An international consortium of scientists studying chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), based at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, has been awarded a 5-year, $20 million grant by the National Cancer Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health. The grant is the second renewal of funding for a broad-based effort designed to better understand the pathology of CLL – the most common form of leukemia in the Western world – and develop new drugs and treatments.
Atherosclerosis has been presumed to be the consequence of complicated interactions between overabundant cholesterol and resulting inflammation in the heart and blood vessels. Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, with colleagues at institutions across the country, say the relationship is not exactly what it appears, and that a precursor to cholesterol actually suppresses inflammatory response genes. This precursor molecule could provide a new target for drugs designed to treat atherosclerosis.
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have found that recovery from an emerging, minimally invasive surgical technique called Laparo-Endoscopic Single-Site Surgery (LESS) was less painful for kidney cancer patients than traditional laparoscopic surgery.
There is a new home base for visiting researchers at the University of California, San Diego, and it also serves engineering and other faculty members who need international funding to help get new technologies closer to commercialization.
The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego, has been selected as the archival host site for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ (IEEE) annual SciVis contest, which poses challenging research problems in science and engineering to the scientific visualization community.
Is fishing alone responsible for stock collapses, or are there other dominant factors? Determining the causes driving changes in complex networks such as ecosystems is especially challenging. Until recently, scientists had a limited toolbox for detecting causation.
UC San Diego’s Holocaust Living History Workshop (HLHW), sponsored by the UC San Diego Library and the Judaic Studies Program, will present a year-long series of all-new speakers and artists following the theme of “The Long Shadow of the Past.” The series continues the HLHW’s efforts to broaden understanding of the past and to foster tolerance.
Aerospace engineers and structural engineers are working together to make composite aircraft structures safer. Visual artists are using nanoengineering tools, such as a scanning electron microscope, to make art. Structural engineers and medical device researchers are joining forces to improve the design of a heart pump for children born with heart defects. These are only a few of the examples of multi-disciplinary work taking place in the new Structural and Materials Engineering building at the University of California, San Diego.
New students poured onto Ridgewalk Monday afternoon for the premier resource fair of Welcome Week. The annual fair traditionally follows the Triton Power Hour and showcases UC San Diego’s various academic majors, recreation clubs, athletics and several central services.
Chancellor Pradeep Khosla found an easy way Monday to meet hundreds of UC San Diego students in only 15 minutes: hand out free chocolate chip cookies.