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Judge Indicates UCSD Likely To Win In Fight Against USC

July 24
By City News Service, David Wagner
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A judge said she will issue a preliminary injunction in a lawsuit filed by UC San Diego against the director of a nationwide study on Alzheimer's disease, who transferred critical data on the project to the University of Southern California.

What San Diego Scientists Are Discovering About Dolphins And Diabetes

July 24
Evening Edition
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Dolphins may hold the key to understanding how to prevent diabetes in humans, according to a study published this week in the journal PLOS One.

Student Robotic Submarine Competition Takes To The Water In Point Loma

July 23
By Matthew Bowler
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College students from universities as far flung as India are competing in the 18th International RoboSub Competition.

Gates Foundation Gives San Diego's Scripps $4.5M For Aids Research

July 23
By City News Service
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The Scripps Research Institute announced it received more than $4.5 million in a pair of grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to pursue a vaccine against HIV/AIDS.

UC San Diego Researchers Uncover Key To Bacterial Communities’ Survival

July 22
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UC San Diego researchers studying bacteria colonies found bacteria have the ability to secure the survival of the entire community.

Roundtable: Stadium EIR, One-Sided Mayor's Race; UCSD v. USC; Chula Vista Districts

July 17
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer
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The San Diego City Council authorizes $2.1 million for an environmental report for a new Chargers stadium. Who's running against the mayor? So far, nobody. UCSD sues USC over alleged poaching of an Alzheimer's study. Chula Vista breaks itself into four districts.

One Giant Step For Space Exploration As Pluto Gets Its Close-Up

July 14
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After 9-1/2 years traveling 4.67 billion miles from earth at a speed of over 36,000 miles per hour - the spacecraft New Horizons is presumed to have gotten a close-up of Pluto. San Diego astronomers tell us what scientists hope to learn about the farthest planetary mass in our solar system.

How One California Alfalfa Farmer Cut His Water Use In Half

July 3
By David Wagner
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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.

San Diego Research Institute $100M Richer Thanks To Conrad Prebys

June 24
By David Wagner
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In his largest donation to date, San Diego billionaire Conrad Prebys is giving $100 million to the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute.

Fledgling San Diego Biotech Pledges Not To Make Money

June 19
By Kenny Goldberg
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Drugs & Diagnostics For Tropical Diseases, or DDTD, develops tests that detect whether someone is infected with worms.

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