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2013-04-05 11:40:48

UC San Diego/Open Science Grid Collaboration Speeds Quest for Dark Matter Discovery Gordon, the unique supercomputer launched last year by the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego, recently completed its most data-intensive task so far: rapidly processing raw data from almost one billion particle collisions as part of a project to help define the future research agenda for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). Under a partnership between a team of...

HIV Prevention Pill Being Studied
2012-04-20 11:47:41

UC San Diego (UCSD) is among three teams of investigators undertaking a four-year study testing an HIV prevention pill among people at high risk for the condition, reports Janet Lavelle for UT San Diego. The study builds on research published two years ago in the New England Journal of Medicine that showed a prevention pill reduced, by at least 44 percent, the number of new cases of HIV in people at high risk for the virus. Two Southern California research teams were awarded the bulk of...

Image 1 - Dark Matter Of Life Sequenced
2011-09-19 04:15:48

  Breakthrough to allow scientists to assemble genomes for thousands of bacteria species that previously couldn't be studied Researchers have developed a new method to sequence and analyze the dark matter of life–the genomes of thousands of bacteria species previously beyond scientists' reach, from microorganisms that produce antibiotics and biofuels to microbes living in the human body. Scientists from UC San Diego, the J. Craig Venter Institute and Illumina Inc.,...

2011-03-21 06:00:00

SAN DIEGO, March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Millennium Laboratories, a leading provider of therapeutic drug monitoring, research and healthcare education, and the Millennium Research Institute, a national non-profit research center, announced today they have been selected by the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine to provide laboratory services, including research and analysis, for a new UC San Diego study funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and...

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2009-07-13 13:20:00

Researchers have invented computational tools to decode and rapidly determine whether natural compounds collected in oceans and forests are new"”or if these pharmaceutically promising compounds have already been described and are therefore not patentable.This University of California, San Diego advance will finally enable scientists to rapidly characterize ring-shaped nonribosomal peptides (NRPs)"”a class of natural compounds of intense interest due to their potential to yield or...


Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.