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1 hr ago | UC San Diego

Digital Farmworker Movement Documentation Archive Acquired by UC San Diego Library

A rich digital archive documenting the UFW Farmworkers' Movement in Central California from 1962 to 1993 has been acquired by the University of California, San Diego Library.


Related Topix: Libraries, California

4 hrs ago | KFMB-TV San Diego

Fire damages Mission Beach apartment building

An electrical problem in a ground-floor kitchen wall sparked a fire Wednesday that caused an estimated $250,000 worth of damage to a Mission Beach apartment building.


Related Topix: San Diego, CA, Mission Beach (San Diego, CA), La-Jolla, CA

4 hrs ago | KFMB-TV San Diego

"Neighborhood Revitalization Day" in Encanto

The community is the focus of "Neighborhood Revitalization Day." Part of the plan is to fill pothole and pave the way for larger infrastructure projects.


Related Topix: San Diego, CA, La-Jolla, CA, Mission Beach (San Diego, CA)

5 hrs ago | Science, Industry and Business

Biologists Develop Nanosensors to Visualize Movements and Distribution of Plant Stress Hormone

Biologists at UC San Diego have succeeded in visualizing the movement within plants of a key hormone responsible for growth and resistance to drought.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

7 hrs ago |

SANDAG Honors Encinitas Union School District with Diamonds

The SANDAG iCommute program honored 10 organizations and two individuals with Diamond Awards for their outstanding contributions to promoting and participating in alternative transportation choices in the San Diego region last month, including the Encinitas Union School District.


Related Topix: Encinitas, CA, Education Etc., San Diego, CA, San Diego County, CA

11 hrs ago | The San Diego Union-Tribune

Vitamin D can treat and prevent breast cancer

A recent study conducted by Dr. Cedric F. Garland, a professor in the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine's Department of Family and Preventive Medicine recently reported that those suffering from breast cancer have an increased rate of survival if there are high levels of vitamin D present in the blood.


Related Topix: Vitamin D, Supplement, Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Peppermint

15 hrs ago | Science Daily

Engineers develop new materials for hydrogen storage

Engineers have created new ceramic materials that could be used to store hydrogen safely and efficiently.


Tue Apr 15, 2014

Digital Game Developer

Computer Software Accurately Predicts Student Test Performance

The study demonstrates that a real-time engagement detection technology that processes facial expressions can perform with accuracy comparable to that of human observers.


Related Topix: Computers, Science, Computer Science

UC San Diego Tritons

Golfers Move Up to Finish Ninth at Hanny Stanislaus Invitational

The 20th-ranked UC San Diego men's golf team finished ninth of 19 squads Tuesday at the 41st Hanny Stanislaus Invitational, hosted by Cal State Stanislaus at the Turlock Golf & Country Club.


Related Topix: Cal State Stanislaus, Turlock, CA, Country Club, CA, Cal State Monterey Bay

Infection Control Today

Mechanism Helps Explain Persistence of Hepatitis C Virus

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified a mechanism that explains why people with the hepatitis C virus get liver disease and why the virus is able to persist in the body for so long.


Related Topix: Hepatitis

New Hampshire Public Radio -

4.14.14: The Age Of Radiance, The Girls Of Atomic City, Russian National Fitness & Poetry Out Loud

Happy Monday, everyone! Halfway through April and the nice weather is finally here.


Related Topix: Arts, Poetry, Oak Ridge, TN

Medical News Today

Newly discovered splice forms of autism genes

A team of researchers from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the Center for Cancer Systems Biology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has uncovered a new aspect of autism , revealing that proteins involved in autism interact with many more partners than previously known.


Related Topix: Health

Live Science

Unusual Bacteria Gobbles Up Carbon in the Ocean

A single strain of marine bacteria called Alteromonas may consume as much dissolved carbon in the ocean as an entire, diverse bacterial community, according to a new study.


Mon Apr 14, 2014


Sen. Jackson to Judge UCSB Grad Slam Finals; Public Invited to Talk Competition

California state Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson will be among the judges for the UC Santa Barbara Graduate Division's Grad Slam Finals on Friday afternoon at Corwin Pavilion, it was confirmed Monday.


Related Topix: UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, Santa Barbara County, CA

Pharmaceutical Online

Bayer Launches Educational Website For CTEPH

Bayer announced that it has launched a new educational online resource for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension .



The Mechanism of Short-Term Memory

Newswise - "The Holy Grail of neuroscience has been to understand how and where information is encoded in the brain."


Related Topix: Oregon Government, Oregon, Science / Technology, High Performance Computing, California

PhysOrg Weblog

New potential treatment opportunities for leukemia patients

The long-term survival of people suffering from chronic lymphocytic leukemia could be increased with the development of new therapeutic strategies.


Related Topix: Leukemia, Health, Immunology, Biology, Science, California

Sun Apr 13, 2014

San Diego NewsCape

ARCS Foundation Names V.S. Ramachandran 'Scientist of the Year'

V.S. Ramachandran, director of the Center for Brain and Cognition at UC San Diego, was recently honored as the 2014 Scientist of the Year by the San Diego chapter of the Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation.


Related Topix: US Military, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, US Army

Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter

IPCC report: Climate needs swift shift to clean energy

A rapid shift to less-polluting energy will be needed to avoid catastrophic global warming because global emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases have accelerated to unprecedented levels, the United Nations reports today.


Related Topix: Global Warming, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, California, Biomass

UC San Diego Tritons

Tritons Compete at Sun Angel Classic, Pomona-Pitzer Invitational

The UC San Diego men's and women's track and field programs split up to compete in two meets in separate states Saturday.


Related Topix: San Diego, CA, Point Loma (San Diego, CA), Pomona College, Arizona State University