Quantcast

Latest University of California, San Diego Stories

2012-07-22 23:01:02

UC San Diego Extension Digital Arts Center Video and Editing training program participates in developing the marketing, communication and fundraising strategies of non-profit companies by providing video production services from pre-production through polished post production. La Jolla, CA (PRWEB) July 22, 2012 UC San Diego Extension´s Digital Arts Center Video & Editing Program participates in developing the marketing, communication and fundraising strategies of non-profit...

90669252
2012-07-09 07:15:21

With scorching heat affecting much of the United States in recent weeks, sunburn undoubtedly has become a concern to many, and now researchers say that they have discovered the biological mechanism that causes the painful, reddish response to excessive UV radiation exposure. As it turns out, sunburn is the result of RNA damage to skin cells, researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine, Rutgers University, and the Miami Veterans Affairs Medical Center...

Epigenetics Changes Genes In Rheumatoid Arthritis
2012-07-03 12:19:12

It's not just our DNA that makes us susceptible to disease and influences its impact and outcome. Scientists are beginning to realize more and more that important changes in genes that are unrelated to changes in the DNA sequence itself — a field of study known as epigenetics — are equally influential. A research team at the University of California, San Diego — led by Gary S. Firestein, professor in the Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology at UC San Diego...

'Graphene' A Tunable Plasmonic Medium
2012-06-20 13:07:27

With a beam of infrared light, scientists have sent ripples of electrons along the surface of graphene and demonstrated that they can control the length and height of these oscillations, called plasmons, using a simple electrical circuit. This is the first time anyone has observed plasmons on graphene, sheets of carbon just one atom thick with a host of intriguing physical properties, and an important step toward using plasmons to process and transmit information in spaces too tight to use...

Infectious Diseases Determined Current Gene Makeup
2012-06-05 08:08:25

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com The author J.J. Dewey once said, "Consciousness cannot live in the present for the present cannot exist without the future and the past." This idea of the past influencing the present was seen in a recent report published in the online Early Edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that proposed that the inactivation of two genes linked to the immune system could have given some ancestors of modern humans greater protection from specific...

2012-05-24 21:01:08

Excitons form Bose-Einstein condensate Physicists have trapped and cooled exotic particles called excitons so effectively that they condensed and cohered to form a giant matter wave. This feat will allow scientists to better study the physical properties of excitons, which exist only fleetingly yet offer promising applications as diverse as efficient harvesting of solar energy and ultrafast computing. "The realization of the exciton condensate in a trap opens the opportunity to study...

2012-05-22 08:58:01

In July 2002 the publication of the first Women's Health Initiative (WHI) report caused a dramatic drop in Menopausal Hormone Therapy (HT) use throughout the world. Now a major reappraisal by international experts, published as a series of articles in the peer-reviewed journal Climacteric (the official journal of the International Menopause Society), shows how the evidence has changed over the last 10 years, and supports a return to a "rational use of HT, initiated near the menopause". The...

Arthritis Drug Powerful Against Human Dysentery
2012-05-22 07:38:01

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com Every year, 50 million people throughout the world contract amebiasis through contaminated food or water. With this shocking statistic, it is considered the third leading cause of illness and the fourth leading cause of death due to protozoan infection on a global basis. A collaborative project by researchers from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), and Wake Forest Medical School recently...

2012-05-18 02:20:26

Imagine reading an entire book, but then realizing that your glasses did not allow you to distinguish "g" from "q." What details did you miss? Geneticists faced a similar problem with the recent discovery of a "sixth nucleotide" in the DNA alphabet. Two modifications of cytosine, one of the four bases that make up DNA, look almost the same but mean different things. But scientists lacked a way of reading DNA, letter by letter, and detecting precisely where these modifications are found in...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
Related