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Celebrating the successes of UC San Diego’s most dynamic grads

Thousands of UC San Diego’ best and brightest will take the stage this weekend as the Class of 2018 participates in the campus’s various commencement ceremonies June 16-17. The momentous occasion will be celebrated with laughs, cheers and tears, as the journey to earning a college degree can be an emotional one.

Celebrating the successes of UC San Diego’s most dynamic grads

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Celebrating the successes of UC San Diego’s most dynamic grads
Thousands of UC San Diego’ best and brightest will take the stage this weekend as the Class of 2018 participates in the campus’s various commencement ceremonies June 16-17. The momentous occasion will be celebrated with laughs, cheers and tears, as the journey to earning a college degree can be an emotional one.
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Battlefield 101
San Diego is home to one of the largest concentrations of military veterans in the nation—some 250,000 retired service members. But the transition to civilian life for many of those who have started second careers in this military-friendly community isn’t always easy.
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UC San Diego Launches New Center for Anti-Parasitic Drug Discovery and Development
Neglected tropical diseases are a group of chronic and disabling parasitic infections that primarily affect poor and underserved communities. These diseases affect more than 1 billion people globally, yet are rarely the target of new drug discovery efforts. Leveraging its strengths in molecular biology, clinical research and pharmaceutical sciences, the University of California San Diego has now launched a new Center for Anti-Parasitic Drug Discovery and Development to address this unmet need in global health.
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Composition of Complex Sugars in Breast Milk May Prevent Future Food Allergies
The unique composition of a mother’s breastmilk may help to reduce food sensitization in her infant, report researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine with colleagues in Canada.

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