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Wagners Donate $2.2 Million to UC San Diego’s Student Production Fund

After an academic theater career that spanned nearly 40 years, Arthur Wagner—founding chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of California, San Diego—is still passionate about training the next generation of theater and dance artists. As a result of budgetary cuts at the University of California, funds for student productions have all but dried up.

December 10, 2012Arts, General, Giving, Arts & Culture, Giving, Arts & Humanities

In Vitro Study Finds Digested Formula, But Not Breast Milk, is Toxic to Cells

Free fatty acids created during the digestion of infant formula cause cellular death that may contribute to necrotizing enterocolitis, a severe intestinal condition that is often fatal and occurs most commonly in premature infants, according to a study by University of California, San Diego bioengineers.

December 10, 2012General, Health, Science and Engineering, Health & Medicine, Science & Engineering

Biologists Engineer Algae to Make Complex Anti-Cancer ‘Designer’ Drug

Biologists at UC San Diego have succeeded in genetically engineering algae to produce a complex and expensive human therapeutic drug used to treat cancer.
Their achievement opens the door for making these and other “designer” proteins in larger quantities and much more cheaply than can now be made from mammalian cells.

December 10, 2012Science and Engineering, Science & Engineering

New Biomaterial gets “Sticky” with Stem Cells

Just like the bones that hold up your body, your cells have their own scaffolding that holds them up. This scaffolding, known as the extracellular matrix, or ECM, not only props up cells but also provides attachment sites, or “sticky spots,” to which cells can bind, just as bones hold muscles in place.

December 10, 2012General, Health, Science and Engineering, Health & Medicine, Science & Engineering

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