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Engineering Students Design Experiment to Test Whether Beer Can Be Brewed on the Moon

Can beer be brewed on the moon? A team of UC San Diego engineering students is hoping to find out. They are finalists in the Lab2Moon competition being held by TeamIndus, one of the four teams with a signed launch contract to send a spacecraft to the moon as part of the Google Lunar XPRIZE challenge. The experiment will test the viability of yeast on the moon—and result in a freshly brewed batch of beer.

Engineering Students Design Experiment to Test Whether Beer Can Be Brewed on the Moon

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Engineering Students Design Experiment to Test Whether Beer Can Be Brewed on the Moon
Can beer be brewed on the moon? A team of UC San Diego engineering students is hoping to find out. They are finalists in the Lab2Moon competition being held by TeamIndus, one of the four teams with a signed launch contract to send a spacecraft to the moon as part of the Google Lunar XPRIZE challenge. The experiment will test the viability of yeast on the moon—and result in a freshly brewed batch of beer.
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UC San Diego Moves Forward on Path to Division I
UC San Diego is one step closer to the reclassification as a non-football NCAA Division I university. The campus’s Academic Senate recently announced by vote of its membership that it has endorsed moving forward to Division I. 
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Junior Seau Foundation Supports Brain Injury Studies and Education
Thanks to support from the Junior Seau Foundation, a room full of high school students from The Preuss School UCSD recently gathered at UC San Diego to learn about the science of the brain and traumatic brain injury prevention from neurobiology professor Gentry Patrick. The inaugural Junior Seau Lectureship program held on Dec. 14 kicked off a special announcement of the Junior Seau Foundation’s $250,000 gift to support brain injury research and education at UC San Diego.
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Unraveling the Complexity of Mother’s Milk
Breast milk is known to provide the best source of nutrition for newborns and infants, and for premature babies, it can be lifesaving. Yet much about the composition of human milk and what makes it so beneficial is still a mystery. To help scientists bridge this knowledge gap, the Switzerland-based Family Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation has made a $10.5 million gift to UC San Diego, home to one of the world’s only centers dedicated to human milk research.

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Lucy Killea, Political Pioneer and UC San Diego Alumna, Dies at 94

Lucy Killea, Political Pioneer and UC San Diego Alumna, Dies at 94

Former San Diego city councilwoman, assemblywoman and state senator Lucy Killea has died at the age of 94. She was an icon in the political world, and a respected mentor to women. The many worlds of Killea—U.S. foreign relations, state and local government, community leadership—all intersected in…

UC San Diego Division of Arts and Humanities Offers New Summer Academy

UC San Diego Division of Arts and Humanities Offers New Summer Academy

UC San Diego’s Division of Arts and Humanities is on a mission to highlight the value of the humanities, to increase student enrollments, and to assist low-income, first-generation and underrepresented students. Its vision was recently recognized by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, which granted $2.59…

Mesa Child Development Center Expands Facilities and Programs

Mesa Child Development Center Expands Facilities and Programs

When the Mesa Child Development Center (MCDC) opened its doors more than seven years ago on UC San Diego’s east campus, the goal was to offer flexible part-time child care that would help meet the unique needs of international families. Now, with newly expanded facilities, MCDC is able to offer new…

Too Much Sitting, Too Little Exercise May Accelerate Biological Aging

Too Much Sitting, Too Little Exercise May Accelerate Biological Aging

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that elderly women who sit for more than 10 hours a day with low physical activity have cells that are biologically older by eight years compared to women who are less sedentary.

Strength of Hair Inspires New Materials for Body Armor

Strength of Hair Inspires New Materials for Body Armor

In a new study, researchers at the University of California San Diego investigate why hair is incredibly strong and resistant to breaking. The findings could lead to the development of new materials for body armor and help cosmetic manufacturers create better hair care products.

Researchers Capture First Glimpse of Ruby Seadragons in the Wild

Researchers Capture First Glimpse of Ruby Seadragons in the Wild

Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego and the Western Australian Museum capture on video the first-ever field sightings of the newly discovered third species of seadragon. As they observed two Ruby Seadragons on video for nearly 30 minutes, the scientists…

Teaching Computers to Recognize Sick Guts: Machine-Learning and the Microbiome

Teaching Computers to Recognize Sick Guts: Machine-Learning and the Microbiome

A new proof-of-concept study by UC San Diego researchers succeeded in training computers to “learn” what a healthy versus an unhealthy gut microbiome looks like based on its genetic makeup.

Contreras, Norbash Appointed AVCs for Faculty Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

UC San Diego professors Frances Contreras and Alexander Norbash have been appointed to serve as associate vice chancellors for Faculty Equity, Diversity and Inclusion beginning January 2017. In their new academic leadership role, they will be providing direction in advancing the university’s goal of…