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UC San Diego Health System Among Nation’s Best in Women’s Health

Wed, 2014-01-15 11:19

UC San Diego Health System has been featured in the latest Becker’s Hospital Review list of “100 Hospitals with Great Women’s Health Programs.” Hospitals were selected based on clinical excellence, quality care and women’s health awards and were also recognized for offering outstanding programs such as gynecology, obstetrics, reproductive medicine and other women’s health needs.

Biosynthesis Captured in Motion

Mon, 2013-12-30 04:04

Chemists have caught molecules in the act of biosynthesis revealing an animated view of how a fundamental piece of cellular machinery operates. The system they observed, a critical metabolic pathway, generates fatty acids, essential components of fats and structures such as cell membranes. Nature published their findings in the early online edition December 22.

UC San Diego Chancellor’s Statement re: American Studies Association Resolution

Mon, 2013-12-30 04:04

We affirm the right of the faculty to advance their scholarship and research through open dialogue with academic colleagues in all countries. UC San Diego faculty collaborations draw on richly diverse ideas and views around the globe, including in the Middle East. Excluding scholars limits discussion and conflicts with the University of California’s highest aspirations.

UC San Diego Again Ranks 5th in Nation for Federal R&D Dollars

Mon, 2013-12-30 04:04

The University of California, San Diego again ranks fifth among top U.S. universities in federal research and development dollars, with $1,074,000,000 in expenditures for fiscal year 2012, according to figures just released by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

By Enlisting 1,000 ‘Citizen-Sensors,’ Research Team Hopes to Improve World Health

Mon, 2013-12-30 04:04

Enterprising researchers and students at the University of California, San Diego are looking for funding to complete a “citizen-sensor” project that, they hope, will revolutionize global health and environmental monitoring – especially in remote and undeveloped areas of the planet.

New WAVE Display Technology Rises at UC San Diego

Mon, 2013-12-30 04:04

The next phase in the evolution of high-tech displays is here, and this time, the term ‘leading edge’ isn’t just a catchy slogan, but an evocative description of the technology’s look and feel.

UC San Diego Anthropology Professor Becomes Chair-Elect of ASOR Committee on Archaeological Policy

Mon, 2013-12-30 04:04

Thomas E. Levy, a professor of anthropology at the University of California, San Diego, has been unanimously elected to as Chair-Elect of the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) Committee on Archaeological Policy (CAP).

Kiplinger’s Ranks UC San Diego Among Nation’s Best Value Colleges

Mon, 2013-12-30 04:04

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine ranks the University of California, San Diego the 14th best value public university in the nation based on its high four-year graduation rate, low average student debt at graduation, the availability of financial aid, low sticker price and overall great value.

ACM Recognizes Two UC San Diego Computer Scientists

Mon, 2013-12-30 04:04

Two computer scientists at the University of California, San Diego are among the 50 members of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) elected Fellows of the organization in 2013. Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) professors Yuanyuan (YY) Zhou and Mihir Bellare in UC San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering were among the elite group of researchers hailing from leading universities, corporations and research labs.

Hipster, Surfer or Biker? Computers May Soon Be Able to Tell the Difference

Mon, 2013-12-30 04:04

Are you a hipster, surfer or biker? What is your urban tribe? Your computer may soon be able to tell. Computer scientists at the University of California, San Diego, are developing an algorithm that uses group pictures to determine to which of these groups, or urban tribes, you belong. So far, the algorithm is 48 percent accurate on average. That’s better than chance—which gets answers right only nine percent of the time—but researchers would like the algorithm perform at least as well as humans would.

Former Foster Youth Find a Family at UC San Diego

Mon, 2013-12-30 04:04

When former foster youth join the UC San Diego community as undergraduates, they are immediately embraced by a close-knit extended family of caring staff members who affirm the students’ potential and assure comprehensive support.

First Robotically Assisted Coronary Stenting Procedure Performed at Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center

Fri, 2013-12-20 11:41

The interventional cardiology team led by Ehtisham Mahmud, MD, FACC, at UC San Diego Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center (SCVC) has successfully completed the first two robotically-assisted coronary angioplasty/stent procedures in California.

UC San Diego Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center Among Nation’s Best

Thu, 2013-12-19 13:38

UC San Diego Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center (SCVC) has been featured in the latest Becker’s Hospital Review list of “100 Hospitals with Great Heart Programs.” Hospitals were selected based on quality care, clinical accolades and research contributions to the field of cardiovascular care.

How Cells Remodel After UV Radiation

Thu, 2013-12-19 11:37

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, with colleagues in The Netherlands and United Kingdom, have produced the first map detailing the network of genetic interactions underlying the cellular response to ultraviolet (UV) radiation.