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2014-04-28 08:40:49

HOUSTON, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bridgeway Software, the most recommended provider of legal service management solutions, today announced that the University of California has chosen Bridgeway's eCounsel technology in order to improve efficiencies, increase transparency and assist the legal department in supporting business goals. The University of California opened its doors in 1869 with just 10 faculty members and 38 students. Today, the UC system includes more than 233,000...

Orchid Named After UC Riverside Researcher
2014-04-18 11:28:07

By Iqbal Pittalwala, University of California - Riverside 'Lophiaris silverarum' is known to grow only in central Panama One day about eight years ago, Katia Silvera, a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California, Riverside, and her father were on a field trip in a mountainous area in central Panama when they stumbled upon an orchid they had never seen before. Unable to identify it, they contacted German Carnevali, a world authority on orchids. The orchid turned out to be...

2014-04-18 10:34:29

Older women with gumption score high on compassion Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine report that older women, plucky individuals and those who have suffered a recent major loss are more likely to be compassionate toward strangers than other older adults. The study is published in this month's issue of the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. Because compassionate behaviors are associated with better health and well-being as we age,...

2014-04-15 16:30:44

Study Shows Automatic Recognition of Facial Expressions Can Track Student Engagement in Real Time SAN DIEGO, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Emotient, the leading provider of facial expression recognition data and analysis, and the University of California, San Diego announced publication of a joint study by two Emotient co-founders affiliated with UC San Diego, together with researchers from Virginia Commonwealth University and Virginia State University. The study demonstrates...

2014-04-11 14:44:32

A team of researchers from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the Center for Cancer Systems Biology (CCSB) at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has uncovered a new aspect of autism, revealing that proteins involved in autism interact with many more partners than previously known. These interactions had not been detected earlier because they involve alternatively spliced forms of autism genes found in the brain. In their study, published in the April 11, 2014...

Bacterial ‘FM Radio’ Developed By Researchers
2014-04-10 13:46:36

By Kim McDonald, UC San Diego Programming living cells offers the prospect of harnessing sophisticated biological machinery for transformative applications in energy, agriculture, water remediation and medicine.  Inspired by engineering, researchers in the emerging field of synthetic biology have designed a tool box of small genetic components that act as intracellular switches, logic gates, counters and oscillators. But scientists have found it difficult to wire the components...

2014-04-08 12:31:06

DENVER, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cal-Bay International, Inc. (OTC Markets: CBYI) Headline: Dr. A. Gomez Joins Cal-Bay International, Board of Directors. Cal-Bay International, Inc. today announced the appointment of Dr. A. Gomez to the company's Board of Directors as Vice President of Medical Technology, effective April 15(th), 2014. Company President Walter Nicholas stated, "The appointment of Dr. Gomez to Cal-Bay's management is a major step forward for the company's growth...

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...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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