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2014-04-04 23:04:55

Headwall designed by Cannon Design and crafted by Shield Casework recognized for exceptional design, fabrication quality. Overland Park, Kan. (PRWEB) April 04, 2014 An original headwall for the University of California – San Diego designed by Cannon Design and crafted by Shield Casework was named an International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) finalist this week. Run by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), the IDEA awards are a 34-year-old competition recognizing the...

2013-01-28 08:29:25

LA JOLLA, Calif., Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- For a majority of people who require spine surgery, a minimally invasive approach is more effective and safer than traditional approaches to surgery, says William Taylor, M.D., a neurosurgeon who specializes in evaluation and treatment of spinal disorders, performing more than 1,000 minimally invasive spine procedures over the past two decades. Dr. Taylor answers common questions about minimally invasive spine surgery. Q: What is minimally...

2012-06-12 14:32:13

Rice, UCSD scientists study genomes to reveal contacts, refine methods for protein-folding prediction José Onuchic has become an expert at connecting the dots, but finding connections merely implied by the dots “¦ well, that´s quite a trick. The Rice University biophysicist and his team have created a tool to do just that for proteins and, in the process, have advanced the art of predicting their form and function. In this case, the dots are amino acid...

2012-02-28 08:00:00

Study Conducted by the Exercise and Physical Activity Resource Center at UCSD Reveals Riding an ElliptiGO Requires 33% More Effort than Conventional Cycling and is On Par with a Running Workout San Diego, CA (PRWEB) February 28, 2012 ElliptiGO Inc. , creators of the world´s first elliptical bike, today released the results of a metabolic testing study conducted by the Exercise and Physical Activity Resource Center (EPARC) at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD.) EPARC...

2012-01-27 10:35:27

Study finds protein's entwined arm movements may control fate of potentially toxic payload Like a magician employing sleight of hand, the protein mitoNEET -- a mysterious but important player in diabetes, cancer and aging -- draws the eye with a flurry of movement in one location while the subtle, more crucial action takes place somewhere else. Using a combination of laboratory experiments and computer modeling, scientists from Rice University and the University of California, San Diego...

2011-06-22 22:35:20

UCSD researchers say finding could lead to earlier diagnoses and treatment In a novel imaging study of sleeping toddlers, scientists at the University of California, San Diego Autism Center of Excellence report that a diminished ability of a young brain's hemispheres to "sync" with one another could be a powerful, new biological marker of autism, one that might enable an autism diagnosis at a very young age. Writing in the June 23 issue of the journal Neuron, Eric Courchesne, PhD, professor...

2011-04-29 01:27:41

Biologists at UC San Diego have discovered that electrical oscillations in the brain, long thought to play a role in organizing cognitive functions such as memory, are critically important for the brain to store the information that allows us to navigate through our physical environment. The scientists report in the April 29 issue of the journal Science that neurons called "grid cells" that create maps of the external environment in one portion of our brain require precisely timed electrical...

2011-04-22 12:38:29

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Mayo Clinic have published promising results of a clinical study using an experimental anti-fibrotic and anti-inflammatory drug called pirfenidone to treat patients with diabetic nephropathy. Their study will be published in the April 21 issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). Diabetic nephropathy remains the leading cause of end-stage kidney...

2011-02-19 00:00:44

Stemedica announced today that it has received Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) to initiate a Stemedica clinical study entitled, "A Phase I/II, Multi-Center, Open-Label Study to Assess the Safety, Tolerability and Preliminary Efficacy of a Single Intravenous Dose of Allogeneic Mesenchymal Bone Marrow Cells to Subjects With Ischemic Stroke". San Diego, CA (PRWEB) February 17, 2011 Stemedica Cell Technologies, Inc., a leader in...

2010-11-15 21:43:53

Biologists at UC San Diego and four other institutions have identified a long-sought after family of genes that controls how yeast and plants accumulate toxic heavy metals and arsenic inside their cells. Their discovery, published in two separate scientific papers, is a significant advance with the potential to restore environmentally damaged waste sites and protect the food supply from toxic metal contamination. It could permit scientists to engineer plants capable of removing toxic metals...