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Researchers develop new tool to assess individual's level of wisdom

(University of California - San Diego) Researchers at University of San Diego School of Medicine have developed a new tool called the San Diego Wisdom Scale (SD-WISE) to assess an individual's level of wisdom, based upon a conceptualization of wisdom as a trait with a neurobiological as well as psychosocial basis.

Brain powered: Increased physical activity among breast cancer survivors boosts cognition

(University of California - San Diego) It is estimated that up to 75 percent of breast cancer survivors experience problems with cognitive difficulties following treatments, perhaps lasting years. Currently, few science-based options are available to help. Show More Summary

Adorable Dad Ships Sliced Mangos To Daughter After She Forgot Them At Home

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After spending last weekend at her parents’ house in San Diego, Li had to head back to college for summer classes at the University of California Los Angeles, according to BuzzFeed. During the hours-long drive, Li remembered she had left behind the mango her dad had sliced for her and packed neatly in a Tupperware container. Show More Summary

People with Schizophrenia Left Out of Longevity Revolution

A team of researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System has analyzed eight published longitudinal studies of mortality in schizophrenia that met their strict research...Show More Summary

People with schizophrenia left out of longevity revolution

(University of California - San Diego) A team of researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System have analyzed all eight published longitudinal studies of mortality...Show More Summary

Kids praised for being smart are more likely to cheat

(University of California - San Diego) An international team of researchers reports that when children are praised for being smart not only are they quicker to give up in the face of obstacles they are also more likely to be dishonest and cheat. Kids as young as age 3 appear to behave differently when told 'You are so smart' vs 'You did very well this time.'

New climate risk classification created to account for potential 'existential' threats

(University of California - San Diego) A new study evaluating models of future climate scenarios has led to the creation of the new risk categories 'catastrophic' and 'unknown' to characterize the range of threats posed by rapid global warming. Researchers propose that unknown risks imply existential threats to the survival of humanity.

15 Marines injured when vehicle bursts into flames

The Marine Corps Times reports that 8 Marines were sent to the burn center at University of California San Diego Health after their amphibious assault vehicle burst into flames during training at Camp Pendleton, California. The Marines are from 1st Battalion, 1st Marines and the 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion…Four other Marines were taken to the […]

Researchers develop new strategy to target KRAS mutant cancer

(University of California - San Diego) In a new study, published this month in Cancer Discovery, University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers report that approximately half of lung and pancreatic cancers that originate with a KRAS mutation become addicted to the gene as they progress.

Researchers Develop New Strategy to Target KRAS Mutant Cancer

In a new study, published this month in Cancer Discovery, University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers report that approximately half of lung and pancreatic cancers that originate with a KRAS mutation become addicted to the gene as they progress.

UC regents to examine UC Irvine's rescission fiasco, impact of another possible tuition increase

University of California regents, meeting this week in San Diego, will take a good look at campus policies for rescinding admission offers, prompted by the recent debacle after UC Irvine abruptly canceled nearly 500 acceptances this summer. The regents, meeting Wednesday and Thursday, also will...

Rising CO2 leading to changes in land plant photosynthesis

Researchers led by Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego have determined that major changes in plant behavior have occurred over the past 40 years, using measurements of subtle changes in the carbon dioxide (CO2) currently found in the atmosphere.

Rising CO2 leading to changes in land plant photosynthesis

(University of California - San Diego) Researchers led by Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego have determined that major changes in plant behavior have occurred over the past 40 years, using measurements of subtle changes in the carbon dioxide (CO2) currently found in the atmosphere.

These mutations could be key to understanding how some harmful conditions develop

(University of California - San Diego) A team of researchers led by a bioinformatician at the University of California San Diego has developed a method to help determine whether certain hard-to-study mutations in the human genome, called short tandem repeats or microsatellites, are likely to be involved in harmful conditions. Show More Summary

Could a mouthful of squid ink replace painful dental probes for gum disease?

A University of California, San Diego, nanoengineer is developing a way, using ultrasound and squid ink, to replace the worst part of the dental exam. Continue reading ? The post Could a mouthful of squid ink replace painful dental probes for gum disease? appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

New dental imaging method uses squid ink to fish for gum disease

Squid ink could make getting checked for gum disease at the dentist less tedious and even painless. By combining squid ink with light and ultrasound, a team led by engineers at the University of California San Diego has developed a new dental imaging method to examine a patient's gums that is non-invasive, more comprehensive and more accurate than today's periodontal exam.

New dental imaging method uses squid ink to fish for gum disease

(University of California - San Diego) Squid ink could one day make getting checked for gum disease at the dentist less tedious and even painless. By combining squid ink with light and ultrasound, a team led by engineers at the University...Show More Summary

New UC San Diego Master's Degree Will Train Professionals for Drug Development Careers

The Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at University of California San Diego now offers a Master of Science in Drug Development and Product Management. This is the pharmacy school's first master's degree program. The...Show More Summary

Engineers develop tools to share power from renewable energy sources during outages

(University of California - San Diego) A team of engineers at the University of California San Diego developed algorithms that would allow homes to use and share power from their renewable energy sources during outages by strategically disconnecting these devices, called solar inverters, from the grid. Show More Summary

Scents and social preference: Neuroscientists ID the roots of attraction

(University of California - San Diego) Culminating a series of studies stretching back eight years, UC San Diego biologists have identified the cellular and molecular basis for social preference, known in the animal kingdom as 'imprinting.' Through in vivo experiments, the researchers found the neurological roots of kinship attraction and aversion. Show More Summary

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