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Micromotors; heart on a chip; social media epidemiology: A Research Expo recap 4/20/15
Micromotors; heart on a chip; social media epidemiology: A Research Expo recap
Micromotors that zoom through a mouse’s stomach. Heart tissues on a chip. Analysis of social media posts to prevent an increase in HIV infections. These were only a few of more than 200 posters on display at the Jacobs School’s Research Expo 2015 at the Price Center Ballroom on April 16. 
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Center for Visual Computing launches, poised to make significant contributions to visual computing and imaging technologies 4/20/15
Center for Visual Computing launches, poised to make significant contributions to visual computing and imaging technologies
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego have launched the UC San Diego Center for Visual Computing, which brings together experts in computer graphics, computer vision, computational imaging and augmented reality with the goal of making significant, long-term contributions to visual computing and imaging technologies.  
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4/17/15
Alumna, Incoming Student Share Passion for Computer Science and Basketball
There must be something about hoops, Tritons and computer science. Meet Marissa Hing. The 18-year-old high school senior was on campus April 4 to attend Triton Day, when more than 15,000 accepted students and their families converged on UC San Diego to get a taste of everything the university offers its students-to-be. Despite her 5-foot-1-inch height, Hing is also coming to play basketball on an athletic scholarship for the campus NCAA Division II team, after starring since her freshman year at Pinewood High School in Los Altos, Calif.
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4/17/15
Artificial Blood Vessel Lets Researchers Better Assess Clot Removal Devices
Researchers at the School of Medicine and the Institue of Engineering in Medicine at the University of California, San Diego have created an in vitro, live-cell artificial vessel that can be used to study both the application and effects of devices used to extract life-threatening blood clots in the brain. The artificial vessel could have significant implications for future development of endovascular technologies, including reducing the need for animal models to test new devices or approaches.
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Building a Race Car: UC San Diego Student Engineers in Action 4/13/15
Building a Race Car: UC San Diego Student Engineers in Action
Triton Racing is UC San Diego’s Formula SAE team, and it continues to produce cutting-edge race cars for the annual Formula SAE competition, held this year at Lincoln Airpark in Lincoln, Nebraska June 17 to 20, 2015.
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4/8/15
Bioengineering Day 2015: Bridging Bench to Bedside
On April 18th, 2015, the bioengineering department at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering will celebrate its 9th Annual Bioengineering Day. The event brings faculty, alumni, undergraduate and graduate students and industry partners together to discuss the yearly progress and successes within the bioengineering ecosystem at the Jacobs School of Engineering and the broader UC San Diego community.
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CSE Alumni Brief Students on Profits, Perils in Tech Startups 4/8/15
CSE Alumni Brief Students on Profits, Perils in Tech Startups
Lindsey Fowler (BS ’05), president of the CSE Alumni Advisory Board, moderated an April 2 panel of six alumni experts and Jay Kunin, executive director of the Moxie Center for Student Entrepreneurship at UC San Diego. The alumni included Taner Halicioglu (BS ’96), Jennifer Arguello (BS ’00), Chris Schulte (MS ’05), Aaron Liao (BS ’05), Erik Buchanan (BS ‘07), and Justin Allen (BS ’10), several of whom also sit on the alumni board.Justin Allen worked for Teradata after graduation, then joined a Bay Area startup called WebAction in 2014. He now works remotely from San Diego on purpose-built analytics applications in the growing real-time data streaming space. “I’m still a field engineer but I’m working on analytics applications and I get to live in San Diego while working for a startup,” said Allen. “It’s the best of both worlds.”
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Engineers elucidate why skin is resistant to tearing 4/7/15
Engineers elucidate why skin is resistant to tearing
Skin is remarkably resistant to tearing and a team of researchers from the University of California, San Diego and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory now have shown why. Using powerful X-ray beams and electron microscopy, researchers made the first direct observations of the micro-scale mechanisms that allow skin to resist tearing. They identified four specific mechanisms in collagen, the main structural protein in skin tissue, that act together to diminish the effects of stress: rotation, straightening, stretching, and sliding.  Researchers say they hope to replicate these mechanisms in synthetic materials to provide increased strength and in better resistance to tearing.  
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