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Don’t Count on Your Chickens Counting

To understand numbers, you need culture, says UC San Diego cognitive scientist Rafael Nunez, arguing against the current conventional wisdom that numerical cognition is biologically endowed.
15-May-2017 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Rise of Aggressive Reef Predator May Impede Sea Urchin Recovery, Study Finds

A new study suggests that an aggressive reef competitor—the Threespot Damselfish—may have impeded the recovery of Caribbean long-spined sea urchin populations after a mysterious disease outbreak caused a massive die-off of these animals over...
15-May-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Nano Fiber Feels Forces and Hears Sounds Made by Cells


Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a nano-sized optical fiber that’s sensitive enough to feel the forces generated by swimming bacteria and hear the beating of heart muscle cells. The fiber detects forces down to...
11-May-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

The Impact of a Changing Climate on Threatened Yellowstone Grizzly Bears


An analysis of Yellowstone grizzly bear diets reveals that grizzlies in the region continue to feed upon the products of an endangered tree species currently declining at the hands of climate change. Such changes are forcing some bears to look for...
10-May-2017 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Finds Bacteria Living in Marine Sponge Produce Toxic Flame Retardant-Like Compounds

A Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego-led research team discovered for the first time that a common marine sponge hosts bacteria that specialize in the production of toxic compounds nearly identical to...
11-May-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

SDSC’s Comet Helps Replicate Brain Circuitry to Direct a Realistic Prosthetic Arm


By applying a novel computer algorithm to mimic how the brain learns, a team of researchers – with the aid of the Comet supercomputer based at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at UC San Diego and the Center’s Neuroscience Gateway –...
10-May-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UCTV Launches New Portal to Sustainability for California

Broadcasting stories of sustainability research and outreach conducted by University of California faculty, scientists and students, Sustainable California connects users to the science-based, real-world sustainability solutions being created by...
9-May-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Engineered Bone Marrow Could Make Transplants Safer


Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed biomimetic bone tissues that could one day provide new bone marrow for patients needing transplants.
5-May-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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UC San Diego Surgeon Heading to 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games


In two weeks, UC San Diego Health orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Sonya Ahmed will head to Lillehammer, Norway for the 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games. Ahmed is a former elite athlete herself—competing internationally in gymnastics and in collegiate pole...
29-Jan-2016 3:05 PM EST

Founder of UC San Diego’s Dance Program Establishes $100,000 Endowment

Professor emerita Margaret C. Marshall, founder of the dance program at the University of California, San Diego, has established with her husband, Mark G. Marshall, a $100,000 endowment fund to continue the legacy of dance in the Division of Arts...
31-Oct-2013 3:10 PM EDT

University Experts Available to Discuss Charles Darwin and Evolution

The University of California, San Diego is hosting a series of events this spring to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin and to reflect on how his ideas continue to influence science. The University also has a list of...
30-Jan-2009 1:00 PM EST

One Year after California's Devastating 2007 Wildfires, Environmental and Health Effects of Smoke Better Understood


Description: Looking for an expert to talk on the upcoming anniversary of last October's wildfires? UC San Diego faculty are available to comment.
2-Oct-2008 3:00 PM EDT

Healthcare Systems Experts Discuss Campaign Issues

A nationally recognized healthcare policy expert at UC San Diego School of Medicine is available to discuss campaign issues related to healthcare plans/promises.
22-Aug-2008 1:00 PM EDT

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