University of California San Diego

Pens Filled with High-Tech Inks for Do It Yourself Sensors

A new simple tool developed by nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego, is opening the door to an era when anyone will be able to build sensors, anywhere, including physicians in the clinic, patients in their home and soldiers in the field. The team from the University of California, San Diego, developed high-tech bio-inks that react with several chemicals, including glucose. They filled off-the-shelf ballpoint pens with the inks and were able to draw sensors to measure glucose directly on the skin and sensors to measure pollution on leaves.

Alcohol Blackouts: Not a Joke

by University of California - San Diego

A common and adverse consequence of drinking is the blackout, which is reported by up to 50 percent of drinkers

Of Mice, Not Men

by Scott LaFee-University of California, San Diego News Office

Catalog of mouse functional genome pinpoints similarities and some significant differences.

Radiation from Early Universe Found Key to Answer Major Questions in Physics

by University of California - San Diego

Astrophysicists at UC San Diego have measured the minute gravitational distortions in polarized radiation from the early universe and discovered that these ancient microwaves can provide an important cosmological test of Einstein’s theory of general relativity. These measurements have the potential to narrow down the estimates for the mass of ghostly subatomic particles known as neutrinos.