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4 hrs ago | Circulation

Fibroblast Growth Factor-23 and Incident Atrial Fibrillation: The...

From the Division of Cardiology , Division of Nephrology and Kidney Research Institute , Cardiovascular Health Research Unit, Departments of Medicine and Epidemiology , Department of Epidemiology , and Department of Laboratory Medicine , University of Washington, Seattle; Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, ... (more)


Related Topix: Nephrology, Medicine, University of Washington, University of Minnesota, University of Colorado Denver, Pennsylvania

8 hrs ago | Roll Call

Experts Weigh In on Capitol Hill Paternity Leave Policy

At the recent White House Summit on Working Families, President Barack Obama spoke about the 2 a.m. feedings and soothings when his daughters, Malia and Sasha, were babies.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Rush Holt, US House of Representatives, Democrat

12 hrs ago | WTVF Nashville

Could Down Syndrome Be The Key To Alzheimer's?

More than five million Americans are living with Alzheimer's. More than 400,000 of them also have Down syndrome.


Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Health, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Medicine, Neurology, Genetics, Dementia

12 hrs ago | Newswise

UC San Diego Health System Among "Most Wired Advanced" in Nation

UC San Diego Health System is among the nation's "Most Wired Advanced" hospitals, according to new findings released by Hospitals & Health Networks , a publication of the American Hospital Association.


Related Topix: Nursing, Medicine

15 hrs ago | Newswise

Parents Rank Their Obese Children as "Very Healthy"

A University of California, San Diego School of Medicine-led study suggests that parents of obese children often do not recognize the potentially serious health consequences of childhood weight gain or the importance of daily physical activity in helping their child reach a healthy weight.


Related Topix: Pediatrics, Medicine, Providence, RI

20 hrs ago | Mashable

The 'Fingerprinting' Tracking Tool That's Virtually Impossible to Block

A new, extremely persistent type of online tracking is shadowing visitors to thousands of top websites, from to


Related Topix: Computers, Princeton University, World News, Belgium, California

Sun Jul 20, 2014

at 15: Thank You for Looking Up

It's funny how much things can change. Fifteen years ago, no one lived on the International Space Station.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, NASA

Sat Jul 19, 2014


Global Income Inequality Falling

Income inequality has surged as a political and economic issue, but the numbers don't show that inequality is rising from a global perspective.


Related Topix: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Aptos cheerleaders hope to perform in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Aptos High School senior cheerleading captains Maya Wilson, Retly-Mei Reyes, Kelly Murphy and Sarah Ramirez work on their technique as they continue to raise funds toward the goal of cheering in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.


Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Thanksgiving, Aptos, CA, UC Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, Duke University

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Camps Keep Stem Learning Going Through Summer

It's the middle of summer, but not every student on break is heading to the beach, skateboarding or playing video games at home.


Related Topix: Carlsbad, CA, San Diego, CA

Fri Jul 18, 2014

NBC San Diego

San Diegan Loses Longtime Friend in MH17 Disaster

NBC 7's Steven Luke speaks with AIDS researcher and UC San Diego teacher Dr. Douglas Richman who lost his longtime friend, Dr. Joep Lange, in the MH17 disaster in Ukraine on July 17, 2014.


WFMZ-TV Allentown

Health Beat: Down syndrome: The key to Alzheimer's disease?

Shirley is now helping doctors at the University of California San Diego not only learn more about his condition, but also about Alzheimer's disease.

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Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Health

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Heavy metals in electronic devices causing wave of skin rashes

Portable electronic devices may be to blame for rising rates of nickel allergies, suggests a case study by researchers from the University of California-San Diego and published in the journal Pediatrics .



Metabolic Dysfunction Consistent With Premature Aging Results From...

From the Department of Biology, San Diego State Heart Institute, San Diego State University, CA ; Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla ; and Department of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina Hollings Cancer Center, Charleston , and Diabetes and Obesity Research Center, ... (more)


Related Topix: Biology, Science, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, La Jolla (San Diego, CA)


First comprehensive library of master genetic switches in plants

Researchers have created the first comprehensive library of genetic switches in plants, setting the stage for scientists around the globe to better understand how plants adapt to environmental changes and to design more robust plants for future food security.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, La-Jolla, CA

Wed Jul 16, 2014


Report: UCSD named 20th best university in world

UC San Diego ranks as the 20th best university in the world, according to a report released Wednesday by the Saudi Arabia-based Center for World University Rankings.


Genetic and metabolic nutrition researchers tackle super foods, micronutrients

When it comes to research in nutrition and genetics , the fields of metabolic and genetic nutrition, meta-nutrition, along with related areas of research such as nutrigenomics are looking more into how food is used for healing, using food as medicine, and using food to provide dense nutrition of micronutrients to help the human body absorb more ... (more)


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Life, Food, Nutrition, California, Yale University


Why do we have blood types?

"Isn't it amazing?" says Ajit Varki, a biologist at the University of California, San Diego.


Shiny shiny

Friends are genetically similar, says study

Next time someone rejects your offer of friendship on Facebook or , IRL, don't feel too bad: it might not be your looks or personality they found offensive, but your genome.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine


Another missing piece of the climate model puzzle - dust

A satellite image captured this dust storm moving over Red Sea on July 8, 2013. Photo: MODIS Rapid Response Team.


Related Topix: Global Warming, Oceanography, Science, Environment