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4/7/2011 11:44:56 AM | Research | 0 comments
Rejuvenating Electron Microscopy
Modifying a protein from a plant much favored by science, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and colleagues have created a new type of genetic tag visible under an electron microscope, illuminating life in never-before-seen detail.
3/9/2011 11:04:09 AM | Nanoparticles | 0 comments
Nanoparticles Increase Survival after Blood Loss
In an advance that could improve battlefield and trauma care, scientists at University of California San Diego and Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have used tiny particles called nanoparticles to improve survival after life-threatening blood loss.
3/1/2011 8:54:35 AM | Bio/Medicine | 0 comments
Microbubbles to Light the Way to Sentinel Lymph Nodes of Breast Cancer Patients
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego are developing nonsurgical methods for identifying critical lymph nodes to help doctors determine courses of treatment for breast cancer patients.
1/12/2011 4:06:21 PM | Energy | 0 comments
UCSD engineers give solar power a boost
The growing popularity of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems across the United States has made it more important to maximize their power input.
12/2/2010 10:25:12 AM | Nanoparticles | 0 comments
Magnetic Field Directs Nanoparticles to Tumors
To improve the tumor-specific delivery of drug to tumors, a team of investigators from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) has created a system of nanoparticles-within-a-nanoparticle that can be directed to and concentrated at the site of tumor using a magnetic field.
11/28/2010 1:42:57 PM | Electronics | 0 comments
Short, On-Chip Light Pulses will Enable Ultrafast Data Transfer within Computers
University of California, San Diego electrical engineers recently developed the first ultra compact, low power pulse compressor on a silicon chip to be described in the scientific literature.
11/16/2010 12:50:43 PM | Grants | 0 comments
NanoEngineers Aim to Grow Tissues with Functional Blood Vessels
University of California, San Diego NanoEngineers won a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop the tools to manufacture biodegradable frames around which heart tissues – functional blood vessels included – will grow.
9/2/2010 11:47:20 PM | Research | 0 comments
Computer Scientists Leverage Dark Silicon to Improve Smartphone Battery Life
GreenDroid chip prototype will deliver improved performance through specialized processors
8/31/2010 12:01:15 AM | Energy | 0 comments
NASA funds development of nanoscale materials for high energy density lithium-ion batteries
NanoEngineers at the University of California, San Diego are designing new types of lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries that could be used in a variety of NASA space exploration projects – and in a wide range of transportation and consumer applications.
8/19/2010 8:51:46 PM | Research | 0 comments
NSF Funds Expedition into Software for Efficient Computing in the Age of Nanoscale Devices
As semiconductor manufacturers build ever smaller components, circuits and chips at the nano scale become less reliable and more expensive to produce.
5/15/2010 12:04:13 PM | Research | 0 comments
Cell Phone Sensors for Toxins
Tiny sensors tucked into cell phones could map airborne toxins in real time
5/6/2010 6:14:21 PM | Research | 0 comments
UC San Diego Engineers Demonstrate Smallest Laser to Operate at Room Temperature
Imagine packing 4 billion nanolasers on a three-inch semiconductor wafer.
4/26/2010 6:54:54 AM | Partnership | 0 comments
Agilent Technologies and UC San Diego Collaborate on Chip-Scale Photonic Systems Testing Facility
The facility will support testing and characterization of micro- and nano-scale ultra-high-speed optical components and subsystems for numerous applications, including technology for future data centers and cloud computing.
4/21/2010 11:52:31 AM | Materials | 0 comments
Can the Newest Form of Carbon Be Made to Bend, Twist and Roll?
Can graphene—a newly discovered form of pure carbon that may one day replace the silicon in computers, televisions, mobile phones and other common electronic devices—be made to bend, twist and roll?
4/2/2010 7:13:39 PM | Bio/Medicine | 0 comments
Researchers Discover Weak Link in Alzheimer’s Drug Candidates
By combining three dimensional computer simulations with high resolution atomic force microscopy membrane protein and cell imaging, electrical recording and various cellular assays researchers investigated the structure and function of truncated peptides, known as nonamyloidgenic peptides, formed by some Alzheimer's drug candidates.
1/8/2010 3:36:09 PM | Electronics | 0 comments
UCSD Nanoengineering Discovery Could Lead to Enhanced Electronics
Nanoscience has the potential to play an enormous role in enhancing a range of products, including sensors, photovoltaics and consumer electronics. Scientists in this field have created a multitude of nano scale materials, such as metal nanocrystals, carbon nanotubes and semiconducting nanowires.
1/6/2010 12:43:32 AM | | 0 comments
Researchers Develop "Nano Cocktail" to Target and Kill Tumors
A team of researchers in California and Massachusetts has developed a “cocktail” of different nanometer-sized particles that work in concert within the bloodstream to locate, adhere to and kill cancerous tumors.
12/14/2009 6:54:51 AM | Research | 0 comments
New biosensors reveal workings of anti-psychotic drugs in the living brain
Scientists have resolved a question about how a popular class of drugs used to treat schizophrenia works using biosensors that reveal previously hidden components of chemical communication in the brain.
11/20/2009 7:52:35 AM | Nanotubes | 0 comments
UCSD Researchers Discover That Defects in Carbon Nanotubes Could Lead to Improved Charge and Energy Storage Systems
Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have been generally hailed as one of the wonder materials of the 21st century and have been widely recognized as ushering in the nanotechnology revolution.
9/28/2009 1:08:09 AM | Research | 0 comments
Excitons Bring New Type Of Fast Computers Closer To Reality
Physicists at UC San Diego have successfully created speedy integrated circuits with particles called “excitons” that operate at commercially cold temperatures, bringing the possibility of a new type of extremely fast computer based on excitons closer to reality.
8/1/2009 12:09:51 PM | Bio/Medicine | 0 comments
UC San Diego Engineer Provides Insights to Decades-Old DNA Squabble
A group of nanoengineers, biologists and physicists have used innovative approaches to deduce the internal structure of chromatin, a key player in DNA regulation, to reconcile a longstanding controversy in this field. This new finding could unlock the mystery behind the origin of many diseases such as cancer.
5/17/2009 12:28:31 PM | Drug Delivery | 0 comments
The future of personalized cancer treatment: An entirely new direction for RNAi delivery
In technology that promises to one day allow drug delivery to be tailored to an individual patient and a particular cancer tumor, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, have developed an efficient system for delivering siRNA into primary cells.
5/7/2009 6:04:29 PM | Research | 0 comments
Expression of Infrared Fluorescence Engineered in Mammals
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego have shown that bacterial proteins called phytochromes can be engineered into infrared-fluorescent proteins (IFPs).
4/15/2009 5:36:39 PM | Energy | 0 comments
UC San Diego and UC Davis team to boost solar power in California
Much of the solar research at UC San Diego is being led by the Jacobs School of Engineering, which has world-renowned experts on photovoltaics, nanotechnology, green computing and weather monitoring.
3/30/2009 7:02:50 AM | Drug Delivery | 0 comments
Safer Nanoparticles Spotlight Tumors, Deliver Drugs
Small is promising when it comes to illuminating tiny tumors or precisely delivering drugs, but many worry about the safety of nanoscale materials. Now a team of scientists has created miniscule flakes of silicon that glow brightly, last long enough to slowly release cancer drugs, then break down into harmless byproducts.
2/26/2009 5:54:17 PM | Bio/Medicine | 0 comments
Safer Nanoparticles Spotlight Tumors, Deliver Drugs
Small is promising when it comes to illuminating tiny tumors or precisely delivering drugs, but many worry about the safety of nano-scale materials. Now a team of scientists has created miniscule flakes of silicon that glow brightly, last long enough to slowly release cancer drugs, then break down into harmless by-products.
1/30/2009 6:33:56 PM | Research | 0 comments
UC San Diego engineers develop novel method for accelerated bone growth
Engineers at the University of California at San Diego have come up with a way to help accelerate bone growth through the use of nanotubes and stem cells.
9/12/2008 6:16:23 PM | Drug Delivery | 0 comments
Researchers Develop Nano-Sized ‘Cargo Ships to Target and Destroy Tumors
Scientists have developed nanometer-sized ‘cargo ships’ that can sail throughout the body via the bloodstream without immediate detection from the body’s immune radar system and ferry their cargo of anti-cancer drugs and markers into tumors that might otherwise go untreated or undetected.
8/10/2008 2:34:22 PM | Research | 0 comments
Scientists Will Assess Beijing Olympics Air Pollution Control Efforts
Flying downwind from Chinese mainland, unmanned aerial vehicles will measure emissions of soot and other forms of black carbon during China’s ‘great shutdown’
7/21/2008 7:34:25 AM | Bio/Medicine | 0 comments
Nanomaterials Key to New Strategies for Blocking Metastasis
A new treatment strategy using targeted nanoparticles to block metastasis with anti-cancer drugs leads to good results using significantly lower doses of toxic chemotherapy, with less collateral damage to surrounding tissue.
7/8/2008 5:50:54 PM | Bio/Medicine | 0 comments
“Smart Bomb” Nanoparticle Strategy Impacts Metastasis
A new treatment strategy using molecular “smart bombs” to target metastasis with anti-cancer drugs leads to good results using significantly lower doses of toxic chemotherapy, with less collateral damage to surrounding tissue, according to a collaborative team of researchers at the University of California, San Diego.
5/26/2008 5:14:49 PM | Nanoparticles | 0 comments
Nanoworms Target Tumors
By linking strings of spherical iron oxide nanoparticles and coating the resulting construct with a biocompatible polymer, a multi-institutional research team has created “nanoworms” that can better target tumors and produce stronger magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) signals than their component nanoparticles.
5/14/2008 9:36:53 PM | Energy | 0 comments
Nanostructures Will Raise Thin-Film Solar Cell Efficiency
Thanks to nanostructures that scatter and channel light, University of California, San Diego electrical engineers are working toward thin-film “single junction” solar cells with the potential for nearly 45 percent sunlight-to-electricity conversion efficiencies.
5/7/2008 10:25:54 PM | Bio/Medicine | 0 comments
UC San Diego Researchers Target Tumors with Tiny "Nanoworms"
Scientists at UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara and MIT have developed nanometer-sized “nanoworms” that can cruise through the bloodstream without significant interference from the body’s immune defense system and—like tiny anti-cancer missiles—home in on tumors.
2/12/2008 5:54:49 PM | Bio/Medicine | 0 comments
UCSD Research Team Identifies Novel Anti-Cancer Drug from the Sea
A collaborative team of researchers has identified a potent new anti-cancer drug isolated from a toxic blue-green algae found in the South Pacific
10/30/2007 6:34:19 PM | Electronics | 0 comments
Most Complex Silicon Phased Array Chip in the World Developed at UC San Diego
This DARPA-funded advance is expected to find its way into U.S. defense satellite communication and radar systems
7/3/2007 6:02:47 PM | Education | 0 comments
UC San Diego Establishes Department of NanoEngineering
Seeking to capitalize on the potential of a new generation of multi-functional nanoscale devices and special materials built on the scale of individual molecules, UC San Diego has established a new Department of NanoEngineering within its Jacobs School of Engineering effective July 1.
6/4/2007 7:20:34 AM | Electronics | 0 comments
University of California San Diego Physicists Devise Viable Design for Spin-Based Electronics
The device would be more scalable and have greater computational capacity than conventional silicon circuits.
5/27/2007 10:23:25 AM | Bio/Medicine | 0 comments
Nanoparticle Self-Assembly Triggered by Tumor-Associated Enzyme
Using sets of nanoparticles designed to aggregate in response to finding more cancer biomarkers, a team of researchers funded by the Alliance for Nanotechnology in Cancer has developed a multiplexed analytical system that could detect cancer using standard magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
5/19/2007 3:45:24 PM | Grants | 0 comments
UCSD Researchers Win Commercialization Grants
The William J. von Liebig Center for Entrepreneurism and Technology Advancement at the University of California, San Diego has awarded $430,000 to nine projects led by faculty members of the Jacobs School of Engineering, the School of Medicine, and the Moores Cancer Center.
5/19/2007 3:43:22 PM | Electronics | 0 comments
Nanoscale Pasta: Toward Nanoscale Electronics
Pasta tastes like pasta – with or without a spiral. But when you jump to the nanoscale, everything changes: carbon nanotubes and nanofibers that look like nanoscale spiral pasta have completely different electronic properties than their non-spiraling cousins.
5/15/2007 9:28:04 AM | Research | 0 comments
UC San Diego Electrical Engineering Grad Student Racks Up Awards For His Work On Semiconducting Nanowires
For his work on how semiconducting nanowires grow and behave, Shadi A. Dayeh, a graduate student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering, has recently earned a series of awards.
4/30/2007 12:53:15 AM | Research | 0 comments
Why Nanowires Make Great Photodetectors
The geometry of semiconducting nanowires makes them uniquely suited for light detection, according to a new UC San Diego study that highlights the possibility of nanowire light detectors with single-photon sensitivity.
3/28/2007 7:33:06 PM | Nanoparticles | 0 comments
Widely used iron nanoparticles exhibit toxic effects on neuronal cells
Researchers at UC San Diego have discovered that iron-containing nanoparticles being tested for use in several biomedical applications can be toxic to nerve cells and interfere with the formation of their signal-transmitting extensions.
1/21/2007 3:10:05 PM | Nanoparticles | 0 comments
Clot-Mimicking Nanoparticles Attack Tumors
A collaborative, multidisciplinary team of researchers has created nanoparticles that act much like a developing clot to target tumors.
1/6/2007 9:31:06 AM | Research | 0 comments
Cheaper LEDs from Breakthrough in Zinc Oxide (ZnO) Nanowire Research, Nano Letters Study Says
Engineers at UC San Diego have synthesized a long-sought semiconducting material that may pave the way for an inexpensive new kind of light emitting diode (LED) that could compete with today’s widely used gallium nitride LEDs, according to a new paper in the journal Nano Letters.
11/2/2006 12:09:59 PM | Research | 0 comments
UC San Diego Physicists Observe New Property of Matter
Physicists at UC San Diego have for the first time observed the spontaneous production of coherence within “excitons,” the bound pairs of electrons and holes that enable semiconductors to function as novel electronic devices.
10/10/2006 10:05:52 PM | Grants | 0 comments
UCSD Developing New Genome Sequencing Technology
In order to spur the development of fundamentally new and innovative technologies necessary to reduce the cost of sequencing a genome 10,000-fold, the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) has awarded $13 million in new grants to nine universities and corporate groups in the U.S., including UCSD.
8/13/2006 2:18:36 AM | Research | 0 comments
Fast Protease Assay Using Nanoengineered Photonic Crystals
Proteases are a family of enzymes that play a central role in cellular metabolism and are key players in many diseases, including cancer.
6/19/2006 11:51:58 PM | Research | 0 comments
Smart Petri Dish Monitors Live Cells in Real Time
Using nanostructured photonic silicon crystals as a surface for cell growth, researchers in the Center of Nanotechnology for Treatment, Understanding, and Monitoring of Cancer at the University of California, San Diego, have created a straightforward method for observing changes in cell structure in real time.
6/13/2006 5:52:00 PM | Research | 0 comments
UCSD Researchers Develop ‘Smart Petri Dish’
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego have developed what they call a “Smart Petri Dish” that could be used to rapidly screen new drugs for toxic interactions or identify cells in the early stages of cancer circulating through a patient’s blood.
6/12/2006 12:16:13 AM | Nanoparticles | 0 comments
Nanoparticles Monitor Enzyme Activity – New Screen for Drug Discovery
A new assay that uses nanoparticle release to detect and quantify changes in enzyme activity could greatly speed the search for molecules that can alter the activity of enzymes that play a role in cancer.
4/8/2006 4:57:26 PM | Research | 0 comments
Nanopore Method Could Revolutionize Genome Sequencing
A team led by physicists at the University of California, San Diego has shown the feasibility of a fast, inexpensive technique to sequence DNA as it passes through tiny pores.
4/16/2005 2:54:56 PM | Research | 0 comments
Nanotechnology advance makes carbon nanotubes more useful
Carbon nanotubes hold great promise because of their exceptionally strong mechanical properties, their ability to efficiently carry high densities of electric current, and other unique electrical and chemical properties.

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