Theoretical chemists at UC San Diego mix molecules and light in optical cavities in a promising study recently published in the Cell Press journal Chem.
New research from scientists at the University of California San Diego and the University of Michigan has opened a new chapter in the story about what happens between two key metabolic enzymes, setting chemical biologists on their own path to a new understanding of fatty acid biosynthesis.
Angela Berti casts her eyes to the stars and her hands in the dirt at UC San Diego. It turns out the fifth-year Ph.D. candidate in astrophysics, who focuses on how galaxies and dark matter halos co-evolve throughout cosmic time, has a green thumb.
UC San Diego assistant professor in math is one of 126 Sloan Research Fellows in the U.S. and Canada recognized as among the most promising scientific researchers in her field.
A relaunch of the project involving citizen scientists coincides with an Astrophysical Journal Letters publication of an exciting new discovery that challenges the way astronomers think about the long-term evolution of planetary systems.
Combining the biomolecules DNA and RNA, UC San Diego’s Thomas Hermann and his graduate students Alba Monferrer and Douglas Zhang created robust modules that facilitate the self-assembly of polygonal nanoshapes—really tiny triangles, squares, pentagons and hexagons measured at the nanometer scale.
Organic compounds from perfume, food, fabrics and soaps coat indoor surfaces. The film commonly found in our homes can impact the air we breathe and our health. Yet the details of how these compounds interact microscopically with indoor surfaces are not fully known. Researchers are learning more.
A flurry of egg parachutes made with orange-tinted bubble wrap, duct tape, cardboard and trash bags rained down on the grounds outside UC San Diego’s Mayer Hall recently. A group of Generation Z aspiring physicists quickly checked the eggs to see if they have survived the long drop from one of the…
From kryptonite for Superman to plant toxins for Poison Ivy, chemical reactions within the body’s cells can be transformative. And, when it comes to transmuting cells, UC San Diego researchers are becoming superhero-like copycats.
To make today’s laptop computers and cell phones function as efficiently and effectively as a child’s brain requires a massive amount of power—on the scale of a nuclear reactor.