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2011-09-21 20:47:44

Biologists at the University of California, San Diego have identified more than 70 genes that play a role in regenerating nerves after injury, providing biomedical researchers with a valuable set of genetic leads for use in developing therapies to repair spinal cord injuries and other common kinds of nerve damage such as stroke.

2011-09-13 22:51:47

A novel software system developed by researchers at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego, has been used in the first global camera trap study of mammals, which made international headlines last month by emphasizing the importance of protected areas to ensure the diversity and survival of a wide range of animal populations.

2011-09-01 17:04:03

In a paper published today in the journal Scientific Reports, a pair of researchers at the University of California, San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences report that inhibiting the ability of immune cells to use fatty acids as fuel measurably slows disease progression in a mouse model of multiple sclerosis (MS).

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2011-08-27 06:19:47

Women over the age of 60 who are more satisfied with their sex lives also tend to have an easier time coping with getting older and tend to have a higher quality of life.

2011-08-25 03:33:13

A study by researchers at the Stein Institute for Research on Aging at the University of California, San Diego finds that successful aging and positive quality of life indicators correlate with sexual satisfaction in older women.

2011-08-16 05:05:00

A small spike in radioactive sulfur from Japan’s crippled nuclear plant was detected in southern California between March 22 and April 1.

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2011-08-15 05:05:00

A decade-long study of an undersea wildlife part near the southern tip of the Baja peninsula has determined that the location is the "most robust marine reserve in the world".

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2011-08-11 06:30:00

Many of us go to extraordinary lengths to avoid learning the endings of stories we have yet to read or see.

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2011-08-08 12:25:00

Picking people's brains is a good way to learn about their minds, says neuroanatomist Jacopo Annese.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.