'Open-source' robotic surgery platform going to top medical research labs
Thursday, January 12, 2012
The open-source Raven II system, developed at UC Santa Cruz and University of Washington, could revolutionize the world of robotic surgery.
In evolution of body size, 24 million generations from mouse to elephant
Monday, January 30, 2012
Marine mammals increased body size faster than land mammals, and body size can decrease ten times faster than it can increase, study finds.
UCSC partners with Hartnell in education program with sustainable energy focus
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
$6 million grant strengthens regional education pipeline for students into STEM fields, and helps fund new sustainability programs.
New DNA sequencer uses nanopore concepts pioneered at UC Santa Cruz
Friday, February 17, 2012
Oxford Nanopore Technologies announces plan to market novel device for rapid DNA sequencing in 2012
New brain connections form in clusters during learning
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Researchers track structural changes during formation of new memories
Biochemist Glenn Millhauser honored for protein structure research
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
The International Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Society bestowed its Silver Medal for Millhauser's work in revealing the molecular origins of human disease.
The Art of Teaching: UCSC professors share their secrets
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Distinguished panel will feature Elliot Aronson, Bettina Aptheker, Gabriel Elkhaim, Manuel Ares, and others to be announced.
Researchers win grant to explore commercial potential of sensor technology
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Electrical engineer Holger Schmidt is getting assistance from the National Science Foundation and QB3 to transform the technology he developed into a new class of commercial diagnostic devices.
Why letting salmon escape could benefit bears and humans
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
UCSC researchers show how a smaller salmon catch at first will lead to larger harvests later.
UC Santa Cruz builds national data center for cancer genome research
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
UCSC's Cancer Genomics Hub will manage and analyze "big data" gathered by cancer researchers
Updated tutorials on UCSC Genome Browser now available
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
University of California, Santa Cruz and OpenHelix announce the availability of updated online free tutorial suites on the UCSC Genome Browser.
Grad students present impressive array of research projects at symposium
Monday, May 14, 2012
Amie Radenbaugh, a biomolecular engineering and bioinformatics major, won the Chancellor's award at this year's symposium.
Medical robotics expert Jacob Rosen named health care hero
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
His innovations include advanced robotic surgery systems and a wearable robotic exoskeleton for rehabilitation of stroke patients
Research team investigates biological methods to prevent bat extinction
Friday, May 18, 2012
UC Santa Cruz researchers give bats a fighting chance against infection by using anti-fungal skin microbes
Light-induced delivery of nitric oxide eradicates drug-resistant bacteria
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
New material holds promise for preventing serious infections in wounded soldiers
UC Santa Cruz ranked 7th worldwide among younger universities
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Analysis aims to identify the rising stars of the global academy
Year of the Slug: Great UCSC moments in 2011-12
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
CBSE affiliates made key contributions to campus success this past year
Lead poisoning blocks recovery of California condor population
Monday, June 25, 2012
Study confirms lead-based ammunition as primary source of lead in condors, shows population cannot recover as long as lead contamination persists
Health sciences grad awarded Sutter scholarship for medical school
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Kaitlin Russon, a recent health sciences graduate from UC Santa Cruz, will receive the 6th annual Primary Care Physician Award from Sutter Maternity & Surgery Center and the Central California Alliance for Health
Social bats pay a price with new fungal disease
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Study determines which bats are headed for extinction and finds changes in social behavior reduce impact of white-nose syndrome
New book by UCSC biologist highlights efforts to save Hawaiian monk seals
Monday, July 9, 2012
Marine biologist Terrie Williams recounts how an abandoned pup helps save the most endangered marine mammals in US waters
A robot's touch
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Could engineers who like to share take a slice out of the market for robot-assisted surgery?
Paul Koch named dean of physical and biological sciences
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
The internationally recognized paleontologist, ecologist, and geochemist plans to increase diversity among UCSC science students and offer students more extra-curricular research opportunities
Iconic Darwin finch genome sequenced in Genome 10K international collaboration
Thursday, August 16, 2012
The genome of the medium ground finch is among the first of a planned 100 genomes of vertebrate species to be sequenced and released by the Genome 10K collaboration with Beijing Genomics Institute (BGI).
UCSC research funding tops $140 million for 2011-12
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Through external grants and contracts, UCSC researchers have received $140.3 million, a 12% increase in awards, totaling up to nearly $666 million over the past five years
Biologist Harry Noller to receive honorary degree
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
The University of Geneva will bestow the "doctorat honoris causa" upon Noller.
UCSC provides access to encyclopedia of the human genome
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
UCSC Genome Browser is a gateway for scientists worldwide to explore the functional elements encoded in the human genome
UCSC hosts 'Genomics Gets Personal: Property, Persons, Privacy' Sept. 27
Friday, September 14, 2012
World-class panel to discuss the fundamental ethical, social, and legal issues surrounding personal genomic research.
Study reveals genomic similarities between breast cancer and ovarian cancer
Monday, September 24, 2012
UCSC bioinformatics team makes important contributions to breast cancer study from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) project
Baskin School of Engineering showcases research advances on Oct. 18
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Big data, biomedical metrology, and human-centered robotics and computing are featured topics at BSOE's annual Research Review Day at UC Santa Cruz
UCSC ranked second for research influence in world university rankings
Friday, October 5, 2012
In overall rankings by subject, UCSC was among the top 50 universities in the physical sciences
Prostate cancer "Dream Team" includes UCSC bioinformatics experts
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Project will include MedBook, a "Facebook for cancer," to connect patients, doctors, and researchers
UCSC chemist develops spray to detect poison oak's toxic oil
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Fluorescence reaction gives contaminated clothes and equipment a tell-tale glow
Lead's everlasting legacy
Monday, October 15, 2012
Traces of the toxic metal loiter in our homes and our bodies, and we don't fully understand its risks.
UCSC grad students launch cancer genomics company in Santa Cruz
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Its goal is to provide the data processing and analysis to match cancer treatments to the specific genetic aberrations found in an individual patient's cancer cells.
UCSC engineers tackle big data
Friday, November 2, 2012
Projects address challenges and opportunities of big data, including energy-aware storage, efficient data processing, proactive information retrieval, and cancer genomics.
Techonomy 2012: David Haussler and the 'digital battlefront' against cancer
Friday, November 16, 2012
Presenting at the Techonomy 2012 conference, David Haussler predicts that cancer will replace heart disease as the number one killer in the U.S. in the next two years and spoke about a potential digital cure.
BioMAP screening procedure could streamline search for new antibiotics
Monday, November 26, 2012
Profiling strategy used to screen libraries of natural product extracts to find novel compounds distinct from known classes of antibiotics
Emerging vector-borne diseases create new public health challenges
Friday, November 30, 2012
Land-use change, globalization of trade and travel, and social upheaval are driving the emergence of diseases in many regions, experts say
Biologist Susan Strome wins Ellison Medical Foundation grant
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Her studies of development and immortality in germline cells earned her this prestigious four-year award for aging research