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2013-10-22 23:33:24

Study performed by researchers at UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center (JCCC) earlier this month brings new attention to one of the most deadly forms of cancer. The reversal of obesity is paramount to better health, and a portion control diet plan like the SlimPlate System may be a simple solution to reach that goal. Rock Hill, SC (PRWEB) October 22, 2013 Just the words Pancreatic Cancer is enough to send chills down most people’s spines. The new UCLA Study will surely focus a...

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....

2013-10-03 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...

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...


Word of the Day
lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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