UC San Diego will host its 9th annual Center for Circadian Biology Symposium Feb. 13-15, 2019. The three-day event, entitled “From Cells to Clinic,” will culminate with a talk from the winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Medicine Michael W. Young, who will speak about delayed phase sleep disorders.
University of California San Diego, in a collaborative agreement with Leica Microsystems, Inc., hosted a signing ceremony to inaugurate a new Leica Microsystems Center of Excellence on the School of Medicine campus.
UC San Diego researchers studying p53, the heralded cancer-fighting “guardian of the genome,” found that the human protein also plays a role in promoting tumors, in addition to suppressing them.
Using active genetics technology, biologists have developed the world’s first CRISPR/Cas9-based approach to control genetic inheritance in a mammal. The achievement in mice lays the groundwork for further advances based on this technology, including biomedical research on human disease.
Using CRISPR, researchers developed a way to suppress insects, including those that ravage crops and transmit deadly diseases. The technology alters genes for sex determination and fertility. When eggs are introduced, only sterile males emerge, resulting in a low-cost method of controlling pests.
UC San Diego scientists have been granted $2 million to develop new methods for manufacturing products based on algae. Biologist Stephen Mayfield will lead efforts to develop novel platforms to produce biologically based monomers that will be used to manufacture renewable and biodegradable products.
The Trestles supercomputer, which was acquired more than three years ago by the Arkansas High Performance Computing Center (AHPCC) at the University of Arkansas after entering service at the San Diego Supercomputer Center in 2011, is still going strong.
The first in-depth look at the genome of a jellyfish reveals the origins of a successful survival strategy. Results indicate early jellyfish recycled existing genes to morph from polyp to medusa and suggest animals can radiate into new niches and forms fairly easily.
Forty-five faculty members at the University of California San Diego are among the world’s most influential researchers in their fields, according to Clarivate Analytics' list of 2018 "Highly Cited Researchers."
A new study by researchers from several universities including UC San Diego, published earlier this month in ACS Central Science, suggests a novel approach to fighting the sometimes deadly influenza virus.