Category archives for: Health & Science

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

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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.

FRONTLINE CANCER: Lung cancer screening guidelines can save lives

Dr. Scott Lippman

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.

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RSS North Coastal News

  • Man pleads guilty in fatal Del Mar hit-and-run case April 17, 2014
    A man who drove drunk and struck a marine biologist in a crosswalk in Del Mar, then fled the scene, pleaded guilty April 16 to gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and a hit-and-run allegation. Christopher ``Chip’’ Stockmeyer, 41, faces between nine and 15 years in prison when he is sentenced June 20 for the March 28 death of Rachel Morrison. […]
  • Del Mar Powerhouse 10U Champions April 17, 2014
    The Del Mar Powerhouse 10U team played two pool play games and two elimination games to go undefeated in the Triple Crown Sports San Diego Open and win the Division 1 Championship. The boys showed great determination and fight to come away victorious in elimination play and battle for the win with a one-run margin of victory for both semi-final and champions […]
  • Canyon Crest girls crack top three at Arcadia, set new school record April 17, 2014
    Several young women runners from Carmel Valley high schools raced well in the Arcadia Invitational on April 11-12 in Los Angeles. Arcadia is considered to be one of the most competitive high school track and field meets in the country, drawing both national and international athletes to compete. […]