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6 hrs ago | The Gazette

A Colorado Springs native travels the nation with free ice cream and a message to love the planet

National Geographic Young Explorer grant recipient Caleb Kruse talks to children at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego.


Related Topix: Colorado Springs, CO, Oceanography, Science, North America Travel, Travel, San Diego, Mexico Travel, Mexico Travel, Black Forest, CO

12 hrs ago | Medical Daily

Chili Peppers Add More Than Spice: Capsaicin In Peppers Shown To Reduce Gut Tumor Burden In Mice

An active ingredient in red-hot chili peppers, called capsaicin, has been found to reduce the risk of colorectal tumors in mice.


Related Topix: Colorectal Health, Medicine, Health, Pain

13 hrs ago | RFID Journal

Rady Children's Hospital Tracks Anesthetic Drugs Via RFID

Managing medications used by anesthesiologists during surgery is as time-consuming as it is critical to ensuring that all product is available when needed.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, RFID News, Anesthesiology, Medicine

17 hrs ago | Foster's Daily Democrat

Study: Friends share similarities in their DNA

You may be more similar to your friends than you think: A study suggests that the DNA code tends to be more alike between friends than between strangers.


21 hrs ago | The San Diego Union-Tribune

California-Israel partnership can create global change

The Computer History Museum in Silicon Valley was a meaningful backdrop earlier this year for California Gov. Jerry Brown and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's call for a revolutionary technological partnership to end global scarcity through innovation.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, California, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Inventions, Science / Technology

Yesterday | McClatchy

UCLA flood from water line rupture is red flag for LA infrastructure

Officials have long known that hundreds of miles of city water lines have deteriorated and need replacement, with many past the century mark.


Related Topix: California Government, California, UC Los Angeles

Thu Jul 31, 2014

What can Bruiser teach us about jealousy?

Jealousy is such a powerful emotion that at least one study has characterized it as the third leading cause of non-accidental homicide in all cultures.


The Jewish Journal

Don't dismiss California system's fights over Israel divestment

Experts disagree about who first observed, "academic politics is so vicious because the stakes are so low," but when it comes to the ongoing student debates about divestment in companies doing business with Israel, the sentence is only half true.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, California, Palestinian Territories, Opinion

The Planning Report

Len Hill's New Legacy Project: Antidote to Orsinization

Len Hill and Yuval Bar-Zemer form the leadership behind Linear City-an urban-centric real estate development partnership.



[Working Life] The stressed-out postdoc

After he defended his dissertation and moved to a new lab for his postdoc, Ian Street hoped his battles with anxiety and depression were over.


Related Topix: Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

Medical Daily

Birth Order Of Neurons May Be Key To Understanding How Your Brain...

Neurons are guided by a simple but elegant birth order rule that allows them to find and form their proper connections.


Nature Neuroscience

Postdoctoral Researcher in Systems Neuroscience

The ideal candidate will have experience with in vivo electrophysiology, in awake behaving animals, and desire to apply biologically inspired algorithms to circuits and systems.



The interplay between Siglecs and sialylated pathogens

To whom correspondence should be addressed: Division of Pediatric Pharmacology and Drug Discovery, University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, Mail Code 0687, La Jolla, CA 92093-0687, USA.


Related Topix: Medicine, Pharmacology, San Diego, CA, La-Jolla, CA

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Los Angeles Times

UCLA flood from water line rupture is red flag for L.A. infrastructure

Work crews assess the damage at the site of the massive water main break on Sunset Boulevard by UCLA.


Related Topix: Boulevard, CA

WTAQ-AM Green Bay

San Diego student's near-death in DEA custody avoi...

Simple measures, such as a white board listing names of prisoners, might have prevented the near-death of a San Diego college student inadvertently left in a holding cell for nearly five days without food or water, a federal report showed on Wednesday.


Related Topix: Drug Enforcement Administration, Criminal Defense Law, Law

San Diego Source

Research at the intersection of neuroscience, architecture

A virtual reality system that can be used with lightweight, wireless brain monitors to learn how the brain navigates and responds to spatial cues, may help design senior care centers better suited to how older people navigate, according to the spatial and navigational cues that work best later in life.



Researchers Discover Cool-Burning Flames In...

A team of international researchers has discovered a new type of cool burning flames that could lead to cleaner, more efficient engines for cars.


Related Topix: California, Science / Technology, NASA


Sugar mimics guide stem cells toward neural fate

Embryonic stem cells can develop into a multitude of cells types. Researchers would like to understand how to channel that development into the specific types of mature cells that make up the organs and other structures of living organisms.


Medical News Today

The disruptive effects of anesthesia on brain cell connections are likely temporary

A study of juvenile rat brain cells suggests that the effects of a commonly used anesthetic drug on the connections between brain cells are temporary.


Related Topix: Biology, Science, Health, Pain

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Austin American Statesman

Austin Arts: Seeing Things thumbnail

Suh, who creates poetic installations with undeniable visual appeal -- such as a full-scale fully furnished bungalow perched at a precarious angle atop a UC-San Diego building -- gets his first major solo exhibit in the U.S. in more than decade when the Contemporary Austin launches a two-part show opening Sept.


Related Topix: Austin, TX