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$3.7M NIH grant funds development of novel biosensor technology for diagnosing viral infections

(Contributed) December 17, 2020 — Santa Cruz, CA (Photo: Ali Yanik is an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering in the Baskin School..

December 17, 2020

‘How Pac-Man Eats’ explores how games work and how they can create meaning

By Tim StephensUC Santa Cruz December 17, 2020 — Santa Cruz, CA In a new book, Computational Media Professor Noah Wardrip-Fruin shows how the fundamental..

December 17, 2020

Narinder Kapany, known as the ‘father of fiber optics,’ dies at 94

By Tim StephensUC Santa Cruz December 15, 2020 — Santa Cruz, CA (Photo: Narinder Kapany. Source: UCSC) Narinder Singh Kapany, a pioneering scientist,..

December 15, 2020

UCSC expands COVID-19 testing to support community needs with gift from Bud and Rebecca Colligan

(Contributed) December 15, 2020 — Santa Cruz, CA (Photo: A gift from Bud and Rebecca Colligan is providing crucial funding to expand COVID-19 testing..

December 15, 2020

UCSC scientists discuss how the mRNA vaccine works

By James McGirkBaskin School of Engineering December 10, 2020 — Santa Cruz, CA “If there is a silver lining to this pandemic it’s that we’ve had a..

December 10, 2020

New serological assay provides rapid, accurate testing for SARS-CoV-2 antibodies

(Contributed) December 10, 2020 — Santa Cruz, CA (Photo: UCSC professors Rebecca DuBois, right, and Jacqueline Kimmey are part of a team of researchers..

December 10, 2020

Robotic etiquette: Engineering improved human-robot interaction

(Source: Inquiry, UCSC Research Magazine) December 10, 2020 — Santa Cruz, CA (Photo: Associate professor of computational media Leila Takayama works in..

December 10, 2020

UCSC iGEM team wins gold, nominated for best environmental project

By Rose MiyatsuUC Santa Cruz December 1, 2020 — Santa Cruz, CA (Photo above: Covid-19 and wildfires made lab work especially challenging for the students..

December 1, 2020

UCSC HCI Lab seeks to interview community members in Creative EDG2’s pursuit to provide students with real-world experiential learning

By Amelia Wang, Graduate Student, Baskin School of Engineering, UCSC, and David Lee, Assistant Professor, Computational Media, Faculty Director, Tech4Good Lab,..

November 19, 2020

New genome alignment tool empowers large-scale studies of vertebrate evolution

November 12, 2020 — Santa Cruz, CA By Tim StephensUC Santa Cruz (Image above: Comparative genomics sheds new light on the diversity of birds and other..

November 12, 2020

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