Biosensor Chip Detects Single Nucleotide Polymorphism Wirelessly and With Higher Sensitivity

July 9, 2018

A team led by UC San Diego has successfully developed a chip 1,000 times more sensitive at detective a genetive mutation known as SNP than any current available technology.


We Need to Do Better: The Search for Opioid Alternatives

July 3, 2018

Dr. Krishnan V. Chakravarthy, a pain management specialist at UC San Diego Health and Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System, is researching new alternatives for pain management in the face of the alarming growth of opioid abuse in the United States.


Professor Joseph Wang Awarded Honorary Doctorate

June 19, 2018

Congratulations to Professor Joseph Wang, Director of the Center of Excellence for Nano-Medicine and Engineering (CNME), who was awarded an honorary doctorate from Comenius University in Bratislava for his innovative work in nanobioelectrics and his history of collaborating with the university.


Researchers develop a remote-controlled cancer immunotherapy system

January 15, 2018

A research team which included the laboratories of Wang and Shu Chien has developed an ultrasound-based system that can non-invasively and remotely control genetic processes in live immune T cells so that they recognize and kill cancer cells.


SEM Sperm Atlas Project

January 5, 2018

The Sperm Atlas is a database of images showcasing the diversity of reproductive cells in the Animal Kingdom. Just published, this website was a collaboration between IEM, the UCSD Department of Bioengineering, the San Diego Zoo Beckman for Conservation Research, and Dr. Michael Berns at the Beckman Laser Institute, University of California Irvine.


Macrophage Nanosponges Could Keep Sepsis in Check

January 4, 2018

A team of researchers at the University of California San Diego has developed macrophage “nanosponges” that can safely absorb and remove molecules from the bloodstream that are known to trigger sepsis.


Experimental Drug Blocks Toxic Ion Flow Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease

December 5, 2017

An international team of researchers has shown that a new small-molecule drug can restore brain function and memory in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease. The drug works by stopping toxic ion flow in the brain that is known to trigger nerve cell death. Scientists envision that this drug could be used to treat Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s and ALS.

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Type 1 Diabetes Symposium: Combining Medicine and Engineering

January 19, 2017

UC San Diego Pediatric Diabetes Research Center (PDRC) and the Institute of Engineering in Medicine (IEM) hosted a full day symposium entitled "Type 1 Diabetes: New Technologies and Therapeutics". The meeting convened experts with engineering perspectives on diabetes therapy, alongside experts pursuing biological research and treatment approaches.

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Kang Zhang discusses advances in ophthalmology for 2016 Founders Symposium

January 10, 2017

Kang Zhang examines ophthalmologic advances in "Impact of UC San Diego Research in Ophthalmology, Psychology and History", a UCSD TV video celebrating the 2016 Founder's Day.

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Temporary Tattoo Brings Hospital Care to the Home

November 25, 2016

Todd Coleman, UC San Diego Bionengineering professor, shares his quest to develop wearable, flexible electronic health monitoring patches that promise to revolutionize healthcare and make medicine less invasive

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Bioengineering Professor David Gough Named 2016 AAAS Fellow

November 21, 2016

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the nation’s largest general science organization, has awarded the distinction of fellow to 391 members, including five from the University of California San Diego.

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UC San Diego School of Medicine Researchers Receive $5 Million in Type 1 Diabetes Grants

October 24, 2016

1.25 million people in the U.S. live with type 1 diabetes. Past research has led to treatments that make type 1 diabetes a manageable disorder but there are still unanswered questions. Researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine hope to answer some of them with two Type 1 Diabetes Special Statutory Funding Program grants from the National Institutes of Health totaling more than $5 million.

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Four UC San Diego Physician-engineer teams receive the 2016 Galvanizing Engineering in Medicine awards

October 12, 2016

Four physician-engineer teams from UC San Diego have been selected to receive the 2016 Galvanizing Engineering in Medicine (GEM) awards, which were created to bring engineers and clinicians together to develop innovative technology solutions to challenging problems in medical care.

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2016 Alternative Muscle Club (AMC) Meeting

September 30, 2016

The AMC organizing committee is calling for young investigators in skeletal muscle and cardiovascular research to participate in a free one-day meeting! Click the title for more details!

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UC San Diego Nanoengineer Makes Popular Science's 'Brilliant 10' List

September 12, 2016

Popular Science magazine has named Liangfang Zhang, a nanoengineering professor at the UC San Diego, in its 15th annual “Brilliant 10” list, a lineup of “the 10 most innovative young minds in science and engineering.”

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Call for Innovative Multi-Disciplinary Research Grant Proposals

August 12, 2016

The Center for Healthy Aging solicits proposals for the support of innovative interdisciplinary research and education projects during 2016-17.

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Nanobowls Offer a Way to Magnetically Deliver Drugs in the Body

August 3, 2016

Researchers at UC San Diego have developed nano-sized vessels that could be filled with drug molecules and controlled with magnets for guided delivery to specific tissues and organs.


UC San Diego Bioengineering Ranked First by National Research Council Since Founding 50 Years Ago

May 26, 2016

Bioengineering researchers celebrated their achievements over the past five decades and looked to the future during a three-day 50th anniversary celebration May 19 to 21.The department is the coordinating entity for all bioengineering efforts within the University of California. Two faculty have received the National Medal of Science—program founder YC Bert Fung, a legend in the field, and department founding chair Shu Chien

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Engineers take first step toward flexible, wearable, tricorder-like device

May 23, 2016

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed the first flexible wearable device capable of monitoring both biochemical and electric signals in the human body. Click the title to find out more.

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Tzyy-Ping Jung elevated to IEEE Fellow for contributions to blind source separation for biomedical applications

May 2016

"Recognizing the achievements of its members is an important part of the mission of the IEEE. Each year, following a rigorous evaluation procedure, the IEEE Fellow Committee recommends a select group of recipients for elevation to IEEE Fellow. Less than 0.1% of voting members are selected annually for this member grade elevation...." -J. Roberto B. de Marca

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Stem Cells Regenerate Human Lens After Cataract Surgery, Restoring Vision

February 10, 2016

Researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine and Shiley Eye Institute, with colleagues in China, have developed a egenerative medicinal approach to remove congenital cataracts in infants, permitting remaining stem cells to regrow functional lenses.

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Transcriptional Regulation of Arterial Venous Differentiation and its Role

February 10, 2016

Dr. Dai will illustrate his research effort in the arterial venous differentiation of embryonic stem cells and the transcriptional mechanisms that lead to the distinct functional phenotypes of arteries and veins and their different susceptibility to vascular diseases.

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Engineers 3D-print a new lifelike liver tissue for drug screening

February 8, 2016

A team led by engineers at the University of California, San Diego has 3D-printed a tissue that closely mimics the human liver’s sophisticated structure and function. The new model could be used for patient-specific drug screening and disease modeling.


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