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  1. Why Only A True Grinch Would Give Gift Cards This Holiday SeasonRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Forbes.com

    ... to make sure your gift card gets redeemed, your best bet is to ensure it expires soon . Researchers at UCLA and UC San Diego found that study participants who received gift certificates with longer time horizons were more apt to let them languish ...

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  2. Pregnant women to get better information from drug labelsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Daily Herald

    Pregnant and worried about your medication? The Food and Drug Administration is revamping confusing labels on prescription drugs to make it easier to understand which are safe to use. Women who are pregnant or breast-feeding often agonize over whether a drug needed for their own health might hurt their baby, or even if the woman's changing body requires a higher or lower dose.

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  3. First real-time mri-guided brain surgery for Parkinson's in southern CaliforniaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Science Daily

    Neurosurgeons became the first in Southern California to implant a deep brain stimulator in a patient with Parkinson's disease using real-time 3-D magnetic resonance image guidance. Neurosurgeons at UC San Diego Health System are the first in Southern California to implant a deep brain stimulator in a patient with Parkinson's disease using real-time 3-D magnetic resonance image guidance.

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  4. Obese Kids' Brains Show Stronger Response to Sugar: StudyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | Philly.com

    The brains of obese children have a stronger response to sugar than those of kids with a healthy weight, a new study says. The findings support the theory that obese children have a heightened reward response to food, and that their brains could be wired in a way that makes them crave higher amounts of sugar, the researchers said.

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  5. Kapana shines for SailorsRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | Daily Pilot

    ... was tied 2-2 at halftime, with senior lefty Isabel Leveque (Marist College) and senior center Chanel Schilling (UC San Diego) scoring for the Sailors. Both of CdM's co-captains, Princeton-bound senior Eliza Britt and junior Maddie Musselman, scored ...

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  6. Bus to San Diego State University Will Get Free WifiRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Patch.com

    ... downtown San Diego and San Diego State University, downtown and Escondido, and between Rancho Bernardo and UC San Diego. A SANDAG staff report says wireless Internet access is one of the biggest requests by users of public transportation, but ...

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  7. How strong is San Diego's board leadership?Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The San Diego Union-Tribune

    ... influx of visionaries, whether Chicago's Martha Gilmer at the San Diego Symphony, Los Angeles' Jordan Peimer at UC San Diego's ArtPower, or New York's Ginger Shulick Porcella at the San Diego Art Institute. It's the stature of their volunteer board ...

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  8. Alcohol blackouts common in UK teensRead the original story

    Friday | Reuters

    About a third of 15-year-olds in the UK have blacked out due to alcohol, a new survey indicates - and the rate rises to nearly three-quarters by the time they reach 19, researchers found. "Blackout is associated with pretty severe intoxication," said Dr. Marc Schuckit, the study's lead author from the University of California, San Diego.

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  9. Policymakers play Grinch on minimum wage: Guest commentaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | LA Daily News

    ... to estimate that a $10.10 minimum wage would cost the country a half-million jobs. More recently, the UC San Diego researchers estimated in a new paper published at the National Bureau of Economic Research that the 40 percent federal minimum wage ...

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  10. StoneTether Kickstarter Campaign Achieves Massive SuccessRead the original story

    Friday | Wireless Developer Network

    Del Marth LLC, the manufacturers of StoneTether, the new and unique wireless tracking device, has announced the staggering success of the completion of their Kickstarter campaign. Massive public support has resulted in raising over 2,400% of the requested goal from backers who have anticipated the debut of the first ever wireless tethering device that provides users a simple, safe and reliable way to keep track of the most miscellaneous of items, to the irreplaceable.

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  11. UCLA to Help Biologists, Doctors Mine 'Big Data'Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Bioscience Technology

    ... Bourne, associate director for data science at the National Institutes of Health. Bourne, a former professor at UC San Diego who has worked with Hoffmann in the past, said UCLA's investment is significant and a regional first in integrating big data ...

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  12. What Are Pristine Aerosols and Where Are They Found?Read the original story

    Friday | Science Blog

    Lynn Russell, an atmospheric sciences professor at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, presented findings at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting from a multi-institutional study that considered what constitutes pristine marine aerosols and where they actually exist. Aerosols produced naturally during wave breaking include minerals such as salt and bits of organic matter.

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  13. UCLA Prof Assigns Pro-Israel Book in Order to Trash ItRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | American Thinker

    It seemed too good to be true: the required reading in UCLA history professor James Gelvin's fall 2014 class , History of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, 1881 to Present , includes a pro-Israel book, Alan Dershowitz's The Case for Israel . Described by the New York Times Book Review as "[e]specially effective at pointing to the hypocrisy of many of Israel's critics," the Washington Post Book World called it a "lively, hotly argued broadside against Israel's increasingly venomous critics."

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  14. Scientists develop new system for studying how proteins, other biological molecules unfold and refoldRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Medical News

    ... The findings of Deniz's laboratory and the laboratory of a close collaborator, biophysicist Alex Groisman at UC San Diego, are reported in Nature Communications this week. Studying how proteins, DNA and other biological molecules fold is one of the ...

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  15. RCSB PDB Mobile: iOS and Android mobile apps to provide data access...Read the original story

    Thursday | Bioinformatics

    RCSB PDB Mobile : iOS and Android mobile apps to provide data access and visualization to the RCSB Protein Data Bank 1RCSB Protein Data Bank, San Diego Supercomputer Center, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093-0743, USA, 2Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, Yoshidakonoecho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 606-8501, Japan, 3RCSB Protein Data Bank, Center for Integrative Proteomics Research, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Piscataway, NJ 08854-8087 and 4Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093-0743 Summary: The Research Collaboratory for Structural Bioinformatics Protein Data Bank resource provides tools for query, analysis and visualization of the 3D structures in the PDB archive.

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  16. Mexican students tackle...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | The San Diego Union-Tribune

    Wilma del Socorro Dzib, 19, of Yucatan, center with diploma, and fellow students celebration the completion of a month-long English-language immersion course at National University. - Misael Virgen/ UT San Diego Wilma del Socorro Dzib, 19, of Yucatan, center with diploma, and fellow students celebration the completion of a month-long English-language immersion course at National University.

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  17. Local nonprofit battles for donation dollarsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | 10News

    ... not top of mind when I was hanging out with my friends in 8th grade," said Yuri Hernandez, who graduated from UC San Diego. "We will have our 1,000th graduate finish the tutoring and mentoring program by the end of the year, but we can't do it ...

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  18. Fitness Tracker Buying Guide: Use This Flow Chart to Pick the Right DeviceRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Live Science

    If you're interested in getting or giving a fitness tracker for the holidays or the New Year, there are a slew of devices to choose from. You'll find trackers aimed at everyone from workout newbies to gym junkies, from runners to swimmers, and even the fashion conscious.

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  19. Team Creates Method for Probing How Molecules FoldRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 18 | Bioscience Technology

    ... The findings of Deniz's laboratory and the laboratory of a close collaborator, biophysicist Alex Groisman at UC San Diego, are reported in Nature Communications this week. Studying how proteins, DNA and other biological molecules fold is one of the ...

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  20. Healthy Brain Development Balanced on Edge of Cellular 'Sword'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 18 | Bioscience Technology

    A new Yale-led study of children with neurodevelopmental abnormalities of the brain identifies a "cutting" enzyme crucial to the shaping and division of brain cells as well as the replenishment of neural stem cells. The study, appearing online in the journal Neuron , helps explain the molecular basis of complex brain abnormalities, including small brain size observed in children who were suffering from a wide variety of clinical problems, ranging from severe cognitive deficits to autism spectrum disorders.

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