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Nanosponges Soak Up Toxins Released By Venom And Bacterial Infections
2013-04-15 10:52:43

Engineers at the University of California, San Diego have invented a "nanosponge" capable of safely removing a broad class of dangerous toxins from the bloodstream – including toxins produced by MRSA, E. coli, poisonous snakes and bees.

2013-04-05 11:40:48

Gordon, the unique supercomputer launched last year by the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego, recently completed its most data-intensive task so far: rapidly processing raw data from almost one billion particle collisions as part of a project to help define the future research agenda for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).

Superhero Supercomputer Helps Fight Mental Disorders
2013-03-27 09:13:30

Researchers are using the record-breaking supercomputer Gordon – named after the comic strip superhero Flash Gordon – to devise novel treatments for mental disorders such as autism and schizophrenia.

2013-03-26 11:10:15

In the early 1940s, California fishermen hauled in a historic bounty of sardine at a time that set the backdrop for John Steinbeck's "Cannery Row" novel.

2013-03-26 11:03:41

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego Moores Cancer Center have identified a humanized monoclonal antibody that targets and directly kills chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) cells.

2013-03-07 23:01:32

Angel Flight West attracts aviation enthusiasts to San Diego Air and Space Museum event where

Biologists Produce Rainbow-Colored Algae
2013-03-07 15:51:10

What can green algae do for science if they weren’t, well, green?

California Precipitation Impacted By Saharan Dust
2013-03-02 06:16:19

Researchers from the University of California, San Diego and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have demonstrated for the first time that dust and other aerosols from one part of the world can influence rainfall in regions thousands of miles away.


Word of the Day
deuteragonist
  • A person in a secondary role, specifically the second most important character (after the protagonist).
The word 'deuteragonist' comes from a Greek word meaning 'an actor of second-class parts'.
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