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2010-10-06 17:46:00

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Do your kids think that all carrots are three inches long and come wrapped in plastic? Have they ever seen oregano outside of pizza sauce? Do they know the connection between worms and their favorite foods? Your kids (and you) now have the chance to see how food goes from the farm to your fork at the Great Park Farm & Food Lab, opening officially to the public this weekend. The Farm & Food Lab is a hands-on garden, featuring themed garden...

2010-09-21 15:05:00

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The World Dodgeball Society (WDS), the premier co-ed dodgeball and social organization based on nostalgia and camp of the 80s, is teaming up with Next Level Athletic Sports to sponsor the students of University of California, Irvine (UCI) in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest dodgeball game. This attempt will be part of a campus-wide Spirit Rally, with a day of activities leading up to the massive dodgeball game, during which...

2010-09-21 07:00:00

IRVINE, Calif. and WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science & the Public (SSP) today announced a six-year, $6 million partnership to launch a new national middle school competition focusing on science, technology, engineering and math. The Broadcom MASTERS(TM), a program of Society for Science & the Public, is designed to inspire and reward interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) among students in the sixth,...

2010-09-20 22:35:07

Drug created by UCI, Italian team inhibits enzyme that breaks down anandamide American and Italian researchers have found that a novel drug allows anandamide "“ a marijuana-like chemical in the body "“ to effectively control pain at the site of an injury. Led by Daniele Piomelli, the Louise Turner Arnold Chair in Neurosciences and director of the Center for Drug Discovery at UC Irvine, the study suggests that such compounds could form the basis of pain medications that don't...

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2010-09-17 13:13:16

Breakthrough study could transform drug, aging and fertility research UC Irvine researchers have deciphered how lowly fruit flies bred to rapidly develop and reproduce actually evolve over time. The findings, reported in the Sept. 15 online issue of Nature, contradict the long-held belief that sexual beings evolve the same way simpler organisms do and could fundamentally alter the direction of genetic research for new pharmaceuticals and other products. "This is actually decoding the key DNA...

2010-09-14 08:16:00

ATLANTA, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Surgical Information Systems (SIS) congratulates UC Irvine Medical Center for earning full three-year accreditation from the Joint Commission and being recognized for several best practices in the delivery of anesthesia services. During a recent survey, the Joint Commission referred to UCI and the quality of care provided by the Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care as "top notch". (Logo:...

2010-09-08 12:00:00

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Fall is the best time for planting, so let's get things growing! Planting a backyard orchard or growing your own vegetables is easy with the help of the Great Park Fall Garden Workshops. Come learn about growing a sustainable home garden at the Orange County Great Park Farm & Food Lab beginning Saturday, September 18th. The workshops, organized by the University of California Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners of Orange County, will...

2010-08-30 20:00:00

ORANGE, Calif., Aug. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- UC Irvine's Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care has been awarded a Picker Institute/Gold Foundation Challenge Grant to change how anesthesiologists are trained, emphasizing the skills necessary to treat patients with compassion and empathy under difficult conditions. The prestigious, annual grants promote research and projects integrating patient-centered care and humanism into the education of America's future doctors....

2010-08-27 20:00:00

ORANGE, Calif., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Joint Commission has conferred full three-year accreditation upon UC Irvine Medical Center and identified several "best practices" ranging from anesthesia services to medication management and medical records during its recent survey. "The dedication to improving patient care reflected in The Joint Commission's survey demonstrates that we are becoming one of the country's top medical centers," said Terry A. Belmont, CEO of UC Irvine...

2010-08-26 04:46:00

PHILADELPHIA, August 26, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - First-year Med Students Will Access Four Key Titles, Including Netter: Atlas of Human Anatomy, From Their UCI-furnished iPads Elsevier, a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced today it will provide four key electronic textbook titles for UC Irvine School of Medicine's new program that gives Apple iPads to its first-year medical students. Elsevier...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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