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December 6, 2018
 
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Graduate Student's Steerable Brain Catheter Wins Big at Inventors Competition
Gopesh Tilvawala’s path to San Diego spans four countries and four continents. That journey led him to UC San Diego and the pursuit of a Ph.D. in mechanical and aerospace engineering with a focus on medical device technology. For the past four years, he’s been working to develop a first-of-its-kind catheter that can be remotely controlled to navigate the tiny arteries in the brain. Read More »
Gordon McCord, an assistant teaching professor of economics at the School of Global Policy and Strategy
UC San Diego Plays Key Role in United Nations Initiative to Improve Human Welfare
UC San Diego, along with Yale and Columbia universities, will play a key role as host universities to the U.S. Sustainable Development Solutions Network that launched on Dec. 4 in New York. Read More »
 
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Copycat Cells Command New Powers of Communication
UC San Diego researchers have used such things as clay and plastic to make synthetic cells capable of gene expression and communication rivaling that of living cells, a development some are calling among the most important in synthetic biology this year.
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Switching to a Home Battery Won’t Help Save the World from Climate Change
 
Nanoengineering doctoral candidate Cody Carpenter
Philanthropy Sparks Novel Research
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UC SAN DIEGO HEADLINES
New Cancer Immunotherapy Approach Turns Immune Cells into Tiny Anti-Tumor Drug Factories »
Prevention and Screening Clinic at UC San Diego Health Helping to Reduce Pancreatic Cancer »
First Jellyfish Genome Reveals Ancient Beginnings of Complex Body Plan »
Giving Back to Inspire: Nobel Laureate Harry Markowitz Places Nobel Prize in UC San Diego Library »
IN THE MEDIA
CNN  |  Dec. 1
Is Trump's trade war bringing jobs back to the US? It's hard to tell »
KPBS  |  Nov. 29
San Diego doctors volunteer to treat migrants in crowded Tijuana shelters »
San Diego Union-Tribune  |  Dec. 3
Helping the Central American migrants: the dos and the don'ts »
Fox5  |  Dec. 3
UCSD offers new immunotherapy for types of Non-Hodgkin lymphoma »
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Two-Step Login to be Required Starting in January 2019
To improve cybersecurity for UC San Diego, a two-step login will be required starting in January 2019 for most campus services, including accessing the VPN and Single Sign-On. This new process is in response to a dramatic rise in the scope and sophistication of phishing, spear phishing and malware attacks that target our faculty and staff. More Info »
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