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  1. Flatworms could reduce use of rats in lab testsRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Big News Network.com

    Tiny aquatic flatworms known as freshwater planarians could limit the use of rats and mice in labs that test chemicals for neurological toxicity, a research has found. Planarians, commonly used in high-school biology labs to study regeneration and the primitive nervous system, are actually quite sophisticated when it comes to modelling the response of the developing human nervous system to potentially toxic chemicals, the results showed.


  2. Super-fast Internet soon to become a reality: reportRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Indian Express

    In a major breakthrough that can make the Internet super-fast and cheap, researchers have successfully increased the maximum power - and therefore distance - at which optical signals can be sent through optical fibres. The advance has the potential to make the Internet super-fast by increasing data transmission rates for the fibre optic cables - which serve as the backbone of the internet, cable, wireless and landline networks.


  3. Engineers more than double data transmission capacity over fiber-optic cablesRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | KurzweilAI.net

    ... that the crosstalk between multiple communication channels within the same optical fiber is reversible (credit: UC San Diego Photonics Systems Group) University of California, San Diego electrical engineers have invented a technology that could ...


  4. New Study: Lpath, Inc. (LPTN) - Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare - Deals and Alliances ProfileRead the original story

    6 hrs ago | PR-inside.com

    It focuses on the discovery and development of lipidomic-based therapeutic antibodies. The company's pipeline product candidates include iSONEP, indicated for age-related macular degeneration , retinal pigment epithelium detachment and other retinal diseases; ASONEP indicated for various types of cancer; and Lpathomab indicated for fibrosis, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, neuropathic pain and cancer.


  5. Flatworms could replace mammals for some toxicology testsRead the original story

    9 hrs ago | Biology News Net

    Laboratories that test chemicals for neurological toxicity could reduce their use of laboratory mice and rats by replacing these animal models with tiny aquatic flatworms known as freshwater planarians. Scientists at UC San Diego have discovered that planarians, commonly used in high-school biology labs to study regeneration and the primitive nervous system, are actually quite sophisticated when it comes to modeling the response of the developing human nervous system to potentially toxic chemicals.


  6. Key Fiber Optic Power and Distance Barriers BrokenRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Scientific Computing/Instrument.

    ... author on the Science paper and a principal of the experimental effort. In lab experiments, the researchers at UC San Diego successfully deciphered information after it travelled a record-breaking 12,000 kilometers through fiber optic cables with ...


  7. Acceptance of Working Moms at All-Time HighRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Patch.com

    Research conducted at San Diego State University shows that societal acceptance of working mothers is at an all-time high. Researchers analyzed data from nearly 600,000 respondents from two nationally representative surveys - one of U.S. 12th graders and the other of adults - taken between 1976 and 2013.


  8. Dean Will Head Organization Matching Medical Students with Residency ProgramsRead the original story

    14 hrs ago | Newswise

    ... her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and completed her residency training in internal medicine at UC San Diego School of Medicine, with subsequent fellowship training in infectious diseases. In addition to her extensive background in ...


  9. Support soars for working mothersRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | The San Diego Union-Tribune

    ... led by Kristin Donnelly, who performed the work while she was at SDSU; she is now studying for her doctorate at UC San Diego. With such a surge in support for mothers in the workplace, policies should be designed to take this into account, the study ...


  10. 2 months after viral video, O.C. woman with anorexia being treated at UC San DiegoRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | The Orange County Register

    ... one of the few hospital-based eating disorder treatment programs in the country. But then, Farrokh said, UC San Diego reached out. On June 18, she was stable enough to leave Saddleback Memorial Center in San Clemente and take a one-hour ambulance ...


  11. Feminism Loses Its Mind Over BoobsRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Reason Magazine

    ... relate to it, other than publicity-hungry celebrities. Thanks to the movement, 100 students-men and women-at UC San Diego took off their shirts last month to fight for the equal right of both sexes to go topless. Likewise, Scout Willis, the daughter ...


  12. UC San Diego Offers Online Courses for Students Specializing in Interaction DesignRead the original story

    17 hrs ago | Newswise

    Learners around the world, regardless of background, will have the opportunity online to learn how to design great user experiences and what it takes to design technologies that "bring people joy rather than frustration." The courses were developed by University of California, San Diego Professor Scott Klemmer, who will begin teaching the sequence of seven online courses on "Interaction Design" on the Coursera platform on June 24. Klemmer is a professor of cognitive science in the UC San Diego Division of Social Sciences as well as computer science and engineering in the university's Jacobs School of Engineering.


  13. UC San Diego Researchers Amp Up Internet SpeedsRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | InformationWeek

    Researchers at UC San Diego have blown through expected limits of data transmission on fiber optic cable, paving a new lane for faster Web surfing. Photonics researchers at the University of California, San Diego have increased the maximum power, and therefore the distance, at which optical signals can be sent through optical fibers, indicating a new path towards ultra high-speed Internet connectivity.


  14. Neuralstem, Inc. Announces Approval for Listing on the NASDAQ Capital MarketRead the original story

    19 hrs ago | Freshnews

    ... safety endpoints. In addition to ALS, NSI-566 is also in a Phase I trial in chronic spinal cord injury at UC San Diego School of Medicine, as well as in clinical development to treat ischemic stroke. Neuralstem's next generation stem cell product, ...


  15. TSRI and Biotech Partners Find New Antibody Weapons Against Marburg VirusRead the original story

    19 hrs ago | Infection Control Today

    A new study led by scientists at the Scripps Research Institute identifies new immune molecules that protect against deadly Marburg virus, a relative of Ebola virus. The research provides ingredients needed to develop treatments for future Marburg outbreaks.


  16. LJFA: La Jolla Festival of the Arts 2015 Acknowledges 8 Best in Show ArtistsRead the original story

    20 hrs ago | PRWeb

    ... Metz extended a special thanks to San Diego Magazine for their production and marketing effort as well as UC San Diego for the wonderful facilities. San Diego Magazine is grateful to have partnered with Torrey Pines Kiwanis to raise funds for San ...


  17. Superconductivity record bolstered by magnetic dataRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | NatureNews

    The long-standing quest to find a material that can conduct electricity without resistance at room temperature may have taken a decisive step forward. Scientists in Germany have observed the common molecule hydrogen sulfide superconducting at a record-breaking 203 kelvin when subjected to very high pressures.


  18. Acoustic survey tracks whale population trends along the coast of Southern CaliforniaRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | Summit County Voice

    The data analyzed by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego suggests that blue whale numbers are holding steady, while the number of fin whales is increasing. Both species are often seen in the Southern California Bight, the curved region of California coastline with offshore waters extending from San Diego to Point Conception , but little is known about their use of the area, where ever-increasing ship traffic has raised concerns about collisions between whales and boats.


  19. Researchers define unique group of high-risk lymphoma patientsRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | PhysOrg Weblog

    The goal for many cancer patients is to reach the five-year, disease-free mark, but new research from UR Medicine's Wilmot Cancer Institute suggests that two years might be a more practical survival goal for people with follicular lymphoma. The difference underscores the fact that about 20 percent of follicular lymphoma patients consistently experience their disease coming back within two years of being treated with the latest therapies-despite the fact that most follicular lymphoma patients can expect to live 20 years.


  20. Stock futures tumbling; gas prices down slightly; Greek banks closed...Read the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | Cleveland.com

    ... ended support for the computer operating system, costing taxpayers millions of dollars. ( CNN News ) At UC San Diego's Qualcomm Institute, engineers not only broke the supposed limits of fiber optic data transmission - they utterly smashed it, ...