What is a nanoengineer? It’s a question nearly 20 seniors, who, this June, earned the first bachelor’s degree in nanoengineering offered at the University of California, San Diego, have learned to answer as they tackle the questions and expectations of their parents and potential employers.
In a study published in the June 19 online edition of the journal Nature, a scientific team led by researchers from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine visually monitored the dynamic cellular events that take place when cardiac regeneration occurs in zebrafish after cardiac ventricular injury. Their findings provide evidence that various cell lines in the heart are more plastic, or capable of transformation into new cell types, than previously thought.
Jessica Meir, who earned a doctorate in marine physiology from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego in 2009, has been selected in the newest group of space explorers by NASA.
UC San Diego and the Open Science Grid have announced a partnership under which campus researchers will have access to the OSG’s fabric of Distributed High-Throughput Computing capabilities.
A study by researchers at Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and the Department of Pharmacology at the University of California, San Diego, shows that a protein called MCL-1, which promotes cell survival, is essential for normal heart function.
Gordon, the newest high-performance supercomputer at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of San Diego, California, has proven to be a boon to biologists interested in rapidly sifting through an ever-expanding amount of data.
The newly established Black Resource Center at UC San Diego has appointed Stacia Smith Solomon to serve as the center’s inaugural director, providing resources and support to historically underrepresented students on campus.
A protein used by embryo cells during early development, and recently found in many different types of cancer, apparently serves as a switch regulating the spread of cancer, known as metastasis, report researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center in the June 15, 2013 issue of the journal Cancer Research.
Drones – UAVs or unmanned aerial vehicles – are not exactly ubiquitous yet. But that future may not be far away. The day after it was reported that Dominos is testing drones for pizza delivery, the L.A.-based Drone Dudes were on the UC San Diego campus with a remote-controlled flying camera, buzzing around the blue “Fallen Star” cottage high atop Jacobs Hall, getting shots an unassisted human would be hard-pressed to get.
World-renowned oceanographer Walter Munk is already an icon at the University of California, San Diego. Now, he is the recipient of an award named for another iconic campus leader—the “father” of UC San Diego, Roger Revelle.