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2011-07-19 16:56:00

SAN DIEGO, July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. News & World Report's 2011-2012 Best Hospitals rankings has again named the combined heart programs of Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Green Hospital among the best in the nation for cardiology and heart surgery. In addition, Scripps La Jolla, Scripps Green, Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas and Scripps Mercy Hospital were collectively recognized for high performance in 12 specialties in the Best Hospitals metro area...

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2011-07-07 14:00:39

'Hot spots' of plume from deep Earth could propel plate motions around globe Bringing fresh insight into long-standing debates about how powerful geological forces shape the planet, from earthquake ruptures to mountain formations, scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego have identified a new mechanism driving Earth's massive tectonic plates. Scientists who study tectonic motions have known for decades that the ongoing "pull" and "push" movements of the plates are...

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2011-07-04 07:57:22

SEAPLEX researchers estimate tens of thousands of tons of debris annually ingested by fish in middle ocean depths of North Pacific Ocean The first scientific results from an ambitious voyage led by a group of graduate students from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego offer a stark view of human pollution and its infiltration of an area of the ocean that has been labeled as the "Great Pacific Garbage Patch." Two graduate students with the Scripps Environmental Accumulation of...

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2011-06-28 07:25:33

Study finds that faults beneath the Salton Sea ruptured during Colorado River floods and may have triggered large earthquakes on the southern San Andreas Fault Southern California's Salton Sea, once a large natural lake fed by the Colorado River, may play an important role in the earthquake cycle of the southern San Andreas Fault and may have triggered large earthquakes in the past. Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the...

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2011-06-09 08:25:39

Fish treasure trove opened with funding from the National Science Foundation The stories they could tell, these fishes that once swam the ocean deep and are now in jars and bottles. In the 1960s and '70s, Richard Rosenblatt, a marine biologist at California's Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO), set out on field expeditions to remote places to study the fishes of the Pacific Ocean. During trips south to Mexican waters, Rosenblatt and other scientists retrieved hundreds of specimens of...

2011-05-26 12:50:00

Data from a radar network operated by a consortium of scientists along the U.S. West Coast are now a vital component in search-and-rescue, oil spill response and maritime transportation operations Scripps Institution of Oceanography / University of California, San Diego A network of high-frequency radar systems designed for mapping ocean surface currents now provides detail of coastal ocean dynamics along the U.S. West Coast never before available. The network has grown over the last decade...

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2011-05-11 08:18:25

Scientists use new imaging technique to reveal complex microbial interactions Even the merest of microbes must be able to talk, to be able to interact with its environment and with others to not just survive, but to thrive. This cellular chatter comes in the form of signaling molecules and exchanged metabolites (molecules involved in the process of metabolism or living) that can have effects far larger than the organism itself. Humans, for example, rely upon thousands of products derived from...

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2011-05-10 09:38:23

Primary coordination point for EarthScope science, education and outreach activities The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $2.4 million to Arizona State University (ASU) to serve as the next host for the EarthScope National Office. The national office fosters and supports integrated science, education and outreach, and related activities for EarthScope scientists. EarthScope is an NSF-funded Earth science program that explores the four-dimensional structure of the North American...

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2011-05-10 09:32:28

Research paves the way for new methods to identify promising species in the wild An international team of researchers led by scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego has deciphered the genome of a tropical marine organism known to produce substances potentially useful against human diseases. Tiny photosynthetic microorganisms called cyanobacteria are some of the oldest forms of life on the planet. At times their emergence as toxic blooms causes a threat to humans and...

2011-05-09 12:51:10

Pontifical Academy of Sciences working group of leading scientists to present report to Pope Benedict XVI Scripps Institution of Oceanography / University of California, San Diego A panel of some of the world's leading climate and glacier scientists co-chaired by a Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego researcher issued a report today commissioned by the Vatican's Pontifical Academy of Sciences citing the moral imperative before society to properly address climate change. The...


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