Students at the University of California, San Diego are spreading the holiday spirit with the annual service project, “Operation Santa.” The campus’s service fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega, sponsors “Operation Santa” each year to bring holiday joy to families in need throughout San Diego County.
A study led by researchers from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine has found a correlation between vitamin D3 serum levels and subsequent incidence of Type 1 diabetes. The six-year study of blood levels of nearly 2,000 individuals suggests a preventive role for vitamin D3 in this disease. The research appears the December issue of Diabetologia, a publication of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD).
The 3D Virtual Cell could do for cell biology what the Large Hadron Collider has done for particle physics. But instead of building a multi-billion-dollar facility, backers of the 3D Virtual Cell project believe they can build a virtual, rather than physical, resource that could be used by biologists and medical researchers for generations to come.
As part of UC San Diego’s Founders’ Day celebration, the Founders’ Symposium on Friday, Nov. 16 will feature six innovative faculty members offering brief talks about the world-changing research happening on our campus. The event is sold out, but you can still register for the stand-by list.
UC San Diego’s Founders’ Celebration hits campus today, Nov. 16, with a slate of free activities to recognize the university’s accomplishments and discoveries over the past half century. Here’s what you need to know.