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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.

Working Alone Won't Help You Achieve Good Grades
2013-02-01 10:24:27

Students who work together and interact online are more likely to be successful in their college classes

To Test 'Histone Code' Researchers Exploit Gene Position
2013-01-03 13:25:12

In a novel use of gene knockout technology, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine tested the same gene inserted into 90 different locations in a yeast chromosome – and discovered that while the inserted gene never altered its surrounding chromatin landscape, differences in that immediate landscape measurably affected gene activity.

Autism And Other Disorders May Be Caused By Genetic Hotspot Mutations
2012-12-21 06:47:01

A group of international researchers led by a team of investigators from the School of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego, recently revealed a new study that provides signals as to the causes of autism and other related disorders.


Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.