Category archives for: Health & Science

Local researchers tackle breast cancer

Except for skin cancers, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. According to the American Cancer Society, nearly 230,480 women in the United States will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer this year.

Research Report: Find may help overcome antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Scientists from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have successfully re-engineered the antibiotic vancomycin to kill the deadliest antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Del Mar student is youngest presenter at a major mitochondrial meeting

Varun Sharma, right, with mentor Dr. Robert Naviaux

Del Mar resident Varun Sharma, a rising senior at the Bishop’s School had the extraordinary opportunity to be the first high school student to present his science project at a major meeting featuring Mitochondrial research in June of 2011.

Beware of counterfeit meds from online pharmacies

Ordering products and services from Internet e-commerce sites has become a way of life for many who find online shopping easy, convenient, and economical. But consumers need to think twice when it comes to online pharmacies which, in too many cases, deliver inferior or counterfeit medications.

Antimicrobial resistance: No action today, no cure tomorrow

The use of antimicrobial drugs to treat infection and disease has, over the past 70 years, changed the course of medical and human history. Now, those discoveries and the generations of drugs that followed them are at risk, as high levels of drug resistance threaten their effectiveness, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) which calls upon governments, health professionals, industry and civil society, and patients worldwide to slow down and restrict the unnecessary use of antibiotics in order to tackle microbial resistance.



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  • Lifeguard Lineage: Earnest clan makes guarding La Jolla’s beaches a family affair
    When it comes to being a lifeguard, the Earnest family of Rancho Peñasquitos sees the service as a familial calling. John Earnest and his son, James Earnest, both guard La Jolla beaches during the summer, and John’s daughter, Megan Earnest, tries out for the service this year. […]
  • La Jolla’s Best Bets for Events
    In the San Diego Museum of Man’s newest family-friendly exhibit, kids and adults can experience what it’s like to be a modern archaeologist discovering the remnants of Ancient Egypt. […]
  • La Jolla Community Calendar Aug. 21-28
    Daryl Brown, son of “The Godfather of Soul” James Brown, will discuss his new book “Inside the Godfather,” 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23 at D.G. Wills Books, 7461 Girard Ave. (858) 456-1800. […]