A new study in Antarctic waters has found a significant decrease of salinity, or freshening of the seawater surrounding the Ross Ice Shelf, indicating that ice shelf melt is caused by warming surface waters following sea ice disappearance.
Destructive free radicals exist in marine ecosystems and are thought to degrade the cells of phytoplankton and other organisms. A new paper, however, suggests that these molecules actually play a beneficial role, upending some conventional wisdom.
University of California San Diego School of Medicine scientists say the loss of a single gene two to three million years ago in our ancestors may have resulted in a heightened risk of cardiovascular disease in all humans as a species, while also setting up a further risk for red meat-eating humans.
A growing number of California residents continue to gain access to the University of California San Diego. This year, the campus admitted 32,016 first-year and 10,829 transfer students for fall 2019 out of 118,372 applications received.
The T. Denny Sanford Institute for Empathy and Compassion at UC San Diego will investigate the neurological basis of compassion, design a compassion-focused medical curriculum and develop new methods to protect and promote the well-being of current clinicians and their patients.