Susan Ackerman, Yishi Jin and John Wixted of UC San Diego have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the country’s most esteemed honorary societies and independent policy research centers. They will join 200 new members in the organization’s 2019 class.
UC San Diego researchers have improved their recycling process that regenerates degraded cathodes from spent lithium-ion batteries. The new process is safer and uses less energy than their previous method in restoring cathodes to their original capacity and cycle performance.
The Institute for Practical Ethics welcomes environmental journalist Emma Marris for a unique and optimistic talk about new methods in conservation during Earth Month celebrations, the second keynote address for the new campus institute.
Massimo Franceschetti, a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UC San Diego, has been awarded a 2019 Guggenheim Fellowship. His work focuses on the mathematical foundations of engineering systems, with applications to networks, control, computation, communication, and sensing.
Treatment with a choline kinase inhibitor prompts immune cells to clear away damaged mitochondria, thus reducing NLRP3 inflammasome activation and preventing inflammation
The NASA Twins Study is the most comprehensive integrated multi-omics, molecular, physiological, and behavioral analysis of how the human body responds to space flight to date. Study results were published in the April edition of Science
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.
A series of tests conducted over several years by UC San Diego scientists have shown for the first time that the pesticide Sivanto could pose a range of threats to honey bees depending on seasonality, bee age and use in combination with common chemicals such as fungicides.
Scientists developed a new version of a gene drive that spreads favorable genetic variants, also known as “alleles,” throughout a population. The new “allelic drive” is equipped with a guide RNA that directs CRISPR to cut undesired variants of a gene and replace them with a preferred version.