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Small, Portable Sensors Allow Users to Monitor Exposure to Pollution on Their Smart Phones

Computer scientists at the University of California, San Diego have built a small fleet of portable pollution sensors that allow users to monitor air quality in real time on their smart phones. The sensors could be particularly useful to people suffering from chronic conditions, such as asthma, who need to avoid exposure to pollutants.

December 18, 2012General, Science and Engineering, Science & Engineering

Cancer Cells Co-opt Immune Response to Escape Destruction

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine report that tumor cells use stress signals to subvert responding immune cells, exploiting them to actually boost conditions beneficial to cancer growth.

December 18, 2012General, Health, Science and Engineering, Health & Medicine, Science & Engineering

E-Book Is Logical Next Step for Publicizing Brave New World of Cyber-Archaeology

Given his profession’s focus on the past, it may be surprising for an archaeologist to skip a printed edition in favor of publishing a digital e-book instead, but that’s exactly what Tom Levy has done. The University of California, San Diego professor of anthropological archaeology in the Division of Social Sciences has teamed with the Biblical Archaeology Society (BAS) to launch “Cyber-Archaeology in the Holy Land: The Future of the Past” as a free eBook.

December 18, 2012General, Science and Engineering, Social Sciences, Science & Engineering, Society & Politics, Social Sciences

UC San Diego Health System and Qualcomm Life Join Forces to Improve Care Remotely

UC San Diego Health System is collaborating with Qualcomm Life, a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. to pilot the 2net Platform and Hub for remote patient monitoring.  Qualcomm Life’s innovative 2net™ technology collects patients’ clinical information from wireless medical devices and transmits it to UC San Diego Health System physicians, to supplement information already available.

December 18, 2012General, Health, Science and Engineering, Health & Medicine, Science & Engineering

UC San Diego Professor Awarded Bloomberg Manulife Prize for Promotion of Active Health

A $50,000 research prize to promote active health has been awarded to James Sallis, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine.  Sallis is a noted academic who is on a mission to use research to promote health, fitness, and active lifestyles.

December 18, 2012Awards, General, Health, Science and Engineering, Health & Medicine, Science & Engineering, Awards, Honors & Appointments

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