Improving Knee Replacements

Each year, approximately 600,000 total knee replacement procedures are performed in the United States, a number that is expected to rise in the next decade as the population ages. UC San Diego Health System is the first in the nation to use iASSIST, a computer navigation system with Bluetooth-like technology that improves surgical precision and accuracy in total knee replacements, decreasing the need for revision surgery.

February 18, 2014General, Health, Science and Engineering

UC San Diego Licenses Audio Beamforming Technology to Comhear

The University of California, San Diego and Comhear, Inc., a transformational, audio technology and wearables company, today announced that they are collaborating on the latest in audio conferencing technology.  Comhear has prototyped the first in a series of revolutionary new products designed to let users customize their listening environment,  based on an exclusive license for audio beamforming technology developed by researchers in the Qualcomm Institute, the UC San Diego division of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2).

February 18, 2014General, Science & Engineering, Arts & Humanities

SDSC/UC San Diego Researchers Hone in on Alzheimer’s Disease

Researchers studying peptides using the Gordon supercomputer at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) have found new ways to elucidate the creation of the toxic oligomers associated with Alzheimer’s disease.

February 18, 2014General, Science & Engineering, SDSC

Calit2 Director Honored with Golden Goose Award

Larry Smarr, a physicist whose work at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on calculating black hole collisions led him to champion a federal commitment to dramatically enhance U.S. computing power – which in turn led to the development of NCSA Mosaic, the precursor to web browsers – was named today as the first 2014 recipient of the Golden Goose Award, which goes to three or four winners annually.

February 18, 2014General, Science & Engineering, Calit2, Physical Sciences, Awards, Honors & Appointments

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