April 2, 2019
In 2016, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in Washington, D.C., convened a committee of experts from government, industry, and academia to examine undergraduate enrollment trends.
March 26, 2019
Sarah Balderston ’18 and Mandeep Sandhu ’18 were recently published in Nature Biomedical Engineering for their work as part of a larger research team that created a biosensor that rapidly detects genetic mutations using CRISPR genetic technology.
March 25, 2019
Scripps alumna Eun Ji Chung ’06 was featured in the LA Business Journal for receiving a $2.4 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) New Innovator Award.
March 25, 2019
In our digital age, information is more accessible to more people than ever before. Yet one of the central concerns of public life is our susceptibility to the influence of bad information, whether in the form of fake news articles, doctored images, or manipulated video. Associate Professor of Philosophy Yuval Avnur comes to this dilemma as an epistemologist, interested in how we arrive at knowledge in the first place.
February 27, 2019
Parabens, the synthetic chemicals used as preservatives in foods, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals, have been the topic of heated debate about whether they are linked to certain cancers.
February 4, 2019
Assistant Professor of Biology Gretchen Edwalds-Gilbert and Professor of Philosophy Rivka Weinberg were quoted extensively in an article by Live Science about genetic engineering. According to Edwalds-Gilbert, the gene-modifying technology, CRISPR, offers avenues for finding cures for cancer and for locating and modifying the DNA that may lead to future disease in an individual.
December 3, 2018
The Self, Virtue, and Public Life, a research initiative based at the University of Oklahoma, recently covered the research of Michael Spezio, associate professor of psychology and neuroscience.
November 20, 2018
Standing in the tide pools at El Matador Beach in Malibu, California, Branwen Williams, associate professor of environmental science at the W.M. Keck Science Department, looks out at the horizon as the sun descends over the Pacific.
November 15, 2018
This fall, Pete Chandrangsu will join the faculty at the Keck Science Department as an assistant professor of biology. Coming to Scripps from Cornell University, Professor Chandrangsu’s research explores how bacteria respond to stress, and how that knowledge may have a positive effect on human health and disease prevention. The Office of Marketing and Communications sat down with Professor Chandrangsu to talk science, poly-gamma-glutamate, and classic cars.
November 1, 2018
Since 1900, the percentage of Americans age 65 and over has more than tripled (from 4.1% in 1900 to 15.2% in 2016), with a total population projected to reach 98 million in 2060. As the population ages, the incidence of age-related health conditions also increases, and the need to identify and treat aging-related health conditions and biomarkers is ever more critical.