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2013-11-15 23:05:02

William C. Wilson, MD, former vice chairman and chief of Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine at University of California, San Diego, has been named Director of Critical Care Services at UC Irvine Health system. Irvine, CA (PRWEB) November 15, 2013 William C. Wilson, MD, former vice chairman and chief of Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine at University of California, San Diego, has been named Director of Critical Care Services at UC Irvine Health system. Dr. Wilson oversees the adult...

2013-11-12 23:23:14

Other honorees include SmartestK12 as “Most Promising Startup Company,” Chair Emeritus of the UCLA VC Fund Josh Green, and the inaugural UCLA VC Fund Summer Fellows. Silicon Valley, CA (PRWEB) November 12, 2013 The UCLA Venture Capital Fund announced today that Keith Leonard, president and CEO of KYTHERA Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:KYTH), has been presented with the 2013 UCLA Venture Capital Fund Entrepreneurial Achievement Award for his outstanding success as a UCLA-affiliated...

2013-11-11 11:09:02

A study led by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine shines a new light on molecular tools our cells use to govern regulated gene expression. The study was published on line in advance of print November 10 in the journal Nature Structural and Molecular Biology. "We uncovered a novel mechanism that allows proteins that direct pre-mRNA splicing – RNA-binding proteins – to induce a regulatory effect from greater distances than was thought possible,"...

Most Complete Genome Sequences Generated From Single E. coli Cells And Individual Neurons From The Human Brain
2013-11-11 08:40:04

University of California - San Diego Researchers led by bioengineers at the University of California, San Diego have generated the most complete genome sequences from single E. coli cells and individual neurons from the human brain. The breakthrough comes from a new single-cell genome sequencing technique that confines genome amplification to fluid-filled wells with a volume of just 12 nanoliters. The study is published in the journal Nature Biotechnology on November 10, 2013. "Our...

2013-10-31 23:19:50

An Endeavour Astronaut, an Oscar winner, a legendary aviator and other celebrities welcome the CEO of UCLA Hospital System, David Feinberg, MD, MBA, as he joins the Gala Host Committee for the Endeavor Awards celebrating Public Benefit Aviation and benefiting Angel Flight West. Santa Monica, California (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 “Recipients of the 1st Annual Endeavor Awards will include the true heroes of flying, both individuals and organizations, who have demonstrated their commitment...

Researchers Produce Brighter, More Efficient Lighting
2013-10-31 09:15:15

University of California - Santa Barbara By determining simple guidelines, researchers at UC Santa Barbara's Solid State Lighting & Energy Center (SSLEC) have made it possible to optimize phosphors –– a key component in white LED lighting –– allowing for brighter, more efficient lights. "These guidelines should permit the discovery of new and improved phosphors in a rational rather than trial-and-error manner," said Ram Seshadri, a professor in the university's Department of...

Using Numbers When Talking To Children Could Give Them A Head Start In Math
2013-10-29 09:26:45

University of California - San Diego Talk to your toddler. And use numbers when you talk. Doing so may give a child a better head start in math than teaching her to memorize 1-2-3 counting routines. That's the takeaway of an international study published this week in the online early edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Led by David Barner, associate professor of psychology and linguistics in the Division of Social Sciences at the University of California,...

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...


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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