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stretchable electronic patchvideo

‘Building up’ Stretchable Electronics to be as Multipurpose as Your Smartphone

By stacking and connecting layers of stretchable circuits on top of one another, engineers have developed an approach to build soft, pliable “3D stretchable...
Appendix Cancer

Genetic Mutations of Appendix Cancer Identified, May Impact Treatment

The rarity of appendix cancer, accounting for less than 1 percent of tumors that originate in the gastrointestinal tract, and the lack of scientific...
Moral decision making

Moral Decision Making Is Rife with Internal Conflict

A new in-depth study of moral reasoning challenges the popular notion that people are unable to think through difficult moral problems and rely primarily...
Lithium Niobate Devicevideo

Medical Mist Could Fight Hospital-Acquired Infections

A team of engineers and physicians in San Diego have developed a device that diffuses potent disinfectants into the air. Notably, the device works...
Dyslexia

Link Found Between Resilience to Dyslexia and Gray Matter in the...

Dyslexia, a reading disorder, is characterized by a difficulty in "decoding" — navigating between the visual form and sounds of a written language. But...
SpectreRSB

New Spectre Cyberthreat Evades Patches

“Spectre” was a prescient name for the processor vulnerability that takes advantage of speculative execution. Since its initial discovery in January, 2018, at least...
Genomics Data

Bioengineers Bring Functional Genomics Data into Personal Websites

Bioengineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a programming library that can enable researchers to effortlessly visualize and share genomic data...
Stem Cell-based Treatments, Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors, Huntington’s Disease, Crohn’s Disease, Schizophrenia

Researchers Receive Funding to Pursue Novel Stem Cell-based Treatments

The governing board of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) unanimously approved this week two grants worth more than $2.2 million to University...
memory chips

DNA-ROM: New Grant Aims for Memory Chips Based on DNA

Josh Hihath is trying to fuse biology and electrical engineering and to build new types of electronic memory based on DNA. Hihath, professor in the...
neuron axons

Why Are Neuron Axons Long and Spindly? Study Shows They’re Optimizing...

A team of bioengineers at UC San Diego has answered a question that has long puzzled neuroscientists, and may hold a key to better...
biosensors

Biosensor Chip Detects Single Nucleotide Polymorphism Wirelessly and With Higher Sensitivity

A team led by the University of California San Diego has developed a chip that can detect a type of genetic mutation known as...
cancer

Crystal Structure Reveals How Curcumin Impairs Cancer

Through x-ray crystallography and kinase-inhibitor specificity profiling, University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers, in collaboration with researchers at Peking University and...
Antifreeze Proteins

Scientists Present New Cold Facts about Antifreeze Proteins

Many insects and animals have special proteins that act like car antifreeze to prevent ice from forming and spreading in their bodies amidst harsh...
autism

Important New Work on Autism Could Change Interventions

A new paper is pushing back hard on the notion that people with autism are not interested in socializing. The paper, “Being vs. Appearing Socially Uninterested: Challenging Assumptions...
5G Forum

5G and Beyond: Health Care and Smart Transportation

When the University of California San Diego first held a fifth generation – or 5G – wireless communications forum in 2014, the meeting was...
https://www.ucdavis.edu/news/rhesus-macaque-model-offers-route-study-zika-brain-pathology, Antiseptic, neuroscientists, climate change

Rhesus Macaque Model Offers Route to Study Zika Brain Pathology

hesus macaque monkeys infected in utero with Zika virus develop similar brain pathology to human infants, according to a report by researchers at the...
graphene electrodevideo

A Sprinkle of Platinum Nanoparticles Onto Graphene Makes Brain Probes More...

Graphene electrodes could enable higher quality imaging of brain cell activity thanks to new research by a team of engineers and neuroscientists at the...
Food Allergies

Composition of Complex Sugars in Breast Milk May Prevent Future Food...

The unique composition of a mother’s breastmilk may help to reduce food sensitization in her infant, report researchers at the University of California San...
Bifidobacteria

Bifidobacteria Supplement Colonizes Gut of Breastfed Infants

Supplementing breastfed infants with activated Bifidobacterium infantis (B. infantis) bacteria had a positive impact on babies’ gut microbes for up to a year, according to a...
electrons

Electrons Take One Step Forward Without Two Steps Back

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside, have, for the first time, successfully used electric dipoles to completely suppress electron transfer in one direction...