UC San Diego scientists say they've discovered a cause of insulin resistance -- a hallmark of type 2 diabetes -- and reversed it, in mice. If the study is confirmed in people, it will answer a longstanding question about how insulin resistance arises. The research also has implications for therapy and diagnosis of type 2 diabetes, a major health problem. The study found that immune cells found in fat tissue emit messaging molecules that control the process.
Total protection against a monkey version of HIV was achieved with a new kind of genetically engineered antibody, in a study reported Wednesday. Healthy people are to be tested with the antibody in a safety trial expected to begin in late 2018. In addition to that trial, a separate study is being considered to test the antibody in HIV patients. The three-pronged “trispecific” antibody is a hybrid of three antibodies, each targeting a different vulnerable site on the virus.
A former attorney for a prominent La Jolla biotech has sued the company, alleging gender discrimination against her and other female employees. The company, Synthetic Genomics, said it will fight the lawsuit because it is without merit and against its principles of diversity. Teresa Spehar filed the lawsuit Sept. 7 in San Diego Superior Court. Spehar, vice president of intellectual property until being fired on June 20, is asking for unspecified damages to be determined at trial.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".