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.
Representatives from the National Research Council (NRC), UC San Diego leaders and key stakeholders from the San Diego region met Thursday to discuss the health and competitiveness of U.S. research universities.
Nearly 3,000 entries from higher education institutions and nonprofits around the world were considered by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) for this year’s Circle of Excellence Awards for outstanding work in advancement services, alumni relations, communications, fundraising and marketing initiatives.
They came. They ran. They celebrated. More than 2,500 alumni, faculty, staff, students and community members returned to UC San Diego for the Triton 5K. The university’s race was part of the annual Alumni Weekend, June 6 through 9, hosted by UCSD Alumni.
Their mission: make an unmanned autonomous vehicle, better known as a UAV, take off, fly over specific markers, find five to 11 targets and then land—all in half an hour. That is the challenge that a team of 25 students at UC San Diego is getting ready to tackle next month.