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Revisiting KPBS Feature Stories Of 2014

Dec. 25
By KPBS News
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As the year comes to a close, we look back at some of our favorite KPBS stories in 2014: the gluten-free product craze; cars becoming more like smartphones; a retiring San Diego cop who worked with the homeless; and a daycare center for kids whose parents are homeless.

Study Shows Mice Passing Down Drug Benefits To Offspring

Dec. 24
By David Wagner
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Scientists at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla were able to improve symptoms of a fatal brain disease in mice, even in those not directly given any drugs.

How A Compound Found In Red Wine Could Promote Health

Dec. 23
By David Wagner
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San Diego scientists have discovered how exactly the compound resveratrol promotes cellular health, and their findings could be good news for red wine drinkers.

San Diego Scientist Finds Relics Of Past Water In Martian Meteorite

Dec. 22
By David Wagner
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A close look at a meteorite from Mars suggests water may not have flowed abundantly on the planet 4 billion years ago.

Orion Returns To Kennedy Space Center In Florida

Dec. 18
Associated Press
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The capsule arrived in San Diego in early December with the help of the amphibious ship USS Anchorage.

San Diego Scientists Made One of the Year's Biggest Breakthroughs

Dec. 18
By David Wagner
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By expanding the genetic alphabet, San Diego researchers made one of the year's biggest breakthroughs, according to a leading journal.

UC San Diego Gets $3M Grant For Energy Storage Systems

Dec. 16
By City News Service

UCSD will use the money to test and validate the performance of systems.

New San Diego Effort To Develop Treatments For Alzheimer's Disease

Dec. 16
By Kenny Goldberg
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San Diego County aims to stimulate more research into potential treatments for Alzheimer's disease.

Finding A Healthy Balance When Choosing Technology For Kids

Dec. 16
Midday Edition
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Technology devices such as smart phones, iPads and video games are on the must-have list for many children this year. KPBS Midday looks at what's considered a safe and healthy amount of time for children to spend on these devices.

Robin Williams Tops 2014 List Of Google Searches

Dec. 16
Associated Press
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Also topping the list were the World Cup, the Ebola outbreak, the March disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 and the Ice Bucket Challenge,

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