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Biological Clock Body Parts Age Differently
2013-10-21 10:12:11

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a UCLA researcher’s newly developed way of measuring a person’s biological clock, a woman’s breasts age faster than the rest of her body. The novel method developed by Steve Horvath, a professor of human genetics and biostatistics at UCLA, was created by studying methylation, a naturally occurring genetic progression that chemically changes DNA. "To fight aging, we first need an objective way of measuring it....

2013-10-10 08:25:10

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The UCLA Health System and the Motion Picture and Television Fund have signed a letter of intent that would bring MPTF's six outpatient health centers under the UCLA umbrella. This partnership between two of Los Angeles' iconic institutions will mean that entertainment industry members and their families can continue to get health care at MPTF facilities, with the added advantage of being able to access UCLA's world-renowned...

2013-10-03 09:05:12

A team of engineers led by computer scientists at the University of California, San Diego, has developed a new approach that marries computer vision and hardware optimization to sort cells up to 38 times faster than is currently possible. The approach could be used for clinical diagnostics, stem cell characterization and other applications. The approach improves on a technique known as imaging flow cytometry, which uses a camera mounted on a microscope to capture the morphological features...

2013-10-01 10:24:45

UCLA chemical engineering researchers have created a new synthetic metabolic pathway for breaking down glucose that could lead to a 50 percent increase in the production of biofuels. The new pathway is intended to replace the natural metabolic pathway known as glycolysis, a series of chemical reactions that nearly all organisms use to convert sugars into the molecular precursors that cells need. Glycolysis converts four of the six carbon atoms found in glucose into two-carbon molecules...

2013-09-26 23:40:12

Following an article published by the Los Angeles Daily News, Bruce Graham, owner of East End Screen Printing, a Long Island printing company, commends UCLA for creating t-shirts to honor Nick Pasquale, a former Bruins player that passed away last week. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) September 26, 2013 Bruce Graham, the owner of East End Screen Printing, a Long Island printing company, comments on an article published by the Los Angeles Daily News, which discusses how UCLA is creating t-shirts to...

2013-09-18 15:41:40

First in state to perform minimally invasive alternative to open-heart surgery Todd Dunlap, 62, arrived at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center's emergency room on Aug. 8 suffering from shortness of breath, fatigue and extreme cold. When a CT scan revealed a 24-inch clot stretching from his legs into his heart, doctors feared the mass could break loose and lodge in his lungs, blocking oxygen and killing him instantly. Dr. John Moriarty gave his patient a choice. Dunlap could have...

2013-09-18 12:29:50

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Calling all UCLA Bruin and USC Trojan backers and anybody who loves football tailgate parties. Ralphs Grocery Company is hosting the ultimate in Tailgate Parties at select UCLA and USC home games this season. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130715/LA47427LOGO) Ralphs, "The Official Grocer of Football," is inviting its customers to enjoy the Ultimate Tailgate Experience at select UCLA games at the Rose Bowl and USC games at...

Smartphone Attachment Can Detect A Single Virus And Nanoparticles
2013-09-17 12:26:10

University of California Your smartphone now can see what the naked eye cannot: A single virus and bits of material less than one-thousandth of the width of a human hair. Aydogan Ozcan, a professor of electrical engineering and bioengineering at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, and his team have created a portable smartphone attachment that can be used to perform sophisticated field testing to detect viruses and bacteria without the need for bulky and...

2013-09-16 08:28:16

NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 30 of the nation's leading experts in medicine - both physicians and veterinarians - are joining forces on Saturday, November 2(nd) at the 3(rd) Annual Zoobiquity Conference in a bid to help improve the health of both human and animal patients. The event, to be held at Rockefeller University (morning session) and the Wildlife Conservation Society's Bronx Zoo (afternoon session) will feature fascinating case studies in people and across...

2013-09-09 16:23:50

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A multimillion-dollar gift has allowed the UCLA Division of Digestive Diseases to provide patients with an innovative home health program; supported new, minimally invasive treatment procedures; and funded state-of-the-art gastroenterology research. The funding has helped the division deliver the highest level of care to patients and offer novel approaches to medical therapies. The generous gift, from the Melvin and Bren Simon...