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2013-12-02 21:03:32

An avalanche of chronic stress — driven by concerns ranging from parenting to discrimination —disproportionately affects poor mothers and fathers, according to the first results from a comprehensive multi-state study. "Those who are poor have much higher stress than those who are not. In fact, being poor was associated with more of almost every kind of stress," said Chris Dunkel Schetter, a professor of psychology in UCLA's College of Letters and Science and the study's lead author....

2013-11-27 15:57:21

Researchers identify cells involved in placenta development Dr. Hanna Mikkola and researchers at UCLA's Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research have identified a specific type of cell and a related cell communication pathway that are key to the successful growth of a healthy placenta. The findings could greatly bolster our knowledge about the potential causes of complications during pregnancy. Specifically, the findings could help scientists clarify...

2013-11-22 11:22:15

Earlier detection may provide more effective disease management The physical decline experienced by Parkinson's disease patients eventually leads to disability and a lower quality of life. Depending on the individual, the disorder can progress rapidly or slowly. Scientists at UCLA and colleagues have now, for the first time, identified a biochemical signal in the blood associated with the faster-progressing form of Parkinson's. Such a biomarker could help doctors predict early on, just...

2013-11-21 14:22:37

'Deformability cytometry' can closely analyze more than 1,000 cells per second A team of researchers from UCLA and Harvard University have demonstrated a technique that, by measuring the physical properties of individual cells in body fluids, can diagnose cancer with a high degree of accuracy. The technique, which uses a deformability cytometer to analyze individual cells, could reduce the need for more cumbersome diagnostic procedures and the associated costs, while improving accuracy...

2013-11-20 23:24:24

Education startup transforms all K12 student assignments, assessments and classroom interactions into rich data, allowing real-time tracking and academic interventions Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 20, 2013 SmartestK12, an educational startup focused on transforming K12 classroom interactions by utilizing technology to improve student achievements, announced today that the UCLA Venture Capital Fund has made an initial investment in the company and has also named SmartestK12 as the...

2013-11-19 13:10:02

Specific area of the brain linked to anxiety disorders in youth Anxiety disorders are common in children and adolescents, affecting up to 25 percent of the youth population. Anxiety causes distress and functional impairment and, if left untreated, can result in bad grades, problems at home and increased rates of psychiatric disorders in adulthood. These risks constitute a significant public health burden, and they underscore the importance of continued efforts to understand the cause...

2013-11-12 23:23:14

Other honorees include SmartestK12 as “Most Promising Startup Company,” Chair Emeritus of the UCLA VC Fund Josh Green, and the inaugural UCLA VC Fund Summer Fellows. Silicon Valley, CA (PRWEB) November 12, 2013 The UCLA Venture Capital Fund announced today that Keith Leonard, president and CEO of KYTHERA Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:KYTH), has been presented with the 2013 UCLA Venture Capital Fund Entrepreneurial Achievement Award for his outstanding success as a UCLA-affiliated...


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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'