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Mega-development Project In Mexico Is A Biodiversity Hotspot
2014-05-20 03:05:28

By Iqbal Pittalwala, University of California - Riverside UC Riverside ecologists present expedition findings to Mexican officials Cabo Pulmo is a close-knit community in Baja California Sur, Mexico, and the best preserved coral reef in the Gulf of California. But now the lands adjacent to the reef are under threat from a mega-development project, “Cabo Dorado,” should construction go ahead. Scientists at the University of California, Riverside have published a report on the...

greenland ice sheet sea level rise
2014-05-19 05:14:22

University of California - Irvine Major UCI-NASA work reveals long, deep valleys connecting ice cap to the ocean Greenland's icy reaches are far more vulnerable to warm ocean waters from climate change than had been thought, according to new research by UC Irvine and NASA glaciologists. The work, published May 18 in Nature Geoscience, shows previously uncharted deep valleys stretching for dozens of miles under the Greenland Ice Sheet. The bedrock canyons sit well below sea level,...

2014-05-14 16:25:33

Student Films Recognized for Communicating Mental Health Awareness SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Twelve films created by California high school and University of California (UC) students were announced as statewide winners in the second annual Directing Change Video Contest during a ceremony held yesterday afternoon as part of Mental Health Matters Day. The student video contest, sponsored by the California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA), empowers young people...

2014-05-13 16:23:42

VANCOUVER, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ: BLDP)(TSX: BLD) announced that it has signed an agreement with CALSTART, a member-supported organization dedicated to clean transportation alternatives, to deploy a fuel cell hybrid bus in 2015 at the University of California campus in Irvine, together with partners BAE Systems, ElDorado National and the University of California, Irvine. Ballard will supply the Company's sixth generation FCvelocity(®)-HD6...

2014-05-12 12:35:46

Online Modules Offer Incoming College Students Exposure to University Level STEM Courses IRVINE, Calif., May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As a leading research institution, the University of California, Irvine is committed to providing incoming freshmen and high schools students with a affordable, convenient and effective way to gain knowledge in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects that are essential for college success. The STEM University Preparation...

New Fossil Organism Discovered By Paleontologists
2014-05-12 03:23:48

By Iqbal Pittalwala, University of California - Riverside Likely related to our ancestors, 'Plexus ricei' was much like a tapeworm or modern flatworm, say UC Riverside researchers Scientists at the University of California, Riverside have discovered a fossil of a newly discovered organism from the "Ediacara Biota" — a group of organisms that occurred in the Ediacaran period of geologic time. Named Plexus ricei and resembling a curving tube, the organism resided on the Ediacaran...

2014-05-12 08:33:28

ROCKVILLE, Md., May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Neuralstem, Inc. (NYSE MKT: CUR) today reported its financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2014 and provided a business and clinical update. "During the first quarter of 2014, we continued to advance the NSI-566 cell therapy platform through human clinical trials. We have completed treatment of the fourth cohort in our ALS Phase II escalating dose trials, in collaboration with our sites at University of Michigan, Emory and...

Tolerance Lessons From A Dead Sea Fungus
2014-05-12 03:53:13

DOE/Joint Genome Institute Despite its name, the Dead Sea does support life, and not just in the sense of helping visitors float in its waters. Algae, bacteria, and fungi make up the limited number of species that can tolerate the extremely salty environment at the lowest point on Earth. Some organisms thrive in salty environments by lying dormant when salt concentrations are very high. Other organisms need salt to grow. To learn which survival strategy the filamentous fungus Eurotium...

2014-05-08 23:12:11

UC San Diego’s Extension Dean to be Featured Speaker at National Association of International Educators, May 25-30 San Diego, CA (PRWEB) May 08, 2014 UC San Diego Extension Dean Mary Walshok will be among the featured speakers at the upcoming conference of the National Association of International Educators (NAFSA) on Wednesday, May 28 at the San Diego Convention Center. Dean Walshok, an innovator in global education programs, will address the topic of “How to Better Articulate the...

2014-05-07 09:51:33

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have discovered a genetic risk factor for premature birth. The risk factor is related to a gene that codes for a protein that the scientists have found helps the body's immune cells recognize and fight Group B Streptococcus (GBS) bacteria. These bacteria are found in the vagina or lower gastrointestinal tract of approximately 15 to 20 percent of healthy women, but may cause life-threatening infections, such as sepsis...


Word of the Day
virgule
  • A punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information.
  • A little rod; a twig.
This word comes from the Late Latin 'virgula,' accentual mark, a diminutive of 'virga,' rod.
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