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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...

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,...

2013-10-23 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...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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