January 2012 Posts (25)

San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering Presents Countywide Events March 17-24



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“It’s never too late to fall in love with science and engineering,” says Steve Briggs, a plant biologist and faculty member at the University of California, San Diego, who started out as an English major until a botany class convinced him to switch his focus. Briggs is also chief scientist for theSan Diego Festival of Science & Engineering, the largest celebration of innovation and…

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Added by MySDScience on January 31, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

How Do You Fight Fire in Space? Experiments Provide Some Answers

Improving fire-fighting techniques in space and getting a better understanding of fuel combustion here on Earth are the focus of a series of experiments on the International Space Station, led by a professor at the Jacobs School of Engineering at the University of California, San Diego. A first round of experiments ran from March 2009 to December 2011. A second round kicked off in January and is set to last a year or more.

Forman Williams, a…

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Added by MySDScience on January 31, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Grant to UC San Diego Shiley Eye Center Supports Research in Blinding Eye Diseases



UC San Diego Shiley Eye Center

Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) has awarded a grant of $100,000 to the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine to support research into the causes, treatment, and prevention of blinding eye diseases.  The research will be directed by Robert N. Weinreb, MD, Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology and Director of the Shiley Eye…

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Added by MySDScience on January 27, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Salk researcher named Damon Runyon Fellow

LA JOLLA, CA—Lora B. Sweeney, a postdoctoral researcher at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies has been named a Damon Runyon Fellow.

The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on supporting innovative early career researchers, selected Sweeney as one of only 18 recipients at its fall Fellowship Award Committee review. The prestigious $156,000 award is intended to encourage the nation's most-promising young investigators…

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Added by MySDScience on January 26, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Researchers Induce Alzheimer’s Neurons From Pluripotent Stem Cells

First-ever feat provides new method to understand cause of disease, develop drugs

Stem-cell-derived neurons, made from patients with Alzheimer’s disease, provide a new tool for unraveling the mechanisms underlying the neurodegenerative disease. In this image, DNA is shown in blue, dendrites and cell bodies in red and endosomal markers Rab5 and EEA1 in green and orange,…

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Added by MySDScience on January 25, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

New Fluorescent Dyes Highlight Neuronal Activity

leech neurons

Leech neurons stained with voltage-sensitive dye.

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have created a new generation of fast-acting fluorescent dyes that optically highlight electrical activity in neuronal membranes. The work is published in this week’s online Early Edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

The ability to visualize these small, fast-changing…

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Added by MySDScience on January 25, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Envelope for an Artificial Cell

By combining a nanoparticle that is readily visible in X-ray computed tomography (CT) scans with a molecule that targets tumor lymph vessels and other tumor tissues, a research team from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute has developed a new imaging agent that provides high-fidelity CT images of tumors and their edges. This work, led by Michael Sailor of UCSD and Erkki…

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Added by MySDScience on January 24, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Discovery may lead to new ways to replace damaged lung tissues with stem cells

LA JOLLA, CA—Scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have identified a gene that tells cells to develop multiple cilia, tiny hair-like structures that move fluids through the lungs and brain. The finding may help scientists generate new therapies that use stem cells to replace damaged tissues in the lung and other organs.

"Cells with multiple cilia play a number of important roles, including moving fluids through the respiratory tract, brain and spinal cord," says…

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Added by Jose Morachis on January 23, 2012 at 12:45pm — No Comments

National Academy of Sciences Honors UC San Diego Professor

17 individuals in U.S. recognized for major contributions to science

Larry Squire, PhD

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) will honor 17 individuals with awards in recognition of their extraordinary scientific achievements in a wide range of fields spanning the physical, biological, and social sciences. Among them is Larry R. Squire, PhD, Distinguished Professor of…

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Added by Jose Morachis on January 23, 2012 at 12:36pm — No Comments

UC San Diego Health System Expands, Acquires Nevada Cancer Institute

Tom McAfee, MD, CEO, UC San Diego Health System

UC San Diego Health System has received approval to acquire the Nevada Cancer Institute (NVCI), the official cancer institute of the state of Nevada, as an affiliate health care provider. The expansion represents a partnership between California and Nevada in offering lifesaving cancer care to patients through expert diagnosis, novel treatments and clinical…

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Added by Jose Morachis on January 23, 2012 at 12:34pm — No Comments

A new study building on previous findings by scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, highlights 14 key air pollution control measures that if implemented could slow the pace …

A new study building on previous findings by scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, highlights 14 key air pollution control measures that if implemented could slow the pace of global warming, save millions of lives and boost agricultural production. 



The research, led by Drew Shindell of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York City, finds that focusing on these measures could slow global mean warming…

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Added by MySDScience on January 12, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

DOE Awards Record Supercomputing Time to UC San Diego, SDSC Researchers

Scientists from the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) and other areas of the University of California, San Diego, conducting research in physics, computer science, earth science, and engineering, together were awarded an all-time high of more than a quarter billion hours in supercomputing processor time by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as part of the agency’s 2012 Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) program.

SDSC and UC San Diego…

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Added by MySDScience on January 12, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

LA JOLLA, CA—Scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have identified a gene that tells cells to develop multiple cilia, tiny hair-like structures that move fluids through the lungs an…

LA JOLLA, CA—Scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have identified a gene that tells cells to develop multiple cilia, tiny hair-like structures that move fluids through the lungs and brain. The finding may help scientists generate new therapies that use stem cells to replace damaged tissues in the lung and other organs.

"Cells with multiple cilia play a number of important roles, including moving fluids through the respiratory tract, brain and spinal cord," says …

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Added by MySDScience on January 11, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Scientists identify gene crucial to normal development of lungs and brain

LA JOLLA, CA—Scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have identified a gene that tells cells to develop multiple cilia, tiny hair-like structures that move fluids through the lungs and brain. The finding may help scientists generate new therapies that use stem cells to replace damaged tissues in the lung and other organs.

"Cells with multiple cilia play a number of important roles, including moving fluids through the respiratory tract, brain and spinal cord," says …

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Added by MySDScience on January 11, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Roche Funds Drug Discovery Projects at UC San Diego

The new UC San Diego-Roche Extending Innovation Network (EIN) program has been launched with selection of its first three research projects at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. The UC San Diego-Roche EIN program, which was formalized in June 2011, aims to accelerate the discovery of new drug therapies through research innovation at the interface of industry and academia. The program is slated to grow in the coming years as additional rounds of proposals are…

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Added by MySDscience Admin on January 9, 2012 at 3:13pm — No Comments

Radical Surgery Saves Life of Young Mom, California First

Liver Removed, Reconstructed, Re-Implante

A team led by Alan Hemming, MD, transplant surgeon at UC San Diego Health System, has successfully performed the west coast’s first ex-vivo liver resection, a radical procedure to completely remove and reconstruct a diseased liver and re-implant it without any tumors. The procedure saved the life of a 27-year old mother whose liver had been invaded by a painful tumor that crushed the organ and entangled its blood…

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Added by MySDscience Admin on January 9, 2012 at 3:09pm — No Comments

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