Leroy Hood, M.D., Ph.D., a member of the board of directors of the La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology, has been awarded the National Medal of Science, the nation’s highest honor bestowed upon scientists. Hood will receive the award from President Obama in a White House ceremony in early 2013.
The flu season is here and many have already felt its debilitating effects in some form of a cold or flu. A third option, being seen in Los Angeles County, is pertussis, aka Whooping Cough. There were 145 reported cases in San Diego County in 2012.
UC San Diego broke ground on its new $269 million Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute (CTRI) Jan. 10.
Across the country and right in our area, folks are kicking off the New Year in bed – flat on their backs. We’ve been hit with a two punch – a vicious strain of the flu and now an increase in respiratory illnesses (such as RSV, sinus infections, ear infections, the common cold and bronchitis).Urgent care facilities like Doctors Express, have been slammed with patients suffering from the flu or a respiratory illness. And in many cases people can’t tell the difference.
Jan 9, 2013 | Posted in Health & Science
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“The most exciting dive was the very first one,” said Doug Bartlett, marine biologist at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Bartlett was one of the researchers who accompanied film director and producer James Cameron on his famous journey to the depths of the Mariana Trench in the spring of 2012.
Dec 20, 2012 | Posted in Health & Science
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A high-performance car isn’t designed to function in the Sahara Desert. So, why design medical equipment for developing countries the same way we do for developed ones? It’s a question researchers at the new Distributed Health Laboratory at the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2) aim to address.
“I think we’ve always had a relationship with technology and science in the theater,” said panelist Des McAnuff, the musical’s co- writer and director.
Scripps marine biologist Martin Tresguerres has been studying one of the consequences of increased global carbon: ocean acidification.
The new building is located directly across La Jolla Shores Drive from SWFSC’s current, cliff-hugging complex.
Fresh examination of lunar rocks collected more than 40 years ago, is providing new insights about the moon’s chemical makeup as well as clues about giant impacts that may have also shaped Earth’s early beginnings.