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Research Report: Satellite data reveals the rapid darkening of the Arctic

Forty-five years after scientists hypothesized that global warming would make Arctic Ocean surfaces darker, Scripps team determines how much the planet’s albedo has diminished

Popular Science magazine lauds San Diego innovations


For more than a quarter century, Popular Science magazine has devoted its December issue to the “Best of What’s New.” Two innovations out of UC San Diego are among this year’s 100 awardees.

Research Report: Most detailed picture yet of key AIDS protein


Three topics in this column: 1) Efforts to create an effective HIV vaccine have been stymied by the virus’s envelope protein. 2) Monoclonal antibodies offer new HIV control approach. 3) Economic boost of basic research

Mystery of Solar System’s earliest rocks explained


Cosmochemists at UC San Diego have solved a mystery about the formation of the solar system: Why stony meteorites – among the oldest objects in the solar system – contain vastly different oxygen isotopes from those of terrestrial rocks from Earth, the Moon, and Mars.

Pinpointing unused space in wireless spectrum


In addition to fee-based, licensed radio frequency bands for smartphones, sensors and other radio devices, consumers can also access a limited number of unlicensed bands – such as WiFi and Bluetooth – at no cost. Unlicensed bands, however, tend to be congested resulting in signal interference, data transmission bottlenecks, and lost calls. To increase capacity, what’s needed is the ability to rapidly and precisely pinpoint bands of unused radio spectrum and eliminate signal interference.

Research Report: The biological and social consequences of climate change

An ambitious new study describes the full chain of events by which ocean biogeochemical changes triggered by manmade greenhouse gas emissions may cascade through marine habitats and organisms, penetrating to the deep ocean and eventually influencing humans.

Research Report: ‘WIFIRE’ developed to predict wildfire behavior

UC San Diego researchers are building cyberinfrastructure to perform real-time data-driven assessment, simulation, prediction and visualization of wildfire behavior.

Scripps Research Institute Chemist Named MacArthur Fellow


Chemist Phil S. Baran of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) has won a 2013 MacArthur Fellowship. He will receive a $625,000 fellowship over five years from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.MacArthur Fellowships – sometimes referred to as a “genius grant” – are awarded to individuals who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits.

Mechanism for cholera’s deadly effects revealed


UC San Diego biologists have identified an underlying biochemical mechanism that helps make cholera toxin so deadly, often resulting in life-threatening diarrhea that causes people to lose as much as half of their body fluids in a single day.

Genetic adaptation for high altitudes identified


Researchers from the Jacobs Schools of Engineering at UC San Diego have uncovered a genetic basis of chronic mountain sickness (CMS), also known as Monge’s disease. Caused by low-oxygen conditions at high altitudes CMS is characterized by headache, fatigue, sleepiness and depression. Severe cases can lead to life-threatening stroke or heart attack.

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  • Leave no one behind in Alzheimer’s research July 30, 2014
    Today in the U.S., more than 5 million people are living with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease. According to a 2009 study by the Alzheimer’s Association, of those 5 million people, more than 500,000 live in California. As we live longer, rates of Alzheimer’s disease have grown dramatically, and the disease is now cited as the third leading cause of death […]
  • SD Foundation announces $47M in grants, names new board members July 29, 2014
    The San Diego Foundation today announced it granted $47 million to nonprofit organizations in fiscal year 2014. Since its inception, the foundation has granted $880 million to serve and improve the San Diego region. […]
  • SD Surf Academy Condliffe GU11 win Albion Cup July 29, 2014
    San Diego Surf Academy Condliffe GU11 won the Albion National Soccer Cup championship, held July 18-21 in San Diego. […]