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Beyond The Edge Of The Internet: Learning Equality Crowdsources Funding for Offline Education

December 7, 2015

Non-profit organization Learning Equality is now accepting donations to help fund next-generation education app Kolibri

Religion and Climate Change

December 14, 2015

Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego climate and atmospheric scientist V. Ramanathan will discuss his perspective as a council member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences on the transformational role religious leaders can play to bring awareness to the urgency of climate change to protect people and nature.…

Why the Flu Vaccine Is Less Effective in the Elderly

December 15, 2015

Around this time every year, the flu virus infects up to one-fifth of the U.S. population and kills thousands of people, many of them elderly. A study published by Cell Press on Dec. 15 in Immunity now explains why the flu vaccine is less effective at protecting older individuals. More…

New Class of Anti-infective Drugs May Overcome Antibiotic Resistance

January 4, 2016

A team of researchers, with the aid of the Gordon supercomputer at the San Diego Supercomputer Center based at UC San Diego, has identified a class of possible antibiotics with the potential to disable previously drug-resistant bacteria.

New Biomarker Identifies Colon Cancer Patients Who May Benefit from Chemotherapy

January 20, 2016

…new computer science approach, researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, Columbia University and Stanford University discovered a distinctive molecular feature — a biomarker — that identified colon cancer patients who were most likely to remain disease-free up to five years after surgery. The biomarker, a protein…

E-Cigarette Vapor Boosts Superbugs and Dampens Immune System

January 26, 2016

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System report data suggesting that e-cigarettes are toxic to human airway cells, suppress immune defenses and alter inflammation, while at the same time boosting bacterial virulence. The mouse study is published January 25…

Study Finds Toxic Pollutants in Fish Across the World’s Oceans

January 28, 2016

A new global analysis of seafood found that fish populations throughout the world’s oceans are contaminated with industrial and agricultural pollutants, collectively known as persistent organic pollutants (POPs).

Cholesterol Levels Improve with Weight Loss and Healthy Fat-Rich Diet

January 28, 2016

…diet have similar impacts on pound-shedding. More specifically, the researchers report that a meal plan rich in walnuts, which are high in polyunsaturated fats, has a significant impact on lipid levels for women, especially those who are insulin-resistant.

Engineers 3D-print a New Lifelike Liver Tissue for Drug Screening

February 8, 2016

…be used for patient-specific drug screening and disease modeling. Researchers said the advance could help pharmaceutical companies save time and money when developing new drugs.

Alcohol Also Damages the Liver by Allowing Bacteria to Infiltrate

February 10, 2016

…damage liver cells. Now researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine report evidence that alcohol is also harmful to the liver for a second reason — it allows gut bacteria to migrate to the liver, promoting alcohol-induced liver disease. The study, conducted in mice and in laboratory…

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