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Andy Friedman, a UC San Diego astronomer known for his insights about supernovas and the expansion of the universe and for explaining them to the public in places like Astronomy magazine and San Diego Comic-Con, died July 10 in San Diego.

“We’re ready to change the industry,” La Jolla resident and Quokka Brew partner Talia Chalhoub says of her company’s efforts to make coffee without caffeine’s jittery side effects.

UC San Diego is looking for volunteers for a trial of an experimental treatment that could temporarily transfer immunity from the blood of COVID-19 survivors to those at risk of getting infected.

Flossie Wong-Staal, a Chinese-American virologist who likely saved countless lives by helping to identify the cause of AIDS and who transformed UC San Diego into one of the world’s leading research centers on the disease, died July 8 in La Jolla.

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Two UC San Diego professors hope to turn a quickly growing hobby into an efficient, novel way to sanitize surfaces against viruses like the one that causes COVID-19.

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