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2014-07-09 08:27:34

LOS ANGELES, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NeuroSigma, Inc. (NeuroSigma), a California-based life sciences company focused on commercialization of its non-invasive Monarch(TM) eTNS(TM) System for the treatment of neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders, today announced that the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded UCLA a grant that funds a Phase II 90-subject pediatric clinical trial at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) focused on the treatment of...

2014-07-09 00:20:20

Funding announced today from the Defense agency will go to research teams at the University of Pennsylvania and UCLA to support the development of the Restoring Active Memory (RAM) program WASHINGTON, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA) applauded today's announcement by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) that they have launched their Restoring Active Memory (RAM) program. The program will be led by teams at the University of...

2014-06-19 08:25:18

National Championships in Gymnastics and Softball help Gators hold off UCLA and Stanford MCLEAN, Va., June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The women's athletics program at the University of Florida has achieved one of the highest honors in college sports, earning the 2013-2014 Capital One Cup. The Gator women finished first in the final Capital One Cup standings, claiming their first Capital One Cup title and $200,000 toward student-athlete scholarships. The Capital One Cup trophy, which is awarded...

2014-06-11 08:30:14

Immunotherapy treatment, which has potential for long-term improvement with mesothelioma patients, is among the most promising breakthroughs over the last year. LOS ANGELES, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- An international roster of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) experts came together on Saturday, May 7, in Santa Monica, Calif., to discuss the latest research findings on this rare asbestos-related cancer. The symposium, which was hosted by UCLA and the Pacific Heart, Lung and...

2014-06-03 12:36:41

ImaginAb Expands Portfolio for Immunotherapeutic Drug Development LOS ANGELES, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ImaginAb, Inc. and the Regents of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have executed a technology licensing agreement relating to novel immune cell-targeting agents for imaging with Positron Emission Tomography (PET). Inflammation and immune response play a fundamental role in a wide variety of diseases including cancer and autoimmune diseases. Under the agreement,...

2014-05-29 20:22:01

President Obama announces game-changing gift at White House summit on youth and sports LOS ANGELES, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Philanthropist Steve Tisch, co-owner of the New York Giants and an Academy Award-winning film producer, has pledged $10 million to the department of neurosurgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA for the BrainSPORT Program, which has been renamed the UCLA Steve Tisch BrainSPORT Program. Announced by President Obama today during a...

2014-05-20 16:24:32

Award-Winning Actor, Comedian, Author and Musician Paul Reiser Hosts LOS ANGELES, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The UCLA Longevity Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing and extending productive and healthy lives through research and education, will honor UCLA Chancellor Emeritus and Professor Albert Carnesale and his wife Robin Carnesale; singer, songwriter and composer Randy Newman; Lockton Insurance Brokers President and CEO Timothy J. Noonan; and film, stage and...

2014-05-19 23:07:05

Fund has enjoyed a 30 percent increase in membership and 100 percent increase in cashless giving including shares from DogVacay and Cloudera in last 18 months. Silicon Valley, CA (PRWEB) May 19, 2014 The UCLA Venture Capital Fund announced today that shares from Twitter mark the twelfth liquidity event the UCLA VC Fund has realized in the last 18 months. In addition to Twitter, shares from Bigfoot Networks, Kythera Biopharmaceuticals, Solar City, Amira Pharmaceuticals, and Kosmix also had...

2014-05-08 12:30:08

Two new gifts will benefit faculty in stem cell science and digestive diseases LOS ANGELES, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two new gifts from The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation to UCLA totaling $4 million will fund research in stem cell science and digestive diseases and support the recruitment of key faculty at two renowned research centers. The gifts bring to $30 million The Broad Foundation's total support of faculty recruitment and basic and translational research at...

2014-05-08 12:26:01

Lifetime Achievement Award goes to James Flanigan of the Los Angeles Times and The New York Times; John Brecher, of Bloomberg News to receive Lawrence Minard Editor Award LOS ANGELES, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Judy D. Olian, chairman of the G. and R. Loeb Foundation Inc. and dean of UCLA Anderson School of Management, today announced the finalists of the 2014 Gerald Loeb Awards for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism. She also announced the recipients of the Lifetime Achievement...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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