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26 min ago | 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

4 hrs ago | 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.


8 hrs ago | RedOrbit

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

12 hrs ago | EurekAlert!

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.


17 hrs ago | 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


2-alarm blaze damages UCSD student housing

A fire at an eight-apartment student housing building Sunday night on the UC San Diego campus caused about $525,000 in damage and left its residents displaced, fire officials said.


Related Topix: Fire, San Diego, CA

The Salinas Californian

Possessive puppies: Yes, dogs get jealousPossessive puppies: Yes,...

Possessive puppies: Yes, dogs get jealous Harris was researching jealousy in humans when an encounter with her parents' three young border collies prompted her curiosity.


Related Topix: Dogs, Pets, California

San Diego NewsCape

Novel Technologies Advance Brain Surgery to Benefit Patients

In a milestone procedure, neurosurgeons at UC San Diego Health System have integrated advanced 3D imaging, computer simulation and next-generation surgical tools to perform a highly complex brain surgery through a small incision to remove deep-seated tumors.


Sun Jul 27, 2014

WTVR Richmond

Study finds dogs can experience a very human emotion

New research suggests that dogs can exhibit jealousy, a human emotion usually ascribed to squabbling siblings or the jilted third of a love triangle.


Related Topix: Apiculture, Science

San Diego NewsCape

Parents Rank Their Obese Children as "Very Healthy"

A University of California, San Diego School of Medicine-led study suggests that parents of obese children often do not recognize the potentially serious health consequences of childhood weight gain or the importance of daily physical activity in helping their child reach a healthy weight.


Related Topix: Pediatrics, Medicine

PhysOrg Weblog

New drug target can break down cancer's barrier against treatment

Cancer research UK scientists at Barts Cancer Institute have found that targeting a molecule in blood vessels can make cancer therapy significantly more effective, according to research published in Nature .


Sat Jul 26, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Dogs want your attention. All of it.

Your dog wants all of your attention but can she feel jealousy? The answer seems to be yes, according to a new study published in PLOS ONE.


Dog study reveals canines get jealous: Is this news to dog owners?

Does a dog owner really need a study to tell them that a dog can feel jealousy too, just like people do? Anyone that has a pet dog can tell you jealousy is a big part of their canine's personality.


Related Topix: Dogs, Pets