UC San Diego chemists offer new system to ease the synthesis and evaluation of the algorithms, the chemistry and the technology needed to predict the bound poses of ligands within a targeted protein—a necessity for designing new drugs.
Inspired by ideas from the physics of phase transitions and polymer physics, UC San Diego researchers set out specifically to determine the organization of DNA inside the nucleus of a living cell. The findings of their study suggest that the phase state of the genomic DNA is “just right”—a gel…
UC San Diego scientists adopt astronomy’s adaptive optics to correct microscope images for the scattering of light that occurs in brain tissue.
They are aspiring female scientists on a beautiful mission—literally. Armed with makeup brushes, mascara wands, emery boards and nail polish, these “missionaries” cast out the increasing loneliness experienced by the elderly with glitz and glam.
Having powerful but highly efficient smartphones, laptops and TVs would be satisfying to many digital device users—including plugged-in scientists like those from the University of California San Diego and Japan’s RIKEN Cluster for Pioneering Research (RIKEN), who discovered how to significantly…
Origins of life. Movement and sound. Digital information. These are the academic waters from which three University of California San Diego professors emerged as 2019 Guggenheim Fellows. The faculty members from the Departments of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Music and Electrical and Computer Engineering…
With support from the Heising-Simons Foundation, the Division of Physical Sciences at UC San Diego has established the Margaret Burbidge Visiting Professorship. It’s part of an effort to bring eminent female physicists to the university for collaborative research interactions.
An international team of scientists, including researchers from the University of California San Diego, report in the science journal Nature that they observed the decay of Xenon-124 atoms for the first time.
Chemistry & Biochemistry researchers at UC San Diego ventured into the tiny atomic world of protein molecules within cells with a technological approach never before applied. Their findings offer other researchers a new way to do their work.
When it comes to creating an aerodynamic, race-worthy car that successfully competes in a field of more than 100 teams from around the world, it takes not only a solid racing crew, but also a crew of dedicated scientists and engineers.