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Protein Critical To Hematopoietic Stem Cell Function And Blood Formation Identified
2014-02-03 08:09:16

University of California - San Diego Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified a protein critical to hematopoietic stem cell function and blood formation. The finding has potential as a new target for treating leukemia because cancer stem cells rely upon the same protein to regulate and sustain their growth. Hematopoietic stem cells give rise to all other blood cells. Writing in the February 2, 2014 advance online issue of Nature Genetics,...

2014-01-21 16:21:36

Project to Use UC San Diego's Advanced Microgrid for Analysis SAN DIEGO and RESTON, Va., Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego, is collaborating with Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) (formerly Science Applications International Corporation) to develop a reference system architecture aimed at increasing security levels of microgrid control and IT systems used to manage electrical microgrids worldwide. (Logo:...

2014-01-14 08:30:07

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego, CA, is once again ranked in the US News and World Report's seventh annual list of Best Children's Hospitals for 2013-2014. This is the third consecutive year Rady Children's Hospital was recognized in all ten pediatric categories US News and World Report surveys making it one of the most recognized pediatric trauma hospitals in the nation. (Photo:...

2014-01-10 16:20:12

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Embark on an unforgettable adventure and experience the annual epic journey of gray whales aboard Flagship Cruises & Events Whale Watching Tour with a naturalist from Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego. Celebrate our 14-year local partnership aboard twice-daily whale watching cruises departing from 990 North Harbor Drive, next to the USS Midway. Witness one of the longest mammal migrations in the world,...

Researchers Discover How Calcium Phosphate Can Make Stem Cells Become Bone-building Cells
2014-01-07 08:10:29

University of California, San Diego With the help of biomimetic matrices, a research team led by bioengineers at the University of California, San Diego has discovered exactly how calcium phosphate can coax stem cells to become bone-building cells. This work is published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences the week of Jan. 6, 2014. UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering professor Shyni Varghese and colleagues have traced a surprising pathway from these biomaterials...

2014-01-06 20:20:54

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning Tuesday, January 7(th) - 10(th )at CES 2014...Meet MiP! Short for Mobile Inverted Pendulum, MiP is the latest innovation by WowWee, and the first in association with the Coordinated Robotics Lab at the University of California, San Diego. With its unique dual-wheel balancing, MiP is a fully interactive robot friend able to navigate its surroundings while controlled by hand movements using GestureSense(TM) technology. Or, control MiP...

Nanosponge Could Serve As Vaccine Against MRSA Toxins
2013-12-02 06:21:04

University of California - San Diego Nanosponges that soak up a dangerous pore-forming toxin produced by MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) could serve as a safe and effective vaccine against this toxin. This "nanosponge vaccine" enabled the immune systems of mice to block the adverse effects of the alpha-haemolysin toxin from MRSA—both within the bloodstream and on the skin. Nanoengineers from the University of California, San Diego described the safety and efficacy of...

Possible New Weapon Identified To Attack Parasites That CAuse Malaria
2013-11-27 17:08:48

University of California - San Diego Using advanced methodologies that pit drug compounds against specific types of malaria parasite cells, an international team of scientists, including researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation, have identified a potential new weapon and approach for attacking the parasites that cause malaria. Their findings are published in the November 27, 2013 advanced...

NASA And Others Build On Past Microgravity Fire Research
2013-11-27 08:36:24

NASA Researchers build on the work of those who have gone before. New experiments intersect with published research; current investigations expand the scope of earlier work; new tests verify and challenge old results. And so it goes with all research, including microgravity flame studies. NASA engineers, academic researchers and scientists of all stripes have built on past experiments and findings to understand the fundamentals of combustion, fire sensing and fire suppression both on...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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