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The Coming of Age of Stem Cell Therapy

In 2004, the therapeutic potential of stem cells persuaded more than 7 million Californians to approve Proposition 71, which allocated a whopping $3 billion for research and development of stem cell-based drugs and therapies that might someday address a medical dictionary’s worth of diseases and conditions.

The Coming of Age of Stem Cell Therapy

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The Coming of Age of Stem Cell Therapy
In 2004, the therapeutic potential of stem cells persuaded more than 7 million Californians to approve Proposition 71, which allocated a whopping $3 billion for research and development of stem cell-based drugs and therapies that might someday address a medical dictionary’s worth of diseases and conditions.
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New Global Rankings by U.S. News Name UC San Diego 18th Best University in World
The University of California, San Diego is one of only five top public universities in the U.S. to make the top 20 list in a new ranking of the world’s top 500 colleges. The campus took the No. 18 spot in U.S. News and World Report’s first-ever global ranking of universities which measured factors such as research, global and regional reputation, international collaboration as well as number of highly-cited papers and doctorates awarded.
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Scientists Try Old Weapon Against Deadly New Target
With the Ebola crisis ongoing, much attention is focused upon finding a drug capable of slowing – if not stopping – the infectious, deadly and terrifying virus.
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A Former Food Desert Now Feeds a Community’s Spirit
In Southeastern San Diego, local residents are transforming a 20,000-square-foot vacant urban lot into a community focal point for healthy place making. Formerly a food desert—a city area that lacks supermarkets or farmers markets—the Ocean View Growing Grounds offers a gathering place for people to grow food, socialize with their neighbors and hold events.

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Melford E. Spiro, Department of Anthropology Founder, Dies

Melford E. Spiro, Department of Anthropology Founder, Dies

Melford E. Spiro, founding chair of the department of anthropology at UC San Diego, died Oct. 18. at the age of 94. Spiro not only played an important role in the formation of the university’s anthropology department but was also an important figure for the discipline of anthropology at large. He will…

California Brain Research Program Launched

California Brain Research Program Launched

Cal-BRAIN—a statewide research grants program that aims to revolutionize our understanding of the brain—is officially underway. The first call for proposals has gone out, and the program expects to announce its first awards in early 2015.

York Hall Science Labs Get $6.5 Million Makeover to Help Students Graduate in Four Years

York Hall Science Labs Get $6.5 Million Makeover to Help Students Graduate in Four Years

Four undergraduate teaching laboratories for biology and chemistry students have undergone a $6.5 million makeover as part of implementation of the UC San Diego Strategic Plan. The renovated labs in York Hall will eliminate a key barrier to students accessing impacted laboratory science courses—making…

Students to Discover Paths, Make Connections at Conference for Research in the Arts, Humanities and

Students to Discover Paths, Make Connections at Conference for Research in the Arts, Humanities and

UC San Diego undergraduates in the arts, humanities and social sciences are using research as a means to deepen engagement in their fields and make interdisciplinary connections to further define their academic interests. On Nov. 4, they will have an opportunity to showcase their research projects at…

Ready to Win? Founders Celebration Contests Offer Prizes to Campus Community

Ready to Win? Founders Celebration Contests Offer Prizes to Campus Community

How well do you know UC San Diego? As part of Founders Celebration 2014, members of the campus community will have the chance to test their knowledge and win prizes with a Facebook trivia contest taking place Oct. 27 through Nov. 14. The trivia competition is one of two social media contests held this…

A Man of Letters, Carefully Sequenced

A Man of Letters, Carefully Sequenced

After a visit to UC San Diego in the early 1980s to give a lecture, the famed British biochemist Frederick Sanger was rewarded with a homemade T-shirt emblazoned with the letters DNA in sequins. It was the sort of joke only a person who studied genetics might immediately appreciate: DNA sequence, get…

UC San Diego Recognized for Efforts to Keep San Diego Skyline Clean and Clear

UC San Diego Recognized for Efforts to Keep San Diego Skyline Clean and Clear

The University of California, San Diego today announced that it has received an APCD-IEA Blue Sky Leadership Award. Created by the San Diego County Air Pollution Control District and the Industrial Environmental Association, the annual awards recognize three companies or organizations that have made…

UC San Diego LGBT Center Begins 15 Year Anniversary with Transgender Symposium

UC San Diego LGBT Center Begins 15 Year Anniversary with Transgender Symposium

The UC San Diego Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) Resource Center will begin a year-long celebration of 15 years on UC San Diego’s campus with a transgender symposium on Tuesday, Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. at the Student Services Center Multipurpose Room on the main campus in La Jolla.