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2013-01-10 08:24:55

TUCSON, Ariz., Jan. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SynCardia Systems, Inc. (www.syncardia.com), manufacturer of the world's first and only FDA, Health Canada and CE (Europe) approved Total Artificial Heart, announced today that Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles has discharged its first patient to receive the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart. Chad Washington, 35, left the hospital on Dec. 10, in time to celebrate the holidays at home with his wife and 4-year-old son using...

2013-01-07 16:23:33

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Marking the importance of the 2013 Los Angeles mayoral election, NBC4, UCLA and the Los Angeles Coalition for the Economy & Jobs have joined together to co-host a jobs-focused mayoral debate on Monday, January 28 at UCLA's Royce Hall. The debate will be broadcast live on NBC4 from 7-8 p.m. and will continue as a live webcast from 8-8:30 p.m. at www.nbcla.com. The debate, moderated by NBC4 chief political reporter Conan...

2013-01-04 11:08:34

Study suggests potential new target in fight against debilitating disease For several years, neurologists at UCLA have been building a case that a link exists between pesticides and Parkinson's disease. To date, paraquat, maneb and ziram – common chemicals sprayed in California's Central Valley and elsewhere – have been tied to increases in the disease, not only among farmworkers but in individuals who simply lived or worked near fields and likely inhaled drifting particles....

2012-12-19 08:23:23

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UCLA Anderson School of Management and the G. and R. Loeb Foundation invite business, financial and economic journalists from print, online and broadcast media to submit entries in 14 competition categories and nominations for two career achievement awards for the recently restructured 2013 Gerald Loeb Awards for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121219/LA32167LOGO) The Gerald Loeb Awards...

New Energy-efficient Computer Memory Developed Using Magnetic Materials
2012-12-17 10:57:08

University of California MeRAM is up to 1,000 times more energy-efficient than current technologies By using electric voltage instead of a flowing electric current, researchers from UCLA's Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have made major improvements to an ultra-fast, high-capacity class of computer memory known as magnetoresistive random access memory, or MRAM. The UCLA team's improved memory, which they call MeRAM for magnetoelectric random access memory, has...

2012-12-10 08:24:08

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UCLA Anderson School of Management today announced the launch of the first interactive business school alumni magazine designed exclusively as an iPad application. The free app for the redesigned publication, Assets Digital, is fully integrated in the iPad platform to provide users with a multi-dimensional and immersive storytelling experience. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...

2012-12-08 05:00:14

Horner Flooring has teamed up with bd Global to provide the official playing surface for the MD Anderson Proton Therapy Showcase featuring Texas vs. UCLA in one of the season´s most anticipated early-season games. Dollar Bay, MI (PRWEB) December 07, 2012 Horner Flooring has teamed up with bd Global to provide the official playing surface for the MD Anderson Proton Therapy Showcase featuring Texas vs. UCLA in one of the season´s most anticipated early-season games. The inaugural...

2012-12-05 12:24:16

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers from the Revlon/UCLA Women's Cancer Research Program at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center (JCCC) reported an encouraging increase in progression-free survival (PFS, the length of time a patient is on treatment without tumor growth) for patients with breast cancer that was estrogen receptor positive (ER+), HER2-negative who were given a combination of the standard anti-estrogen treatment, letrozole, and a new experimental drug...

2012-12-04 12:23:45

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UCLA Anderson School of Management and the G. and R. Loeb Foundation mark their forty year partnership with significant changes to the 14 competition categories for the 2013 Gerald Loeb Awards. A longer submission period was also announced today. To align The Gerald Loeb Awards more closely with changes throughout the field of journalism, Loeb Awards categories and submissions guidelines have been restructured. The new structure is an effort to lift...

2012-12-02 05:04:22

Probiotic Action spokesperson Fernando Perez reacts a new finding that a virus could be used as a way to fight acne. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) November 30, 2012 On November 30, Fernando Perez — a spokesperson for Probiotic Action — responds to a new finding at UCLA that could have a big impact on the future for the best acne treatments currently available. The findings were published on the Medical News Today website. Finding a cure for acne that is both safe and effective has always...