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2012-07-16 23:01:39

The UCLA IMPACT 2012 contest has been extended until August 15th, giving creative minds the chance to enter and win before it´s too late. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 16, 2012 UCLA IMPACT 2012 was created in order to help create awareness for the Center for HIV Identification, Prevention, and Treatment Services (CHIPTS). As an organization dedicated to funding global AIDS research, their main goal is to develop strategies for integrating and promoting HIV detection and care. As a...

2012-07-10 10:27:29

Diels and Alder won the Nobel; now UCLA's Kendall Houk makes the movie In 1928, chemists Otto Diels and Kurt Alder first documented diene synthesis, a chemical reaction important for synthesizing many polymers, alkaloids and steroids. Their work on this mechanism, which came to be known as the Diels—Alder reaction, won them the 1950 Nobel Prize in chemistry. Since then, the iconic reaction has become the most commonly used and studied mechanism in organic chemistry. But what...

2012-07-06 10:16:15

The ability to distinguish and isolate rare cells from among a large population of assorted cells has become increasingly important for the early detection of disease and for monitoring disease treatments. Circulating cancer tumor cells are a perfect example. Typically, there are only a handful of them among a billion healthy cells, yet they are precursors to metastasis, the spread of cancer that causes about 90 percent of cancer mortalities. Such "rogue" cells are not limited to cancer...

2012-06-26 14:29:30

A team of UCLA researchers has created the most powerful high-performance nanoscale microwave oscillators in the world, a development that could lead to cheaper, more energy-efficient mobile communication devices that deliver much better signal quality. Today's cell phones, WiFi—enabled tablets and other electronic gadgets all use microwave oscillators, tiny devices that generate the electrical signals used in communications. In a cell phone, for example, the transmitter and receiver...

2012-06-25 20:54:55

A mathematical model that has been used for more than 80 years to determine the hunting range of animals in the wild holds promise for mapping the territories of street gangs, a UCLA-led team of social scientists reports in a new study. "The way gangs break up their neighborhoods into unique territories is a lot like the way lions or honey bees break up space," said lead author P. Jeffrey Brantingham, a professor of anthropology at UCLA. Further, the research demonstrates that the most...

Five Degree Temperature Increases Expected In Southern California By Mid-Century
2012-06-22 08:23:06

Climate change could have a profound impact on Southern California, as the region could be several degrees warmer by the middle of the century, according to a new UCLA study released on Thursday. The southern part of the state could be three to five degrees warmer in the years 2041 to 2060, though differences between the coast and inland locations and mountainous and desert areas will mean that the heat increase will vary, the Associated Press (AP) reported on Thursday. The study, which...

2012-06-22 06:14:38

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Approximately three out of every 1,000 people in the United States suffer from some degree of Autism. Now, a new study is looking at why this happens by studying your genes. Researchers at UCLA are conducting a study to explain why one person has an ASD (autism spectrum disorder) and another does not. The study pinpoints ASD risk factors by comparing changes in gene expression with DNA mutation data in the same individuals. ASDs are a heterogeneous group of...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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