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San Diego ARCS Members Making and Impact


Longtime Member Reflects on ARCS Legacy

New TSRI Research Reveals Pathway for Anti-Aging Therapies

Photo of Betty Simm

An honorary emeritus member of ARCS San Diego, Betty Simm was one of the organization’s founders and in the past six decades has seen the amazing growth and impact of ARCS Foundation nationwide... Read the rest of this feature on the ARCS National site



San Diego ARCS Scholars Impacting Our World


Spotlight on Scholars: Rigo Cintron-Colon

New TSRI Research Reveals Pathway for Anti-Aging Therapies

Photo of Rigo Cintron-Colon, Manuel Sanchez-Alavez, M.D., Ph.D. and Bruno Conti, Ph.D. 

Two new studies led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) could guide future therapies to improve health and lifespan. Together, the studies in animal models shed light on how reducing calorie intake directly influences lifespan by also reducing body temperature... Read more about this exciting discovery in our Fall 2017 Insider



UC San Diego ARCS Scholar Cody Carpenter Featured in Publication on the Sense of Touch

Less than skin deep: humans can feel molecular differences between nearly identical surfaces

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San Diego, Calif., Dec. 13, 2017 -- How sensitive is the human sense of touch? Sensitive enough to feel the difference between surfaces that differ by just a single layer of molecules, a team of researchers at the University of California San Diego has shown.... Read More



Future NASA Rovers Could Be Sporting New Gears, Thanks To Work By UC San Diego Scholar Alumni

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Moving a research lab can be a huge headache. Equipment needs to be dismantled. Experiments are put on pause. But for former UC San Diego materials science and engineering Ph.D. student Laura Andersen, her lab’s move opened up an exciting opportunity—a summer internship at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, better known as JPL, developing wear resistant gears for spacecraft... Read More