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Warming In China Four Times Greater Than Previously Thought
2013-05-15 15:31:28

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to new research in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), average temperatures in central China are 10 to 14 degrees Fahrenheit hotter today than they were during the last Ice Age 20,000 years ago. The authors of the study predict that these findings, which are two to four times greater than previous models have shown, could help researchers build up more precise models of previous climate change patterns...

2013-05-01 10:36:33

A UCLA-led study of adolescents receiving treatment for methamphetamine dependence has found that girls are more likely to continue using the drug during treatment than boys, suggesting that new approaches are needed for treating meth abuse among teen girls. Results from the study, conducted by the UCLA Center for Behavioral and Addiction Medicine and the community-based substance abuse treatment program Behavioral Health Services Inc., are published in the April edition of the Journal of...

2013-04-20 23:02:01

UCLA Oncologists Offer Discussion on Lung-Sparing Techniques in Mesothelioma Treatment. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) April 20, 2013 The 3rd International Symposium on Lung-Sparing Therapies for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma will take place (MPM) on Saturday, May 18, in Santa Monica, Calif. From the standpoint of surgery, ℠lung-sparing´ refers to a procedure called Pleurectomy/Decortication (PD). Unlike the more aggressive Extrapleural Pneumonectomy (EPP) that advocates removing the lung...

2013-04-19 19:25:00

Research suggests 'chemo brain' may involve neurophysiological change For many years, breast cancer patients have reported experiencing difficulties with memory, concentration and other cognitive functions following cancer treatment. Whether this mental "fogginess" is psychosomatic or reflects underlying changes in brain function has been a bone of contention among scientists and physicians. Now, a new study led by Dr. Patricia Ganz, director of cancer prevention and control research at...

2013-04-12 15:57:27

Like finally seeing all the gears of a watch and how they work together, researchers from UCLA and UC Berkeley have, for the first time ever, solved the puzzle of how the various components of an entire telomerase enzyme complex fit together and function in a three-dimensional structure. The creation of the first complete visual map of the telomerase enzyme, which is known to play a significant role in aging and most cancers, represents a breakthrough that could open up a host of new...

2013-04-12 13:41:20

Blocking a key protein boosts body's ability to clear chronic infection UCLA scientists have shown that temporarily blocking a protein critical to immune response actually helps the body clear itself of chronic infection. Published in the April 12 edition of Science, the finding suggests new approaches to treating persistent viral infections like HIV and hepatitis C. The research team studied type-1 interferons (IFN-1), proteins released by cells in response to disease-causing organisms...


Word of the Day
virgule
  • A punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information.
  • A little rod; a twig.
This word comes from the Late Latin 'virgula,' accentual mark, a diminutive of 'virga,' rod.
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