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Scientists at the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute in La Jolla say they have identified the sensor in human lungs that detects SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and signals the body to mount an antiviral response.

The La Jolla Shores Association is answering a call for support from a Scripps Institution of Oceanography researcher in his effort to acquire machines that measure microplastics in the air people breathe.

As governments, scientists and individuals grapple with how to tackle a possible looming climate crisis, new research from UC San Diego released Jan. 14 explores a potential mode of response that seems borderline science fiction.

A total of 245 students have tested positive since the winter quarter began Jan. 4. Eighty-five percent of the 109 infected students living on campus went home for the holidays.

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Scientists at Scripps Research in La Jolla have demonstrated a promising new strategy for treating lymphomas, a group of cancers that begin in infection-fighting cells of the immune system called lymphocytes.

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