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Gphone

Smartphone Case Offers Blood Glucose Monitoring on the Go

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a smartphone case and app that could make it easier for patients to record...
robotsvideo

Helping Hands Guide Robots as They Learn

Like toddlers, robots can use a little help as they learn to function in the physical world. That’s the purpose of a Rice University...
arctic sea ice

Arctic Sea Ice Loss Could Dry out California

Arctic sea ice loss of the magnitude expected in the next few decades could impact California’s rainfall and exacerbate future droughts, according to new...
neural networks

Researchers Trained Neural Networks to Be Fashion Designers (Sort Of)

Researchers from the University of California San Diego and Adobe Research have demonstrated how artificial intelligence and neural networks could one day create custom...
climate change

Species May Appear Deceptively Resilient to Climate Change

Nature itself can be the best defense against climate change for many species — at least in the short term­ — according to a...
metastasize

Researchers Discover Specific Tumor Environment That Triggers Cells to Metastasize

A team of bioengineers and bioinformaticians at the University of California San Diego have discovered how the environment surrounding a tumor can trigger metastatic...
coral reefvideo

Scripps Scientists Use Photomosaic Technology to Find Order in the Chaos...

In a study published recently in Coral Reefs, scientists from at the University of California San Diego created and analyzed detailed photomosaics of the coral reef...
wheat

Gene Discovery May Halt Worldwide Wheat Epidemic

University of California, Davis, researchers have identified a gene that enables resistance to a new devastating strain of stem rust, a fungal disease that...
wheat

Genome of Wheat Ancestor Sequenced

Sequencing the bread wheat genome has long been considered an almost insurmountable task, due to its enormous size and complexity. Yet it is vitally...
fastron

Speedy Collision Detector Could Make Robots Better Human Assistants

Electrical engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a faster collision detection algorithm that uses machine learning to help robots avoid...
Enzymes

How Fungal Enzymes Break Down Plant Cell Walls

The Science Inside cows, goats, and other ruminants, fungal enzymes break down plant matter and extract nutrients. These enzymes essentially overcome a major bottleneck in...
mosquitoes

Making Mosquitoes Self-Destruct

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have developed transgenic mosquitoes that stably express the Cas9 enzyme in their germline. The addition of Cas9...
blood clots

How and Why Blood Clots Shrink

Blood clotting is the “Jekyll and Hyde” of biological processes. It’s a lifesaver when you’re bleeding, but gone awry, it causes heart attacks, strokes...
african mammals

Dozens of New Wildlife Corridors Identified for African Mammals

Researchers at the University of California, Davis, have identified 52 potential wildlife corridors linking protected areas across Tanzania. Using a cost-effective combination of interviews...
Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence Aids Materials Fabrication

In recent years, research efforts such as the Materials Genome Initiative and the Materials Project have produced a wealth of computational tools for designing...
Diabetes

Study Refutes Using Anti-Malaria Drug to Treat Diabetes

A drug used to treat malaria does not, after all, create new insulin-producing cells, according to a new paper from researchers at the University...
autism

Promise Seen in Possible Treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorder

Human chromosome 16p11.2 deletion syndrome is caused by the absence of about 27 genes on chromosome 16. This deletion is characterized by intellectual disability; impaired...
River delta

Study: River Deltas ‘Self-Organize’ to Withstand Human and Natural Disturbances

River delta channels that carry water, sediment and nutrients may appear to be random and arbitrary in how they are organized. But research by...
infectious diseases

Researchers Tap into the Bacterial Social Network to Study Infectious Diseases

Whenever we use our smartphones to check social media, we face loads of bacteria on the devices—even more than on toilet seats, according to...
Opioids, biologic drugs, stomach, cancer, blood test

Machine Learning Detects Marketing and Sale of Opioids on Twitter

Using advanced machine learning, a cross disciplinary team of University of California San Diego researchers developed technology that mined Twitter to identify entities illegally...