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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...

2013-09-05 11:24:36

A study at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center has found that head and neck cancer patients receiving radiation as part of their treatment were less likely to need a feeding tube or suffer unwanted side effects such as worsening of diet or narrowing of the throat passage if they performed a set of prescribed swallowing exercises — called a "swallow preservation protocol" — during therapy. The study, conducted from 2007 to 2012, was led by Dr. Marilene Wang, a member of the...

2013-08-30 23:17:41

Brad Carter's recent brain surgery has given him hope that he will be able to achieve a life-long dream of recording a studio album. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) August 30, 2013 Millions watched as local musician and actor Brad Carter was required to remain awake during a seven-hour brain surgery at UCLA. Brad played his guitar in the operating room enabling surgeons to position and adjust an electrode being placed into his Thalamus to help control his tremors. A musician most of...

2013-08-26 23:04:19

Dr. Marisa C. Chang has been named a Southern California Rising Star by Super Doctors®. Dr. Chang is board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, is on the American Headache Society’s section of Interventional Pain Management, and specializes in Neurology at Neurological Associates of West Los Angeles, and is on staff at UCLA’s Comprehensive Headache Program. Santa Monica, CA (PRWEB) August 26, 2013 Dr. Marisa C. Chang, a board-certified neurologist in Los...

Iron Accumulation Contributes To Alzheimer's Disease
2013-08-21 04:32:35

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Another day, another essential mineral linked to Alzheimer's disease. On the heels of a University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) Department of Neurosurgery study which found that copper could factor into the onset and progression of the neurodegenerative condition, a second group of scientists has published research suggesting that iron accumulation could be one of the core contributing factors leading to the onset of the...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'