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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...

Scientists Hunt Down Origin Of Huntington's Disease In The Brain
2014-04-29 17:24:09

Elaine Schmidt, University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences The gene mutation that causes Huntington's disease appears in every cell in the body, yet kills only two types of brain cells. Why? UCLA scientists used a unique approach to switch the gene off in individual brain regions and zero in on those that play a role in causing the disease in mice. Published in the April 28 online edition of Nature Medicine, the research sheds light on where Huntington's starts in the...

Climate Change A Likely Culprit In Coqui Frog's Altered Calls
2014-04-16 12:04:30

By Stuart Wolpert, University of California - Los Angeles Changes in the Puerto Rican climate over the past three decades have caused small but significant changes to the coqui frog, the territory's national animal. UCLA biologists have found that not only have male coquis become smaller, but their mating call has also become shorter and higher pitched. Authored by Peter Narins, UCLA distinguished professor of integrative biology and physiology and of ecology and evolutionary biology,...

2014-04-04 23:29:01

Liberty University’s men’s volleyball team upset No. 17-seeded University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) 25-17, 25-23 in the first round of pool play in the Division I-A bracket of this week’s NCVF Championships in Reno, Nev. Lynchburg, VA (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 Liberty University’s men’s volleyball team upset No. 17-seeded University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) 25-17, 25-23 in the first round of pool play in the Division I-A bracket of this week’s NCVF Championships...

2014-04-02 16:31:37

New menu additions further medical center's focus on healthier eating LOS ANGELES, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patients, staff and visitors to the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica can now enjoy a healthier version of the traditional burger-and-fries lunch. The hospitals' menus now include burgers made from antibiotic-free, grass-fed beef and herb roasted potatoes, as well as antibiotic-free chicken breasts. With the changes, the...

apollo 11 lunar rocks
2014-04-02 05:54:14

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists studying the mineral apatite may have overestimated the amount of water present in the moon, according to a new study led by the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Department of Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences. In order to accurately predict how apatite would have crystallized from cooling bodies of lunar magma early in the moon's history, Jeremy Boyce led a team of researchers to develop a new computer model....


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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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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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