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San Diego Marks World AIDS Day As Officials Target End Of HIV Epidemic

San Diego Marks World AIDS Day As Officials Target End Of HIV Epidemic

Dec. 1
By Andrew Bowen

World AIDS Day has been observed since 1988 to raise awareness about the disease. San Diego officials say now, more than three decades after the HIV epidemic was first identified, society has the medical tools to end it.

San Diego Zoo, Northrop Grumman Developing Drones To Study Polar Bears

San Diego Zoo, Northrop Grumman Developing Drones To Study Polar Bears

Nov. 29
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

Ecologists at the San Diego Zoo say the biggest threat to polar bears in the wild is climate change, but it can be difficult to observe the bears in their natural habitat. A collaboration between the zoo and aerospace giant Northrop Grumman hopes to develop unmanned drones to more easily study polar bears in the Arctic.

San Diego Study Explores The Brain's Memory, Navigation Centers

San Diego Study Explores The Brain's Memory, Navigation Centers

Nov. 29
By David Wagner

Patients with damage to a part of the brain crucial for long-term memory formation could still find their way around using a map, a new study finds.

Conservationists Move To Protect Rare Mexican Porpoise

Conservationists Move To Protect Rare Mexican Porpoise

Nov. 23
By Erik Anderson

An ocean conservation group based in the United States is returning to Mexico to keep the world’s smallest porpoise from going extinct. There are less than 50 vaquita porpoise in existence.

High-Tech Jacobs Medical Center Opens In La Jolla

High-Tech Jacobs Medical Center Opens In La Jolla

Nov. 21
By Kenny Goldberg

The new state-of-the-art medical facility in La Jolla cost nearly $1 billion to construct and includes plenty of amenities.

San Diego Chemist On Globetrotting Trip To Study Surfers' Microbiomes

San Diego Chemist On Globetrotting Trip To Study Surfers' Microbiomes

Nov. 21
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

Surfers spend a lot of their time in the ocean and a UC San Diego student is on a nine-month trek to find out how much of the ocean winds up in surfers.

Salk Scientists' New Gene Editing Technique Gives Vision To Blind Rats

Salk Scientists' New Gene Editing Technique Gives Vision To Blind Rats

Nov. 17
By David Wagner

The rats didn't regain crystal-clear vision, but the study shows for the first time that scientists can insert beneficial genes into fully developed, non-dividing cells.

MTS 'Stored Value' Launch Delayed To Early 2017

MTS 'Stored Value' Launch Delayed To Early 2017

Nov. 16
By Andrew Bowen

Software and hardware issues have pushed back the launch of a new function on the MTS Compass Card meant to provide more flexibility in fare payment. The function, branded Compass Cash, is now expected in early 2017.

The Scientific Reasons Why Teens Can Be So Moody

The Scientific Reasons Why Teens Can Be So Moody

Nov. 15
By Michael Lipkin

Teens have split-second access to areas of the brain involving emotions and novelty, but not their frontal lobes, which is in charge of impulse control, judgment and empathy.

Insects May Help San Diego Researchers Track Climate Change

Insects May Help San Diego Researchers Track Climate Change

Nov. 15
By Erik Anderson

San Diego State University researchers are trying to gauge how the region's ecosystems are shifting as climate change affects local habitats. Some answers may come from the insects that serve key roles for native plants.

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