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2014-02-18 12:23:33

Analysis by Researchers at UCLA's Luskin Center Provides Roadmap for Future Solar Expansion LOS ANGELES, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Los Angeles' groundbreaking new rooftop solar energy program is delivering on its promise to bring cost-effective, clean power to tens of thousands of LADWP customers, and is ready for a significant expansion that would bring even greater benefits to Angelenos, according to a report issued today by J.R. DeShazo, Director of UCLA's Luskin Center for...

Genetic Makeup Determines Parkinson's Risk From Pesticide Use
2014-02-05 09:34:22

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online In the past, studies have shown that pesticides can cause an increased risk for the development of Parkinson’s disease. Recently, UCLA researchers have discovered that amount of risk varies with a person’s individual genetic makeup. People with a specific genetic variant and are living in extreme pesticide-exposed areas have an increased likelihood of developing the disease by two- to six-fold. Previously, the UCLA team found...

2014-02-04 16:28:13

Parabase Genomics and the UCLA Clinical Genomics Center Selected as Pilot Partners ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Feb. 04, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eight years. That's the average amount of time patients wait to receive an official medical diagnosis when facing a rare genetic disease. The stress this medical diagnostic process places on families can be devastating. This year, undiagnosed rare disease patients will receive a gift of hope through an innovative whole genome sequencing pilot...

2014-01-31 20:20:47

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, The Jordan Farmar Foundation is announcing its 2(nd) Annual "A Taste of Hope" event. The event aims to change lives by promoting physical and emotional well-being, teamwork, tolerance, responsibility, and environmental awareness. The foundation is committed to the health, hope and healing of children in need, envisioning a community where all children live healthy and environmentally responsible lives, while thriving in a diverse...

2014-01-23 16:23:10

USC Alumni-Led Marketing Agency Brings Back their Signature Crosstown Showdown(TM) Promotion and Sweepstakes for a Repeat Celebration LOS ANGELES, Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Creative Productions, an internationally recognized integrated marketing agency led by Trojan Alumni, Deborah Golian Castro and Larry Castro, is the presenting sponsor of the highly anticipated rivalry matchup between USC and UCLA at the Galen Center February 8, 2014. To amplify the excitement for the big...

2014-01-20 09:44:16

Modeling structures that trap air under water and could one day lead to more energy-efficient ships described in the journal 'Physics of Fluids' From the sleek hulls of racing yachts to Michael Phelps' shaved legs, most objects that move through the water quickly are also smooth. But researchers from UCLA have found that bumpiness can sometimes be better. "A properly designed rough surface, contrary to our intuition, can reduce skin-friction drag," said John Kim, a professor in the...

2014-01-08 16:24:59

Florida State, North Dakota State and Notre Dame lead the men's standings while Penn State ranks No. 1 in the women's standings with a combined $400,000 in student-athlete scholarships at stake MCLEAN, Va., Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The game-winning 80-yard touchdown drive by Florida State in the final minute of the final BCS National Championship Game was the perfect ending to an exciting 2013-2014 NCAA® Division I fall athletics season filled with other last-second heroics and...

2014-01-06 12:25:10

February 10 Deadline for Submissions in 14 Competition Categories and Two Career Achievement Honors LOS ANGELES, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UCLA Anderson School of Management and the G. and R. Loeb Foundation invite journalists from print, online and broadcast media to submit entries in 14 competition categories and nominations for two career achievement awards for the 2014 Gerald Loeb Awards for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism. To view the multimedia assets associated with...

2013-12-18 13:33:05

A UCLA research team has found no evidence of an association between iron levels in the body and the risk of atherosclerosis, the hardening and narrowing of the arteries that leads to cardiovascular disease, the No. 1 killer in the U.S. The discovery, based on a comprehensive study in a mouse model of atherosclerosis, contradicts a long-held hypothesis about the role of iron in the disease and carries important implications for patients with chronic kidney disease or anemia related to...


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  • A bookseller; now, especially, a dealer in rare and curious books.
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