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2014-07-09 11:28:27

University of California - Los Angeles Despite warnings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that hookah smoking can be just as dangerous as cigarettes, many young adults believe that using the water pipes is not harmful to their health, according to a UCLA School of Nursing study. Researchers visited three Southern California hookah lounges and asked patrons between the ages of 18 and 30, "Do you believe smoking hookah is harmful to your health?" Fifty-seven percent...

2014-07-09 08:27:34

LOS ANGELES, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NeuroSigma, Inc. (NeuroSigma), a California-based life sciences company focused on commercialization of its non-invasive Monarch(TM) eTNS(TM) System for the treatment of neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders, today announced that the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded UCLA a grant that funds a Phase II 90-subject pediatric clinical trial at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) focused on the treatment of...

2014-06-18 11:46:28

University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences Allows surgeons to check their egos at the digital door Surgical residents who received anonymous feedback from their peers through a social networking site on their robotic surgery skills improved more than those who did not receive any peer feedback on their procedures, UCLA researchers found. The study is the first to examine the use of social networking to facilitate peer review of surgical procedure videos, said senior...

2014-06-17 10:27:03

University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences UCLA study suggests new models for more efficiently delivering preventive care to low-income families Well-child visits are the foundation of pediatric primary care in the U.S. Accounting for more than one-third of all outpatient visits for infants and toddlers, the appointments are intended to give doctors the opportunity to identify health, social, developmental and behavioral issues that could have a long-term impact on...

2014-06-05 13:26:38

University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences If you're depressed, don't get enough exercise or have high blood pressure, you may find yourself complaining more about memory problems, even if you're a young adult, according to a new UCLA study. UCLA researchers and the Gallup organization polled more than 18,000 people about their memory and a variety of lifestyle and health factors previously shown to increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease and dementia. They found that many...

2014-06-03 08:31:20

LOS ANGELES, June 03, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NeuroSigma, Inc. (NeuroSigma), a California-based life sciences company focused on commercialization of its non-invasive Monarch(TM) eTNS(TM) System for the treatment of neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders, today announced that Ian A. Cook, M.D., has joined NeuroSigma on June 1, 2014 as Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President. Dr. Cook is a physician and bioengineer who has been an innovator in medical therapeutics and...

2014-05-29 20:22:01

President Obama announces game-changing gift at White House summit on youth and sports LOS ANGELES, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Philanthropist Steve Tisch, co-owner of the New York Giants and an Academy Award-winning film producer, has pledged $10 million to the department of neurosurgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA for the BrainSPORT Program, which has been renamed the UCLA Steve Tisch BrainSPORT Program. Announced by President Obama today during a...

2014-05-21 12:29:17

LOS ANGELES, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Whoops! A courtside selfie gone wrong has turned into a successful charitable gesture for the Los Angeles Police Foundation thanks to Rihanna. After donning an LAPD wristband at the request of Los Angeles Police Commissioner Steve Soboroff, the singer was snapping a selfie with him when she dropped and cracked his phone. Two days later, Soboroff saw Rihanna courtside again and told her of his plans to auction the phone to raise money for...

2014-05-20 16:24:32

Award-Winning Actor, Comedian, Author and Musician Paul Reiser Hosts LOS ANGELES, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The UCLA Longevity Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing and extending productive and healthy lives through research and education, will honor UCLA Chancellor Emeritus and Professor Albert Carnesale and his wife Robin Carnesale; singer, songwriter and composer Randy Newman; Lockton Insurance Brokers President and CEO Timothy J. Noonan; and film, stage and...

2014-05-19 23:07:05

Fund has enjoyed a 30 percent increase in membership and 100 percent increase in cashless giving including shares from DogVacay and Cloudera in last 18 months. Silicon Valley, CA (PRWEB) May 19, 2014 The UCLA Venture Capital Fund announced today that shares from Twitter mark the twelfth liquidity event the UCLA VC Fund has realized in the last 18 months. In addition to Twitter, shares from Bigfoot Networks, Kythera Biopharmaceuticals, Solar City, Amira Pharmaceuticals, and Kosmix also had...


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Anna Fisher
2012-09-05 10:20:17

Anna Fisher is an American chemist and a NASA astronaut. She was born Anna Lee Tingle on August 24, 1949 in New York City. She grew up in San Pedro, California and graduated from San Pedro High School in 1967. She went on to attend the University of California Los Angeles, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry in 1971. Fisher remained at UCLA to start graduate school in chemistry, focusing on x-ray crystallographic studies, and received her Doctorate of Medicine in 1976.  The...

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Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.