Friday, February 24, 2017

Researchers Discover Neurons that Indicate Direction of Travel

Researchers at UC San Diego have discovered a subpopulation of neurons that encode the axis of travel on a multi-path setting. The results, published in the online research journal Nature Neuroscience on Dec. 19,...

Research Group Discovers Genetic Variations Linked with Schizophrenia

The Psychiatric Genomics Consortium analyzed over 41,000 sets of genomes and found Copy Number Variants to be strongly implicated in the genetic etiology of schizophrenia. The team of international researchers is led by UC...

Researchers Use Molecules on Phone to Draw Lifestyle Sketches

Researchers at UCSD’s School of Medicine and Skaggs School of Pharmacy have found a way to construct a “lifestyle sketch” of an individual from the molecules left on a phone screen in a recent...

Study Finds New Way to Identify Fetal Alcohol Disorders

Researchers from UCSD, Texas A&M and Omni-Net Birth Defects Prevention Program in Ukraine have identified biomarkers in pregnant women that may help determine the effects of drinking alcohol during pregnancy on babies, according to...

Researchers Design Record-Breaking Microelectronic Device

Researchers at the UCSD Applied Electromagnetics Group have designed the first semiconductor-free microelectronic device, showing an 1000-percent increase in conductivity after being activated by a low-voltage and low-power laser. The findings were published in...

Researchers Discover Causal Link Between Influenza and Humidity

Researchers at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography have discovered connections between global influenza outbreaks and humidity, publishing their findings in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on Oct. 31. The scientists analyzed roughly...

UCSD and UChicago Scientists Collaborate on Zika Virus Discovery

Scientists at the UCSD School of Medicine and the University of Chicago have found that the Zika virus alters viral and human RNA methylation and thereby the human immune response, the researchers announced when...

National Academy of Medicine Elects Two UCSD Researchers

Two UCSD researchers were elected to the National Academy of Medicine on Oct. 17, the university announced in a press release. Cheryl Ann Marie Anderson and James F. Sallis are both members of the...

Brain Cancer Pathways Exploited to Kill Tumor Cells

Researchers at UCSD, UCSD School of Medicine, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research and Scripps Research Institute, along with researchers in Los Angeles and Japan, have exploited the mechanism behind brain cancer cells to selectively...

UCSD Launches Deep Decarbonization Initiative

UCSD launched the interdisciplinary, campus-wide Deep Decarbonization Initiative in an effort to eliminate carbon emissions, announced UC San Diego News Center on Oct. 13. The movement emphasizes an innovative and collaborative approach by incorporating...

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