Category archives for: Health & Science

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.

Top thinkers share ideas at Atlantic Meets Pacific confab in La Jolla

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Some of the world’s foremost authorities on science, health and technology shared their ideas during the third annual The Atlantic Meets the Pacific conference.

Research Report: Chemist named MacArthur Fellow, extinction rates skyrocket after forest disturbance


Chemist Phil S. Baran of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) won a 2013 MacArthur Fellowship.

FRONTLINE CANCER: Cancer discovery on the high seas

Dr. Scott Lippman

Question: When can you say, “You’re all wet,” and it’s taken as a compliment? Answer: When you’re talking to a scientist from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, or SIO, in La Jolla. From Darwin’s epic voyage aboard the HMS Beagle (1831-1836) to Craig Venter’s on-going Global Ocean Sampling Expedition, science has a long tradition of seeking out nature’s secrets wherever they may reside. For SIO cancer researchers, that means combing the seas to discover natural agents that control and prevent cancer.

Scripps Research Institute professor named MacArthur Fellow

Scripps chemistry professor, Phil S. Baran

Chemistry Professor Phil Baran will receive $625,000 over the next five years.

Alzheimer’s play to raise funds for research

Marilu Henner

A star cast will take the stage at the Shiley Theater on the campus of the University of San Diego, 6:45 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27 for an ensemble reading of Act 1 of “Surviving Grace,” an original play by comedy writer Trish Vradenburg (“Designing Women,” “Family Ties,” “Kate and Allie”), and co-founder of USAgainstAlzheimer’s, a national advocacy organization committed to stopping Alzheimer’s by 2020.

Duo joins forces to combat ovarian cancer

Dr. Kelly Bethel is a researcher and pathologist conducting a study at SCripps Clinic to help doctors better understand the genetic evolution of ovarian cancer.

Although September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, two San Diego women are working hard to raise awareness of the disease every month of the year. They approach it from different directions and experiences. One, Joan Wyllie, is a five-year ovarian cancer survivor and the other, Kelly Bethel, M.D., is a researcher and pathologist at Scripps Clinic.

Former Mayor Jerry Sanders heads final fundraising push for cardiovascular center in La Jolla

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Developer and philanthropist Conrad Prebys gave $45 million to kick-start the project, the largest gift in the history of Scripps Health.

A Ray of Hope for Mantas: Marine biologist makes case for protecting ‘devilfish’

The giant manta ray can reach a width of 23 feet; the reef manta up to 18 feet. National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration

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.

UC San Diego professor says denial may be the key to human evolution, dominance

Ajit Varki

Once humans obtained the ability to deny reality, the world became a much more tolerable place.

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