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23 min ago |

What can Bruiser teach us about jealousy?

Jealousy is such a powerful emotion that at least one study has characterized it as the third leading cause of non-accidental homicide in all cultures.


2 hrs ago | The Jewish Journal

Don't dismiss California system's fights over Israel divestment

Experts disagree about who first observed, "academic politics is so vicious because the stakes are so low," but when it comes to the ongoing student debates about divestment in companies doing business with Israel, the sentence is only half true.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, California, Palestinian Territories, Opinion

3 hrs ago | The Planning Report

Len Hill's New Legacy Project: Antidote to Orsinization

Len Hill and Yuval Bar-Zemer form the leadership behind Linear City-an urban-centric real estate development partnership.


7 hrs ago | Science

[Working Life] The stressed-out postdoc

After he defended his dissertation and moved to a new lab for his postdoc, Ian Street hoped his battles with anxiety and depression were over.


Related Topix: Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

11 hrs ago | Medical Daily

Birth Order Of Neurons May Be Key To Understanding How Your Brain...

Neurons are guided by a simple but elegant birth order rule that allows them to find and form their proper connections.


12 hrs ago | Nature Neuroscience

Postdoctoral Researcher in Systems Neuroscience

The ideal candidate will have experience with in vivo electrophysiology, in awake behaving animals, and desire to apply biologically inspired algorithms to circuits and systems.


19 hrs ago | Glycobiology

The interplay between Siglecs and sialylated pathogens

To whom correspondence should be addressed: Division of Pediatric Pharmacology and Drug Discovery, University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, Mail Code 0687, La Jolla, CA 92093-0687, USA.


Related Topix: Medicine, Pharmacology, San Diego, CA, La-Jolla, CA

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Los Angeles Times

UCLA flood from water line rupture is red flag for L.A. infrastructure

Work crews assess the damage at the site of the massive water main break on Sunset Boulevard by UCLA.


Related Topix: Boulevard, CA

WTAQ-AM Green Bay

San Diego student's near-death in DEA custody avoi...

Simple measures, such as a white board listing names of prisoners, might have prevented the near-death of a San Diego college student inadvertently left in a holding cell for nearly five days without food or water, a federal report showed on Wednesday.


Related Topix: Drug Enforcement Administration, Criminal Defense Law, Law

San Diego Source

Research at the intersection of neuroscience, architecture

A virtual reality system that can be used with lightweight, wireless brain monitors to learn how the brain navigates and responds to spatial cues, may help design senior care centers better suited to how older people navigate, according to the spatial and navigational cues that work best later in life.



Researchers Discover Cool-Burning Flames In...

A team of international researchers has discovered a new type of cool burning flames that could lead to cleaner, more efficient engines for cars.


Related Topix: California, Science / Technology, NASA


Sugar mimics guide stem cells toward neural fate

Embryonic stem cells can develop into a multitude of cells types. Researchers would like to understand how to channel that development into the specific types of mature cells that make up the organs and other structures of living organisms.


Medical News Today

The disruptive effects of anesthesia on brain cell connections are likely temporary

A study of juvenile rat brain cells suggests that the effects of a commonly used anesthetic drug on the connections between brain cells are temporary.


Related Topix: Biology, Science, Health, Pain

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Austin American Statesman

Austin Arts: Seeing Things thumbnail

Suh, who creates poetic installations with undeniable visual appeal -- such as a full-scale fully furnished bungalow perched at a precarious angle atop a UC-San Diego building -- gets his first major solo exhibit in the U.S. in more than decade when the Contemporary Austin launches a two-part show opening Sept.


Related Topix: Austin, TX

Mon Jul 28, 2014

KFMB-TV San Diego

Disabled artist draws with pen in his mouth

Larime Taylor is the creator of "A Voice in the Dark," a dramatic comic book series that follows a college girl born with the urge to kill.


Related Topix: El Cajon, CA, San Diego, CA, Sorrento Valley (San Diego, CA)


Study: Man's Best Friend Can Get Jealous

Researchers at the University of California San Diego had owners plan with an animatronic toy dog, children's book, and a plastic jack-o'-lantern while ignoring their pets.



Superconductivity could form at high temperatures in layered 2D crystals

An elusive state of matter called superconductivity could be realized in stacks of sheetlike crystals just a few atoms thick, a trio of physicists has determined.


Related Topix: Physics, Science

Scientific Blogging

Discovered: Cool-Burning Flames In Space

If you have watched the NASA channel recently, you might have witnessed a series of experiments regarding flames.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, NASA, California

Medical Daily

Anesthesia Side Effects Are Temporary, Not Damaging To Young Brains

Hopefully dispelling the myth that surgical anesthesia won't do permanent damage to young brains, a new study from Cornell University and the University of California, San Diego, suggests any molecular breakdown between the brain's neurons is purely temporary in nature.


Related Topix: Cornell University

Daily Policy Digest

Paying for Public Employee Health Costs

In a paper for the Cato Institute based on a report for the National Bureau of Economic Research, Jeffrey Clemens, assistant professor of Economics at the University of California-San Diego, and David Cutler, professor of Applied Economics at Harvard University, analyze the impact of health costs on public employee benefits.


Related Topix: Health Insurance, Health