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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...

2014-03-14 08:24:05

Company Sponsors Art Exhibition's Opening Party with Authentic Mexican Day of the Dead Craft Beer LOS ANGELES, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Drinks Americas (OTC: DKAM; "Drinks Americas" or the "Company"), the exclusive United States broker for leading premium authentic Mexican beers currently present in over 32 states, today is proud to announce that it will be sponsoring the opening party for the Fowler Museum at UCLA's new art exhibition with its refreshingly tasty, uniquely...

Doctors Issue New Treatment Guidelines For Skin Abscesses Caused By Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus
2014-03-13 11:59:37

Rachel Champeau, UCLA It has been more than 10 years since the clinical battle began with community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), and doctors are still grappling with how to diagnose, treat and prevent this virulent form of staph infection, which is immune to many antibiotics. As MRSA cases have increased dramatically over the decade, so have the number of skin abscesses — generally pus-filled boils or pimples with discharge — that characterize these...

2014-03-10 23:29:08

Morf Media Inc. is the global leader in "Mobile Simulation Training for Enterprises." Corporate America will be first to take advantage of "Super-Human" skilled employees that can drive dramatic performance gains using Morf's new platform technology. Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) March 10, 2014 Jason Jolley, a UCLA computer scientist with 12 years of experience in building apps, games and websites, has joined the mobile simulation training for Enterprises start-up Morf...

2014-02-25 16:25:59

Oscar-nominated director uses his landmark film "12 Years a Slave" to educate a new generation on an important piece of American History LOS ANGELES, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Steve McQueen, award-winning director, producer, screenwriter and video artist, is the featured speaker at the launch of UCLA Anderson School of Management's new speaker series -- Entertainment that Matters on Feb. 28, 2014. The purpose of the program, developed by UCLA Anderson's Center for Management of...

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...


Word of the Day
conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin