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Roundtable: Issa v. Applegate; Unproven Stem Cell Treatments; Barri...

Roundtable: Issa v. Applegate; Unproven Stem Cell Treatments; Barrio Logan & The Downtown Stadium

Sept. 23
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer

Darrell Issa's congressional race is closer than he would perhaps like. A local company refers a patient for a costly, unproven stem cell treatment. And Barrio Logan braces for a very large new neighbor.

Two Scientists With San Diego Ties Receive 'Genius Grants'

Two Scientists With San Diego Ties Receive 'Genius Grants'

Sept. 22
By David Wagner

Jin-Quan Yu, a chemist at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, and Victoria Orphan, a Caltech geobiologist who grew up in San Diego, are among those receiving MacArthur fellowships this year.

A Closer Look At A San Diego Stem Cell Company’s Leadership

A Closer Look At A San Diego Stem Cell Company’s Leadership

Sept. 21
By David Wagner

A stroke patient who pursued stem cell treatments abroad says he trusted San Diego-based Stemedica based on its leaders’ credentials. But those credentials don’t always hold up to scrutiny.

Patients Turn To San Diego Stem Cell Companies For Costly, Unproven...

Patients Turn To San Diego Stem Cell Companies For Costly, Unproven Treatments

Sept. 20
By David Wagner

Jim Gass contacted San Diego-based Stemedica with the hope of recovering from a debilitating stroke. After following its referral to a Tijuana doctor, he got worse.

TheNAT Botanist Uncovers 'Lost' Mexican Plants

TheNAT Botanist Uncovers 'Lost' Mexican Plants

Sept. 19
By Michael Lipkin, Alison St John

It's been more than 120 years since botanists in Baja California Sur have seen some flowers, ferns and shrubs. They're called "lost plants," with scientists in possession of only a handful of old specimens.

‘What The F’: UC San Diego Professor On Why People Swear

‘What The F’: UC San Diego Professor On Why People Swear

Sept. 13
By Marissa Cabrera, Tom Fudge

Linguist and cognitive expert Benjamin Bergen breaks down profanity into four categories: religious, sexual, bodily functions and slurs. His new book is titled “What the F: What Swearing Reveals About Our Language, Our Brains, and Ourselves.”

As Cybercrime Grows, Does Anyone Care?

As Cybercrime Grows, Does Anyone Care?

Sept. 7
By Pat Finn, Alison St John

These days there seem to be hackers rummaging around in databases everywhere: department stores, banks, hotels, the Democratic Party, the Ukrainian power grid, even the formidable National Security Agency. So why aren't we more alarmed?

Roger Tsien, Nobel Prize-Winning UC San Diego Professor, Dies At 64

Roger Tsien, Nobel Prize-Winning UC San Diego Professor, Dies At 64

Sept. 1
By Associated Press

He shared the 2008 Nobel Prize in chemistry for helping develop fluorescent markers that could tag cancer cells or track the advance of Alzheimer's disease in the brain.

SeaWorld San Diego Begins Construction On Multimillion-Dollar Attra...

SeaWorld San Diego Begins Construction On Multimillion-Dollar Attraction

Aug. 31
By City News Service

The new attraction, Ocean Explorer, will include undersea research bases with aquariums and interactive displays of elusive ocean creatures.

Introducing The Newest Research Ship In Town: The Sally Ride

Introducing The Newest Research Ship In Town: The Sally Ride

Aug. 30
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Brooke Ruth

After about a dozen years in the making, the Sally Ride research vessel arrived at its home port in Point Loma Friday. The ship will be used to conduct any kind of research that scientists can think up and do at sea.

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