Bridging the gap between science and society... a lofty goal, and one without a clearly defined plan of attack, or measure of success. Many would, and have, shied away from the challenge, leaving a great rift between scientific advancement and public understanding. The ever accelerating pace of people's lives and scientific discoveries digs this gaping chasm wider and deeper by the day. Without a bridge, the full…Continue
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LA JOLLA, CA—How do you study—and try to cure in the laboratory—an infection that only humans can get? A team led by Salk Institute researchers does it by generating a mouse with an almost completely human liver. This "humanized" mouse is susceptible to human liver infections and responds to human drug treatments, providing a new way to test novel therapies for debilitating human liver diseases and other diseases with liver involvement such as malaria.
"We found that, not only can we…Continue
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Scientists at UC San Diego studying the biological clocks of bacteria, fungi, plants and animals have joined forces to apply their knowledge across these diverse groups of organisms to human sleep disorders in a newly established Center for Chronobiology.
Understanding the basic biology of circadian rhythms, or chronobiology, is vital to our daily lives as…Continue
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|Southern California receives the most intense average daily intensity of solar irradiation (red), while extreme northwestern California (blue) receives about half as much. (Source: National Solar Radiation Database)|
California’s goal of generating 33 percent of its power from renewable energy sources by 2020…Continue
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