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April 26, 2018
 
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A DRUG LORD AND THE WORLD'S LARGEST INVASIVE ANIMAL
Zoo built by ‘Cocaine King’ Pablo Escobar gives UC San Diego biologists rare chance to study ecological impact of hippos gone rogue
Drug kingpin Pablo Escobar’s empire included a sprawling estate for his family and members of his Colombian cartel. Featured on Netflix’s popular “Narcos” series, his hacienda included a zoo stocked with exotic animals from around the world. But when Escobar’s empire came crashing down, the animals were relocated to new homes—except for the hippos, whose population has escalated over the years. Now, UC San Diego biologists are investigating how the world’s largest invasive animal is impacting the surrounding environment. Read More »
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Is CBD a Remedy for Autism? TBD.
In a first-of-its-kind study, UC San Diego researchers will investigate whether cannabidiol, a compound found in the cannabis plant, can safely and effectively provide therapeutic benefit for autism spectrum disorder. Read More »
 
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Should We Bring Back the Woolly Mammoth?
As scientists get closer and closer to being able to bring extinct animals back to life, big questions emerge. What led to extinction in the first place? What would be the impacts on other species or the environment? Read More »
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Scholars Find Family at UC San Diego
 
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Center for Memory and Recording Research Makes Big Contribution to Data Storage Advances Over Past 35 Years
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Three UC San Diego Professors Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences »
Transparent Eel-like Soft Robot Can Swim Silently Underwater »
Brain Activity Linked to Stress Changes Chemical Codes »
Clinical Trial Tests Tattoo Sensor as Needleless Glucose Monitor for Diabetes Patients »
IN THE MEDIA
San Diego Union-Tribune  |  April 20
The new dean of UC San Diego’s School of Medicine wants to make life less nerve-wracking for patients »
Washington Post  |  April 24
Sanctuary cities don’t ‘breed crime.’ They encourage people to report crime »
KUSI  |  April 23
Three UC San Diego professors elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences »
New York Times  |  April 23
Infinitesimal Odds: A scientist finds her child’s rare illness stems from the gene she studies »
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All UC San Diego staff members are invited to meet, mix and mingle with colleagues at a no-host happy hour from 4-6 p.m. on May 2 at the Bella Vista Social Club & Caffé. Light appetizers provided by UC San Diego Extension. More Info »
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