Man's best friend has become an integral part of the modern family. Canines accompany their owners anywhere and everywhere, having become a fixture in the San Diego social scene. From the Gaslamp, where Toy Terriers being toted around in handbags survey the trendy hot-spots, to Solana Beach, where Retrievers romp in the Pacific amongst beach volleyball, surf lessons and sunbathing.
While the sheer number of dogs…Continue
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Researchers Discover New ‘Golden Ratios’ for Female Facial Beauty
Beauty is not only in the eye of the beholder but also in the relationship of the eyes and mouth of the beholden. The distance between a woman’s eyes and the distance between her eyes and her mouth are key factors in determining how attractive she is to others, according to new psychology research from the University of California, San Diego…
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Computer Games and TV Account for Bulk of Information Consumed in 2008
|Computer games, TV and movie-going were by far the largest sources of information consumed by Americans outside the workplace in 2008, based on the volume of bytes consumed.|
U.S. households consumed approximately 3.6…Continue
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SALK Press Release: LA JOLLA, CA—Aging is the single greatest risk factor for Alzheimer's disease. In their latest study, researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies found that simply slowing the aging process in mice prone to develop Alzheimer's disease prevented their brains from turning into a neuronal wasteland.
"Our study opens up a whole new avenue of looking at the disease," says the study's leader, Howard Hughes Medical Investigator…Continue
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When you eat may be just as vital to your health as what you eat, found researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. Their experiments in mice revealed that the daily waxing and waning of thousands of genes in the liver—the body's metabolic clearinghouse—is mostly controlled by food intake and not by the body's circadian clock as conventional wisdom had it.
"If feeding time determines the…Continue
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|Richard Gallo, MD, PhD, and post doctoral fellow Yu Ping Lai|
On the skin’s surface, bacteria are abundant, diverse and constant, but inflammation is undesirable. Research at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine now shows that…Continue
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PRESS RELEASE: Researchers from the University of California, San Diego recently offered the sharpest-yet picture of how core biochemical pathways in skeletal muscle cells and fat cells are altered in people who suffer from insulin resistance—a primary defect in type 2 diabetes and obesity. Taking a systems biology approach, the bioengineers and medical researchers also determined how a common class of drugs for treating insulin resistance—TZDs—alter these same core pathways. This led the…Continue
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