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Teens Take Heart: Good Bacteria Could Help You Win The Acne War
2013-02-28 20:55:50

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online You may want to think twice before waging a thermonuclear war against acne and blasting your face with some astringent chemical to kill off all bacteria. A new study from UCLA has found there are good and bad kinds of bacteria which live on your face. The good bacteria may even be responsible for protecting your face against the bad, zit-bringing bacteria. These life-changing results have been published in the Journal of...

2013-02-26 08:28:21

-- UCLA Professor to Bring Expertise to Company's Expanding Infectious Disease Program -- ROCKVILLE, Md., Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Synthetic Biologics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: SYN), a developer of synthetic biologics and innovative medicines for serious infections and diseases, announced today that Brad Spellberg, M.D., joined the Company's Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Spellberg is an infectious disease specialist whose NIH-funded laboratory studies highly drug-resistant infections in...

2013-02-20 14:45:24

In "before" and "after" photos from advertisements for wound-healing ointments, bandages and antibiotic creams, we see an injury transformed from an inflamed red gash to smooth and flawless skin. What we don't appreciate is the vital role that our own natural biomolecules play in the healing process, including their contribution to the growth of new cells and the development of new blood vessels that provide nutrients to those cells. Now, UCLA researchers led by Heather Maynard, a...

2013-02-20 12:25:15

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Following last year's successful collaboration, UCLA Anderson School of Management is again partnering with TED - the nonprofit that presents the globally acclaimed TED (Technology, Entertainment, and Design) conferences - to host a series of panels, TEDActive workshops and TED-themed talks on campus from Tuesday, Feb. 26 to Thursday, Feb. 28. The multi-day event drew roughly 900 attendees in its 2012 debut. TED Week 2013 will offer the UCLA...

2013-01-30 08:28:14

LA JOLLA, Calif., Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Contemporary U.S. households have more possessions per home than any society in all of global history. Put simply, Americans sure do love their stuff. But at what point do all of the toys, gadgets and big box consumables that fill their homes become too much? University of California Television's (UCTV) web series "A Cluttered Life: Middle-Class Abundance," tackles these questions by following a team of UCLA anthropologists into the...

2013-01-29 23:03:53

Armed with NXT robots and a NAO humanoid robot, the Spelman College SpelBots team will demonstrate the dexterity of the robot pupils and recount their experiences programming the “virtual agents” to 400 African-American and Hispanic high school students in the Los Angeles Unified School District at UCLA´s “Exploring Computer Science” Day, Jan. 31, 2013. Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) January 29, 2013 Armed with NXT robots and a NAO humanoid robot, the Spelman College...

2013-01-25 12:25:38

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Heritage Provider Network, Inc., The University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and Open mHealth today announced the launch of a $100,000 mobile apps health prize challenge. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120418/LA89605LOGO-a) The Heritage Open mHealth challenge will encourage teams to create mobile applications using the Open mHealth architecture. The use of an open architecture overcomes inherent limitations created by dissimilar...

2013-01-25 10:05:08

UCLA researchers discover new point of attack for drug therapy Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of late-life dementia. The disorder is thought to be caused by a protein known as amyloid-beta, or Abeta, which clumps together in the brain, forming plaques that are thought to destroy neurons. This destruction starts early, too, and can presage clinical signs of the disease by up to 20 years. For decades now, researchers have been trying, with limited success, to develop drugs...

2013-01-24 20:22:03

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- UCLA Anderson School of Management has teamed up with three other UC schools to offer an executive training program that helps diverse business enterprises (DBEs) meet the changing technological needs of their customers. The first group of participants in the Advanced Technology Management Institute (ATMI), which launched in 2012, will complete its final program module on Jan. 26. "Entrepreneurs in emerging growth companies will find that programs...

2013-01-14 20:21:14

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Thirty-Seventh UCLA Entertainment Symposium, "Deals on the Edge," will welcome several hundred participants on March 8-9, 2013, at UCLA's Freud Playhouse, Macgowan Hall. The annual event addresses subjects at the forefront of the entertainment industry. The Symposium features leading entertainment industry executives who will share their perspectives on the status of the industry and the impact of evolving technologies on deal making and...