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2011-07-06 05:35:00

A new study may shed light on why some people have such a hard time eating only a few potato chips or a single fry. Researchers at University of California-Irvine found that fats in these foods make them nearly irresistible, and trigger a surprising biological mechanism that likely drives our nearly insatiable appetite for more. The apparent culprits are natural, marijuana-like chemicals in the body known as endocannabinoids. In their study, researchers Daniele Piomelli, Nicholas DiPatrizio...

2011-05-19 11:50:00

NEW YORK, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Learning Worlds Institute announces its culminating Art of Science Learning Conference at the California Institute of Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2), University of California San Diego, June 14-15, 2011. The conference - part of a National Science Foundation-funded initiative exploring how the arts can strengthen science education and spark creativity in the 21st-Century American workforce - will bring together...

2011-05-06 11:00:00

ORANGE, Calif., May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new effort led by a University of California, Irvine Medical Center oncologist seeks to improve cancer survival for adolescents and young adults. Dr. Leonard S. Sender has long advocated changing the approach oncologists take when treating patients and survivors aged 15 to 39. Today, he and like-minded oncologists launch the Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology, a peer-reviewed journal with Sender as editor-in-chief that...

2011-05-06 07:00:00

IRVINE, Calif., May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM) today announced the election of Dr. Henry Samueli, Broadcom's co-founder and Chief Technical Officer, and Dr. Maria Klawe, President of Harvey Mudd College, to its Board of Directors. Dr. Samueli, who co-founded Broadcom in 1991, has more than 30 years of advanced engineering and leadership experience in the fields of communications systems and digital signal processing, including his role since 1985 as a...

2011-04-26 11:31:00

LOS ANGELES, April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For the third year in a row, top executives from the nation's most innovative companies will gather at the PTTOW! Youth Media and Innovation Summit to discuss current trends and review best practices in marketing to the trillion dollar young adult audience (p14-34) and the most important cultural force in the US. Among the highlights of this year's event is a special keynote presentation by His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama who will discuss the...

2011-04-19 18:36:00

IRVINE, Calif., April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On June 1, 2011 from 5:30-7:00p.m., in the Beckman Center, adjacent to the University of California at Irvine campus, 'Women in Water' will present featured speaker Debra Man, Metropolitan Water District's Assistant General Manager and Chief Operating Officer. Ms. Man, with the Metropolitan Water District since 1986, is responsible for managing the operational business functions of the district. Those include system operations, planning,...

2011-04-01 00:08:40

Live radio listeners will be connected to each other by music, lifestyle, opinions, news and trends, through an interface where they can select who, what, where and how they listen. Irvine, CA (PRWEB) March 31, 2011 RadioFlag goes live on Monday, April 4th, 2011, with its first version of their labeled "ËœSelective Listening' experience. The launch event will be broadcasted on the air and streamed live on the internet exclusively from station KUCI 88.9 FM...

2011-03-09 19:09:00

IRVINE, Calif. March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Do you think your backyard is too small to grow vegetables? Think again! The Orange County Great Park is pleased to present the Spring series of free workshops on sustainable home gardening. The Great Park Garden Workshop Spring series begins Saturday, March 19th at 10 a.m., and is presented with support from Whitney Farms in cooperation with the University of California Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners of Orange County. "Grow it Now:...

2011-02-22 22:09:40

UCI study details benefits of physical activity, diet, relationships, fun and spirituality Getting more exercise, spending time outdoors and helping others are among the activities that can be as effective as drugs or counseling in treating an array of mental illnesses, including depression and anxiety, according to a UC Irvine study. In determining this, Dr. Roger Walsh, professor of psychiatry & human behavior, philosophy and anthropology, as well as adjunct professor of religious...

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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...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.