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1 min ago | The San Diego Union-Tribune

UCSD to collaborate with Tijuana...

UC San Diego has entered into an agreement aimed at increasing its collaboration among faculty and students with a Tijuana university, expanding on existing partnerships the La Jolla campus has with Mexican schools.


Related Topix: San Diego, CA, La Jolla (San Diego, CA), World News, Mexico, La-Jolla, CA

6 hrs ago |

UCSD Medical Researchers Identify Enzyme Controlling Metastasis of Breast Cancer

The take-home message of the study is that we have found a way to target breast cancer metastasis through a pathway regulated by an enzyme.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Breast Cancer, California

9 hrs ago | EurekAlert!

NSF renews grant for biological physics research at Rice

Rice University has received a five-year, $11.75 million grant from the National Science Foundation to support the Center for Theoretical Biological Physics.


Related Topix: Physics, Science, Biology, Rice University, Baylor College of Medicine, University of Houston

13 hrs ago | Scientific Blogging

E. Coli Strain Responsible For Food Poisoning Gets Its Genome Sequenced

A strain of E. coli that is a common cause of outbreaks of food poisoning in the United States has had its genome sequenced.


Related Topix: Food Poisoning, Health, Jack in the Box, Restaurant Management

Mon Sep 01, 2014

San Jose Mercury News

On College: Now is the time to start working on your UC applications

For the first time ever, the University of California application opened in August.


Related Topix: August, CA, UC Merced, Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Science / Technology

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Relax; Almost Everyone is Eligible

OK, you've worked hard, made the grades you need, scored well on admissions tests and selected a college you want to attend.


Sun Aug 31, 2014

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Mystery of Death Valley's moving rocks solved

For years scientists have theorized about how large rocks - some weighing hundreds of pounds - zigzag across Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park, leaving long trails etched in the earth.


Related Topix: Death Valley, CA, Death Valley National Park, US National Parks, Oceanography, Science


'Seven Sisters' Star Cluster Distance Revealed In Most Accurate Measurement Yet

Super-bright galaxies powered by black holes have helped astronomers come up with the most accurate distance yet to the iconic Pleiades star cluster.

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Related Topix: Astronomy, Science, UC Los Angeles


New Research Shows Sleep Critical to Effective PTSD Treatment

"I think these findings help us understand why sleep disturbances and nightmares are such important symptoms in PTSD," said Sean P.A. Drummond, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine.


Related Topix: Sleep, Medicine, Health

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Summit County Voice

Mystery solved: Scientists document motion of rocks at Death Valley's Racetrack Playa

Scientists have not only solved the mystery of the moving rocks at Death Valley's Racetrack Playa - they documented the movement on video and even took measurements by attaching GPS units to some "non-native" rocks as part of a research project in the Southern California desert.


Related Topix: Science, Oceanography

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Hazmat Situation at UC San Diego Prompts Evacuation of Building

Someone in a UC San Diego chemistry lab mixed silver nitrate and ethanol, posing a risk to students and occupants of a building on campus, a fire spokesperson said.


Related Topix: San Diego, CA


Revealing a novel mode of action for an osteoporosis drug

Raloxifene is a U.S. Food and Drug Administration -approved treatment for decreasing fracture risk in osteoporosis.


Related Topix: Medicine, Evista, Raloxifene (generic), Osteoporosis, Health, Food and Drug Administration, Department of Energy, Purdue University

Las Cruces Sun-News

Chile peppers fight pain, disease and protect the heart

What ails you? You just might find that one of the best remedies has just been harvested from local fields.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Vegetables, Fruits, Agriculture, Science, New Mexico State University, Vitamin C, Supplement

Design News

Video: Temporary Tats Harvest Energy from Sweat

Temporary tattoos are usually fun entertainment for kids. But researchers in California have used them for quite another purpose -- to create a biobattery that can harvest energy from human sweat.


Related Topix: Kids, Family, University of San Diego

Two Expensive Student Loan Mistakes To Avoid

I'm a personal finance expert that focuses on helping millennials get out of student loan debt and start investing for their future.


Thu Aug 28, 2014

UCSD Signs Deal to Collaborate With a Mexico University

UC San Diego announced today that it has signed a five-year deal with a Tijuana-based university to increase collaboration and exchanges between students and faculty.


Related Topix: Mexico, World News, California


Mystery of Death Valley's moving rocks solved

One of moving rocks on Racetrack Playa has left a long trail. Scientists have now recorded their motion.


Related Topix: Death Valley, CA, Death Valley National Park, US National Parks, Oceanography, Science


Rensselaer Names New Vice President for Institute Advancement

Troy, NY - Graig R. Eastin, vice president of the CHOC Children's Hospital Foundation, has been named vice president for institute advancement at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute by President Shirley Ann Jackson.


Related Topix: Rensselaer, NY, Troy, NY, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, University of Southern California

How Far, the Stars? Quasars Solve 'Seven Sisters' Star Cluster Mystery

Super-bright galaxies powered by black holes have helped astronomers come up with the most accurate distance yet to the iconic Pleiades star cluster.


Related Topix: Astronomy, Science, UC Los Angeles, Science / Technology

The News-Star

Study: Dogs could get jealousStudy: Dogs could get jealousA...

Study: Dogs could get jealous Dogs get jealou of other pets Check out this story on University of California-San Diego emotion researcher Christine Harris, a professor of psychology at the university, poses with her border collie.


Related Topix: Texas A&M University