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UC San Diego Named One of Best Colleges for Food in U.S.

Posted by sandiegobiotech August 14th, 2014 .
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The University of California, San Diego been named among the best colleges for food in the United States, according to the Daily Meal website, which nationally covers food and drink topics. UC San Diego came in 19th place in the website’s list of the “75 Best Colleges for Food in America.”

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UC San Diego Ranked in Top 20 of Sierra Magazine’s ‘Coolest Schools’ List

Posted by sandiegobiotech August 12th, 2014 .
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The University of California, San Diego has been ranked the 17th “Coolest School” by Sierra magazine for displaying a deep and thorough commitment to protecting the environment, addressing climate issues and encouraging environmental responsibility. The eighth annual “Coolest Schools” list was published today by Sierra magazine, a publication of the Sierra Club, the oldest and largest environmental group in the U.S.

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Dramatic Growth of Grafted Stem Cells in Rat Spinal Cord Injuries

Posted by sandiegobiotech August 7th, 2014 .
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Building upon previous research, scientists at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Veteran’s Affairs San Diego Healthcare System report that neurons derived from human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) and grafted into rats after a spinal cord injury produced cells with tens of thousands of axons extending virtually the entire length of the animals’ central nervous system.

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UC San Diego Extension’s International Program to Host Fulbright Gateway Orientation

Posted by sandiegobiotech August 1st, 2014 .
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LA JOLLA, California – For the first time, UC San Diego Extension will host a Fulbright Gateway Orientation for approximately 70 international students representing more than 40 countries, August 11-15, 2014, on behalf of the Fulbright Foreign Student Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE).

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UC San Diego’s WIFIRE Project Helps Firefighters Get a Jump on Wildfires

Posted by sandiegobiotech July 29th, 2014 .
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In recent years, the number and scale of wildfires in the U.S. has risen, threatening cities and forests, and at times forcing large-scale evacuations. Now, thanks to a multi-year, $2.65 million grant from the National Science Fo…

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Dog Jealousy: Study Suggests Primordial Origins for the ‘Green-Eyed Monster’

Posted by sandiegobiotech July 23rd, 2014 .
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This will not surprise most dog owners: Dogs can act jealous, finds a new study from the University of California, San Diego. Darwin thought so, too. But emotion researchers have been arguing for years whether jealousy requires complex cognition. And some scientists have even said that jealousy is an entirely social construct – not seen in all human cultures and not fundamental or hard-wired in the same ways that fear and anger are.

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UC San Diego Ranked 20th Best University in the World

Posted by sandiegobiotech July 16th, 2014 .
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The University of California, San Diego has been ranked the 20th best university in the world by the Center for the World University Rankings (CWUR) which measures universities’ quality of research, faculty, influence, enterprise and successful alumni.

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UC San Diego Health System Retains No. 1 Ranking

Posted by sandiegobiotech July 15th, 2014 .
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UC San Diego Health System remains among the nation’s best, according to the U.S. News & World Report’s 2014-15 issue of “America’s Best Hospitals,” released this week. The magazine’s widely cited findings again placed UC San Diego Health System first in the San Diego metropolitan area and fifth in California, with national rankings in 11 specialties, up from 10 last year. This is comparable to the country’s most prestigious health care institutions.

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Friends Are the Family You Choose: Genome-Wide Analysis Reveals Genetic Similarities Among Friends

Posted by sandiegobiotech July 14th, 2014 .
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If you consider your friends family, you may be on to something. A study from the University of California, San Diego, and Yale University finds that friends who are not biologically related still resemble each oth…

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Why ‘Whispers’ Among Bees Sometimes Evolve Into ‘Shouts’

Posted by sandiegobiotech July 7th, 2014 .
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Let’s say you’re a bee and you’ve spotted a new and particularly lucrative source of nectar and pollen. What’s the best way to communicate the location of this prize cache of food to the rest of your nestmates without revealing it to competitors, or “eavesdropping” spies, outside of the colony?

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