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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.

San Diego Study: Trans Fats Linked With Memory Problems

June 17
By David Wagner
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Men under 45 who ate more trans fats did worse on a memory test, according to a new study out of UC San Diego.

Red Crab Invasion At San Diego Beaches May Signal Coming El Niño

June 12
By Susan Murphy
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Massive numbers of small red crabs that normally inhabit the warm waters off of Baja California have invaded San Diego’s beaches — from Ocean Beach to La Jolla.

Court Rules San Diego Company’s Prenatal Test Patent Invalid

June 12
By David Wagner
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Ruling says Sequenom should not have received a patent on a test that detects fetal abnormalities using maternal blood samples.

San Diego Autism Researchers Are Testing A New Use For An Old Drug

June 11
By David Wagner
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UC San Diego is launching a clinical trial to test a century-old drug in patients with autism.