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2013-06-10 10:53:45

Blood vessels within a sensory area of the mammalian brain loop and connect in unexpected ways, a new map has revealed. The study, published June 9 in the early online edition of Nature Neuroscience, describes vascular architecture within a well-known region of the cerebral cortex and explores what that structure means for functional imaging of the brain and the onset of a kind of dementia. David Kleinfeld, professor of physics and neurobiology at the University of California, San...

2013-05-21 23:28:07

Vital Imaging has teamed up with top researchers at the University of California, San Diego for a joint study which aims to compare the images of load bearing Gravitic MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) with that of a supine Dynawell MRI scanner. Vital Imaging is renowned for its continued pursuit of improved healthcare by combining cutting edge technology with progressive research efforts. Glendale, CA (PRWEB) May 21, 2013 Vital Imaging has teamed up with top researchers at the University of...

2013-05-02 23:23:18

Stemedica Cell Technologies, Inc., a leader in adult allogeneic stem cell manufacturing, research and development, announced today that Robert Sullivan, PhD, dean of the Rady School of Management at the University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego) has agreed to join the Company´s Business Advisory Board. Dr. Sullivan is an expert on entrepreneurship, knowledge management and operations management. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) May 02, 2013 Stemedica Cell Technologies, Inc., a leader in...

Scientists Hope To Improve Genome-wide Association Studies With Two New Methods
2013-04-26 11:25:54

University of California - San Diego As scientists probe and parse the genetic bases of what makes a human a human (or one human different from another), and vigorously push for greater use of whole genome sequencing, they find themselves increasingly threatened by the unthinkable: Too much data to make full sense of. In a pair of papers published in the April 25, 2013 issue of PLOS Genetics, two diverse teams of scientists, both headed by researchers at the University of California,...

Strong Correlation Between Asian Summer Monsoon And The Climate Pattern That Preceded It
2013-04-24 10:13:28

University of California, San Diego For much of Asia, the pace of life is tuned to rhythms of monsoons. The summer rainy season is especially important for securing the water and food supplies for more than a billion people. Its variations can mean the difference between drought and flood. Now a Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego-led study reports on a crucial connection that could drastically improve the ability of forecasters to reliably predict the monsoon a few months...

2013-04-15 20:22:32

SYDNEY, April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- RNAi-based therapeutics company Benitec Biopharma Limited (ASX Code: BLT) today announced the selection of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Health Sciences as the second site for its upcoming phase I/II first-in-man trial for TT-034 in Hepatitis C infections (HCV). Benitec previously announced the selection of Duke Clinical Research Unit as the other site. TT-034 is being developed as a potential "one-shot-cure" for HCV. A consultant and...

Nanosponges Soak Up Toxins Released By Venom And Bacterial Infections
2013-04-15 10:52:43

University of California - San Diego [ Watch The Video ] Engineers at the University of California, San Diego have invented a "nanosponge" capable of safely removing a broad class of dangerous toxins from the bloodstream — including toxins produced by MRSA, E. coli, poisonous snakes and bees. These nanosponges, which thus far have been studied in mice, can neutralize "pore-forming toxins," which destroy cells by poking holes in their cell membranes. Unlike other anti-toxin...

2013-04-08 08:23:46

LA JOLLA, Calif., April 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of California San Diego and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) will launch in August a new international certificate program in Advanced Terrestrial Carbon Accounting. Application and scholarship information can be found at http://extension.ucsd.edu/TCA. The deadline for applicants outside of the United States that require a visa is April 15. American applicants have until June 15 to apply. This unique program will train...

2013-04-05 11:40:48

UC San Diego/Open Science Grid Collaboration Speeds Quest for Dark Matter Discovery Gordon, the unique supercomputer launched last year by the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego, recently completed its most data-intensive task so far: rapidly processing raw data from almost one billion particle collisions as part of a project to help define the future research agenda for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). Under a partnership between a team of...

Superhero Supercomputer Helps Fight Mental Disorders
2013-03-27 09:13:30

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers are using the record-breaking supercomputer Gordon — named after the comic strip superhero Flash Gordon — to devise a novel way to guide the development of treatments for mental disorders such as autism and schizophrenia. When Gordon officially came online in January 2012 at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), the supercomputer was instantly impressive, sustaining more than 35 million input/output...