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San Diego Scientists Add Color To Black-And-White Electron Microsco...

San Diego Scientists Add Color To Black-And-White Electron Microscopes

Nov. 3
By David Wagner

Like Dorothy stepping into Oz, UC San Diego researchers have brought color to the highly detailed images produced by electron microscopes.

San Diego Scientists Create Electronics Material That Can Heal Itself

San Diego Scientists Create Electronics Material That Can Heal Itself

Nov. 2
By David Wagner

A team of researchers at UC San Diego says its self-healing material could be useful in designing new kinds of wearable electronic devices.

Aboard The Scientific Research Vessel Sally Ride

Aboard The Scientific Research Vessel Sally Ride

Oct. 28
By Erik Anderson, City News Service

The Sally Ride — named after the first American woman in space — is a 238-foot long vessel that’s equipped to take science on the high seas. The craft is fitted with all the newest tools to help scientists understand oceans.

$47B Deal Could Help Qualcomm Move From Phones To Cars

$47B Deal Could Help Qualcomm Move From Phones To Cars

Oct. 27
By David Wagner

In the largest deal in the company's history, Qualcomm will acquire Dutch chipmaker NXP Semiconductors.

Will This San Diego Company's Robot Take Jobs From Janitors?

Will This San Diego Company's Robot Take Jobs From Janitors?

Oct. 26
By David Wagner

San Diego-based Brain Corp is rolling out an automated vehicle that can clean floors without a human driver.

Invasive Insect Threatens San Diego County's Palm Trees

Invasive Insect Threatens San Diego County's Palm Trees

Oct. 26
By Susan Murphy

Researchers in San Diego County are in a race against an invasive creature on a path of destruction.

First Person: MacArthur Fellow On Growing Up In A Small Village In ...

First Person: MacArthur Fellow On Growing Up In A Small Village In China And His Passion For Chemistry

Oct. 17
By Michael Lipkin

"I think persistence is extraordinarily important, and I think that has a lot to do with my childhood," Jin-Quan Yu said. The professor at Scripps Research Institute recently received a "genius grant" from the MacArthur Foundation.

NIH Awards $2M To UCSD Neuroscientists

NIH Awards $2M To UCSD Neuroscientists

Oct. 14
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

UC San Diego has received more than $6 million under the BRAIN Initiative since 2014. The latest round of funding will help neuroscientists create detailed maps of brain stems, which regulate things like breathing and swallowing, and use pulses of light to allow for better brain imaging.

San Diego Hosts Talks On Evolution And Medicine

San Diego Hosts Talks On Evolution And Medicine

Oct. 13
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

How can the very beginnings of human existence help us develop cutting-edge medical treatments?

Genetic Testing Can Explain Some Sudden Deaths (But Not All)

Genetic Testing Can Explain Some Sudden Deaths (But Not All)

Oct. 11
By David Wagner

In a new study, San Diego scientists show that gene sequencing can often give families answers when a loved one suddenly dies. But in many cases, unexplained deaths can't be linked with DNA at all.