NEWS

UC San Diego News Center

MENU
Visualizing the Future of Surgery

Before Dr. Sonia Ramamoorthy, chief of colon and rectal surgery at UC San Diego Health, took a scalpel to Larry Smarr, director of Calit2, she first took a virtual tour of his large intestine. It encompassed an entire room.

Visualizing the Future of Surgery

http://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/news_uploads/smarr-future-surgery-rotator.jpg
http://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/feature/visualizing_the_future_of_surgery
Visualizing the Future of Surgery
Before Dr. Sonia Ramamoorthy, chief of colon and rectal surgery at UC San Diego Health, took a scalpel to Larry Smarr, director of Calit2, she first took a virtual tour of his large intestine. It encompassed an entire room.
http://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/news_uploads/3d-printing-blood-vessels-rotator.jpg
http://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/feature/how_3d_printing_could_one_day_save_lives
How 3D Printing Could One Day Save Lives
In the past decade, UC San Diego engineers have 3D printed a variety of devices ranging from rocket engines, to robots, to structures inspired by the seahorse’s tail. Now, nanoengineers have added a new item to that list: a 3D printed blood vessel network.
http://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/news_uploads/t1-plantes-rotator.jpg
http://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/feature/uc_san_diego_astrophysicists_contribute_to_major_planet_discovery
UC San Diego Astrophysicists Contribute to Major Planet Discovery
The announcement yesterday that NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope had revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star was the biggest news of the year for the space agency.
http://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/news_uploads/170223pendant.jpg
http://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/feature/a_pendant_fit_for_a_king
A Pendant Fit for a King
The jewel—a jade pendant worn on a king’s chest during key religious ceremonies—was first unearthed in 2015. It is now housed at the Central Bank of Belize, along with other national treasures. Braswell recently published a paper in the Cambridge University journal Ancient Mesoamerica detailing the jewel’s significance. A second paper, in the Journal of Field Archaeology, describes the excavations.

Top Stories

How Prenatal Maternal Infections May Affect Genetic Factors in Autism Spectrum Disorder

How Prenatal Maternal Infections May Affect Genetic Factors in Autism Spectrum Disorder

In a new study, researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine, University of Cyprus and Stanford University map the complex biological cascade caused by MIA: the expression of multiple genes involved in autism are turned up or down by MIA, affecting key aspects of prenatal…

Using Batteries to Cut Utility Costs

Using Batteries to Cut Utility Costs

CNS postdoctoral researcher Alper Sinan Akyurek and CSE professor Tajana Rosing developed an algorithm for controlling batteries that can decrease the utility cost of an actual building by up to 50 percent compared to a building powered without the use of batteries.

Genetic Assessment Developed to Determine Risk for Age-Associated Alzheimer’s Disease

An international team of scientists, led by researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and University of California San Francisco, has developed a novel genetic score that allows individuals to calculate their age-specific risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease (AD), based…

Mouse Study Identifies New Method for Treating Depression

Mouse Study Identifies New Method for Treating Depression

Standard antidepressant medications don’t work for everyone, and even when they do they are slow to kick in. In an effort to find better depression treatments, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine discovered that inhibiting an enzyme called Glyoxalase 1 (GLO1) relieves…

Visual Arts Exhibitions Emphasize Building Community at UC San Diego and Beyond

Visual Arts Exhibitions Emphasize Building Community at UC San Diego and Beyond

Hundreds of visitors recently helped usher in “Making Communities: Art and the Border,” an exhibition that shines a light on immigrant communities as a source of creativity. During its opening, several UC San Diego artists participated in a speaking program addressing the recent rhetoric citing Mexico…

Gene Editing Technique Helps Find Cancer’s Weak Spots

Gene Editing Technique Helps Find Cancer’s Weak Spots

Genetic mutations that cause cancer also weaken cancer cells, allowing researchers to develop drugs that will selectively kill them. This is called “synthetic lethality” because the drug is only lethal to mutated (synthetic) cells. Researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine and Jacobs School…

Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies, COMEXUS Launch Mexico Studies Chair at UC San Diego

Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies, COMEXUS Launch Mexico Studies Chair at UC San Diego

To help promote cooperation between educational institutions in the United States and Mexico, the UC San Diego Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies co-launches the Mexico Studies Chair, hosting a Fulbright-Garcia Robles scholar to research and teach on campus.

UC San Diego Earns 12 CASE Awards

UC San Diego Earns 12 CASE Awards

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) has awarded UC San Diego top honors for outstanding work in alumni relations, design and photography, digital communications, magazines, marketing and video. The university garnered 12 awards—including five gold awards—in the annual CASE…