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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...

2010-01-05 08:09:00

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- January 4, 2010 marked the dismissal of Dr. Barry Friedberg from his voluntary association with the University of California, Irvine (UCI) Anesthesia Department. Barry Friedberg, M.D. Champion of Anesthesia Patient Safety Friedberg, a prominent, board certified anesthesiologist, offered to help with a long needed Level I study to validate the cost-effectiveness of his internationally recognized PK (propofolketamine) anesthesia. His recent...

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2009-11-17 08:15:43

UCI computer model foresees effects of alternative transportation fuels It's the year 2060, and 75 percent of drivers in the Greater Los Angeles area have hydrogen fuel cell vehicles that emit only water vapor. Look into Shane Stephens-Romero's crystal ball - a computer model called STREET - and find that air quality has significantly improved. Greenhouse gas emissions are more than 60 percent lower than in 2009, and levels of microscopic soot and ozone are about 15 percent and 10 percent...

2009-11-05 14:55:12

School-based physical education plays a key role in curbing obesity and improving fitness among adolescents from low-income communities, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco and UC Berkeley. The study, which identifies opportunities for adolescents to improve their health based on routine daily activities, finds that regular participation in PE class is significantly associated with greater cardiovascular fitness and lower body mass...

2009-10-13 08:12:00

ATLANTA, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- University of California, Irvine Medical Center has used an automated perioperative solution from Surgical Information Systems (SIS) to increase operating room efficiencies, improving quality assurance, enhancing billing revenue and improving compliance. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080722/SISLOGO) UC Irvine recently went live with SIS Anesthesia, an automated anesthesia information system, as part of a comprehensive perioperative...

2009-10-10 08:56:31

The College of Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley, is making major new commitments to advance research and education in sustainable, green chemistry. The college has appointed Alexis T. Bell, professor of chemical engineering, to the newly established Dow Chair in Sustainable Chemistry. Bell is internationally recognized for his pioneering work in devising new catalysts to protect the environment. The college also has helped to establish the new Berkeley Center for Green...

2009-10-01 08:29:00

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: Launch of "B HERE" campaign - featuring Art Exhibit, Live Performances Students and public health experts have joined forces with cutting-edge artists for the launch of B HERE (www.WillYouBHere.com), a new campaign designed to raise awareness of hepatitis B, a life-threatening liver disease that affects up to 2 million people in the United States - many of whom are Asian American. The B HERE campaign features two educational and...