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NanoEngineering Professor Joseph Wang Appointed to SAIC Endowed Chair in Engineering at UC San Diego 11/25/14
NanoEngineering Professor Joseph Wang Appointed to SAIC Endowed Chair in Engineering at UC San Diego
NanoEngineering professor Joseph Wang has been named to the Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) Endowed Chair in Engineering at the University of California, San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering.
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Bioengineering Study Finds Two-Cell Mouse Embryos Already Talking about Their Future 11/25/14
Bioengineering Study Finds Two-Cell Mouse Embryos Already Talking about Their Future
Bioengineers at the University of California, San Diego have discovered that mouse embryos are contemplating their cellular fates in the earliest stages after fertilization when the embryo has only two to four cells, a discovery that could upend the scientific consensus about when embryonic cells begin differentiating into cell types.
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Vegetable Oil Ingredient Key to Destroying Gastric Disease Bacteria 11/24/14
Vegetable Oil Ingredient Key to Destroying Gastric Disease Bacteria
The bacterium Helicobacter pylori is strongly associated with gastric ulcers and cancer. To combat the infection, researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Jacobs School of Engineering developed LipoLLA, a therapeutic nanoparticle that contains linolenic acid, a component in vegetable oils. In mice, LipoLLA was safe and more effective against H. pylori infection than standard antibiotic treatments.The results are published online Nov. 24 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
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Shu Chien Receives U.C. San Diego Roger Revelle Medal 11/20/14
Shu Chien Receives U.C. San Diego Roger Revelle Medal
University of California, San Diego bioengineering professor Shu Chien has received the Roger Revelle Medal from UC San Diego Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla with the citation: “Shu Chien is widely known as an exceptional researcher, instructor, mentor and citizen of the university and his professional community.” 
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UC San Diego Achieves a Hat Trick with 2014 HPCwire Awards 11/20/14
UC San Diego Achieves a Hat Trick with 2014 HPCwire Awards
The San Diego Supercomputer Center at the University of California, San Diego, has achieved a hat trick in garnering three awards for its university-wide WIFIRE project as part of the annual HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards presented at the 2014 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC14), in New Orleans.
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Four Computer Science Majors Win 'Best iOS Hack' at USC Hackathon 11/19/14
Four Computer Science Majors Win 'Best iOS Hack' at USC Hackathon
Four computer science undergraduate students won the best iOS Hack at the HackSC competition organized by the University of Southern California Nov. 7 to 9.  Josh Anatalio, Noah Martin, Lawrence Luk and Alvin Ho created an app called ezTouch, which allows users to lock and unlock one or more remote Mac computers using an iPhone’s fingerprint scanner.
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Software engineer Debbie Lu Remembers Global TIES Program 11/10/14
Software engineer Debbie Lu Remembers Global TIES Program
Software engineer Debbie Lu (BS ’06, Computer Engineering) took a few minutes out of a busy day to talk about her time as a computer engineering student at UC San Diego. 
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Wireless devices used by casual pilots vulnerable to hacking, computer scientists find 11/10/14
Wireless devices used by casual pilots vulnerable to hacking, computer scientists find
A new class of apps and wireless devices used by private pilots during flights for everything from GPS information to data about nearby aircraft is vulnerable to a wide range of security  attacks, which in some scenarios could lead to catastrophic outcomes, according to computer scientists at the University of California, San Diego and Johns Hopkins University. They presented their findings Nov. 5 at the 21st ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security in Scottsdale, Ariz.
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