During a research excursion to the Dominican Republic, Stewart first glimpsed a giant manta ray — a disc-shaped fish more than 20 feet wide — gliding toward him like a slow-motion, underwater bat. This and subsequent encounters with the majestic creatures set the course for Stewart’s graduate studies.
Once humans obtained the ability to deny reality, the world became a much more tolerable place.
Lung cancer is the deadliest of all cancers, killing more people than all other cancers combined. Several factors make it so lethal. For one thing, lung cancer is the second most common cancer in both women (after breast) and men (after prostate). And, unfortunately, most cases aren’t discovered until the disease has advanced to a late stage.
La Jolla oral surgeon Dr. Peter Nordland, DMD, MS, has spent the past 25 years traveling and teaching — and he’s not stopping now.
On Oct. 21, Nordland will depart for India to be the keynote speaker at the Indian Society of Periodontology National Conference.
The Arthritis Foundation of San Diego is offering a seminar for patients newly diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, 2013 at the Arthritis Foundation Office, 8555 Aero Drive, Suite 200 in San Diego. Cost is free and lunch is included, but reservations are required by calling (858) 492-1090.
Aug 21, 2013 | Posted in Health & Science
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Every human brain contains the ingredients necessary to spark Alzheimer’s disease (AD). But while an estimated 5 million Americans have AD, the vast majority of people do not (and will not) develop the devastating neurological condition. How is that possible? Researchers from UC San Diego School of Medicine have uncovered a “trick of nature” that maintains critical separation between a protein and an enzyme that, when combined, triggers the progressive cell degeneration and death characteristic of AD.
Recently, I gathered with more than a thousand friends, colleagues, admirers and devoted family members to remember Duane Roth, who died Aug. 3 after suffering a traumatic head injury in a bicycling accident. He was 63.
With the new maps, decision-makers and elected officials can better design and monitor marine reserves and evaluate ocean energy potential.
The power of the brain lies in trillions of synapses — intercellular connections that together form complex neural networks. Efforts to map these individual connections to see how they influence specific brain functions have so far been unsuccessful.
Balloon films sharks off La Jolla Shores to study aggregation and other behaviorial patterns.