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Brazilian Zika Virus Strain Causes Birth Defects in Experimental Models

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, with colleagues in Brazil and Senegal, have described the first “direct experimental proof” that the Brazilian strain of Zika virus can actually cause severe birth defects. The findings are published in the May 11 online issue of Nature.

Triton Transfer Day 2016

Thousands of Transfer Students Explore Their Future at UC San Diego

Not many college students can say their dorm room has an ocean view. Still, the thousands of prospective students and families visiting UC San Diego for Transfer Triton Day were impressed by much more than just the campus’ proximity to the ocean. The annual event invites admitted transfer students to discover what it’s like to live and study at UC San Diego, from unique research opportunities to a vibrant, entrepreneurial student life.

Alberto “Beto” Vasquez and Karina Mohajerani

Student Speakers Selected to Address Graduates at All Campus Commencement Ceremony

A father of four who went back to school at age 29 to provide a better future for himself and his children and a psychology major whose post-graduate plans include eradicating poverty have been selected to inspire new graduates to give back, as the student speakers for this year’s All Campus Commencement ceremony.

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