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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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  • Torrey Pines High School baseball alum Taylor Murphy excelling in pro ball
    It was during a breakout senior year at Torrey Pines High that Taylor Murphy first popped up on the radar of professional scouts. Shortly after graduation, Murphy was selected by the San Diego Padres in the 40th round of the June 2011 amateur draft. He declined, honoring a commitment to the University of the Pacific. Three years later, Murphy got another sho […]
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    By Steve Jacobs, Nature Designs The old saying – “if something seems to good to be true, it probable is” – is quite fitting when it comes to hiring a contractor for your home or yard construction project. While it is smart to shop around, get quotes, etc., don’t fall into the trap of trusting […]
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    The horses of Pegasus Rising are in need of a rescue again: After six years at the Valenti Ranch in Rancho Santa Fe, the organization that provides equine therapy to military personnel is in urgent need of a new home. They need to be out by Aug. 15. […]