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$259,000 Drug Hard To Swallow For Some Patients

Aug. 10
By David Wagner
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A new drug discovered in San Diego is giving hope to some patients with cystic fibrosis. It's giving others a severe case of sticker shock.

SeaWorld San Diego's Killer Whale Gets An Electrocardiogram

Aug. 4
By Matthew Bowler
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How do you give an 8,000-pound killer whale an electrocardiogram? It involves suction cups.

Some San Diegans Wonder, Can You Stop Phone Book Deliveries?

Aug. 3
By Claire Trageser
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Some San Diego residents are trying to opt out of their annual phone book deliveries, saying in this day and age paper books listing information is wasteful.

Legal Battle Highlights USC's Plans To Expand Into San Diego Science

July 30
By David Wagner
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UC San Diego officials say they had to sue to prevent a prominent Alzheimer's scientist from hijacking a major national research project.

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
Midday Edition
Evening Edition
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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.