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How Stem Cells Could Help Scientists Study Eating Disorders

How Stem Cells Could Help Scientists Study Eating Disorders

March 14
By David Wagner

A research team led by UC San Diego scientists have created a lab-grown model of the anorexic brain using stem cells derived from patients with the eating disorder.

Supervisors Ban All Marijuana Businesses In Unincorporated San Dieg...

Supervisors Ban All Marijuana Businesses In Unincorporated San Diego County

March 15
By Andrew Bowen, City News Service

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted Wednesday to ban all marijuana businesses in unincorporated county areas.

Low-Income, Older Californians Would Be Hit Hardest By Obamacare Re...

Low-Income, Older Californians Would Be Hit Hardest By Obamacare Repeal Plan

March 14
By Kenny Goldberg

Older and low-income Californians would feel the pain under the Republican plan to repeal Obamacare.

Inmates At Donovan Prison Write About Addiction In New Play

Inmates At Donovan Prison Write About Addiction In New Play

March 14
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Brooke Ruth

The impact of addiction is the subject of two plays that will be performed by San Diego State University theater students Thursday through Sunday. One of the plays was written by inmates at Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility.

Critics Of GOP Health Bill Get Ammunition From Budget Score

Critics Of GOP Health Bill Get Ammunition From Budget Score

March 14
By Associated Press

Critics of GOP health care legislation got fresh ammunition from a report that estimates the bill would increase the ranks of the uninsured by 14 million people next year alone, and 24 million over a decade.

Tampon Tax Exemptions Back In Front Of State Legislature

Tampon Tax Exemptions Back In Front Of State Legislature

March 10
Sally Schilling / Capital Public Radio

After being vetoed by Governor Jerry Brown last year, a sales tax exemption for feminine hygiene products and diapers is back in front of the state legislature.

Brain Injury Rehabilitation Experts To Meet In San Diego

Brain Injury Rehabilitation Experts To Meet In San Diego

March 9
By Kenny Goldberg

The latest advancements in treatment will be one of the topics this weekend at the 12th annual Scripps Health conference on brain injury and rehabilitation.

ACA Replacement Bill Would Defund Planned Parenthood, San Diego Org...

ACA Replacement Bill Would Defund Planned Parenthood, San Diego Organization Reacts

March 9
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Brooke Ruth

The bill introduced by House Republicans on Monday to replace the Affordable Care Act would defund Planned Parenthood by not allowing Medicaid to reimburse services that the organization provides.

This UC San Diego Professor Planned His Surgery In Virtual Reality

This UC San Diego Professor Planned His Surgery In Virtual Reality

March 9
By David Wagner

The prospect of going under the knife got one San Diego computer scientist wondering: If 3D graphics are being used to bring video games to life, why can't they be used to help protect his life?

Intersection In Southeastern San Diego Finally Gets Crosswalk

Intersection In Southeastern San Diego Finally Gets Crosswalk

March 8
By Andrew Bowen

City officials have installed a crosswalk at an intersection in the Mount Hope neighborhood after months of lobbying from residents and business owners. Activists are hoping it will serve as a catalyst for more neighborhood engagement.