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2014-07-11 12:25:34

WASHINGTON, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- University of California scientists will update and expand their forecast of the California drought's economic impacts on agriculture at a National Press Club Newsmaker news conference on Tuesday, July 15, in the club's Zenger Room at 11 a.m. Eastern time, 8 a.m. Pacific and 9 a.m. Central. The event also will be webcast live at www.visualwebcaster.com/CAdrought http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080917/NPCLOGO New data shows where the...

2014-07-09 08:27:34

LOS ANGELES, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NeuroSigma, Inc. (NeuroSigma), a California-based life sciences company focused on commercialization of its non-invasive Monarch(TM) eTNS(TM) System for the treatment of neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders, today announced that the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded UCLA a grant that funds a Phase II 90-subject pediatric clinical trial at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) focused on the treatment of...

3D Technologies Combined To Track Land, Aquatic & Avian Species
2014-07-04 03:13:47

By Jan Zverina, University of California, San Diego A team including researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the San Diego Zoo’s Institute for Conservation Research has developed a novel methodology that for the first time combines 3D and advanced range estimator technologies to provide highly detailed data on the range and movements of terrestrial, aquatic, and avian wildlife species. A paper detailing the project, called ‘Movement-based Estimation and Visualization...

2014-07-03 23:01:58

The Perioperative Surgical Home model of care developed by anesthesiologists at the University of California, Irvine has increased patient satisfaction, while reducing costs, complications, recovery times, and length of stay in the hospital. Orange, Calif. (PRWEB) July 03, 2014 The inaugural Perioperative Surgical Home Summit hosted by UC Irvine Health Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care on June 7-8, 2014 provided medical professionals with evidence-based data for a new...

The Blind Outperform Sighted People When Using Haptic Technology
2014-07-02 08:00:23

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online New research in the burgeoning field of haptic technology at the University of California-Berkeley has discovered that people who are blind or visually impaired tend to outmaneuver their sighted counterparts – especially when they used both hands and multiple fingers to find their way around. The reason that blind subjects outperformed people with normal-range eyesight when it comes to using haptic (or tactile) technology is...

2014-06-30 12:35:58

IRVINE, Calif., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At a recent graduation ceremony, the University of California, Irvine Extension conferred 2,042 Certificates and Specialized Studies Awards to 1,874 students for completion of continuing education programs during the 2013-2014 academic year. The certificates granted in more than 65 program categories encompass a wide spectrum of disciplines including business, management, finance, education, engineering, information technology and law....

Invasive Water Snakes Could Pose Risk To Native Species In California
2014-06-26 03:53:17

University of California - Davis Water snakes, commonly seen in the lakes, rivers and streams of the eastern United States, are invading California waterways and may pose a threat to native and endangered species in the state, according to a University of California, Davis, study. While scientists do not know exactly how many water snakes are in California, roughly 300 individuals of two different species — the common water snake and the southern water snake — have been found in the...

2014-06-25 10:19:51

University of California - Irvine Noninvasive diagnostic technique could greatly enhance use of preventive therapies A newly discovered biomarker – visible in brain scans for hours after febrile seizures – predicts which individuals will subsequently develop epilepsy, according to UC Irvine researchers. This diagnostic ability could lead to improved use of preventive therapies for the disorder. A team led by Dr. Tallie Z. Baram found that rats exhibiting this novel signal in...

2014-06-24 12:27:23

SAN DIEGO, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson & Johnson today named Dr. Jennifer Doudna of the University of California at Berkeley and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and Dr. Emmanuelle Charpentier, of the Hannover Medical School and Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI), Germany and The Laboratory for Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS), Umea University, Sweden, the winners of the 2014 Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research. Their collaboration led to the...

2014-06-23 23:03:55

RING to provide a multi-hundred petabyte storage environment for simulation data, monitoring the health of the US nuclear stockpile. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) June 23, 2014 Los Alamos National Laboratory, one of America’s premier research centers, has selected Scality’s software-defined storage RING as an active archive for complex simulations used to monitor the health of the US nuclear stockpile. Los Alamos has the responsibility for ensuring the safety of the US nuclear arsenal....


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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