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2011-01-28 09:45:07

DNA, that marvelous, twisty molecule of life, has an alter ego, research at the University of Michigan and the University of California, Irvine reveals. On rare occasions, its building blocks "rock and roll," deforming the familiar double helix into a different shape. "We show that the simple DNA double helix exists in an alternative form"”for one percent of the time"”and that this alternative form is functional," said Hashim M. Al-Hashimi, who is the Robert L. Kuczkowski...

2011-01-20 06:00:00

WALTHAM, Mass., Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Repligen Corporation (Nasdaq: RGEN) announced today that it has entered into an exclusive license agreement with the University of California, Irvine (UCI) for a patent application covering the use of histone deacetylase 3 (HDAC3) inhibitors for the treatment of disorders involving preservation or extinction of memory including Alzheimer's disease, memory impairment and post traumatic stress disorder. The patent application is based on work...

2011-01-19 16:19:00

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Charles Wessner, a National Academy Scholar and director of the Program on Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship at the National Academy of Sciences, will be providing the keynote address at the 2nd Annual Irvine Entrepreneur Forum (IEF) on Monday, February 28th at The Beckman Center at UC Irvine. Dr. Wessner is recognized internationally for his expertise on innovation and his support for the development of entrepreneurship and new...

2011-01-13 17:51:44

UCI professor and others outline steps for improvement The reward systems at universities heavily favor science, math and engineering research at the expense of teaching, which can and must change. That's the conclusion of UC Irvine biology professor Diane K. O'Dowd and research professors at Harvard University, Yale University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and elsewhere. Writing in the Jan. 14 issue of Science magazine, the authors note that professors have two...

2011-01-10 13:22:00

COSTA MESA, Calif., Jan. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Five medical research programs at local & national hospitals receive a total of $100,000 in donations from First Team Real Estate's "First in Our Hearts" charitable foundation and the company's owner and CEO, Cameron Merage. According to Merage, as First Team is expanding into new markets, he is determined that it will increase its support of the communities it serves proportionate to its own continuing growth and success. "We resolved...

2010-12-14 23:48:02

Discovery of neuropeptide S role could aid treatment of cognitive disorders UC Irvine researchers have identified a novel mechanism in the brain that boosts memory. In collaboration with scientists at Germany's University of Munster, the UCI team found that a small protein called neuropeptide S can strengthen and prolong memories of everything from negative events to simple objects. According to study leader Rainer Reinscheid, UCI associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences, the discovery...

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2010-11-02 09:12:33

Conductive plastic coatings could lead to new solar cells, windows, sensors By Mike Rodewald, UCLA Oil and water don't mix, but add in some nanofibers and all bets are off. A team of UCLA chemists and engineers has developed a new method for coating large surfaces with nanofiber thin films that are both transparent and electrically conductive. Their method involves the vigorous agitation of water, dense oil and polymer nanofibers. After this solution is sufficiently agitated it spreads...

2010-10-26 18:11:00

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The Orange County Great Park Board approved a plan to negotiate a partnership with The Scotts Company LLC to benefit educational and garden programming at the Park. The sponsorship agreement will provide for payments and product support totaling $150,000 per year for the Great Park Farm and Food Lab and Community Garden Project over the next five years, for a total value of $750,000. The Board voted unanimously October 21 to allow Corporation...

2010-10-20 10:37:00

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Is America obsessed with beauty? This controversial question is thoroughly explored, exposed and dissected in the compelling documentary produced by filmmaker Darryl Roberts. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100914/CG64058LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100914/CG64058LOGO) It's an especially relevant and crucial question in today's world as body image and self-image issues have become a critical issue affecting women...

2010-10-14 07:00:00

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Broadcom Foundation and the Samueli Foundation have teamed with National Lab Day for a half-day conference designed to match up Orange County teachers and students with volunteer scientists and engineers from local companies, organizations and universities in an effort to spur student interest and engagement in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education programs. The conference, scheduled for tomorrow (Friday, Oct. 15) at Broadcom...


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