Biologists at UC San Diego have discovered that a small dose of a commonly used crop pesticide turns honey bees into “picky eaters” and affects their ability to recruit their nestmates to otherwise good sources of food.
The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health, has renewed funding for the Superfund Research Program (SRP) at the University of California, San Diego. Over the next five years, the $15 million grant will fund continued research on the molecular…
Most people know by now that algae are a promising source of biofuels that could supplement and eventually replace the world’s declining reserves of oil.
In 1505 Leonardo da Vinci began painting a mural – to commemorate the Battle of Anghiari – in the Palazzo Vecchio’s Great Hall, the seat of government in Renaissance Florence.
Far more wild plant species may be responding to global warming than previous large-scale estimates have suggested.
Research by a collaborative group of scientists from UC San Diego School of Medicine, UC San Francisco and Wake Forest School of Medicine has led to identification of an existing drug that is effective against Entamoeba histolytica. This parasite causes amebic dysentery and liver abscesses and results…
The move to data-driven science and decision-making is necessitating the need for a comprehensive benchmarking of ‘big data’ applications as well as price/performance across the board, according to attendees at a recent workshop organized by the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University…
UC San Diego biologists have produced a potential malarial vaccine from algae, an achievement that could pave the way for the development of an inexpensive way to protect billions of people from the disease.
A team of University of California, San Diego researchers has made new discoveries about a copper-transporting protein in the membranes of human cells that drug-discovery scientists can co-opt for the development of new anti-cancer drugs.
Each year, more than 10 million girls under the age of 18 marry, usually under force of local tradition and social custom. Almost half of these compulsory marriages occur in South Asia. A new study suggests that more than two decades of effort to eliminate the practice has produced mixed results.