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Google Earth Engine Shows San Diego's Changing Landscape

Google Earth Engine Shows San Diego's Changing Landscape

Dec. 7
By Brad Racino / inewsource

See how the county has changed over the past three decades.

Study: Gene Testing Didn't Encourage Healthier Habits

Study: Gene Testing Didn't Encourage Healthier Habits

Dec. 6
By David Wagner

If you knew your genetic risk of developing a disease, would you adopt healthier habits to keep that disease at bay? If you're anything like the participants of a recently published study, you probably wouldn't.

Amid Lawsuit, San Diego Stem Cell Company Pushes Back On Proposed R...

Amid Lawsuit, San Diego Stem Cell Company Pushes Back On Proposed Regulations

Dec. 5
By David Wagner

La Jolla-based Stemgenex wants patients to have access to what the company calls "life-altering" stem cell treatments. But patients currently suing the company say they paid thousands of dollars for treatments that didn't work.

Salk Researchers Say Plant May Hold Key To Drought Resistance

Salk Researchers Say Plant May Hold Key To Drought Resistance

Dec. 5
By Erik Anderson

Researchers at San Diego’s Salk Institute have identified several molecular keys that could help unlock understanding about how plants handle environmental stress.

San Diego Marks World AIDS Day As Officials Target End Of HIV Epidemic

San Diego Marks World AIDS Day As Officials Target End Of HIV Epidemic

Dec. 1
By Andrew Bowen

World AIDS Day has been observed since 1988 to raise awareness about the disease. San Diego officials say now, more than three decades after the HIV epidemic was first identified, society has the medical tools to end it.

San Diego Zoo, Northrop Grumman Developing Drones To Study Polar Bears

San Diego Zoo, Northrop Grumman Developing Drones To Study Polar Bears

Nov. 29
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

Ecologists at the San Diego Zoo say the biggest threat to polar bears in the wild is climate change, but it can be difficult to observe the bears in their natural habitat. A collaboration between the zoo and aerospace giant Northrop Grumman hopes to develop unmanned drones to more easily study polar bears in the Arctic.

San Diego Study Explores The Brain's Memory, Navigation Centers

San Diego Study Explores The Brain's Memory, Navigation Centers

Nov. 29
By David Wagner

Patients with damage to a part of the brain crucial for long-term memory formation could still find their way around using a map, a new study finds.

Conservationists Move To Protect Rare Mexican Porpoise

Conservationists Move To Protect Rare Mexican Porpoise

Nov. 23
By Erik Anderson

An ocean conservation group based in the United States is returning to Mexico to keep the world’s smallest porpoise from going extinct. There are less than 50 vaquita porpoise in existence.

High-Tech Jacobs Medical Center Opens In La Jolla

High-Tech Jacobs Medical Center Opens In La Jolla

Nov. 21
By Kenny Goldberg

The new state-of-the-art medical facility in La Jolla cost nearly $1 billion to construct and includes plenty of amenities.

San Diego Chemist On Globetrotting Trip To Study Surfers' Microbiomes

San Diego Chemist On Globetrotting Trip To Study Surfers' Microbiomes

Nov. 21
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

Surfers spend a lot of their time in the ocean and a UC San Diego student is on a nine-month trek to find out how much of the ocean winds up in surfers.

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