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Is Obesity Genetic? Study Points To new Link Between DNA And Body Fat
2013-01-09 09:56:46

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online If you´re thinking of eating a burger and have the right DNA, you might just get away with eating this fatty culinary delight without doing too much damage to your waistline. Researchers from the Health Sciences Department at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) recently found that genetics can affect the way a person´s body-fat levels react to a fast-food diet. The researchers found a number of genes that...

2013-01-07 16:23:33

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Marking the importance of the 2013 Los Angeles mayoral election, NBC4, UCLA and the Los Angeles Coalition for the Economy & Jobs have joined together to co-host a jobs-focused mayoral debate on Monday, January 28 at UCLA's Royce Hall. The debate will be broadcast live on NBC4 from 7-8 p.m. and will continue as a live webcast from 8-8:30 p.m. at www.nbcla.com. The debate, moderated by NBC4 chief political reporter Conan...

2012-12-10 08:24:08

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UCLA Anderson School of Management today announced the launch of the first interactive business school alumni magazine designed exclusively as an iPad application. The free app for the redesigned publication, Assets Digital, is fully integrated in the iPad platform to provide users with a multi-dimensional and immersive storytelling experience. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...

2012-12-06 05:01:11

Understated and inviting, this budget-friendly information kiosk/guard booth sets the standard for flexibility Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 05, 2012 When UCLA needed a new combination information kiosk/guard booth, they turned to B.I.G. Enterprises, Inc. (http://www.bigbooth.com) who fabricated The Bruin, a tough, and aesthetically restrained timeless design. A vital part of the University of California, Los Angeles' mission is based on their 'Principles of Community'. These axioms help...

2012-11-09 08:28:25

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., Nov. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. A. Eugene Washington, M.D., M.Sc., who holds several prominent health care executive positions affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ), the world's most comprehensive and broadly based health care products company. Dr. Washington serves as Vice Chancellor of Health Sciences and Dean of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA,...

2012-11-06 16:29:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ten health professional students pursuing health care careers in California will receive $5,000 and $2,000 scholarships from the National Hispanic Health Foundation (NHHF) at the Fifth Annual Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship Gala at the JW Marriott Hotel in Los Angeles on November 8, 2012. Dr. Clinton Adams, Dean, College of Osteopathic Medical School of the Pacific, Nely Galan, Director, Adelante Movement, Arthur Ochoa, VP...

Excessive Health Care Spending In The US
2012-10-31 04:10:15

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study by researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) found that, by redirecting excessive spending of $750 billion each year, the U.S. could increase the health and well being of citizens. In particular, the group of scientists believes that the sum of money is due to a number of factors including inflated prices, fraud, unnecessary services and extra administrative costs. "If cut from current...

2012-10-10 07:20:10

CALABASAS, Calif., Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- National Technical Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTSC) (NTS), a leading provider of testing and engineering services, announced today that Aaron S. Cohen, the Company's co-founder and currently its Vice Chairman and Senior Vice President, has been named "Alumnus of the Year" by UCLA's Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science. Cohen will receive the award at a gala UCLA Engineering Awards Dinner Nov. 2 at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Cohen,...

2012-10-09 22:46:06

Approximately 14 percent of individuals suffering from depression and other mental health issues in the United States are minorities in underserved communities, yet very few medications or psychosocial interventions have been developed utilizing the participation of these groups. This year, Bowen Chung, M.D. - principal investigator at The Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (LA BioMed) - will change that when two unique studies are initiated: the first...

2012-09-04 22:21:18

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- NeuroSigma, Inc., a Los Angeles-based medical device company, announced today that it received CE Certification for its external Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation (eTNS(TM)) system, called the Monarch(TM), for the adjunctive treatment of epilepsy and major depressive disorder, for adults and children 9 years and older. NeuroSigma's approval was supported by years of safety and compelling efficacy data generated in clinical trials conducted at the...


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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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