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2014-04-28 16:30:13

SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After UCLA settled a whistleblower case for $10 million in which accusations of conflicts of interest between doctors and the medical device industry were ignored, Californians deserve an independent investigation to ensure that patients are not harmed when UC financial interests conflict with transparency in patient care, wrote patient safety advocates in a letter yesterday. Jamie Court and Michael Kapp, both with Consumer...

2014-04-24 12:24:21

Report commissioned by LABC Institute encourages incentives to share benefits of emerging commercial solar market with low-income areas throughout Los Angeles; many local programs already benefiting from the LADWP feed-in tariff LOS ANGELES, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A significantly expanded commercial rooftop solar program in Los Angeles would create thousands of new jobs and spur hundreds of millions of dollars in new investment, with particular benefit to residents living in...

2014-04-23 09:46:08

Study finds jump in patients receiving clot-busting drug within 'golden hour' Administering a clot-dissolving drug to stroke victims quickly — ideally within the first 60 minutes after they arrive at a hospital emergency room — is crucial to saving their lives, preserving their brain function and reducing disability. Given intravenously, tPA (tissue plasminogen activator) is currently the only Food and Drug Administration–approved therapy shown to improve outcomes for patients...

2014-04-23 08:32:28

LOS ANGELES, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On June 7, 2014 global experts on malignant pleural mesothelioma will convene in Santa Monica, CA at the 4th Annual International Symposium on Lung-Sparing Therapies for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer that results from exposure to asbestos and commonly affects the pleura - the lining of the chest. The event is co-hosted by UCLA and the Pacific Meso Center (PMC), a division of the Pacific Heart, Lung and Blood Institute...

2014-04-08 16:21:47

LOS ANGELES, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The 19(th) Annual Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation's (JCCF) "TASTE FOR A CURE," is set for Friday, April 25, 2014 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. Steve Mosko, President of Sony Pictures Television, receives the Gil Nickel Humanitarian Award. Actor Joel McHale will present. "Glee" star Lea Michele and "How I Met Your Mother's" Alyson Hannigan will be part of the program featuring a performance from "Glee's" Darren Criss and entertainment from...

2014-04-08 08:29:47

New Research Documents the Effectiveness of Epidural Stimulation as a Therapy Option for Paralysis; Results Published Today in Brain LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Four young men who have been paralyzed for years achieved groundbreaking progress - moving their legs - as a result of epidural electrical stimulation of the spinal cord, an international team of life scientists at the University of Louisville, UCLA and the Pavlov Institute of Physiology reported today in...

2014-04-04 23:29:01

Liberty University’s men’s volleyball team upset No. 17-seeded University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) 25-17, 25-23 in the first round of pool play in the Division I-A bracket of this week’s NCVF Championships in Reno, Nev. Lynchburg, VA (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 Liberty University’s men’s volleyball team upset No. 17-seeded University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) 25-17, 25-23 in the first round of pool play in the Division I-A bracket of this week’s NCVF Championships...

2014-04-02 16:31:37

New menu additions further medical center's focus on healthier eating LOS ANGELES, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patients, staff and visitors to the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica can now enjoy a healthier version of the traditional burger-and-fries lunch. The hospitals' menus now include burgers made from antibiotic-free, grass-fed beef and herb roasted potatoes, as well as antibiotic-free chicken breasts. With the changes, the...

2014-03-31 13:37:12

UCLA study discovers potassium boost improves walking in mouse model Tweaking a specific cell type's ability to absorb potassium in the brain improved walking and prolonged survival in a mouse model of Huntington's disease, reports a UCLA study published March 30 in the online edition of Nature Neuroscience. The discovery could point to new drug targets for treating the devastating disease, which strikes one in every 20,000 Americans. Huntington's disease is passed from parent to child...

Greenland river discharge
2014-03-19 03:59:06

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online After growing frustrated attempting to measure the amount of water draining from Greenland’s melting ice sheet, one UCLA graduate student has developed a new method of measuring the width of a river over an extended period of time using freely available imagery from orbiting satellites. Currently, the volume of water running through a river at any given time is determined using a series of ground-based measurements. Hydrologists...


Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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