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Using Numbers When Talking To Children Could Give Them A Head Start In Math
2013-10-29 09:26:45

Talk to your toddler. And use numbers when you talk. Doing so may give a child a better head start in math than teaching her to memorize 1-2-3 counting routines.

Urine Biomarkers Show Mitochondrial Dysfunction In Diabetic Kidney Disease
2013-10-11 11:00:20

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified 13 metabolites – small molecules produced by cellular metabolism – that are significantly different in patients with diabetes and chronic kidney disease compared to healthy controls.

New Compounds Could Have Major Impact In Struggle Against Evolving Drug Resistance
2013-10-07 16:03:42

By tinkering with their chemical structures, researchers have essentially re-invented a class of popular antimicrobial drugs, restoring and in some cases, expanding or improving, their effectiveness against drug-resistant pathogens in animal models.

Bird Brain Map Gets Major Revisions
2013-09-18 08:24:14

A ten-year project has led to major revisions in our understanding of the bird brain, concluding that it is much more similar to mammalian brains than previously thought.

2013-09-09 20:24:10

Chemists who are members of the American Chemical Society (ACS), collaborating with scientists from other fields through the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Center for Aerosol Impacts on Climate and the Environment (CAICE), have discovered disturbing climate trends close to Earth's surface.

Efficient Model For Generating Human iPSCs Developed By UC San Diego Researchers
2013-08-02 07:55:05

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine report a simple, easily reproducible RNA-based method of generating human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) in the August 1 edition of Cell Stem Cell.

Engineers Found Cleaning Solar Panels Often Not Worth The Cost
2013-07-31 13:00:08

Don't hire someone to wash your dirty solar panels. That's the conclusion of a study recently conducted by a team of engineers at the University of California, San Diego.


Word of the Day
marcescent
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.
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