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2013-10-28 11:57:51

Mouse findings reverse prevailing theory; point to potential treatment options Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine say that, while a prevailing theory suggests elevated cellular levels of glucose ultimately result in diabetic kidney disease, the truth may, in fact, be quite the opposite. The findings could fundamentally change understanding of how diabetes-related diseases develop – and how they might be better treated. Writing in the October 25...

2013-10-25 12:20:35

SANTA FE, N.M., Oct. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sigma Labs, Inc. (OTCBB: SGLB) today announced that it received from Los Alamos National Laboratory a second contract to provide Sigma Labs' advanced manufacturing technology and continuing support efforts in nuclear weapons stockpile stewardship and disposition for the Advanced Recovery and Integrated Extraction System (ARIES). The ARIES program is the only program in the nation that disassembles and destroys surplus plutonium pits. The...

In Order For Fish And Rice To Thrive In Yolo Bypass, Just Add Water
2013-10-24 13:30:31

University of California - Davis From a fish-eye view, rice fields in California's Yolo Bypass provide an all-you-can-eat bug buffet for juvenile salmon seeking nourishment on their journey to the sea. That's according to a new report detailing the scientific findings of an experiment that planted fish in harvested rice fields earlier this year, resulting in the fattest, fastest-growing salmon on record in the state's rivers. The report, provided to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation,...

2013-10-24 08:33:27

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ARRAYit Corporation (OTCQB: ARYC) reports that it has received a $104,000 purchase order from the University of California for its life science instruments product line. ARRAYit is a provider of integrated platforms, instruments, tools, kits and reagents for genomics, cancer biology, life science research on plants and animals, synthetic biology and many other exciting applications. The company's industry-leading microarray platform...

2013-10-23 13:15:53

University of California - Los Angeles UCLA chemists for the first time have employed magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) — a technique normally reserved for medical clinicians peering inside the human body — to better measure the temperature of gases inside a catalytic reactor. The research, a major step toward bridging the gap between laboratory studies and industrial catalysis, could help improve the design and environmental impact of catalytic reactors, including tiny...

2013-10-22 12:36:18

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have discovered a way to effectively deliver staurosporine (STS), a powerful anti-cancer compound that has vexed researchers for more than 30 years due to its instability in the blood and toxic nature in both healthy and cancerous cells. For the first time, the new method safely delivered STS to mouse tumors, suppressing them with no apparent side effects. The results were published online, October 20, in the...

Mature Cells Revert Into Embryonic-like Stem Cells With Help From Physical Cues
2013-10-21 09:40:41

University of California - Berkeley Bioengineers at the University of California, Berkeley, have shown that physical cues can replace certain chemicals when nudging mature cells back to a pluripotent stage, capable of becoming any cell type in the body. The researchers grew fibroblasts cells taken from human skin and mouse ears on surfaces with parallel grooves measuring 10 micrometers wide and 3 micrometers high. After two weeks of culture in a special cocktail used to reprogram mature...

2013-10-18 11:57:39

Researchers find both effectively reduce tobacco consumption among low-income smokers Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine say high-priced cigarettes and smoke-free homes effectively reduce smoking behaviors among low-income individuals – a demographic in which tobacco use has remained comparatively high. Writing in the October 17, 2013 issue of the American Journal of Public Health, principal investigator John P. Pierce, PhD, professor and...

2013-10-17 08:29:07

Expanded Team Provides 24/7 Stroke Care Using the Most Advanced Minimally Invasive Techniques and State-of-the-Art Technology LAGUNA HILLS, Calif., Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Saddleback Memorial has established an exclusive partnership with UC Irvine Heath to offer comprehensive stroke care to Orange County residents. Through this new collaboration, Saddleback Memorial has added to its team of world-class neurointerventional physicians and surgeons and has expanded its...

Food Provision Remains An Area Of Great Concern According To The 2013 Ocean Health Index
2013-10-16 06:53:48

University of California - Santa Barbara In the 2013 Ocean Health Index (OHI) –– an annual assessment of ocean health lead by Ben Halpern, a research associate at UC Santa Barbara's National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) and professor at the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management –– scientists point to food provision as the factor that continues to require serious attention. The OHI defines a healthy ocean as one that sustainably delivers a...