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Discovery Provides Insights on How Plants Respond to Elevated CO2 Levels

Biologists at UC San Diego have solved a long-standing mystery concerning the way plants reduce the numbers of their breathing pores in response to rising carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere.

Miriam and Jerome Katzin

Biomarker Predicts Effectiveness of Brain Cancer Treatment

Researchers at the UC San Diego School of Medicine have identified a new biomarker that predicts whether glioblastoma – the most common form of primary brain cancer – will respond to chemotherapy.

Alumnus Anderson (third from right) with fellow project members

UC San Diego Alumnus Shares in DARPA Spectrum Challenge Grand Prize

Adam Anderson is an alumnus of the electrical and computer engineering program at UC San Diego, where he completed his Ph.D. in 2008. Today, he teaches electrical engineering at Tennessee Tech University, and together with a student, Anderson recently pulled off a major coup: winning the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Spectrum Challenge. To do so, he developed a radio system that made the best use of broadcast spectrum by automatically seeking wavelengths that aren’t cluttered with radio traffic.

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