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2012-05-17 12:17:17

Biologists at the University of California, San Diego have succeeded in engineering algae to produce potential candidates for a vaccine that would prevent transmission of the parasite that causes malaria, an achievement that could pave the way for the development of an inexpensive way to protect billions of people from one of the world's most prevalent and debilitating diseases. Initial proof-of-principle experiments suggest that such a vaccine could prevent malaria transmission. Malaria...

2012-05-17 06:23:39

SAN DIEGO, May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Millennium Research Institute (MRI), a nonprofit national research center formed in 2010, and the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) announced today five scientific articles co-authored by UCSD doctoral pharmacy students have been accepted by the Journal of Analytical Toxicology (JAT). The articles, which address metabolism of medications including hydrocodone, hydromorphone,...

Progress Made In Possible Vaccine Against Malaria
2012-05-17 09:35:22

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com Malaria, a mosquito-borne disease, affects more than 225 around the world, particularly in tropical and subtropical areas. Those who contract malaria report symptoms like fever and headaches, which can sometimes lead to severe coma and death. While there are a few different medications to protect against infections, there have not been any vaccines available that offer a high amount of protection against the disease. Recently, biologists at the University of...

2012-05-15 23:27:33

For the first time, researchers at the University of California, San Diego have peered inside a living mouse cell and mapped the processes that power the celebrated health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids. More profoundly, they say their findings suggest it may be possible to manipulate these processes to short-circuit inflammation before it begins, or at least help to resolve inflammation before it becomes detrimental. The work is published in the May 14, 2012 online Early Edition of the...

2012-05-14 10:24:57

SAN DIEGO, May 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sally Brosz Hardin, dean of the University of San Diego Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, announced today that Dr. and Mrs. J. Robert Beyster have donated $7 million to fund the Betty and Bob Beyster Institute for Nursing Research, Advanced Practice, and Simulation at USD. "There is no other institute for nursing research of this kind in the United States," said Hardin. "I am so grateful to Mrs. Beyster and the whole...

2012-05-03 10:25:06

New documentary about the power of employee ownership created to educate and inspire the next generation of students, educators, and business leaders about the "art of the possible" SAN DIEGO and DENVER, May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Who should own the business? What does it mean to be an "owner?" We the Owners: Employees Expanding the American Dream explores these questions. Produced by The Foundation for Enterprise Development and directed by Passage Productions, the trailer...

2012-04-25 12:00:45

University of California, San Diego scientists have used powerful computational tools and laboratory tests to discover new support for a once-marginalized theory about the underlying cause of Parkinson´s disease. The new results conflict with an older theory that insoluble intracellular fibrils called amyloids cause Parkinson´s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases. Instead, the new findings provide a step-by-step explanation of how a “protein-run-amok”...

2012-03-30 07:50:23

Physicists at the University of California, San Diego have discovered patterns which underlie the properties of a new state of matter. In a paper published in the March 29 issue of the journal Nature, the scientists describe the emergence of “spontaneous coherence,” “spin textures” and “phase singularities” when excitons–the bound pairs of electrons and holes that determine the optical properties of semiconductors and enable them to function as...

2012-03-29 10:28:13

SAN DIEGO, March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- From petting a bearded dragon and peering into a telescope at the sun to seeing a robotic skateboard on a half pipe, kids had the opportunity to encounter inspiring moments at the San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering, which wrapped up its March 17-24 celebration Saturday at PETCO Park. At the Festival's EXPO DAY at PETCO Park, 27,000 K-12 students and their families turned out to explore a generous sampling of the ways in which science and...

2012-03-28 22:20:13

SAN DIEGO and NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TowerJazz, the global specialty foundry leader, and The University of California, San Diego (UCSD), provider of a leading program in microwave, millimeter-wave and mixed-signal RFICs, today announced they have collaborated to demonstrate the first wafer-scale phased array with 16 different antenna elements operating at 110 GHz frequency range. First time success was achieved for the RFIC using TowerJazz's own proprietary...