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2010-05-25 07:07:07

Study shows impact to pregnancies in women with no direct connection to events Stress caused by psychological shock from the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, felt even by people with no direct link to the event, may have led to an increase in male children being miscarried in the U.S. Tim Bruckner, assistant professor of public health at UC Irvine, and colleagues at UC Berkeley found that the fetal death rate for males spiked in September 2001 and that significantly fewer boys were born than...

2010-04-13 14:00:00

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., April 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) announced today that their Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Bradley Gilbert, has been appointed as a Member of the Board of the California Association of Health Plans (CAHP), an association representing 39 California health plans. Approved by CAHP's board (of public and private health plans), Dr. Gilbert's term begins June 1, 2010. Leading one of the largest not-for-profit public health plans in...

2010-03-19 13:24:00

IRVINE, Calif., March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The City of Irvine has received a generous donation of an initial thirty-six Native Coastal Oak Trees grown by Joan Irvine Smith, philanthropist and heiress to the Irvine Ranch. Further, Mrs. Smith has agreed to provide seventy additional trees during the course of the Orange County Great Park forestation project, where all the trees will be planted. Joan Irvine Smith is the great-granddaughter of James Irvine II, who sold seven square miles of...

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2010-03-15 08:01:45

Survey finds genes linked to Huntington's, Alzheimer's disease UC Irvine researchers have played a leading role in the genome sequencing of Hydra, a freshwater polyp that has been a staple of biological research for 300 years. In the March 14 online version of Nature, UCI biologists Robert Steele and Hans Bode, along with nine other UCI scientists and an international team of researchers, describe the genome sequence of an organism that continues to advance research on regeneration, stem...

2010-03-03 13:16:00

IRVINE, Calif., March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The Orange County Great Park Board of Directors received a presentation Thursday, February 25 on the six Great Park Education Pilot Programs to be expanded this spring. The education programs include visual and environmental arts, history, ecology, agriculture, and health and wellness through workshops and events. The programs will teach children about science, instruct people how to grow vegetables and educate Park visitors about the historical...

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2010-01-21 15:20:30

Stream channel offsets features linked to large earthquakes Recent studies of stream channel offsets along the San Andreas Fault reveal new information about fault behavior--changing our understanding of the potential for damaging earthquakes. The studies were conducted at the Carrizo Plain, 100 miles north of Los Angeles and site of the original "Big One"--the Fort Tejon quake of 1857--by scientists at Arizona State University (ASU) and the University of California at Irvine (UCI).Applying a...

2010-01-19 21:44:17

Discovery can aid efforts to prevent recurring strokes UC Irvine cardiologists have found a pouchlike structure inside the heart's left atrial chamber that may be a potent source of stroke-causing blood clots. About 80 percent of the 700,000-plus strokes that occur annually in the U.S. are due to blood clots blocking a brain artery. In up to a third of these cases, the clots' origin cannot be determined. Study co-author Dr. Subramaniam Krishnan said the discovery of this left atrial pouch...

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2010-01-19 13:50:00

UCI, French finding could complicate quest to eradicate deadly disease in humans The parasite that causes malignant malaria in humans has been detected in gorillas, along with two new species of malaria parasites, reports a study co-authored by UC Irvine biologist Francisco Ayala. The study also confirms a recent discovery by Ayala and colleagues that human malignant malaria, caused by Plasmodium falciparum, originated from a closely related parasite found in chimpanzees in equatorial Africa....

2010-01-14 14:25:00

Fullerton, Calif., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Renee Cobos, MD, a board certified dermatologist and associate professor of dermatology at the University of California, Irvine, announced today the launch of RC freshHAIR(TM), the first dermatologist-created hair care line that is specifically formulated to treat and prevent acne, acne rosacea, seborrhea (dandruff) and oily skin. RC freshHAIR is the newest addition to the RC Dermatology(TM) line of skin care products. "When oily hair or hair care...

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2010-01-12 13:52:39

Protein completely restores motor function; scientists hope it will help humans People with impaired mobility after a stroke soon may have a therapy that restores limb function long after the injury, if a supplemental protein works as well in humans as it does in paralyzed rats. Two new studies by UC Irvine biologists have found that a protein naturally occurring in humans restores motor function in rats after a stroke. Administered directly to the brain, the protein restores 99 percent of...


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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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