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Franklin Institute award winners show their stuff

CENTER CITY A ceramic disk, cooled by liquid nitrogen, hovered in the air above a silvery magnet.

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Related Topix: Face the Nation, Entertainment, Television, Philadelphia, PA

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Detroit News

News readers talk affirmative action

Re: The Detroit News' April 22 report, ' High court's Michigan ruling another affirmative action setback ': Proponents of affirmative action always claim that 'minority enrollment is down' and leave it at that - and only at the flagship institution.

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Related Topix: Opinion

Biopharm

Splice Variants Reveal Autism Gene Connections

The study on autism genes reveals that proteins involved in autism interact with many more partners than previously detected, because they involve alternatively spliced forms of autism genes found in the brain.

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Newswise

Igor Grant Named Chair of UC San Diego Department of Psychiatry

Igor Grant, MD, FRCP , an internationally recognized neuropsychiatrist, whose research interests have ranged from the neurobiology of HIV/AIDS and substance abuse, psychobiology of stress, to the therapeutic potential of medicinal cannabis, has been named the new Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego ... (more)

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Related Topix: California

Scientific Blogging

Speed-Reading Apps Impair Reading Comprehension

Are you on the go a lot? Is your time so limited even moving your eyeballs is putting you behind? If so, there is an app for that.

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Switched

Happy Earth Day. We Just Reached Another Scary Climate Change Milestone

In May 2013, it was big news when, for the first time, the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere hit 400 parts per million.

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The San Diego Union-Tribune

Preuss School gets high ranking

The Preuss School at UC San Diego ranked fifth in the state and 42nd in the country on the list of America's best high schools, released Tuesday by US News & World Report Magazine.

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Related Topix: San Diego County, CA

Medical News Today

Potential novel therapies for fragile X syndrome

For your information: MNT accounts were not affected by the recent Heartbleed bug, as we were not running a vulnerable version of OpenSSL.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, New York Government, New York

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Examiner.com

UC San Diego Admission Stats for Fall 2014 Freshman Class

The University of California, San Diego reports it has admitted 24,552 freshmen for the fall 2014 term.

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Related Topix: California, Standardized Testing, Education, San Francisco, CA

PhysOrg Weblog

Malfunction in molecular 'proofreader' prevents repair of UV-induced DNA damage

Malfunctions in the molecular "proofreading" machinery, which repairs structural errors in DNA caused by ultraviolet light damage, help explain why people who have the disease xeroderma pigmentosum are at an extremely high risk for developing skin cancer, according to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the University ... (more)

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Related Topix: Skin Cancer, Medicine, Health, University of Pittsburgh, Oncology, Biology, Science, Cell Biology

Medical Daily

Cancer Stem Cells Responsible For Disease's Resistance To Drugs, Enhanced Tumor Growth

New research shows that a biomarker occurring on the surface of tumors may promote the proliferation and resilience of cancerous tissue, providing a new clue as to how some cancers become resistant to drugs during treatment.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Cell Biology, Biology, Science, Stem Cell Research, Science / Technology

Foreign Affairs

Show Them the Money

CHRISTOPHER BLATTMAN is Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at Columbia University.

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JD Journal

Century City Legal Recruiters Get the Job Done Right

One of the leading legal recruiting firms in the country is that of BCG Attorney Search.

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Related Topix: The General, Country

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Do happy people take happy photos?

UC San Diego will help examine how happy people are in 13 cities by studying the composition of one million Twitter images.

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Related Topix: City University of New York

Daily Texan

UC-San Diego professor links global warming hiatus to rainfall

While global average temperature has remained steady over the past 15 years, a visiting professor said at a talk Friday that there are warmer temperatures in store for us.

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Related Topix: Global Warming, Weather, Science, Oceanography

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Examiner.com

The ilk and gumption of compassion among older women is being studied

The ilk of human kindness: Older women with gumption score high on compassion, says a new study, " From suffering to caring: a model of differences among older adults in levels of compassion ," published online April 15, 2014 in the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry .

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Related Topix: San Diego County, CA

New York Post

The feminist a confidencea quandary

Journalists Claire Shipman and Katty Kay have written "The Confidence Code," which investigates why women often lack professional confidence in comparison to men.

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Related Topix: University of Washington, Recreational Vehicle, Citation

San Diego NewsCape

Unified Campus Sets Strong Direction for UC San Diego's Future

The UC San Diego community has set a new course for the university through the development of our first-ever Strategic Plan, which outlines five ambitious goals that will improve the student, staff and faculty experience, and positively impact society.

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San Diego NewsCape

San Diego Breath of Hope Walk

The 6th annual San Diego Breath of Hope Lung Cancer Walk, benefiting lung cancer research at the University of California, San Diego Moores Cancer Center, will take place May 4 at Cancer Survivors Park on Harbor Island.

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Related Topix: Health, Lung Cancer, San Diego, CA, La Jolla (San Diego, CA)

Journal-Pioneer

The innovative political system of the Netherlands

It was one of the world's foremost political scientists, Arend Lijphart of the University of California, San Diego, who first developed the concept of consociationalism as a method of governing states that are deeply divided by ethnicity, language or religion.

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