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2012-08-15 23:00:59

Search engine documentary features interview with Dr. Leonard Kleinrock, "Father of the Internet" and winner of the 2008 National Medal of Science Award; Documentary includes key industry insiders: UCLA, USC and UCR professors and experts who discuss currently evolving "interest-based advertising." Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 14, 2012 HTP Company LLC, (http://www.htpcompany.com) an internet advertising company based in Agoura Hills, California, recently released a high quality...

2012-07-30 15:40:57

UCLA life scientists, working with colleagues in China, have discovered a new method to quickly assess plants' drought tolerance. The method works for many diverse species growing around the world. The research, published in the journal Methods in Ecology and Evolution, may revolutionize the ability to survey plant species for their ability to withstand drought, said senior author Lawren Sack, a UCLA professor of ecology and evolutionary biology. "This method can be applied rapidly and...

2012-07-27 13:52:36

UCLA researchers say blocking this molecule may improve and speed recovery FINDINGS: Researchers at UCLA have identified a novel molecule in the brain that, after stroke, blocks the formation of new connections between neurons. As a result, it limits the brain's recovery. In a mouse model, the researchers showed that blocking this molecule–called ephrin-A5--induces axonal sprouting, that is, the growth of new connections between the brain's neurons, or cells, and as a result...

Solar Cells Could Produce Energy-Generating Windows
2012-07-22 06:34:05

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers from a prominent California university have developed a new transparent solar cell that they say could be used to create windows which generate electricity. Writing in the journal ACS Nano, UCLA Materials Science and Engineering Professor Yang Yang and colleagues describe a polymer solar cell (PSC) which is capable of producing energy by absorbing primarily infrared light, not visible light. As such, this allows the...

2012-07-18 01:22:02

As part of the Affordable Care Act, hospitals and medical centers are required to report their quality-of-care and risk-standardized outcomes for stroke and other common medical conditions. But reporting models for mortality that don't consider stroke severity may unfairly skew these results. Now, A UCLA-led national study has found that when reporting on 30-day mortality rates for Medicare beneficiaries hospitalized with acute stroke, using a model that adjusts for stroke severity...

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...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'