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Research At The Salk Institute Suggests Simple Nutrient Support May...

Research At The Salk Institute Suggests Simple Nutrient Support May Help Cure Infections

Jan. 30
By Megan Burke, Maureen Cavanaugh

When we get sick, oftentimes we don't feel like taking a shower, we might just sleep all day long and we aren't even hungry -- a newly published study by a team of researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies looks at how that loss of appetite may affect our ability to get well.

Ocean Creatures' Sex Lives Are More Than A Little Weird

Ocean Creatures' Sex Lives Are More Than A Little Weird

Jan. 26
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

The reproduction rituals of underwater creatures can be a bit bizarre. Author Marah Hardt researched those practices as a way to spread awareness about ocean sustainability.

San Diego Lab Creates Partially Human Pig Embryos

San Diego Lab Creates Partially Human Pig Embryos

Jan. 26
By David Wagner

The human elements of the pig embryos were limited, but experts say this study represents a significant first step toward the goal of one day growing human organs in animals.

Swarm Of Robot 'Minions' Helps San Diego Scientists Study Complex O...

Swarm Of Robot 'Minions' Helps San Diego Scientists Study Complex Ocean Dynamics

Jan. 24
By David Wagner

Local researchers built an armada of bright yellow underwater robots to mimic the movement of plankton in internal waves. But these autonomous robots could also prove useful for other ocean research projects.

San Diego Chinese Historical Museum Premieres Chinese Typewriter Ex...

San Diego Chinese Historical Museum Premieres Chinese Typewriter Exhibit

Jan. 23
By Megan Burke, Maureen Cavanaugh

The machines, which were first made around the turn of the 20th century, are a technological marvel since the Chinese language has more than 70,000 characters and no alphabet.

Apple Sues San Diego-Based Qualcomm

Apple Sues San Diego-Based Qualcomm

Jan. 20
By City News Service

The computer giant accused Qualcomm of withholding $1 billion as retaliation for cooperating in a Federal Trade Commission investigation.

UC San Diego Gets Millions In Grants For Cancer, Zika Research

UC San Diego Gets Millions In Grants For Cancer, Zika Research

Jan. 20
By City News Service

UC San Diego School of Medicine received a pair of $2.1 million grants from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine.

KPBS Drought Tracker Update: California Nearing Full Season's Worth...

KPBS Drought Tracker Update: California Nearing Full Season's Worth Of Rain, Snow

Jan. 19
By David Wagner

California's wet season is far from over. But already, the state is nearing a full wet season's worth of rain and snow.

Fleet Center Revels In The Science Of Toys

Fleet Center Revels In The Science Of Toys

Jan. 19
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

Everyone knows that simple Slinkys are rather remarkable toys, but why and how do they seem to walk? The Fleet Science Center is putting on an exhibit Saturday on the physics behind common toys.

California Scientist Names Moth Species After Donald Trump

California Scientist Names Moth Species After Donald Trump

Jan. 19
By Associated Press

California scientists have named a moth species after President-elect Donald Trump.