

Celebrate the Preuss Promise May 2

For Jonathan Wosen, his love of science blossomed when he attended The Preuss School UCSD, a charter middle and high school for motivated, low-income students who strive to become the first in their families to graduate from college. Inspired by his teachers and the challenging, yet fun, classes, he became an active member of the Science Bowl and Lego Robotics teams in addition to other activities. He graduated from Preuss as co-valedictorian in 2009 and went on to receive his undergraduate degree in biology with a concentration in biochemistry and molecular biology from Williams College.

April 16, 2014General, Campus & Community, Giving, Students, Events

Qualcomm Institute Experiments with New Models for Blended and Online Courses

In 2013, Qualcomm Institute director Ramesh Rao extended an offer to provide support for development of as many as 10 massive open online courses (MOOCs) – especially those experimenting with different types of online course production and delivery.

April 16, 2014General, Science & Engineering, Social Sciences

Mutant Protein in Muscle Linked to Neuromuscular Disorder

Spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy (SBMA) is a rare inherited neuromuscular disorder characterized by slowly progressive muscle weakness and atrophy. In a new study published in the online issue of Neuron, a team of scientists at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine say novel mouse studies indicate that mutant protein levels in muscle cells are fundamentally involved in SBMA, suggesting an alternative and promising new avenue of treatment.

April 16, 2014General, Health, Science and Engineering

Janet Mock, Transgender Advocate, to Speak at UC San Diego

The University of California, San Diego will host Janet Mock, a transgender advocate, writer and New York Times bestselling author of Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More on Thursday, May 1 at 7 p.m. in the Price Center Theatre on campus.

April 16, 2014General, Students, Events

Digital Farmworker Movement Documentation Archive Acquired by UC San Diego Library

A rich digital archive documenting the UFW Farmworkers’ Movement in Central California from 1962 to 1993 has been acquired by the University of California, San Diego Library. The archive, which was developed by LeRoy Chatfield, includes a wide variety of information on the activities, accomplishments, challenges, and work of Cesar Chavez and the farmworkers who participated in the farmworker movement.

April 16, 2014General, Arts & Culture, Arts & Humanities

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