Blocking a single tiny blood vessel in the brain can harm neural tissue and even alter behavior, a new study from the University of California, San Diego has shown. But these consequences can be mitigated by a drug already in use, suggesting treatment that could slow the progress of dementia associated…
Ten professors at the University of California, San Diego have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the nation’s largest scientific organization. They are among 702 members selected this year by colleagues in their disciplines to be honored by the association…
At the edge of the Muir College parking lot sits a structure shaped like an enormous tan igloo encircled by a chain-link fence. An upright wooden post carved into a face like a totem with a sweet, sleepy expression guards the entrance, offering no hint of what goes on within.
Sparse halos of neutrinos within the hearts of exploding stars exert a previously unrecognized influence on the physics of the explosion and may alter which elements can be forged by these violent events.
Fierce galactic winds powered by an intense burst of star formation may blow gas right out of massive galaxies, shutting down their ability to make new stars.
Sticky plaques of proteins called amyloids mark several different, though related degenerative brain diseases including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Creutzfeld-Jacobs. The symptoms of these disorders overlap and methods to diagnose and monitor them are not very advanced.
Sally Ride, professor emeritus of physics at the University of California, San Diego and former director of the University of California’s California Space Institute, died July 23 of pancreatic cancer. She was 61.
A chemistry professor at UC San Diego was among 96 scientists and engineers named by President Obama today as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on scientists and engineers in the early stages of their independent…
Physicists have observed a new particle that so far matches the signature they expect from the long-sought Higgs boson. But they have not yet collected enough information about the new particle to confirm that it really is the one they seek.
Snaking cables and racks of computer processors with winking blue lights fill a room in University of California, San Diego’s Mayer Hall. It’s a powerful resource, made more so through links to a network of more than 80 similar centers distributed across the country.