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2013-03-15 11:14:28

This year's unusually long and rocky flu season would be nothing compared to the pandemic that could occur if bird flu became highly contagious among humans, which is why UCLA researchers and their colleagues are creating new ways to predict where an outbreak could emerge. "Using surveillance of influenza cases in humans and birds, we've come up with a technique to predict sites where these viruses could mix and generate a future pandemic," said lead author Trevon Fuller, a UCLA...

2013-03-05 14:04:08

Women who receive strong social support from their families during pregnancy appear to be protected from sharp increases in a particular stress hormone, making them less likely to experience depression after giving birth, a new study by UCLA life scientists indicates. "Now we have some clue as to how support might 'get under the skin' in pregnancy, dampening down a mother's stress hormone and thereby helping to reduce her risk for postpartum depression," said Jennifer Hahn-Holbrook, a UCLA...

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...

2013-02-20 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...

2013-01-29 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...


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