UC San Diego researchers discovered that high blood levels of RNA produced by the PHGDH gene could serve as a biomarker for early detection of Alzheimer’s. The work could lead to the development of a blood test to identify individuals who will develop the disease years before they show symptoms.
U.S. News & World Report today released its 2021 guidebook that ranks the nation’s top graduate programs and professional schools, giving praise to the University of California San Diego’s innovative programs, including the campus’ Jacobs School of Engineering and School of Medicine.
UC San Diego researchers have developed a computational tool that makes modeling and simulation of complex cellular processes more true to life. The tool, dubbed GAMer 2, simplifies the process of using realistic cell geometries in mathematical models.
UC San Diego nanoengineers offer a research roadmap describing four challenges that need to be addressed in order to advance a promising class of batteries, all-solid-state batteries, to commercialization. The researchers describe their work to tackle these challenges over the past three years.
UC San Diego nanoengineers developed a safety feature that prevents lithium metal batteries from rapidly overheating and catching fire in case of an internal short circuit. The clever tweak does not prevent battery failure, but rather provides advance warning of failure and makes it much safer.
From a simple blood draw, microbial DNA may reveal who has cancer and which type, even at early stages.
The San Diego Supercomputer Center at UC San Diego has announced the launch of ‘HPC Share’, a data sharing resource that will enable users of the Center’s high-performance computing resources to easily transfer, share, and discuss their data within their research teams and beyond.
Engineers have created light-based technology that can detect biological substances with a molecular mass more than two orders of magnitude smaller than previously possible. The work could lead to the development of ultra-sensitive devices for quickly detecting pathogens in blood.
UC San Diego bioengineers developed a control system that could make CAR T-cell therapy safer and more powerful when treating cancer. By programming CAR T cells to switch on when exposed to blue light, the researchers controlled the cells to destroy skin tumors in mice without harming healthy tissue