Category archives for: Health & Science

Carmel Valley resident makes list of most influential in health care

Chris Van Gorder

Scripps Health President and CEO Chris Van Gorder has been named No. 65 on Modern Healthcare’s annual ranking of the nation’s 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare, which was published in the magazine’s Aug. 25 edition.

Carmel Valley office brings new rapid weight loss program to San Diego

Bonnie Walter

“I got into my 50s and I was eating well and doing everything and nothing was working,” she said. “It was like my body was working against me, like it was saying to me, ‘This is where I’m at and no matter what you do, this is where I’m going to be.’”

James LaBelle. M.D. named Chief Medical Officer for Scripps Health

Scripps Health has selected James LaBelle, M.D., as Chief Medical Officer and Corporate Senior Vice President. Dr. LaBelle assumes his new position Jan. 1, 2013, succeeding Brent Eastman, M.D., who will retire in at the end of the year.

Scientists find protein effects psoriasis and wound care

Psoriasis is an autoimmune disorder of out-of-control skin cell proliferation. For hard-to-heal wounds, the problem is just the opposite: Restorative skin cells don’t grow well or fast enough.

Rattlesnake season in San Diego

The Torrey Hills Community Planning Board received a reminder that it’s rattlesnake season in San Diego at its April 17 meeting from Steve Hadley, representative for County Supervisor Pam Slater-Price. In the case of a bite, it is advised to get to a hospital immediately. If a snake is spotted in your yard, San Diego County Animal Services can safely remove it.

Research Report: Old theory pinpoints new targets to breast cancer

Reviving a theory first proposed in the late 1800s, scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have studied organ development in mice to unravel how breast cancers develop in humans.

The reality of extreme weather: Part 2

Catastrophic, extreme weather events — floods, droughts, heat waves, high winds, and associated wildfires — will be more prevalent this century in California as a result of climate change.

The Reality of Extreme Weather, Part 1

Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, Senior Development Engineer Douglas Alden conducts fieldwork in the southern Sierra Nevada.

It’s not your imagination. Weather is becoming more “extreme,” leading to prolonged heat waves, heavier precipitation, severe flooding, more powerful hurricanes, and intense snowstorms. In the past 31 years, the United States has sustained 112 weather-related disasters in which damage costs reached or exceeded $1 billion, according to the National Climate Data Center.

Research Report: New class of antimalarial compounds uncovered

By Lynne Friedmann Science Writer An international team led by the Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation and The Scripps Research Institute has discovered a family of chemical compounds that could lead to new antimalarial drugs. When a malaria-infected mosquito bites a person, the Plasmodium parasite enters the human body where it begins a [...]

Research Report: Wireless demand threatens capacity

U.S. wireless use is growing rapidly and if present trends continue, will outstrip capacity, causing congestion. This is the conclusion of a new report from the Global Information Industry Center at UCSD that examined the projected disconnect between U.S. wireless infrastructure capacity and consumer demand.

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  • New Rancho Santa Fe Library Branch Manager welcomes community input
    Rancho Santa Fe Library’s new Branch Manager Haley Kwon has been charmed by the village’s “sweet, down-home” character, the simple pleasure of visiting the local library and people’s enjoyment of a slower speed of time. “It’s a small town and the library is a place for people to connect,” Kwon said. “People have a different sense of time here, they come in t […]
  • Robotics booming at Rancho Santa Fe School
    By Karen Billing At R. Roger Rowe School, 44 percent of first graders are participating in the robotics program this year. The school is fielding 44 robotics teams, including 31 percent of second grade, 23 percent of third grade, 35 percent of fourth grade and 39 percent of fifth grade. In the middle school, there are two FIRST LEGO League (FLL) teams and fi […]
  • Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices honored with Stevie Gold Award
    Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices was recently named Startup of the Year in the 2014 American Business Awards, earning the brokerage the Stevie Gold award. The award was presented at the Fairmont Millennium Park Hotel in Chicago, Illinois. “Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is among a select few organizations to be entrusted with the Berkshire Hathaway name,” co […]