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  • Plant Virus Plus Immune Cell-Activating Antibody Clear Colon Cancer in Mice, Prevent Recurrence

    A new combination therapy to combat cancer could one day consist of a plant virus and an antibody that activates the immune system’s “natural killer” cells, shows a study by UC San Diego researchers. In mouse models of colon cancer, the therapy eliminated all tumors and prevented their recurrence.

  • UC San Diego Researchers Part of $25M Project To Build Artificial Coral Reefs for Coastal Protection

    A team of researchers involving UC San Diego has received a $25 million award from the U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to build artificial coral reefs to protect coastal areas in Hawai’i against flooding, erosion and storm damage.

  • Netflix-Style Algorithm Builds Blueprint of Cancer Genomes

    The science behind predicting your viewing habits on Netflix could one day be used to guide doctors in managing some of the hardest-to-treat cancers, shows a study led by the University of California San Diego and University College London.

  • Ultra-Thin, Flexible Probe Provides Neural Interface That’s Minimally Invasive and Long-Lasting

    Researchers have developed a tiny, flexible neural probe that can be implanted for longer time periods to record and stimulate neural activity, while minimizing injury to the surrounding tissue. The probe would be ideal for studying small and dynamic areas of the nervous system like the spinal cord.

  • Using Everyday WiFi To Help Robots See and Navigate Better Indoors

    UC San Diego engineers have developed a low cost, low power technology to help robots accurately map their way indoors, even in poor lighting and without recognizable landmarks or features. The technology uses WiFi signals, instead of light, to help the robot "see" where it’s going.

  • Multi-Tasking Wearable Continuously Monitors Glucose, Alcohol, and Lactate

  • Study of Promising Alzheimer’s Marker in Blood Prompts Warning About Brain-Boosting Supplements

  • Researchers Transform an Amorphous Solid Into a New Lithium-Ion Battery Material

    Researchers at UC San Diego and Boise State University have developed a new approach to making novel lithium-ion battery materials. The approach transforms a non-crystalline material into a crystalline anode material with exceptional battery properties—by cycling it with lithium.

  • ‘Eye-Catching’ Smartphone App Could Make It Easy To Screen for Neurological Disease at Home

    Researchers developed a smartphone app that could allow people to screen for Alzheimer's and other neurological diseases and disorders—by recording closeups of their eye. The app uses a smartphone's built-in cameras to measure changes in pupil size, which could be used to assess cognitive condition.