UC San Diego researchers studying bacteria colonies found bacteria have the ability to secure the survival of the entire community.
- July 17
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.
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.
- July 3
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.
- June 24
In his largest donation to date, San Diego billionaire Conrad Prebys is giving $100 million to the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute.
- June 19
Drugs & Diagnostics For Tropical Diseases, or DDTD, develops tests that detect whether someone is infected with worms.
- June 17
Men under 45 who ate more trans fats did worse on a memory test, according to a new study out of UC San Diego.
- June 12
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.
- June 12
Ruling says Sequenom should not have received a patent on a test that detects fetal abnormalities using maternal blood samples.
- June 11
UC San Diego is launching a clinical trial to test a century-old drug in patients with autism.