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iPad app teaches students key skill for success in math, science,...

Engineers at the University of California, San Diego, have developed an iPad app that helps students learn spatial visualization, an essential skill for doing...

Experiment creates a wave frozen in time

Scientists at the Universidad Carlos III of Madrid (UC3M) and the University of California - San Diego (UC San Diego) have created, in a...

New neon sign made from gillions of glowing bacteria

In an example of life imitating art, biologists and bioengineers at UC San Diego have created a living neon sign composed of millions of...

Scripps oceanography researchers discover arctic blooms occurring earlier

Warming temperatures and melting ice in the Arctic may be behind a progressively earlier bloom of a crucial annual marine event, and the shift could hold consequences for the entire food chain and carbon cycling in the region. Scientists at Scr...

New marker found for Sanfilippo disease

Sanfilippo disease is a rare disorder caused by the failure of enzymes to break down specific kinds of complex carbohydrates, resulting in their accumulation in cells and often severe physical and neurological problems -- and sometimes early de...

Neuroscientists find overlooked brain area is an important locus of depression

Cold Spring Harbor, NY -- A team of neuroscientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL), Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) and UC San Diego (UCSD) has collected evidence suggesting that a previously overlooked portion of the brain could be a ...

Higher vitamin D intake needed to reduce cancer risk

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha have reported that markedly higher intake of vitamin D is needed to reach blood levels that can prevent or markedly cut th...

The hitch in the drug? The itch in the drug

Scratching deep beneath the surface, a team of researchers from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and three South Korean institutions have identified two distinct neuronal signaling pathways activated by a topical cream used...

Learning causes structural changes in affected neurons

When a laboratory rat learns how to reach for and grab a food pellet -- a pretty complex and unnatural act for a rodent -- the acquired knowledge significantly alters the structure of the specific brain cells involved, which sprout a whopping ...

UC San Diego engineers play role in warehouse fire safety

Imagine this: Firefighters enter a several football field-sized, 60-foot high, pitch-black warehouse and they can't see inside -- they don't know if there is an inferno or a small fire with a lot of smoke. It's a very dangerous situation, making ...

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