Category archives for: Health & Science

Ann Romney to speak at benefit for medical research

Ann Romney

Ann Romney will be the keynote speaker at the “Visions of Success – From Research to Reality,” High Tea, 2-4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9 at the Grand Del Mar.

Sport-fishing boat in La Jolla Cove tags bass for sustainability study

Tagging regulars Chris Smith and Howard Hada.  Photos by Will Smith

On three occasions in late October, the Seaforth sport fishing boat, Sea Watch, was spotted by astonished swimmers, divers, kayakers and shore onlookers as its crew fished in the marine reserve that surrounds La Jolla Cove, where for the past 40 years fishing has not been allowed.

Women’s health pioneer and ‘Mother’ of hospice is honored in La Jolla

Dr. Doris Howell

Dr. Doris Howell, founder of the Howell Foundation and the creator of hospice care in San Diego, was honored at a luncheon at the La Jolla Country Club, Nov. 6, in advance of her 90th birthday on Dec. 2.

Research Report: Most detailed picture yet of key AIDS protein

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Three topics in this column: 1) Efforts to create an effective HIV vaccine have been stymied by the virus’s envelope protein. 2) Monoclonal antibodies offer new HIV control approach. 3) Economic boost of basic research

J. Craig Venter discusses new book, readies for namesake research institute opening in La Jolla

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“I argue that we should have 10 times the pace of discovery.” — Geneticist and author J. Craig Venter

50 San Diego Residents take the Plunge for Brain Cancer

Over the Edge for Brain Cancer is a two-day event in which participants or “edgers” commit to a fundraising minimum in exchange for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to rappel down the tallest building on the San Diego skyline, the Manchester Grand Hyatt, 1 Market Place.

FRONTLINE CANCER: Athena Breast Health Program sets a standard

Dr. Scott Lippman

In my previous columns, I’ve talked about the promise of using genetics to personalize cancer treatments, prevention and early detection. But there is much more to cancer than genetics.

Five new cases of pertussis reported in San Diego

Five new cases of pertussis, also known as whooping cough, have been reported at area schools this week according to the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency.

CARTA forum to address theory of mind

The UC San Diego/Salk Center for Academic Research and Training in Anthropogeny (CARTA).

The UC San Diego/Salk Center for Academic Research and Training in Anthropogeny (CARTA) will host a free symposium on “Mind Reading: Human Origins and Theory of Mind,” 1 – 5:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 18 in De Hoffmann Auditorium, Salk Institute, 10010 N. Torrey Pines Road.

County to offer free depression screenings

Three depression screenings will be offered in La Jolla.

The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA), in partnership with Community Health Improvement Partners (CHIP), is hosting its annual series of free depression screenings until Oct. 12 at each of the 45 locations countywide.

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