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Sea Anemone Toxin Could Help Fight Obesity
2013-05-28 09:16:21

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online As the obesity epidemic in the US and other developed nations continues to grow, medical researchers are working to find a drug to either stem the symptoms of this condition or help eradicate it altogether. This week scientists from the University of California at Irvine (UCI) published the results of a study, which may have found just such a drug hiding in the tentacles of the sun anemone, in Proceedings of the National Academy...

2012-02-20 19:00:00

The London 2012 Velodrome has been praised by riders as the UCI Track Cycling World Cup presented by Samsung concluded yesterday with an overall victory for Great Britain who won five gold medals and broke two world records. (PRWEB) February 20, 2012 The London 2012 Velodrome has been praised by riders as the UCI Track Cycling World Cup presented by Samsung concluded yesterday with an overall victory for Great Britain who won five gold medals and broke two world records. Download images...

2011-10-03 14:58:14

UCI study shows promise of metabolic therapy for autoimmune diseases UCI´s Dr. Michael Demetriou, Ani Grigorian and others found that oral N-acetylglucosamine (GlcNAc), which is similar to but more effective than the widely available glucosamine, inhibited the growth and function of abnormal T-cells that in MS incorrectly direct the immune system to attack and break down central nervous system tissue that insulates nerves. Study results appear online in The Journal of Biological...

2010-11-16 12:50:13

UCI study opens new avenue for obesity and diabetes drug development UC Irvine researchers have discovered that circadian rhythms "” the internal body clock "” regulate fat metabolism. This helps explain why people burn fat more efficiently at certain times of day and could lead to new pharmaceuticals for obesity, diabetes and energy-related illnesses. The study was headed by Paolo Sassone-Corsi, Donald Bren Professor and chair of pharmacology. A leading expert on circadian...

2010-11-02 14:49:08

Crizotinib caused tumors to stop growing, shrink or disappear in 90 percent of patients A UC Irvine oncologist's work with a targeted therapy is showing great promise in patients with a deadly form of lung cancer. The results were published Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine. The multicenter study is testing whether the drug crizotinib effectively slows, stops or reverses growth in advanced non-small cell lung cancer tumors by targeting a genetic mutation that causes uncontrolled...

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2010-09-17 13:13:16

Breakthrough study could transform drug, aging and fertility research UC Irvine researchers have deciphered how lowly fruit flies bred to rapidly develop and reproduce actually evolve over time. The findings, reported in the Sept. 15 online issue of Nature, contradict the long-held belief that sexual beings evolve the same way simpler organisms do and could fundamentally alter the direction of genetic research for new pharmaceuticals and other products. "This is actually decoding the key DNA...

2010-09-14 08:16:00

ATLANTA, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Surgical Information Systems (SIS) congratulates UC Irvine Medical Center for earning full three-year accreditation from the Joint Commission and being recognized for several best practices in the delivery of anesthesia services. During a recent survey, the Joint Commission referred to UCI and the quality of care provided by the Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care as "top notch". (Logo:...

2010-08-30 20:00:00

ORANGE, Calif., Aug. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- UC Irvine's Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care has been awarded a Picker Institute/Gold Foundation Challenge Grant to change how anesthesiologists are trained, emphasizing the skills necessary to treat patients with compassion and empathy under difficult conditions. The prestigious, annual grants promote research and projects integrating patient-centered care and humanism into the education of America's future doctors....


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.