Bisphenol A (BPA) is a synthetic chemical widely used in the making of plastic products ranging from bottles and food can linings to toys and water supply lines. When these plastics degrade, BPA is released into the environment and routinely ingested. New research from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine suggests it’s the metabolic changes that take place once BPA is broken down inside the body that pose the greater health threat.
UC San Diego students are organizing an issues debate between San Diego mayoral candidates Carl DeMaio and Bob Filner to be held Oct. 13 at UC San Diego.
Bright green towels covered the beach near Scripps Pier Saturday for Meet the Beach, the finale event to UC San Diego’s Welcome Week. Approximately 3,500 students turned out to enjoy surf lessons, beach games, music and giveaways—like the UC San Diego Recreation beach towels. Now in its fifth year, Meet the Beach is a widely popular campus tradition that gives new students a taste of the recreation activities available at UC San Diego.
“I felt like I was making a difference when I was interning at UC San Diego, but now I feel like my work is making a global difference” said University of California, San Diego alum Ahmina Ahmad, whose green job experience at UC San Diego helped her win her current position with the environment and conservation department at Walt Disney Company.
At the University of California, San Diego, two University of California, San Diego scientists have received a $1 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation to fund research into exploring a molecular approach to delivering drugs into cells that could change the pharmaceutical industry worldwide. The W.M. Keck Foundation of Los Angeles supports “high risk/high reward” pioneering discoveries in groundbreaking studies that enable researchers to translate their innovative ideas into real world impact.