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  1. Scientists discover novel metamaterial properties within hexagonal boron nitrideRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Science Daily

    Researchers have demonstrated that confined surface phonon polaritons within hexagonal boron nitride exhibit unique metamaterial properties that enable novel nanoscale optical devices. Periodic arrays of cone-shaped hexagonal boron nitride nanoantennas, depicted magnified image above, were used to confine hyperbolic polaritons in all three dimensions.

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  2. Worm Lives in Man's Head for Four YearsRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | How Stuff Works

    ... They serve as pollinators, though, and prey upon certain plant-eating bugs. A study led by Erin Wilson of UC San Diego and published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences also found that yellow jackets could indirectly ...

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  3. 'Only The Truth' Gets At Reality Through LegendRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | WNED

    Gilberto Reyes is a musician who grew up to Mexican parents in Southern Texas. He says as a kid he was not afraid of El Cucuy, or the boogeyman.

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  4. UC Schools Raise Tuition Following Raises to ChancellorsRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Patch.com

    The board approved the hikes as protesting students loudly chanted, "Hey hey, ho ho, tuition hikes have got to go!'' The University of California Board of Regents approved tuition hikes today that will increase students' costs by as much as 5 percent a year over the next five years at UC San Diego and other campuses across the state. The board approved the hikes as protesting students loudly chanted, "Hey hey, ho ho, tuition hikes have got to go!'' When the vote was completed, the crowd repeatedly chanted "Shame on you.'

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  5. Trans Fats May Hurt MemoryRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | LiveScience

    It might be difficult to carefully avoid all of the tasty foods that contain harmful trans fats, but now there's one more reason to try: A new study shows that this type of fat may damage memory in young people. The findings suggest that memory problems belong on the list of the health problems trans fats are suggested to cause in people, the researchers said.

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  6. 1 in 3 Adults Drink Excessively, but Aren't Alcoholics, CDC FindsRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Live Science

    About a third of U.S. adults drink excessively, but most of these people are not alcoholics, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Nearly 1 in 3adults was an excessive drinker, usually because they engaged in binge drinking on multiple occasions.

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  7. NRL scientists discover novel metamaterial properties within hexagonal boron nitrideRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | ECNmag

    U.S. Naval Research Laboratory scientists, in collaboration with researchers from the University of Manchester, U.K.; Imperial College, London; University of California San Diego; and the National Institute of Material Science , Japan, have demonstrated that confined surface phonon polaritons within hexagonal boron nitride exhibit unique metamaterial properties that enable novel nanoscale optical devices for use in optical communications, super-resolution imaging and improved infrared cameras and detectors. Metamaterials are artificial composites of various materials designed to exhibit optical properties not anticipated in nature.

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  8. Selfies Reach New Heights with Wearable DroneRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | UC San Diego

    ... vocabulary. Nixie was prototyped by a team that includes Jelena Jovanovic, who received a master's degree from UC San Diego's department of cognitive science in 2007. Nixie has a tiny camera inside a small quadcopter, or a helicopter-style drone ...

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  9. Building the Future of Health CareRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | UC San Diego

    Committed to fostering the future of health care in San Diego, more than 1,000 donors have contributed $131 million to UC San Diego's Jacobs Medical Center . Included in the total are gifts that matched a donation of $25 million, meeting the Challenge goal of the initiative.

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  10. Epidemic spreading and neurodegenerative progressionRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Medical News Today

    Researchers from the Montreal Neurological Institute have used a model inspired by patterns of epidemic disease spreading to map how misfolded proteins propagate within the brain. Proteins which fail to configure correctly are associated with aging and several human neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's.

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  11. Signaling molecule crucial to stem cell reprogrammingRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Science Daily

    ... Robert Goltz, who first described it in the 1960s. Goltz spent the last portion of his career as a professor at UC San Diego School of Medicine. He retired in 2004 and passed away earlier this year. To their surprise, Willert and colleagues ...

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  12. UC board approves tuition hikesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | KFMB-TV San Diego

    The University of California Board of Regents approved tuition hikes Thursday that will increase students' costs by as much as 5 percent a year over the next five years at UC San Diego and other campuses across the state. The board approved the hikes as protesting students loudly chanted, "Hey hey, ho ho, tuition hikes have got to go!" When the vote was completed, the crowd repeatedly chanted "Shame on you."

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  13. Soldiers at increased risk for suicide within a year of psychiatric in-patient treatmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 12 | Science Daily

    Soldiers hospitalized with a psychiatric disorder have a significantly elevated risk for suicide in the year following hospital discharge, according to research. Although this has long been known in the civilian sector, it has never before been studied in the military population.

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  14. Study raises more concerns about chemical in antibacterial soapsRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Business Journal

    ... 17 in journal proceedings of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. The study was led by Robert Tukey from the UC San Diego School of Medicine and Bruce Hammock from UC Davis. Triclosan is a widely used consumer antibacterial. It's already under ...

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  15. UCSD Health hits record fundraising goalRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | The San Diego Union-Tribune

    Work continued inside Jacobs Medical Center in La Jolla Wednesday as UC San Diego Health System celebrated reaching its $131 million fundraising goal for the 10-story facility that is set to open in 2016. - Hayne Palmour IV Work continued inside Jacobs Medical Center in La Jolla Wednesday as UC San Diego Health System celebrated reaching its $131 million fundraising goal for the 10-story facility that is set to open in 2016.

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  16. SGI-DNA Launches Gibson AssemblyA HiFi 1 Step Kit for Simple,...Read the original story

    9 hrs ago | Freshnews

    DNA announces the launch of the Gibson Assembly HiFi 1 Step Kit which allows researchers to assemble multiple, large DNA fragments in a simple one hour, one-step reaction. This is the first high fidelity kit on the market using the Gibson Assembly method.

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  17. Similarities and differences between mice and humans revealedRead the original story

    9 hrs ago | Science Blog

    Powerful clues have been discovered about why the human immune system, metabolism, stress response, and other life functions are so different from those of the mouse. A new, comprehensive study of the mouse genome by an international group of researchers including Penn State University scientists reveals striking similarities and differences with the human genome.

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  18. UC Berkeley students stage sleep-in over tuition hike; regents vote todayRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

    ... a meeting of the UC Board of Regents in San Francisco. (Eric Risberg / Associated Press) Several hundred UC San Diego students, including Andrew Villalobos, gathered on the walkway in front of Geisel Library in a sit-in to protest a proposed hike in ...

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  19. Daily Business Report-Nov. 20, 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Uptown San Diego Examiner

    ... a few years after graduation, making them very cost-effective. The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at UC San Diego is preparing for the arrival of Comet, a new petascale supercomputer designed to transform advanced scientific computing by ...

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  20. Reprogramming 'support cells' into neurons could repair injured adult brainsRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | PhysOrg Weblog

    This is a scanning electron micrograph of a human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived neuron. Credit: Thomas Deerinck, UC San Diego The portion of the adult brain responsible for complex thought, known as the cerebral cortex, lacks the ability to replace neurons that die as a result of Alzheimer's disease, stroke, and other devastating diseases.

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