Health & Science

  • Surgeon heals with both scalpel and guitar

    Surgeon heals with both scalpel and guitar

    Dr. Rob Adamson has performed hundreds of lifesaving heart operations during his 30-plus-year medical career, including heart transplant surgeries at Sharp Memorial Hospital, one of two heart transplant centers in San Diego County. Music is one thing that helps him deal with the stress of his demanding...

  • Padres Pedal the Cause provides $2.4 million for cancer research

    Padres Pedal the Cause provides $2.4 million for cancer research

    Padres Pedal the Cause has donated more than $2.4 million to support cancer studies at the Salk Institute, Rady Children’s Hospital, Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health and Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, according to a press release. The check was presented to representatives...

  • Luna DNA announces Dawn Barry as President

    Luna DNA, the first and only genomic and medical research knowledge base powered by the blockchain and owned by its community, announced recently that Solana Beach resident Dawn Barry has been named president, according to a press release.

  • For 30 years, MusicWorx has spread the healing power of song

    For 30 years, MusicWorx has spread the healing power of song

    A half-dozen people sit semi-circle at the Sorrento Valley office of MusicWorx, counting out their breath, blowing through harmonicas at their weekly session of the agency’s blues harmonica group. Lindsay Zehren, a board-certified music therapist, counts out their cadence, soothing and nearly hypnotic,...

  • CycleBar indoor cycling studio opens in Carmel Valley

    CycleBar indoor cycling studio opens in Carmel Valley

    Carmel Valley CycleBar is ready to rock your ride, now open for fun and fitness in Carmel Country Plaza.The new indoor cycling studio boasts a riding theater that is “part sanctuary, part rock concert” with state-of-the-art audio, video and lighting. Motivational words are splashed on the modern...

  • Athena recognizes women, businesses working in STEM

    Athena recognizes women, businesses working in STEM

    A San Diego organization is recognizing women working in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math — otherwise known as STEM — and offering them support in businesses that can typically be dominated by male employees. Athena, which was founded more than two decades ago and has offices...

  • Symposium offers latest on breast cancer treatments, research

    Symposium offers latest on breast cancer treatments, research

    Joan Lunden was busy with her career as a journalist, author and motivational speaker, and didn’t always get her yearly mammograms on time. In 2014, things changed. “I heard those words no one ever wants to hear: ‘You have cancer,’” said Lunden, a former long-time host of “Good Morning America,”...

  • Carmel Valley resident to be recognized as a 'Woman of Influence'

    Carmel Valley resident to be recognized as a 'Woman of Influence'

    Carmel Valley resident Dr. Maryam Davodi Far has been selected as a final nominee for the San Diego Women of Influence Awards. Davodi Far is being recognized for the work she does with the Cancer Coping Center. On March 15, Davodi Far will be among a number of other women who will be honored as...

  • Del Mar native overcomes hearing loss, receives scholarship to pursue medical career

    Del Mar native overcomes hearing loss, receives scholarship to pursue medical career

    Del Mar native Victoria Popov, 22, was recently awarded the Graeme Clark Scholarship from Cochlear Limited, the global leader in implantable hearing solutions. Born deaf, a whole new world opened up for Popov when she received cochlear implants at ages 8 and 17. The Canyon Crest Academy graduate...

  • UCSD Supercomputer Center shaped by two Del Mar residents

    UCSD Supercomputer Center shaped by two Del Mar residents

    When the San Diego Supercomputer Center opened on the UCSD campus in 1985, its first machine, the CRAY XMP-48, cost $14 million and was considered one of the fastest computers in the world. Today’s iPhones, which can fit easily in a pocket or purse, are more powerful. Over the past 32 years, the...

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