Summary of Subgroup Discussions for Metagenomics 2008

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John Wooley of UC San Diego makes Closing Remarks for the Metagenomics 2008 Conference

Metagenomics 2008 Day 1 Panel Discussion: A Community Vision

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The first day at Metagenomics 2008 is discussed in a Q & A panel session at the end of the day.

Studying the Metagenomics Protein Universe: Novelty, Diversity and Divergence

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Studying the Metagenomics Protein Universe: Novelty, Diversity and Divergence Adam Godzik, Burnham Institute for Medical Research/UC San Diego

CAMERA Interest in Community Standards for the Capture and Exchange of Metadata

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CAMERA Interest in Community Standards for the Capture and Exchange of Metadata - Paul Gilna, CAMERA/UC San Diego

Roger Tsien Gives Nobel Lecture at UC San Diego

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UC San Diego Nobel Laureate Roger Tsien Gives His Nobel Lecture Feb. 18 at the Price Center Theater.

Students Take a Walk on the Wilder Side of Science

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They learned about the biochemical mechanisms behind the research that earned UCSD scientist Roger Tsien the Nobel Prize last year. They found out how much oxygen their bodies use. They tried to figure out the geography of the brain.

Our First Sip of Seawater

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There's one way Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego researchers see the future of desalination in California going. Before a regulatory structure can take shape to govern how seawater is treated and transported to a thirsty public, a gubernatorial order will be handed down that fast-tracks the construction of desalination plants during an episode of extreme drought when battles over water turn violent. Ecological casualties would be assured.

Emperors of the Extreme

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Emperor penguins can flourish in locales where few other animals roam. But scientists now wonder if they can adapt to a new threat: climate change.

Bringing Out the Scientist in Students

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UC San Diego has launched a new and innovative program that pairs high school teachers with graduate students. The pairs will be working hand in hand in high school classrooms during the school year. The hope is that the grad students will inspire high schoolers to study science down the road. The grad students also will share their knowledge of ground-breaking science with teachers, who in turn will share classroom management tips. The Socrates Fellows Program was funded by a $3 million...

Obesity is Socially Contagious

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Are your friends making you fat? Or keeping you slender? According to new research from Harvard and the University of California, San Diego, the short answer on both counts is “yes.”