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Microscopic Organism Plays a Big Role in Ocean Carbon Cycling, Scripps Scientists Discover

It’s broadly understood that the world’s oceans play a crucial role in the global-scale cycling and exchange of carbon between Earth’s ecosystems and atmosphere. Now scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego have taken a leap forward in understanding the microscopic underpinnings of these processes.

April 24, 2014Research, Science & Engineering, Scripps Oceanography

Igor Grant Named Chair of UC San Diego Department of Psychiatry

Igor Grant, MD, FRCP(C), an internationally recognized neuropsychiatrist, whose research interests have ranged from the neurobiology of HIV/AIDS and substance abuse, psychobiology of stress, to the therapeutic potential of medicinal cannabis, has been named the new Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine.

April 22, 2014General, On Campus, Health & Medicine, Science & Engineering

The Happiness of Cities: Do Happy People Take Happy Images?

A team of researchers from the University of California, San Diego and The Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY) is one of only six groups to win one of Twitter’s inaugural #DataGrants. To do so, they beat out more than 1,300 rival proposals from around the world.

April 21, 2014General, Research, Science & Engineering, Alumni

Mathematician Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

Professor Kiran Kedlaya has won a Guggenheim Fellowship, to further his work in number theory, one of the most classical branches of mathematics.

April 18, 2014Science & Engineering, Physical Sciences, Awards, Honors & Appointments

Discovery Could Lead to Novel Therapies for Fragile X Syndrome

Scientists studying the most common form of inherited mental disability—a genetic disease called “Fragile X syndrome”—have uncovered new details about the cellular processes responsible for the condition that could lead to the development of therapies to restore some of the capabilities lost in affected individuals.

April 17, 2014Research, Science & Engineering, Physical Sciences

Unveiling the Universe’s Earliest Secrets

It's the faintest light, yet it carries information from the beginning of time. A telescope trained on the Antarctic sky has picked up swirling patterns of light believed to be the imprint of the violent expansion of the universe a trillionth of a trillionth of a trillionth of a second after it burst into being.

April 17, 2014Science & Engineering, Physical Sciences

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

Computer Software Accurately Predicts Student Test Performance

The University of California, San Diego and Emotient, the leading provider of facial expression recognition data and analysis, announced publication of a joint study by two Emotient co-founders affiliated with UC San Diego, together with researchers from Virginia Commonwealth University and Virginia State University.

April 15, 2014General, Science & Engineering, Alumni

Engineers develop new materials for hydrogen storage

Engineers at the University of California, San Diego, have created new ceramic materials that could be used to store hydrogen safely and efficiently.

April 15, 2014General, Science & Engineering

UC San Diego Alumnus and Research Scientist Honored with DRI Nevada Medal

Albert Yu-Min Lin may now be even better known in Nevada than he is in his home state of California. The research scientist from the Qualcomm Institute at the University of California, San Diego was in Nevada in late March to accept the 27th Desert Research Institute (DRI) Nevada Medal.

April 15, 2014General, Science & Engineering, Alumni, Awards, Honors & Appointments

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