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brain biopsy

Blood Test ‘Biopsy’ for Kids with Brain Tumors Is Simple, Safe...

A new blood test for children with brain tumors may offer a safe way to allow doctors to measure the effectiveness of treatment even before...
Neurological Disease

Building a Patchwork Brain to Study Neurological Disease

Scientists at UCSF and Boston Children’s Hospital have developed a new technique for making mice with brains that combine the genetics of two different...
Moringavideo

The “Miracle Tree” That Could Help Feed the World

There's Nothing Super-Looking About Moringa. It’s skinny and sparse in foliage. Its fragile branches sprout puny white flowers and droop with long twisted pods knobby...
protective suits

‘Spacesuits’ Protect Microbes Destined to Live in Space

Just as spacesuits help astronauts survive in inhospitable environments, newly developed “spacesuits” for bacteria allow them to survive in environments that would otherwise kill...
artificial neural networks

Scientists Use Artificial Neural Networks to Predict New Stable Materials

Artificial neural networks—algorithms inspired by connections in the brain—have “learned” to perform a variety of tasks, from pedestrian detection in self-driving cars, to analyzing...
lithium-ion batteries

UC San Diego Receives Award from Energy Department for Battery Research...

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded $2.5 million to a team led by the University of California San Diego for battery research in...
wearable ultrasound patch

Wearable Ultrasound Patch Monitors Blood Pressure Deep Inside Body

A new wearable ultrasound patch that non-invasively monitors blood pressure in arteries deep beneath the skin could help people detect cardiovascular problems earlier on...
musical sensorvideo

Musical Sensor Shows Bad Medicine Plays False Note

What if a single musical note could mean the difference between life and death? A new sensor based on a 3,000 year old African musical...
Artificial intelligence

AI Helps Track down Mysterious Cosmic Radio Bursts

Artificial intelligence is invading many fields, most recently astronomy and the search for intelligent life in the universe, or SETI. Researchers at Breakthrough Listen, a...
human cortical organoids

Building a Better Brain-in-a-Dish, Faster and Cheaper

Writing in the current online issue of the journal Stem Cells and Development, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine describe development...
Global Warming

Global Warming, El Niño Could Cause Wetter Winters, Drier Conditions in...

So here’s the good news: Despite fears to the contrary, California isn’t facing a year-round drought in our warming new world. However, UC Riverside Earth...
Artificial Cells

Artificial Cells Are Tiny Bacteria Fighters

Lego block” artificial cells that can kill bacteria have been created by researchers at the University of California, Davis, Department of Biomedical Engineering. The...
ultra-low emission natural gas

Natural Gas Engine Can Reduce Smog from Heavy-Duty Trucks

The University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT) and Southern California Gas Co.(SoCalGas) today announced the results of a...
Rheumatoid Arthritis

Neutrophil Nanosponges Soak up Proteins That Promote Rheumatoid Arthritis

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed neutrophil “nanosponges” that can safely absorb and neutralize a variety of proteins that play...
Radiofrequency/Microwave Radiation

Researcher Links Diplomats’ Mystery Illness to Radiofrequency/Microwave Radiation

Writing in advance of the September 15 issue of Neural Computation , Beatrice Golomb, MD, PhD, professor of medicine at University of California San Diego School...
Breast Cancers

Researchers to Test Novel Drug Combination Against Toughest Breast Cancers

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have launched a phase Ib clinical trial to assess the safety and tolerability of...
Marijuana

Marijuana Found in Breast Milk up to Six Days after Use

With the legalization of marijuana in several states, increased use for both medicinal and recreational purposes has been documented in pregnant and breastfeeding women....
RNA polymerases

Study Reveals How Enzyme Detects Ultraviolet Light Damage

Damage to DNA is a constant threat to cellular life, and so it is constantly monitored and detected by a family of enzymes called...
parasitic worms

Getting High on Worms

Like mammals, parasitic worms have an endocannabinoid system that may help the worm and the hosts it infects survive by reducing pain and inflammation...
destructive mechanism

Scientists Discover a Destructive Mechanism That Blocks the Brain from Knowing...

An international team of researchers has uncovered a destructive mechanism at the molecular level that causes a well-known phenomenon associated with obesity, called leptin...