- July 3
Alfalfa is a thirsty plant that uses more water than any other crop in the state. One farmer in the Imperial Valley managed to cut his water use in half, but he says his water-saving methods won't work for everyone.
- June 24
In his largest donation to date, San Diego billionaire Conrad Prebys is giving $100 million to the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute.
- June 19
Drugs & Diagnostics For Tropical Diseases, or DDTD, develops tests that detect whether someone is infected with worms.
- June 17
Men under 45 who ate more trans fats did worse on a memory test, according to a new study out of UC San Diego.
- June 12
Massive numbers of small red crabs that normally inhabit the warm waters off of Baja California have invaded San Diego’s beaches — from Ocean Beach to La Jolla.
- June 12
Ruling says Sequenom should not have received a patent on a test that detects fetal abnormalities using maternal blood samples.
- June 11
UC San Diego is launching a clinical trial to test a century-old drug in patients with autism.
- June 8
San Diego researchers have helped pinpoint a gene underlying a rare eye disorder that causes patients to see the world in black and white.
- June 5
The local version of the National Day of Civic Hacking is organized by open government advocacy group Open San Diego. Community members will work on apps to avoid street sweeping tickets and find the best nearby parks.
- June 4
Cibus is hoping to cater to a growing demand for non-GMO food, while holding on to the benefits of genetic engineering.
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