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Alzheimer’s Cognitive Decline
Slowed In Gene Therapy Patients

Patients with Alzheimer's disease who received injections of genetically altered cells into their brains appeared to show a reduced rate of cognitive decline and increased metabolic activity in the brain, according to a study published in yesterday's issue of the online journal Nature Medicine. More See Video of NBC Nightly News Coverage
Perhaps An Elusive Shop -
But a Boon to Those in the Know
What is it? Where is it? Why is it? Patricia Ann O’Leary, an administrative coordinator in Student Affairs, calls it “my special boutique. I love this store!” Carlos Morris of the Student Health staff gathers trappings there to create his Star Trek cyborg and klingon costumes for Halloween. More
UC Staff to Have Voice on Board of Regents
UCSD Staff Association members and their counterparts at other UC campuses are looking forward to July 1, when, for the first time, two UC staff members will join the Board of Regents. UCLA's David Miller, chair of the Council of UC Staff Assemblies (CUCSA), and UCSF's David Bell, former CUCSA chair, will each serve a one-year term on the Regent's educational policy and grounds and buildings committees. More
Bees, Brains and Addiction
To understand the complex processes in the human brain that lead to addiction, some researchers at UCSD have turned to bees. Granted, the brains of humans and bees don't look much alike. But how bees respond to simple rewards, such as food, can tell scientists much about the workings of the primitive portion of our brains that lead some of us to become addicted to tobacco, alcohol or other drugs. More
Freshman Admissions
Data For Fall 2005 And Winter 2006 Quarters
UCSD has admitted 17,787 freshmen for the Fall 2005 and Winter 2006 quarters, up 633 students for a 3.7 percent increase from the previous year. The admitted UCSD students were selected from a total 40,514 freshmen applications, with 17,137 admitted for the Fall quarter and 650 for the Winter 2006 quarter. More
New Method Holds Promise in Identifying Markers of Non-Metastatic Versus Highly Metastatic Breast Cancer
Researchers have used a new strategy to identify differences between non-metastatic and highly metastatic breast cancer cells. The article appears in the May 2005 issue of The American Journal of Pathology and is accompanied by a commentary.More
Team Led By Scripps Develops
New Profile For Lake Tahoe Earthquake Risk
The deep, cobalt-blue waters of Lake Tahoe can mean different things to different people. For residents and tourists of the popular resort destination in the western United States, the lake's waters are a primary component of the area's serenity and beauty. For scientists, the lake's depth and rich color are an impediment to studying several important geological characteristics beneath the lake's basin. More
Inaugural Evolutionary Biology Lecture
To Be Presented At Scripps Oceanography
Geerat Vermeij, a renowned marine biologist and distinguished professor at the University of California, Davis, has been chosen to receive the inaugural Richard H. and Glenda G. Rosenblatt Lectureship in Evolutionary Biology from Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
$17.2 Million Environmental
Grant Awarded To School Of Medicine
An innovative environmental research and community outreach program led by the School of Medicine has received a five-year, $17.2 million renewal of its grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, along with accolades for high-quality scientific investigations and an outstanding community outreach program.
Human Cells Filmed Instantly Messaging for First Time
Researchers have captured on video for the first time chemical signals that traverse human cells in response to tiny mechanical jabs, like waves spreading from pebbles tossed into a pond. The scientists released the videos and technical details that explain how the visualization effect was created as part of a paper published in the April 21 issue of Nature. More
Vice Chancellor James
Langley Leaves University
Vice Chancellor James Langley has accepted a new position as Vice President for Alumni and University Relations at Georgetown University, effective July 1st. Langley has served UCSD in many capacities as Vice Chancellor for External Relations. More
Former Business
Officer Receives
Betsy Faught Award

Barbara Stewart, former Business Officer of the department of sociology, has been awarded the 2005 Betsy Faught Award, which recognizes excellence and outstanding achievement in the management of general campus academic units. More
Top UCSD Librarian's
"Why Metadata?"
Paper Earns
Bibliographic Award
An article titled "Why Metadata? Why me? Why now?" by Brian E.C. Schottlaender, University Librarian, has been selected as best article and outstanding paper by the Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, an international journal for bibliographic organization. More
Study: Cells May Slow Alzheimer's
Los Angeles Times
Studies Revive Debate
Over What Adult Stem Cells Can Do
Los Angeles Times
Genes May Point to Aggressive Breast Cancers
Sharks are Vital for Coral Reef Health
New Scientist
Migrant Workers Being Educated on HIV
ABC News
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Training and Career Development Funds
Are you a staff member seeking a promotion or career change? Receive up to $500 for training activities from the Staff Equal Opportunity Enrichment Program. The program also provides financial assistance for departmental training and development programs that will help prepare employees for career advancement. Applications are due by Monday, May 16, 2005. For more information, visit

A Road Less Traveled
Do climbing gas prices and traffic have you looking for an alternative to your commute? UCSD offers a variety of options - carpools, vanpools, public transport connections and incentives.

Help for healthy eating
Telephone-based dietary counseling is the basis of a new Healthy Eating Program offered by UCSD Recreation and the UCSD Cancer Center. The three-month program is open to all at UCSD.

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51%: Percentage of students with a GPA of 4.0 or higher
1,215: The number of students who transferred from California Community Colleges
5,509: In 2003/2004 the number of UCSD awarded degrees

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