UC San Diego Health performed its 4,000th pulmonary thromboendarterectomy (PTE), a lifesaving surgery to clear the lung’s arteries of scar-like tissue that robs patients of their ability to breathe.
New findings about perovskites could pave the way to developing low-cost, high-efficiency solar cells. Using high-intensity X-ray mapping, researchers explain why adding small amounts of cesium and rubidium salt improves the performance of perovskite solar cells.
Long before he won the Nobel Prize for his contributions to cracking a major biological mystery, served as president of the Royal Society in London, published a popular science book and other noted accomplishments, Venkatraman “Venki” Ramakrishnan made a critical switch on his career path.
Part of the mission of the Office of Innovation and Commercialization (OIC) at UC San Diego is to “empower a diverse entrepreneurial culture on campus and strengthen a dynamic innovation ecosystem.” One way they do this is through Ignite @ UC San Diego, the campus’s flagship innovation conference.
When a person is afflicted by a serious illness, certain existential questions often arise—from how medical treatments will affect the quality of life to what happens after death. For those seeking emotional and spiritual counsel during times of sickness, Allison Kestenbaum is there to connect, comfort…
In the Mexican border city of Tijuana, 13 ambulances, one fast response unit with an emergency physician and a rescue truck serve a city of almost 1.7 million people. Run by Cruz Roja—the Red Cross— these ambulances are dispatched by radios, without tracking in real time.