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2009-05-05 10:22:33

A material just six atoms thick in which electrons appear to be guided by conflicting laws of physics depending on their direction of travel has been discovered by a team of physicists at the University of California, Davis. Working with computational models, the team has found that the electrons in a thin layer of vanadium dioxide sandwiched between insulating sheets of titanium dioxide exhibit one set of properties when moving in forward-backward directions, and another set when moving left...

2009-04-14 11:29:18

Findings could explain relationship between PCB exposure, neurodevelopmental disorders in children In three new studies "” including one appearing online today in the Public Library of Science - Biology (PLoS - Biology) "” UC Davis researchers provide compelling evidence of how low levels of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) alter the way brain cells develop. The findings could explain at last "” some 30 years after the toxic chemicals were banned in the United States...

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2009-02-24 13:32:56

Large-scale study supports potential role in boosting immune system, more research needed Vitamin D may be an important way to arm the immune system against disorders like the common cold, report investigators from the University of Colorado Denver (UC Denver) School of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Children's Hospital Boston. In the largest and most nationally representative study of the association between vitamin D and respiratory infections, people with the lowest...

2009-02-05 05:30:00

Study Evaluating Cysteamine in Collaboration with UC San Diego NOVATO, Calif., Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Raptor Pharmaceuticals Corp. ("Raptor" or the "Company") (OTC Bulletin Board: RPTP), today announced the completion of patient enrollment in its Phase 2a open-label clinical trial to evaluate cysteamine bitartrate ("cysteamine") in patients diagnosed with non-alcoholic steatohepatitis ("NASH"). NASH, a progressive form of liver disease that accounts for approximately 10% of newly...

2009-01-27 11:46:32

Provides evidence for reported side effects including muscle and cognitive problems A paper co-authored by Beatrice Golomb, MD, PhD, associate professor of medicine at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and director of UC San Diego's Statin Study group cites nearly 900 studies on the adverse effects of HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (statins), a class of drugs widely used to treat high cholesterol. The result is a review paper, currently published in the on-line edition...

2008-12-03 12:51:52

Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment seems to improve cognitive functioning in patients with Alzheimer's disease who also suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, according to the results of a randomized clinical trial conducted at the University of California, San Diego. The study "“ led by Sonia Ancoli-Israel, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry at the UC San Diego School of Medicine and one of the nation's preeminent experts in the field of sleep disorders and sleep research...

2008-09-08 03:00:25

By Chambers, Heather Just six years old and barely through its third class of graduates, UC San Diego's pharmacy school is already struggling with financial problems that could weigh heavily on its accreditation status. Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is under review this year by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, an agency tasked with assessing and granting accreditation to pharmacy schools nationwide. As is customary for newly accredited programs,...

2008-08-19 15:00:28

CommuniGate Systems, the leader in carrier-class Mobile Unified Communications, transforms the new iPhone 3G into a mega ARPU machine for broadband and mobile network operators with a simple and efficient turnkey package. Network Operators looking for solutions that attract the lucrative business subscribers will be pleased to learn about the simple yet powerful technology that enables Unified Communications (UC) to be rapidly deployed without requiring equipment on the premises....

2008-07-18 00:00:00

By Connie Llanos A proposed new admissions policy for the University of California system could give thousands of students a better chance of getting into the elite state schools, but critics say the changes threaten to weaken educational quality. The proposal, to be discussed today by the Board of Regents, would reduce the grades, classes and admissions tests required of high school students before their applications are fully reviewed. "All we are doing is guaranteeing more students a...

2008-07-14 06:00:29

By Matt Weiser, The Sacramento Bee, Calif. Jul. 14--As many as 8,500 University of California employees -- including UC Davis workers -- are expected to hit the picket lines today to protest a deadlock over wage hikes. The strike involves workers represented by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 3299, who perform housekeeping, cafeteria and security services on UC campuses. The strike is planned to run though Friday at UC's 10 campuses and five...


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  • Good cheer; viands.
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