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2014-01-23 20:22:11

Mark Laret, CEO of UCSF Medical Center & UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, to Guide CHA in Coming Year SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mark R. Laret, CEO of UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, has been elected 2014 chair of the California Hospital Association (CHA) Board of Trustees. Laret is a nationally recognized health care executive, having just completed a term as chair of the Association of American Medical Colleges,...

2014-01-20 23:03:42

Professor Matt Barth, director of the University of California at Riverside’s (UCR) Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT) recently spoke with Sean Reynolds of Energy Independence Magazine about their “New Smart Grid” project scheduled for construction this fall. The solar test bed system will be built on the campus of the Bourns Electronics’ research facility in Riverside and will include photovoltaics, energy storage, and electric transportation. Riverside, CA...

2014-01-20 12:28:00

Esteemed Educator to Lead Technology-Based Learning Initiatives IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- University of California, Irvine Extension, the continuing education arm of UC Irvine, has appointed Sarah Eichhorn as associate dean of the UC Irvine Distance Learning Center (DLC). In this role, she will provide leadership in curriculum development, instructional design, and the selection and utilization of underlying platforms and technologies. (Logo:...

2014-01-15 16:24:03

UC San Francisco Becomes TEDMED's First Medical Research Institution Partner WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TEDMED, the annual multi-disciplinary gathering where leaders from all sectors of society come together to explore the promise of technology and potential of human achievement in health and medicine, announced today it will hold its annual gathering across up to 7 stages simultaneously via digitally linked, permanent host cities around the world....

2014-01-14 11:00:16

Dense heart plaques may have protective quality A study led by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine shows that one of the most widely used systems for predicting risk of adverse heart events should be re-evaluated. A surprise finding was that coronary artery calcium (CAC) density may be protective against cardiovascular events. The study of CAC will be published in the January 15 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Great...

How Do Fruit Flies Detect Sweet Foods?
2014-01-14 10:01:27

University of California - Riverside UC Riverside research opens door for investigations into taste receptors of mosquitoes and other deadly insects Insects represent remarkable diversity and have adapted to all sorts of ecological nooks and crannies. For example, they have taste receptors — novel proteins — with which they taste chemicals and make important choices about not only foods but also mates and where to deposit their eggs. These receptors are widely seen as being at the...

2014-01-07 16:20:22

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Hubble Space Telescope is providing a new perspective on the remote universe, including new views of young and distant galaxies bursting with stars. Scientists described the findings Tuesday in a news conference sponsored by the American Astronomical Society (AAS). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Highlighted in the briefing were three discoveries -- four unusually bright galaxies as they...

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...

Interactive Maps Of US Metro Areas Shows Striking Differences Between Cities And Suburbs
2014-01-06 14:37:53

University of California - Berkeley According to a new study by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, population-dense cities contribute less greenhouse gas emissions per person than other areas of the country, but these cities' extensive suburbs essentially wipe out the climate benefits. Dominated by emissions from cars, trucks and other forms of transportation, suburbs account for about 50 percent of all household emissions – largely carbon dioxide – in United...

Novel Attract-and-kill Approach Developed To Target Argentine Ants
2014-01-06 13:15:08

University of California - Riverside UC Riverside entomologists devise a technique that involves mixing a synthetic pheromone in insecticide sprays After being inadvertently introduced in the United States from South America, Argentine ants have successfully invaded urban, agricultural, and natural settings nationwide. In urban California, the Argentine ant is among the primary pest ants. For example, this particular species of ants makes up 85 percent of ants sampled by commercial pest...


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