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2014-08-27 23:09:52

First-of-its kind, Stanford Area Facility Will Help Startups Develop Products Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 StartX, a nonprofit technology accelerator program affiliated with Stanford University and QB3, a pioneering institute driving biotechnology innovation at the University of California, are partnering to open a life science laboratory customized for the needs of early stage medical and hardware technology companies. The 2,000 square-foot lab space, named “StartX-QB3...

Antibacterial Soap Triclosan
2014-08-22 03:00:42

Steve Tokar, UC San Francisco UCSF-Led Study Finds Exposure to Hormone Disruptor from Soap Exceeds that from Toothpaste Handwashing with antibacterial soap exposes hospital workers to significant and potentially unsafe levels of triclosan, a widely-used chemical currently under review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, according to a study led by researchers from UC San Francisco. Triclosan, a synthetic antibacterial agent, is found in thousands of consumer products, including...

2014-08-18 23:09:25

The depression that contributed to the tragic passing of Robin Williams has raised awareness of a novel method for treating depression, Emotional Brain Training (EBT) that helps people rewire the brain circuits encoded by stress that can cause depression. Marin County, California (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 In the Marin County community in which Robin Williams grew up and recently died, a novel method of treating depression has been developed. Lifelong Marin resident, Laurel Mellin, PhD,...

2014-08-12 23:00:53

Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation’s Dr. Lucy Jane Miller responds to a new follow-up groundbreaking study from UC San Francisco showing that children affected with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) have decreased structural brain connections in specific sensory areas different than those in autism. Denver, CO (PRWEB) August 12, 2014 The University of California San Francisco’s new research study, published on July 30, 2014 in ‘PLOS ONE’, an open access peer-reviewed...

Healthy Diet, Sleep And Exercise Can Reduce Negative Impacts Of Stress
2014-07-30 03:27:52

By Juliana Bunim, University of California - San Francisco A new study from UC San Francisco is the first to show that while the impact of life's stressors accumulate overtime and accelerate cellular aging, these negative effects may be reduced by maintaining a healthy diet, exercising and sleeping well. "The study participants who exercised, slept well and ate well had less telomere shortening than the ones who didn't maintain healthy lifestyles, even when they had similar levels of...

2014-07-28 23:09:44

CEHN’S Science Award, an annual recognition of an individual who has made exceptional developments in children’s environmental health research, has been awarded to Dr. Tracey Woodruff of the UCSF School of Medicine. (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 Tracey Woodruff, PhD, MPH, from the UCSF School of Medicine, has been named the honoree of the Children's Environmental Health Network (CEHN) 2014 Science Award, and will be honored at CEHN’s Ninth Annual Child Health Advocate Award Reception to...

2014-07-18 11:56:40

University of California - San Francisco New research from UC San Francisco found that 60 percent of the city's homeless and unstably housed women who are HIV-infected or at high risk to become infected have endured a recent experience of some form of violence New research from UC San Francisco found that 60 percent of the city's homeless and unstably housed women who are HIV-infected or at high risk to become infected have endured a recent experience of some form of violence. "We...

2014-07-16 08:28:17

PORTLAND, Ore., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thirteen scientists received a total of $1.05 million in funding from the National Psoriasis Foundation for projects that aim to identify new treatments and a cure for psoriasis--an autoimmune disease that appears on the skin, affecting 7.5 million Americans--and psoriatic arthritis--an inflammatory arthritis that affects the joints and tendons, occurring in up to 30 percent of people with psoriasis. Learn more about the NPF research...

2014-07-02 10:23:42

University of California - San Francisco UCSF researchers find procedure also reduces hospital visits, lowers atrial fibrillation risk Use of catheter ablation is not only beneficial for treating atrial flutter but also can significantly reduce hospital visits – both inpatient and emergency – and lower the risk for atrial fibrillation, according to research by UC San Francisco. The study is in the July issue of PLOS ONE and available online. "We've seen firsthand in our...

autism
2014-07-01 03:30:22

UCSF shows success of randomized clinical trial for kids with autism, establishing it as a time and cost effective tool Juliana Bunim, University of California - San Francisco UC San Francisco researchers have completed the first Internet-based clinical trial for children with autism, establishing it as a viable and cost effective method of conducting high-quality and rapid clinical trials in this population. In their study, published in the June 2014 issue of the Journal of the...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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