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Cars, Start Your Engines!

On October 23, nine race cars will take to the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway, home to the Indy 500, to await the most famous words in racing: Drivers, start your engines! But at this race, there’s something … […]

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UC San Diego Physicist Helps Launch National Network Examining Earth’s Planetary Limits

UC San Diego Physics Professor Tom Murphy is among five authors of an essay, appearing in the November 2021 issue of the journal Energy Research & Social Science, that cautions current levels of worldwide economic growth, energy use and resource consumption will overshoot Earth’s finite limits…. Click here to view original post… […]

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Magnetic Seizure Therapy may be Attractive Alternative to Electricity

In novel study, an international research team investigated whether continued magnetic seizure therapy might effectively prevent the relapse of treatment-resistant depression, compared to what is known about electroconvulsive therapy, the current standard of care. Click here to view original post… […]

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UC adopts recommendations for the responsible use of Artificial Intelligence

Camille Nebeker, Ed.D., associate professor at the Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science at UC San Diego, was a member of the University of California Presidential Working Group on Artificial Intelligence that was launched in 2020. UC adopted the recommendation to guid Click here to view original post… […]

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Genomic Study Revealing Among Diverse Populations with Inherited Retinal Disease

An international team of researchers has broadened and deepened understanding of how inherited retinal dystrophies (IRDs) affect different populations of people and, in the process, have identified new gene variants that may cause the diseases. Click here to view original post… […]

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Cat Bacteria Treats Mouse Skin Infection, May Help You and Your Pets As Well

Researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine identify a strain of bacteria on healthy cats that produces antibiotics against severe skin infections. The findings may soon lead to new bacteriotherapies for humans and their pets, wherein cat bacteria is applied via topical cream or spray…. Click here to view original post… […]

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UC San Diego Study: E-cigarettes Don’t Help Smokers Stay Off Cigarettes

E-cigarette use did not help smokers stay off cigarettes and may increase smokers’ chances of relapse, according to a study by University of California San Diego Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science, and UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center. Click here to view original post… […]

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Matthew Lovett-Barron Named 2021 Packard Fellow

UC San Diego Assistant Professor Matthew Lovett-Barron, who researches the neural mechanisms of internal brain states and collective decision making in schooling fish, has been selected for the 2021 Packard Fellowship Program and the Searle Scholars Program. Click here to view original post… […]