Category archives for: Health & Science

Two insects threatening health, appearance of Rancho Santa Fe citrus trees

Conor Lenehan, left, of the RSF Fire Department, and Chuck Badger, of RE Badger and Son, examine a citrus tree damaged by the diaprepes root weevil.  The tree is in a grove in Rancho Santa Fe, at Linea del Cielo and El Camino Real.

Two tiny pests that feed on citrus trees pose a big risk to Rancho Santa Fe and surrounding areas, including increased fire hazard, diminished property values and a blight on the region’s scenic appeal.

To Your Health: Caring for Loved Ones with Dementia

Nearly everyone forgets where they left the car keys or the name of someone they met just minutes ago. For most of us, such absentmindedness is common and not a concern. Dementia, however, is a completely different matter. Dementia is characterized by serious cognitive impairment, such as significant memory loss, confusion, and behavioral changes.

UCSD breaks ground on medical research facility and diabetes center

The Altman family (from left): Lindsay, Andy, Jessie, Lisa and Steve at the Jan. 10 groundbreaking ceremony for UC San Diego’s new Clinical and Translational Research Institute. The family pledged $10 million toward the facility, to include a pediatric diabetes research center.

UC San Diego broke ground on its new $269 million Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute

La Jolla Institute board member Leroy Hood awarded prestigious National Medal of Science

Dr. Leroy Hood

Renowned scientist Leroy Hood, M.D., Ph.D. has been awarded the National Medal of Science, the nation’s highest honor bestowed upon scientists.

To your health: Treat glaucoma early and save your sight

If you’re not having vision problems, do you really need an annual eye exam?

Scripps marine biologist shares findings about the deepest spot on Earth

Scripps’ marine biologist Doug Bartlett describes gigantism among crustaceans found nearly seven miles below the surface of the ocean.

“The most exciting dive was the very first one,” said Doug Bartlett, marine biologist at Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

Eye on Science: Six local researchers to watch in 2013

Natasha Balac is director of the Predictive Analytics Center of Excellence (

Scripps Partners with WomenHeart to focus on women’s heart health

What is the greatest threat to women’s health? Surprisingly, it isn’t breast cancer —

International Bipolar Foundation acquires National Bipolar Foundation

International Bipolar Foundation (IBPF) recently announced the acquisition of the National Bipolar Foundation (NBF)

To Your Health: Diabetes: Past, Present and Future

Banting and his assistant tested their insulin extract on their first human subject, a 14-year-old boy with severe diabetes who was close to death


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