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2 hrs ago | Psychology Today

Diagnosing Dementia by Getting Lost in Virtual Worlds

Virtual Reality has been used as a tool for mental health treatment for decades.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Virtual Reality

3 hrs ago | BioSpace

University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Scientist Finds Clearer Obesity, Diabetes Connection

Cell Discoveries in New Study Also May Help Explain Connection to Cancer New findings about the biological links between obesity and insulin resistance and Type 2 diabetes may also shed light on the connection between obesity and cancer, says a scientist at The University of Texas at Dallas.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Diabetes, Health, Insulin (generic), Humulin, Novolin, University of Texas at Dallas, Texas, Genetics

7 hrs ago | Globe and Mail

Canadians help make Star Trek tricorder a reality

A Canadian team has made the shortlist in a multimillion-dollar contest to turn a fictional technology from Star Trek into a real, marketable product.

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Related Topix: Robots, Canada,

10 hrs ago | Digital Game Developer

Indianapolis Museum of Art Debuts New Landmark Sculpture

The Indianapolis Museum of Art will debut the newest addition to the Museums celebrated outdoor sculpture programRoy Lichtensteins monumental Five Brushstrokes at a Block Party at the IMA on Aug. 29 from 2 to 7 p.m. A sculpture dedication ceremony at 3 p.m. will feature remarks from museum leaders, Lichtenstein Foundation representatives and ... (more)

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Related Topix: Painting, Arts

15 hrs ago | Medical News

Findings encourage investigation on fear, safety and sleep in human PTSD

The effectiveness of post-traumatic stress disorder treatment may hinge significantly upon sleep quality, report researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System in a paper published today in the Journal of Neuroscience .

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Related Topix: Sleep, Medicine, Health, Life, Veteran Affairs

Tue Aug 26, 2014

NewsTarget.com

Guns, bombs and weapons can all be snuck past TSA agents, even while...

Teflon tape, molded plastic explosives and hidden handguns were all used in concealment techniques and tricks that enabled a group of researchers to hide banned and dangerous weapons and substances from Rapiscan Secure 1000 machines previously used at Transportation Security Administration airport checkpoints, and which are currently used at ... (more)

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Related Topix: US News, Transporation Security Administration (TSA), Scanners, Johns Hopkins University

Examiner.com

The positive effects of positive thinking

Norman Vincent Peale's book, The Power of Positive Thinking , was first published in 1952.

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Related Topix: San Diego, CA

Sys-Con Media

Targazyme, Inc. Announces Receipt of an SBIR Award From the National...

Targazyme, Inc. , a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel enzyme technologies and products to improve efficacy outcomes for cancer immunotherapy and cell therapy, announced today the receipt of an SBIR award to fund the development of genetically-modified mesenchymal stem cells treated with Targazyme's lead product, TZ101 for ... (more)

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Related Topix: Stem Cell Research, Science / Technology, San Antonio, TX, Oncology, Medicine

O'Reilly

The Discipline of Organizing: Core Concepts Edition

We organize things. We organize information, information about things, and information about information.

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Related Topix: Science, Computer Science, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

ScienceBlogs

From Science & Aliens to Google Glasses- Welcome to the Realm of David Brin

The ' Nifty Fifty ', a program of Science Spark, presented by InfoComm International, are a group of 200 noted science and engineering professionals who will fan out across the Washington, D.C. area in the 2014-2015 school year to speak about their work and careers at various middle and high schools.

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Norwalk Citizen News

Museum intern dies after falling off NYC roof

Police say she slipped while dancing early Sunday and fell four stories onto the street in Greenwich Village.

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Related Topix: Greenwich Village (New York, NY)

WGBH

A New Kind of College Ranking

School is almost back in session, and high school juniors and seniors are looking at colleges, trying to find the best fit.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education, Amherst College, Amherst, MA

Medical News

Researchers find why certain glioblastomas become drug resistance

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have found one of the keys to why certain glioblastomas - the primary form of a deadly brain cancer - are resistant to drug therapy.

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Related Topix: Health

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Entrepreneur Magazine

6 Earthquake Preparedness Tips for Business Owners

The magnitude 6.0 earthquake that walloped Napa Valley this past weekend wounded some 120 people, left dozens of homes and business condemned, and dealt a particularly devastating blow to the region's winemakers.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Wine, Drink, Glen Ellen, CA, Napa, CA

UC San Diego

Washington Monthly Ranks UC San Diego Nation's Best University for Fifth Consecutive Year

For 2014 ranking, the magazine's methodology uses the three most recent years of data to more accurately assess college performance Students participating in the Volunteer50 initiative, which encourages all students, staff, faculty, alumni and campus friends to participate in community service throughout the year.

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Related Topix: California

Breitbart.com

Will Napa Use Earthquake Wake-Up Call to Prepare for - The Bigger One'?

A seismologist at UC San Diego asserted that the 6.0 Napa earthquake that struck on Sunday should be a "wake-up call" for the Napa Valley wine industry, which had a substantial amount of inventory destroyed by a relatively mild earthquake.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Geology, Science

Science Blog

An Ancient Story of Survival

The blast that killed the dinosaurs was assumed to have killed most other life as well; Scripps researchers find, however, that some fishes fared better than others Sixty-six million years ago, a giant rock from space crashed on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, throwing up a cloud of dust big enough to envelop the planet in darkness for at least several ... (more)

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Related Topix: Dinosaur, Science, Paleontology, Oceanography, Italy, World News, Yale University

Seeking Alpha

Sustained Growth On A Finite Planet

In recent years, it has been increasingly popular to make statements along the line that exponential* economic growth cannot continue forever in a finite planet.

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Related Topix: Physics, Science, Peak Oil

National Public Radio

People With Down Syndrome Are Pioneers in Alzheimer's Research

Justin McCowan, 39, has down syndrome and lives at home with his parents in Santa Monica, Calif.

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Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Health, Santa Monica, CA, Genetics, Medicine

Sun Aug 24, 2014

San Diego NewsCape

Feed Your Appetite at Dinner in the Library with Julia Child Biographer

San Diego, California - The University of California, San Diego's 11th annual Dinner in the Library will take place Friday, September 12 in the Geisel Library building, with proceeds benefiting the UC San Diego Library's collections and services, which support student and faculty research and teaching.

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Related Topix: Libraries, Life, Food, French Cuisine

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