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Breaking Down Barriers to Online Education

Posted by sandiegobiotech February 20th, 2013 .
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The self-described “tinkerers” and “hacker-ninjas” behind a free web app they call “KA Lite” have an immodest goal: They aim to bring the revolution in online education to the 65 percent of the world that isn’t online.

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Course Seeks to Educate World about Sustainable Food and Energy Issues

Posted by sandiegobiotech February 20th, 2013 .
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UC San Diego is developing a free online course designed to educate students and anyone else around the world with a computer and an Internet connection about the challenges and potential solutions for meeting the global d…

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Course Seeks to Educate World about Sustainable Food and Energy Issues

Posted by sandiegobiotech February 20th, 2013 .
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UC San Diego is developing a free online course designed to educate students and anyone else around the world with a computer and an Internet connection about the challenges and potential solutions for meeting the global d…

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UC San Diego Earns 13 Awards from CASE

Posted by sandiegobiotech February 20th, 2013 .
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The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) has awarded UC San Diego top honors for outstanding alumni engagement, donor outreach and philanthropy initiatives. The collaborative efforts of UC San Diego’s Alumni and Constituent Engagement, Advancement and Central Programs, Foundation and Advancement Services, Student Affairs, Student Foundation, and University Communications and Public Affairs resulted in 13 honors—including four gold awards—in the prestigious 2013 CASE District VII Awards of Excellence, recognizing best practices at educational institutions in the western United States.

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UC San Diego Rides Wave of Recognition as Top Surfing School

Posted by sandiegobiotech February 20th, 2013 .
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UC San Diego has again been named one of the nation’s best schools for surfing, taking the No. 2 spot in The Surf Channel’s list of top 10 universities for surfers. The channel attributes the ranking to the university’s proximity to the “shreddible” breaks at Black’s Beach and its “epic” surf team, which has won six National Scholastic Surfing Association (NSSA) titles.

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UC San Diego Rides Wave of Recognition as Top Surfing School

Posted by sandiegobiotech February 20th, 2013 .
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UC San Diego has again been named one of the nation’s best schools for surfing, taking the No. 2 spot in The Surf Channel’s list of top 10 universities for surfers. The channel attributes the ranking to the university’s proximity to the “shreddible” breaks at Black’s Beach and its “epic” surf team, which has won six National Scholastic Surfing Association (NSSA) titles.

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New Injectable Hydrogel Encourages Regeneration and Improves Functionality After a Heart Attack

Posted by sandiegobiotech February 20th, 2013 .
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University of California, San Diego bioengineers have demonstrated in a study in pigs that a new injectable hydrogel can repair damage from heart attacks, help the heart grow new tissue and blood vessels, and get the heart moving closer to how a healthy heart should. The results of the study were published Feb. 20 in Science Translational Medicine and clear the way for clinical trials to begin this year in Europe. The gel is injected through a catheter without requiring surgery or general anesthesia—a less invasive procedure for patients.

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UC San Diego Cancer Scientist Wins $3 Million Award

Posted by sandiegobiotech February 20th, 2013 .
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Napoleone Ferrara, MD, PhD, the molecular biologist credited with helping decipher how tumors grow and now senior deputy director for basic sciences at the University of California, San Diego Moores Cancer Center, was toda…

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Rewriting a Receptor’s Role

Posted by sandiegobiotech February 19th, 2013 .
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In a pair of new papers, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences upend a long-held view about the basic functioning of a key receptor molecule involved in signaling between neurons, and describe how a compound linked to Alzheimer’s disease impacts that receptor and weakens synaptic connections between brain cells.

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UCSD Library Panel Features Veterans of the Civil Rights Movement

Posted by sandiegobiotech February 15th, 2013 .
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On February 22, as part of its Black History Month activities, the UC San Diego Library will hold a panel discussion from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. that will include City of San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, a Freedom Rider, and othe…

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