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Monitoring Pollution With Your Smart Phone
2012-12-19 06:02:23

Scientists from the University of California, San Diego recently revealed that they were able to develop a group of small, portable sensors that would give users the ability to monitor air pollution and air quality in real time on their smart phone.

Algae Could One Day Help Fight Cancer
2012-12-10 15:08:04

Pond scum may be undervalued, but a team of scientists recently discovered it could have biological value. Researchers from the University of California, San Diego recently revealed that they have successfully genetically engineered algae that can make a complex, therapeutic drug that is anti-cancer.

2012-11-30 16:11:11

A diagnosis of pancreatic cancer is particularly devastating since the prognosis for recovery is usually poor, with the cancer most often not detected until late stages.

Marine Algae Just As Capable As Fresh Water Algae In Producing Biofuels
2012-11-26 20:17:38

University of California, San Diego The scientists genetically engineered marine algae to produce five different kinds of industrially important enzymes and say the same process they used could be employed to enhance the yield of petroleum-like compounds from these salt water algae. Their achievement is detailed in a paper published online in the current issue of the scientific journal Algal Research. The ability to genetically transform marine algae into a biofuel crop is important...

2012-09-07 09:45:37

An international team of researchers, led by scientists at the University of California, San Diego and Yale University schools of medicine, have identified a form of autism with epilepsy that may potentially be treatable with a common nutritional supplement.

'Promiscuous' Enzymes Still Prevalent In Metabolism Shown By New Study
2012-08-31 13:12:26

Challenges fundamental notion of enzyme specificity and efficiency

2012-08-23 23:19:44

A study from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, published August 22 online by PLoS ONE, reports that muscle problems reported by patients taking statins were related to the strength or potency of the given cholesterol-lowering drugs.

Brain Scans Can Assess Child’s Age
2012-08-17 10:33:52

A group of researchers, led by scientists from the University of California, San Diego, have created a set of measurements that can measure a child’s age with 92 percent accuracy.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.