The La Jolla Family House provides refuge and respite for families with a loved one in critical or long-term care at UC San Diego Health. It opened in October.
In December of 2018, a handful of UC San Diego graduate students left their habitual classrooms, research labs and cool coastal breezes in faraway La Jolla and—brimming with enthusiasm and anticipation—stepped into the unknowns of the East Mesa Re-Entry Facility in South San Diego.
With support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and in partnership with the San Diego Community College District, the UC San Diego Division of Arts and Humanities is launching the Integrated Internship fellowship, awarding full funding to three Ph.D. students for the 2020-2021 academic year.
Testing for COVID-19 antibodies can provide important information for communities, informing epidemiologists whether someone has had an infection. Yet for testing to provide a good understanding, take-up needs to be broad and independent of income, political orientation or ethnicity.
Finding just the right model to study human development—from the early embryonic stage onward—has been a challenge for scientists over the last decade. Now, bioengineers at the University of California San Diego have homed in on an unusual candidate: teratomas.
UC scientists have made a major advance in the use of genetic technologies to control the transmission of malaria parasites. They employed a strategy known as population modification, which uses a CRISPR-Cas9 gene drive system to introduce genes preventing parasite transmission in mosquitoes.
Researchers with UC San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center say active surveillance is safe for African American men with low-risk prostate cancer.
Research proposals by Professors Michael Burkart and Jon Pokorski were selected for funding as part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Plastics Innovation Challenge to accelerate energy-efficient plastics recycling technologies.
Researchers determined that COVID-19 transmission risk via Halloween candies is low, even when they are handled by infected people, but handwashing and disinfecting collected sweets reduces risk even further.
Climate change advocate Marshall Saunders was widely known as a man who paired a deep respect for others with determination to make a difference.