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2014-04-08 10:43:57

The difference between an immune response that kills cancer cells and one that conversely stimulates tumor growth can be as narrow as a "double-edged sword," report researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine in the April 7, 2014 online issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. "We have found that the intensity difference between an immune response that stimulates cancer and one that kills it may not be very much," said principal...

2014-04-08 08:24:26

SAN FRANCISCO, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The federal government's former head of energy transportation will be addressing the University of California Berkeley Forum on Thursday, April 10, 2014, from 4:00 - 5:15 PM. The panel discussion will focus on energy policy, consumption, and the future of fossil fuels. A staunch advocate for stronger federal oversight of the energy, transportation, and utility industries, Mr. McCown served as the first head of the federal government's...

2014-04-07 23:27:09

First launched in January 2014, the initial course was followed by more than 14,000 students from around the world. (PRWEB) April 07, 2014 Scientists from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego have again collaborated with UC San Diego Extension to offer a repeat session of their popular massive open online course (MOOC) on global climate change. The 10-week course, “Climate Change in Four Dimensions: Scientific, Policy, International, and Social,” begins April 8. First...

2014-04-07 13:34:30

UC Riverside-led research could help identify new anti-malaria strategies A research team led by a cell biologist at the University of California, Riverside has generated a 3D model of the human malaria parasite genome at three different stages in the parasite's life cycle — the first time such 3D architecture has been generated during the progression of the life cycle of a parasite. The parasite that causes malaria in humans is Plasmodium falciparum. The female Anopheles mosquito...

Researchers Create First Regional Ocean Health Index
2014-04-04 14:31:12

Julie Cohen, UC Santa Barbara Results can help Brazilian officials identify opportunities for strategic management of ocean resources With one of the world’s longest coastlines, spanning 17 states, and very high marine and coastal biodiversity, Brazil owes much of its prosperity to the ocean. For that reason, Brazil was the site of the first Ocean Health Index regional assessment designed to evaluate the economic, social and ecological uses and benefits that people derive from the...

2014-04-01 23:29:49

Does technology make our lives better? Or more chaotic? La Jolla, CA (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 Essayist, novelist and world adventurer Pico Iyer will address his doubts about technology at an upcoming presentation puckishly titled, “Weapons of Mass Distraction: Keeping our Sanity and Balance in a High-Speed, Displacing World,” set for Thursday, May 15, at UC San Diego. Free and open to the public, the presentation starts at 7 pm, in the UC San Diego Price Center East Ballroom. Iyer’s...

2014-03-27 23:26:23

World renowned researcher, Dr. Taka Shibamoto of the University of California, Davis has confirmed in his latest research findings that California based Puroast Coffee Company's coffee has significantly higher antioxidant levels than green tea and much lower acid content than other major coffee brands. Woodland, CA (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 Research findings from the University of California, Davis' Dr. Taka Shibamoto reveal a specially roasted coffee, Puroast®, has more than 7...

Lick's Automated Planet Finder Has Found Two New Planetary Systems
2014-03-27 12:31:13

By Tim Stephens, UC Santa Cruz In its first months of operation, the APF has found two new planetary systems, giving astronomers a taste of planetary riches to come Lick Observatory's newest telescope, the Automated Planet Finder (APF), has been operating robotically night after night on Mt. Hamilton since January, searching nearby stars for Earth-sized planets. Every night the fully autonomous system checks the weather, decides which stars to observe, and moves the telescope from star...

2014-03-26 11:10:50

Findings point to potential biomarkers for early detection of at-risk youth Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have discovered impaired neuronal activity in the parts of the brain associated with anticipatory functioning among occasional 18- to 24-year-old users of stimulant drugs, such as cocaine, amphetamines and prescription drugs such as Adderall. The brain differences, detected using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), are believed...

2014-03-25 08:20:13

- Super-efficient "living laboratory" seeks to address two major sources of U.S. CO2 emissions: cars and homes DAVIS, Calif., March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Honda today marked the opening of Honda Smart Home US, showcasing technologies that enable zero net energy living and transportation. The home, located on the West Village campus of the University of California, Davis, is capable of producing more energy on-site from renewable sources than it consumes annually, including...


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  • To talk saucily.
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