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San Diego Scientist Helps Capture Picture Of A 'Young Jupiter'

Aug. 13
By David Wagner
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Scientists have a new way of finding planets outside our own solar system, and their first discovery is a big, hot ball of gas that looks a lot like a young Jupiter.

Qualcomm Plays Up Graphics In Upcoming Smartphone Chip

Aug. 12
By David Wagner
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Qualcomm unveiled the first details about its upcoming smartphone chip Wednesday. Analysts say the company's focus on improving graphics could lure back lost customers.

Scripps Health Unveils New App

Aug. 12
By City News Service
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The app provides information about physicians, as well as Scripps hospitals and clinics, for users of Apple and Android smartphones and tablets.

$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.