A new kind of radar could make it possible for self-driving cars to navigate safely in bad weather. Electrical engineers at UC San Diego improved the imaging capability of existing radar sensors so that they accurately predict the dimensions of cars in live traffic, even in fog.
UC San Diego researchers have identified new mechanisms in neurons that cause Alzheimer’s disease. In particular, they discovered that structural changes in chromatin trigger neurons to lose their specialized function and revert to a precursor-like state.
A new process for restoring spent cathodes to mint condition could make it more economical to recycle lithium-ion batteries. The process consumes 80 to 90% less energy than today's methods, emits about 75% less greenhouse gases, and uses environmentally benign, inexpensive ingredients.
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.
San Diego-based Cellics Therapeutics, which was co-founded by UC San Diego nanoengineering Professor Liangfang Zhang, has received an award of up to $15M to develop a macrophage cellular nanosponge—nanoparticles cloaked in the cell membranes of macrophages—designed to treat sepsis.
Two University of California San Diego researchers have received prestigious awards through the 2020 National Institutes of Health (NIH) High-Risk, High-Reward Research Program.
A team of researchers has developed a portable, more environmentally friendly method to produce hydrogen peroxide. It could enable hospitals to make their own supply of the disinfectant on demand and at lower cost.
UC San Diego nanoengineers received a Rapid Response Research (RAPID) grant from the National Science Foundation to develop—using a plant virus—a stable, easy to manufacture COVID-19 vaccine patch that can be shipped around the world and painlessly self-administered by patients.
Researchers have 3D printed coral-inspired structures that are capable of growing dense populations of microscopic algae. The work could lead to the development of compact, more efficient bioreactors for producing algae-based biofuels, as well as new techniques to repair and restore coral reefs.
Frustrated with spotty WiFi connection? Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a “smart surface” that could make signal available in dead spots—and also make the existing connection twice as fast.