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Discovery could lead to novel therapies for Fragile X syndrome, Simpson Joseph, April 17, 2014

Cosmologists report evidence for cosmic inflation, Brian Keating, March 17, 2014

Crystals ripple in response to light, Dimitri Basov, March 6, 2014

Surface of sea a sink for nitrogen oxides, Tim Bertram, March 3, 2014

In memorium: Arthur M. Wolfe 1939-2014, February 20, 2014.

Source of ‘moon curse’ revealed by eclipse, Tom Murphy, February 6, 2014

Biosynthesis captured in motion, Michael Burkart, December 22, 2013

New perspective on antibiotic resistance from QBio, Terrence Hwa, November 28, 2013

Chemists solve mystery of odd patterns of oxygen in solar system's earliest rocks, Mark Thiemens, October 24, 2013

Explanation for star formation based on turbulence, Michael Norman, Oct 21, 2013

Quark asymmetries hint at new physics, Ben Grinstein, Aug 26, 2013

Simple math sheds light on long-studied biological process, Terence Hwa, Aug 7, 2013

Search for a shadow world of physics, Frank Wuerthwein, July 12, 2013

New scheme for quantum computing, David Meyer, June 24, 2013

Physicists plumb vasculature of mammalian brain, David Kleinfeld, June 11, 2013

Shape-shifting nanoparticles flip from sphere to net in response to tumor signal, Nathan Gianneschi, May 28, 2013

Mathematicians analyze social divisions using cell-phone data,
David Meyer, May 16, 2013

Extreme star formation reveals fleeting phase of galactic evolution,

Alison Coil, May 3, 2013

Biological activity alters the ability of sea spray to seed clouds,
Kimberly Prather, April 22, 2013

Supercomputer speeds quest for dark matter Frank Wuerthwein, April 4, 2013

Dust in Asia and Africa, Snow in the Sierra Nevada,
Kimberly Prather, February 28, 2013 

Clues to climate cycles dug from Antarctic snow pit,
Mark Thiemens, February 25, 2013

Even the smallest possible stroke can damage brain tissue and impair cognitive function David Kleinfeld, December 17, 2012

New survey of distant galaxies will trace changes over billions of years
Alison Coil, December 17, 2012

Chemists determine structure of a membrane-embedded signaling protein
Stanley Opella, October 25, 2012

Chemists develop reversible method of tagging proteins
Michael Burkart, September 16, 2012

Halo of neutrinos alters physics of exploding stars
George Fuller, September 4, 2012

Intense bursts of star formation drive fierce galactic winds
Alison Coil, August 21, 2012

Color-coded markers may help doctors diagnose neural diseases through the eyes Jerry Yang, August 15, 2012

Researchers reveal behaviors of tiniest water droplets
Francesco Paesani, August 15, 2012

Sally Ride, first woman in space and former California Space Institute Director dies at 61July 24, 2012

Hunt for Higgs reveals new particle
Vivek Sharma, James Branson, Frank Würthwein and Avi Yagil, July 4, 2012

Computing grid built for physics benefits a wide range of science
Frank Würthwein, physics, June 29, 2012

Electrons ripple across atom-thin layers of carbon
Dimitri Basov, physics, June 20, 2012

Varying drug levels could speed the emergence of drug-resistant bacteria
Terence Hwa, June 18, 2012

Protein plays ancient role in iron metabolism
Patricia Jennings, chemistry and biochemistry, May 29, 2012

Exotic particles, trapped and chilled, form giant matter wave
Leonid Butov, physics, May 24, 2012

Patterns in a new state of matter Leonid Butov, physics, March 28, 2012

Blueprint for new drugs for hepatitis C
Thomas Hermann, chemistry and biochemistry, March 19, 2012

Envelope for an artificial cell
Neal Devaraj, chemistry and biochemistry, January 24, 2012

Obituary: Jim Arnold, founding chair of chemistry
January 6, 2012

Obituary: Salah Baouendi, mathematics

December 24, 2011

Protein engines haul cargo through cells
J. Andrew McCammon, chemistry and biochemistry, December 6, 2011

Simple genetic circuit forms stripes
Terry Hwa, physics, October 13, 2011

Suspects in the quenching of star formation exonerated
(campus news link)
Alison Coil, physics, October 6, 2011

Chemists discover most variable protein in dental plaque bacterium
Partho Ghosh, chemistry and biochemistry, August 22, 2011

Measurements of airborne sulfur reveal extent of leakage from damaged nuclear reactor
Mark Thiemens, chemistry and biochemistry, August 15, 2011

New X-ray microscope reveals nanoscale details
Oleg Shpyrko, physics, August 8, 2011

Swarming nanoparticles communicate to boost drug concentrations near tumors
Michael Sailor, chemistry and biochemistry, June 20, 2011

New material could make gas masks safer
Michael Sailor, chemistry and biochemistry, April 29, 2011

How isotopes hop in hot rocks
Mark Thiemens, chemistry and biochemistry, April 20, 2011

Structure formed by strep protein can trigger toxic shock
Partho Ghosh, chemistry and biochemistry, April 4, 2011

First high-resolution RNA nano square
Thomas Hermann, chemistry and biochemistry, April 4, 2011

Transmissible treatment proposed for HIV could target superspreaders to curb epidemic
Leor Weinberger, chemistry and biochemistry, March 17, 2011

Physicists build bigger 'bottles' of antimatter to unlock nature's secrets
Clifford Surko, physics, February 18, 2011

Warning lights mark shellfish that aren't safe to eat

Michael Burkart, chemistry, December 13, 2010

Novae pause, flicker and flare as their surface gases explode
Bernard Jackson, physics, December 6, 2010

One cause of Alzheimer’s Damage and How to Stop It
Jerry Yang, chemistry, November 10, 2010

Ancient Atmospheres
Mark Thiemens, chemistry, November 8, 2010

Nonstick coating of protein in semen reduces HIV infection Jerry Yang, chemistry, September 23, 2010

Better marker for breast cancer may reduce need for second surgeries William Trogler, Andrew Kummel, chemistry, September 17, 2010

Harmful protein interferes with trash pickup for cells in Alzheimer’s disease
Jerry Yang, chemistry, September 7, 2010

Smell phone
Michael Sailor, chemistry, May 13, 2010

Physicists find long-lost Soviet reflector on moon
Tom Murphy, physics, April 26, 2010

Lost light from the moon sent astray by dusty reflectors
Tom Murphy, physics, April 15, 2010

Colonies of bacteria fight for resources with lethal protein
CTBP, physics, March 23, 2010

Tracing HIV mutations that lead to drug resistance
Wei Wang, physics, January 11, 2010


Kiran Kedlaya receives Guggenhein Fellowship. April 2014.

Mark Thiemens awarded Einstein Professorship by Chinese Academy of Sciences. 2014

Marye Anne Fox receives Clark Kerr Award for Distinguished Leadership in Higher Education. Feb 2014

Adam Burgasser receives University-wide diversity award Feb 2014

Seth Cohen and Mark Thiements named AAAS Fellows Nov 2013

Presidential Medal of Freedom awarded to Mario Molina and Sally Ride Aug 2013

Neal Devaraj leads project to build artificial cells Aug 2013

Sukjoon Jun awarded 1.5M for Biology Bootcamps July 2013

Sukjoon Jun named Pew Scholar June 2013

Michael Sailor leads $6M project to develop nanotech therapies for traumatic brain injuries May 2013

Carlos Guerrero and Dusan Keres named Hellman Fellows May 2013

Adrian Ioana and Eva-Maria Schötz Collins named Sloan Research Fellows February 2013

Partho Ghosh and Terry Hwa elected Fellows of the Society for Microbiology

Susan Taylor receives Biochemical Society Centenary Award

Dimitri Basov, Benjamin Grinstein, David Kleinfeld, Aneesh Manohar, John Newsam and Arthur Wolfe elected Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science November 2012

Massimiliano Di Ventra elected American Physical Society Fellow November 2012

George Fuller receives Hans Bethe Prize September 2012

Joshua Figueroa wins Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, June 2012

Adrian Ioana awarded European Mathematical Society Prize

Henry Abarbanel wins DOD grant for innovative neural research May 2012

News Archive


Google prize videoTaming of the Flu: Rommie Amaro and Eric Chen talk with NBC Nightly News about Eric's Google Science Fair award-winning project to develop new drugs to fight influenza. 

Charlie Perrin talking about his 50th year at UC San DiegoCharles Perrin celebrates 50 years at UC San Diego.

Vivek Sharma talks in video about the hunt for the Higgs bosonVivek Sharma talks about the Hunt for the Higgs boson on this UCSD-TV program.

researcher views computer images of patterns in a new state of matterPhysicists see patterns in a new state of matter.

superconducting material floats above a magnetBrian Maple's physics group takes matter to extremes in the search for new superconductors.

researcher tagging proteinsReversible protein tags allow biological chemists to trace reactions.

Environmental Systems videoStudents in the Environmental Systems program talk about their internships in the local community.

Adam explains reverse combustionReverse combustion wrings liquid fuel from sunlight, water and carbon dioxide.