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2013-08-26 23:04:19

Dr. Marisa C. Chang has been named a Southern California Rising Star by Super Doctors®. Dr.

Iron Accumulation Contributes To Alzheimer's Disease
2013-08-21 04:32:35

On the heels of a study which found that copper could factor into the onset and progression of the neurodegenerative condition, a second group of scientists has published research suggesting that iron accumulation could be one of the core contributing factors leading to the onset of Alzheimer's Disease.

Online Chronicling Often Reduces Depression In Breast Cancer Patients
2013-08-14 12:59:39

Patients with serious medical conditions have been increasingly sharing their experiences online and a new study from UCLA has delved into this phenomenon to see if it has led to positive psychological outcomes for these particular people.

2013-08-05 12:25:20

Using direct human brain recordings, a research team from Drexel University, the University of Pennsylvania, UCLA and Thomas Jefferson University has identified a new type of cell in the brain that helps people to keep track of their relative location while navigating an unfamiliar environment.

UCLA Researchers Design Software Hackers' Kryptonite
2013-07-30 12:43:15

Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have designed a "software obfuscation" system for the very first time. The new system is able to encrypt software so that it only allows someone to use a program as intended while preventing any deciphering of the code behind it.

Fungus Cell Looks Like The 405 Freeway
2013-07-18 10:17:49

No, those are not cars darting along a busy highway. The glowing specks you're seeing in this video are millions of nuclei flowing through the tube-like filaments, or hyphae, of a single fungus cell.

Our Brains Act As Information DJs
2013-07-06 05:34:27

Long before the advent of the internet, scientists were trying to understand how ideas spread. Today, the questions include "what messages will go viral on social media?" and "can this be predicted?"


Word of the Day
fleuron
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
[ "The word 'fleuron' comes from French."]