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Using Stolen Computer Processing Cycles to Mine Bitcoin: Who Does It and How Much Do They Make?

Posted by sandiegobiotech February 26th, 2014 .
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A team of computer scientists at the University of California, San Diego, has taken an unprecedented, in-depth look at how malware operators use the computers they infect to mine Bitcoin, a virtual currency whose value is …

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Kyoto Prize Laureate and Evolutionary Biologist Masatoshi Nei to Speak March 18

Posted by sandiegobiotech February 26th, 2014 .
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As part of the annual Kyoto Prize Symposium, world-renowned evolutionary biologist Masatoshi Nei, Ph.D., will speak at the University of California, San Diego on March 18 at 3:30 p.m. in the Price Center West Ballroom on c…

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For Dr. Seuss’s Birthday, UC San Diego Library Gets Gift of New Seuss Materials

Posted by sandiegobiotech February 25th, 2014 .
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Every year the University of California, San Diego Library, the world’s repository for the original works of Dr. Seuss, holds a campus birthday party to celebrate the March 2 birthday of Dr. Seuss. The party will be held at noon on Monday, March 3, but it’s the UC San Diego Library that is getting the gift—a gift of more than 1500 additional items donated by Audrey Geisel from the personal archive of Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known to the reading public as Dr. Seuss.

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Heart of San Diego Gala to Fete Fashion Designer Zandra Rhodes March 1

Posted by sandiegobiotech February 25th, 2014 .
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The 17th annual Heart of San Diego Gala, hosted by the University of California, San Diego Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, will pay tribute to philanthropist and renowned fashion designer Zandra Rhodes on March 1 at The US…

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‘Big Bang’ Benefit Bolsters UC San Diego Student Engagement Through the Arts April 6

Posted by sandiegobiotech February 25th, 2014 .
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Arts patrons and campus supporters will come together Sunday, April 6 for the University of California, San Diego’s annual Big Bang at ArtPower! fundraiser. Chaired by ArtPower! supporter Martha Dennis, the celebration includes a festive brunch and special performance by the Escher String Quartet. In addition, donors Joan Jordan Bernstein and Rita and Richard Atkinson will be recognized for their generosity, vision and leadership support. All proceeds will benefit the organization’s student engagement programs, with the goal of creating the ArtPower! Student Engagement Endowment Fund. The event is open to the public.

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UC San Diego’s Mexico Moving Forward Symposium Examines 20 Years of NAFTA

Posted by sandiegobiotech February 24th, 2014 .
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Mexico’s most visionary leaders, vibrant culture, past accomplishments and future goals will be the focus of the University of California, San Diego’s Mexico Moving Forward symposium, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on March 6. The symposium, hosted by the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies at the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, will focus on Mexico’s progress and future goals 20 years after the signing of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). It also will feature University of California President Janet Napolitano, UC San Diego Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla and the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies Dean Peter Cowhey, as well as experts from both sides of the border.

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California’s First MRI-Guided Laser Treatment for Brain Cancer

Posted by sandiegobiotech February 24th, 2014 .
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Using a novel magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-guided laser technology, neurosurgeons at UC San Diego Health System have successfully treated a malignant tumor deep inside a patient’s brain. This is the first time that this FDA-approved laser-based treatment has been performed in California.

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Study Evaluates Role of Infliximab in Treating Kawasaki Disease

Posted by sandiegobiotech February 24th, 2014 .
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A study led by physicians at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego looked at intensification of initial therapy for all children with Kawasaki Didease in order to prevent IVIG-resistance and associated coronary artery abnormalities by assessing the addition of the medication infliximab to current standard therapy.

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In Memoriam: Calit2 Advisory Board Member Phil Smith (1932-2014)

Posted by sandiegobiotech February 21st, 2014 .
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Philip M. Smith, the founding co-chair of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2) Advisory Board, passed away on February 16, 2014, after a brief illness.

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UC San Diego Hosts Military Pathways to College Success Conference

Posted by sandiegobiotech February 20th, 2014 .
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The University of California, San Diego will host Military Pathways to College Success—a one-stop higher education conference for military service members and their families—from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sat., Feb. 22, 2014 at the campus’s Price Center East Ballroom. The conference is designed to showcase the many transfer options available to service members, veterans and their dependents who are attending, or planning to attend a four-year university by way of a California community college.

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