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UCSD Junior Crowned U.S. Miss World

The night she won the U.S. Miss World 2005 crown, Lisette Diaz almost fell off the stage — literally. "The judges were to have a final look at the 32 contestants," said Diaz, a junior at UCSD. "As we paraded in front of them, the train of my dress somehow wrapped around my left foot and I stumbled forward." Panic? Embarrassment? Absolutely not. More
New Options for Nursing Moms
At UCSD, new moms looking for a quiet, private place to express milk for their babies now have more options than ever. Two new lactation rooms – Price Center and Torrey Pines Center North – join the four previously established locations on campus (see sidebar for locations). More
UCSD Leads Team to Build
Geographic Information System to
Assess Toxic Hazards From Hurricane Katrina

Researchers at UCSD have been awarded $760,000 from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (
NIEHS) to build a Geographic Information System. This system will link to the NIEHS Hurricane Katrina Information Web site, providing workers in the field and researchers with up-to-date information regarding toxicant exposure and human health. More
Human Stem Cell Core Facility Now Open for Business
A new facility developed to serve as a hub for human embryonic stem cell research (hESC) is now up and running at UCSD. Located on the fifth floor of the Rebecca and John Moores UCSD Cancer Center, the laboratory will maintain and characterize a number of established human embryonic stem cell lines, train scientists in the basic techniques to work with these cells, and provide laboratory space to conduct research on the cell lines. More
Engineering Alumni and
Supporters Help Dedicate New
Computer Science and Engineering Building
Steel drums and acoustic guitars set a festive mood for the dedication of the new Computer Science and Engineering Building, held on a warm Friday evening on September 30. The five-story teaching and research building is the academic home for 1,100 computer science and engineering students, and serves another 4,600 undergraduates as the headquarters for Warren College. More
Thinking Big With The Very Small:
Focus Of New Cancer Nanotechnology Center
In a new national effort to fight cancer with "nanoscale" devices that find and destroy tumor cells while leaving healthy tissue unharmed, the National Cancer Institute today awarded UCSD $3.9 million in the first year of a five-year, $20 million initiative to establish a Center for Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence. The UCSD center will use nanotechnology to develop anti-cancer therapies that directly target tumor cells; more accurate and faster diagnostics; and ways to track down cancer cells that survive therapy. More
Introducing the Center for
Earth Observations and Applications
This year, Chancellor Marye Anne Fox committed five years of start-up funding for a center to stimulate and coordinate Earth observation research at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and UCSD. The Scripps-based Center for Earth Observations and Applications (CEOA) will work toward creating an integrated approach to Earth observations by fostering increased collaboration between researchers at Scripps, the School of Medicine, the general campus, and outside institutions. More
History Lecturer Awarded 2004-2005 ACLS Fellowship
Patrick Patterson, a historian who teaches in Eleanor Roosevelt College's "Making of the Modern World" prgram, has been awarded a 2004-2005 fellowship by the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS). The 2004-2005 ACLS fellowships total 4.8 million dollars awarded to 139 American scholars from 102 institutions. More
Scientists Finding Out
What Losing Sleep Does to a Body
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The Carbon Dioxide Chronicles
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Galaxy Like a
3-Year-Old with Bodybuilder Physique
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Goodman and Gilman's
the Pharmacological
Basis of Therapeutics
Laurence L. Brunton

This book emphasizes basic principles, adding chapters on drug transporters and drug metabolism. The material covered in these chapters explains many prominent drug-drug interactions and adverse drug responses. More

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