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Clinical Trial Tests Tattoo Sensor as Needleless Glucose Monitor for Diabetes Patients 4/19/18
Clinical Trial Tests Tattoo Sensor as Needleless Glucose Monitor for Diabetes Patients
A temporary tattoo for glucose monitoring developed by engineers at UC San Diego is being tested in a phase I clinical trial. The study will test the tattoo sensor’s accuracy at detecting glucose levels compared to a traditional glucometer. The clinical trial is enrolling 50 adults, ages 18 to 75, with either type 1 or 2 diabetes or diabetes due to other causes.
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UC San Diego's Engineering and Management Schools Continue to Strengthen Collaborations 4/17/18
UC San Diego's Engineering and Management Schools Continue to Strengthen Collaborations
The University of California San Diego has emerged as a leader in how engineering and management schools within one university can collaborate in order to strengthen entrepreneurship education, startup creation, and the commercialization of innovation. The latest move: a pair of unique endowed chair professorships. The Jacobs Family Chairs in Engineering Management Leadership have been awarded to the two professors leading the UC San Diego Institute for the Global Entrepreneur, which is the centerpiece of the collaboration between the Jacobs School of Engineering and the Rady School of Management.
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Battery startup flexes its muscles at Rice Business Plan Competition 4/17/18
Battery startup flexes its muscles at Rice Business Plan Competition
A UC San Diego startup company that makes printable, stretchable and flexible batteries took home $50,000 and placed third in the elevator pitch competition portion of the Rice Business Plan Competition.
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Eight Jacobs School alumni recognized at UC San Diego's first 40 Under 40 awards 4/12/18
Eight Jacobs School alumni recognized at UC San Diego's first 40 Under 40 awards
From startup founders to VPs at major technology companies, eight alumni of the Jacobs School of Engineering were recognized in the first 40 Under 40 awards bestowed by the University of California San Diego.
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UC San Diego Team Wins International Routing Contest 4/11/18
UC San Diego Team Wins International Routing Contest
Team TritonRoute from the University of California San Diego won the 2018 Initial Detailed Routing Contest at the 22nd ACM International Symposium on Physical Design (ISPD), held March 25 to 28, 2018 in Monterey, Calif.  ISPD is the premier forum for exchange of ideas and presentation of research on topics related to the physical design of very large-scale integrated circuits.
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Tiny injectable sensor could provide unobtrusive, long-term alcohol monitoring 4/10/18
Tiny injectable sensor could provide unobtrusive, long-term alcohol monitoring
Engineers have developed a tiny, ultra-low power chip that could be injected just under the surface of the skin for continuous, long-term alcohol monitoring. The chip is powered wirelessly by a wearable device such as a smartwatch or patch. The goal of this work is to develop a convenient, routine monitoring device for patients in substance abuse treatment programs. 
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Turning injectable medicines into inhalable treatments with the help of smart phone components 4/10/18
Turning injectable medicines into inhalable treatments with the help of smart phone components
Imagine if all childhood vaccines could get delivered with an inhaler rather than shots; or wiping away tuberculosis bacteria in a patient’s lungs with an inhaler; or disinfecting a hospital room thoroughly with a diffuser. These are the goals of a research team led by Professor James Friend in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of California San Diego. Their efforts were recently boosted when Friend received a prestigious $900,000 research grant from the Keck Foundation, whose mission is to support pioneering discoveries in science, engineering and medical research.
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Gecko-inspired adhesives help soft robotic fingers get a better grip 4/6/18
Gecko-inspired adhesives help soft robotic fingers get a better grip
A team of California researchers has developed a robotic gripper that combines the adhesive properties of gecko toes and the adaptability of air-powered soft robots to grasp a much wider variety of objects than the state of the art. Researchers will present their findings at the 2018 International Conference on Robotics and Automation May 21 to 25 in Brisbane, Australia.
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