Scintillon thanks the City of San Diego for funding the SURE Program

Scintillon Institute thanks the City of San Diego’s Economic Development Department for funding the SURE Program in 2018 – 2019. This generous grant demonstrates the support and commitment the City of San Diego has for growing the economic possibilities of San Diego students across all backgrounds.  STEM education and the immersion job training provided by the SURE program aligns with City goals to generate small business jobs and economic revenue for San Diego, including its large biotechnology community. 

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The City of San Diego's  Economic Development Department assists individual businesses and helps strengthen business organizations and improve business districts throughout San Diego.  Encouraging community revitalization and promoting economic opportunity for all segments of the population to retain, attract and maintain the types of businesses that contribute positively to the local economy, the City leverages public incentives and assistance to promote community revitalization, attract new businesses and encourage investment in local businesses.

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Scintillon launches 'health in aging' lecture series with Resilience To Aging event

“What can I do today to extend my health into my older years?”

“What supplements do YOU take?” 

“How can I take your discoveries out of the lab and into my life?"

These exchanges, overheard at the RESILIENCE TO AGING, part of Scintillon Institute’s health in aging lecture series held on April 19, 2019, at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar, illustrate the importance of connecting scientists and health conscious individuals focused on a common goal: uncovering the practical applications from scientific research to extend health in aging. 

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Happy Holiday Wishes from Scintillon

A new Resilience in Aging center is upcoming in 2019, including new faculty members recruited through a very successful program we implemented in 2018—Scintillon Assistant Professor Entry Program.

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Yun Yung

Promising young faculty joins Scintillon Institute

November 3, 2018

 

Yun-Yung.jpgThe Scintillon Institute is proud to announce the recent addition to its faculty a leading scientist Dr. Yun Yung, who is an expert on cortical brain development and related neurological disorders, including hydrocephalus. 

 

Hydrocephalus, otherwise known as “water on the brain” is one of the most common neurological disorders in children with an incidence rate of 0.01%, similar to Down’s syndrome.  In addition, adults and the elderly can also suffer from different variants of hydrocephalus, particularly in cases such as dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. 

 

 

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Machine learning can help identify suitable distribution and storage conditions for delicate extra virgin olive oil

Machine learning can help identify suitable distribution and storage conditions for delicate extra virgin olive oil

 

 

Nowadays, in the United States, and especially in California, different extra virgin olive oils are being produced. Nevertheless, many European countries have been and still are importing their extra virgin olive oils, mainly from Spain and Italy. Many recent studies performed in the US regarding the quality of these imported oils have revealed many low-quality products, even from prestigious brands, causing much discomfort in this sector overseas. Although initial blames were put on the producers, there is more and more evidence that, in fact, the distribution chain and storage plays a major role in the degradation of these delicate foods. Harsh conditions have been reported during transportation in ships, having olive oil containers sitting in the sun from days to even months at very high temperatures.

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