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Tease photo for San Diego Researchers Could Receive Pay Raise

San Diego Researchers Could Receive Pay Raise

May 19
By David Wagner

Scientists in early stages of their careers could receive a substantial pay raise under new overtime rules. But it’s not yet clear UC San Diego postdocs will be affected.

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How You Can Help San Diego Scientists Search For Zika Drugs

May 19
By David Wagner

Scientists have a long way to go in developing a drug that can effectively fight the Zika virus. Researchers at UC San Diego are taking the first step, and they're asking for your help.

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San Diego Oceanographer, 98, Spurs Research Proving Climate Change Makes Days Longer

May 16
By David Wagner

Legendary San Diego oceanographer Walter Munk, known as the "Einstein of the oceans," spurred scientists to prove that current sea-level rise is actually slowing down the rotation of the Earth.

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San Diego Scientists To Join New National Microbiome Project

May 13
By David Wagner

The White House is putting $121 million in new federal funding toward mapping the tiny microbes living in humans and the environment. Local scientists will join the big effort.

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UCSD Study Links Higher PTSD Risk To Genetics

May 11
By City News Service

Scientists from UC San Diego School of Medicine, the Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System and other institutions analyzed DNA samples from more than 13,000 U.S. soldiers.

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Forestry Officials Ramp Up Fight Against Invasive Beetles

May 11
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin, David Wagner

One species that originated from Arizona has infested more than 100,000 acres across San Diego County. One thing campers can do to help curb the beetles’ spread: buy firewood locally.

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Researchers Trying To Save Endangered Marine Mammal Stop In San Diego

May 6
By Susan Murphy

Researchers estimate there are fewer than 60 vaquita porpoises remaining along the Baja Peninsula. The destruction of the marine mammal is blamed on gill nets that entangle and drown the porpoises.

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UC San Diego Study Confirms Zika Finding On Neonatal Development

May 6
By City News Service

Researchers at UC San Diego's School of Medicine found that the Zika virus infection in pregnant women can stunt neonatal brain development, in line with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention research.

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San Diego Company Sets Price Of Newly Approved Parkinson’s Drug

May 5
By David Wagner

The first approved drug designed to specifically treat the hallucinations that can accompany Parkinson's disease will cost $23,400 per year.

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San Diego Scientists Weigh Body Camera Ethics

May 3
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

Data from wearable cameras and GPS trackers can reveal private information about their study subjects’ lives and the people they meet.