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Why Are Leaf Epidermal Cells Shaped Like A Jigsaw Puzzle Piece?
2014-03-14 15:02:41

University of California - Riverside UC Riverside scientists discover auxin sensing and signaling complex on plant cell surface that explains why leaf epidermal cells have jigsaw puzzle-piece shapes Auxin, a small molecule, is a plant hormone discovered by Charles Darwin about 100 years ago. Over the years that followed it became understood to be the most important and versatile plant hormone controlling nearly all aspects of plant growth and development, such as bending of shoots...

2014-03-10 12:28:05

New Course in Test Driven Development and Free Webinars Offered in March and April IRVINE, Calif., March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the Education Advisory Board (EAB), a Washington, D.C. based research consortium, employer demand for certified project management professionals continues to grow. Per EAB's findings, the number of national job postings seeking a project management certification grew 3.6 percent from 2012 to 2013, including 15,472 job postings in California...

2014-03-10 08:27:02

LA JOLLA, Calif., March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With the goal of applying a more well-rounded, integrated approach to K-16 education, the concept of STE[+a]M(TM) seeks to meld left-brain convergent thinking with right-brain divergent thinking. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140310/PH79355LOGO The inaugural STE[+a]M Connect Conference, dedicated to adding the arts (small "a") to the widely-accepted STEM disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics,...

2014-03-07 12:21:10

Team Resumes Transition At Nuclear Security Facilities In Tennessee and Texas RESTON, Va., March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bechtel-led Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC has been directed by the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration to immediately resume transitioning to take over the management and operation of the Pantex Plant in Amarillo, Texas, and the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Consolidated Nuclear Security was selected last year to manage...

2014-03-06 12:32:44

LA JOLLA, Calif., March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The significance and real-world impact of Big Data -- the popular term used to describe the exponential growth and availability of data, both structured and unstructured -- will be explored at a special University of California San Diego Extension seminar titled "Big Data at Work: A Conversation with the Experts." The event will be held Wednesday, March 12, from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm at Atkinson Hall, Qualcomm Institute on the UC San Diego...

2014-03-06 12:25:57

Participants Gain Valuable Skills Pertaining to Crisis Communications, Personal Branding and Online Video Marketing IRVINE, Calif., March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- University of California, Irvine Extension has announced three online webinars focusing on various marketing topics essential for business professionals of all industries. The free webinars will include topics such as crisis communications in the media, how to use personal branding to remain 'unemployment proof', and learning what...

2014-03-04 14:02:17

The surface of the sea takes up nitrogen oxides that build up in polluted air at night, new measurements on the coast of southern California have shown. The ocean removes about 15 percent of these chemicals overnight along the coast, a team of atmospheric chemists reports in the early online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences the week of March 3. Nitrogen oxides, formed by the burning of fossil fuels, generate photochemical smog. Atmospheric chemists would like...

2014-03-03 15:23:11

UC San Diego scientists explain how and when T cells become effector or memory lymphocytes Using technologies and computational modeling that trace the destiny of single cells, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine describe for the first time the earliest stages of fate determination among white blood cells called T lymphocytes, providing new insights that may help drug developers create more effective, longer-lasting vaccines against microbial pathogens...

2014-02-25 08:31:10

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 25, 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, announced the appointment of David Hayes, Esq. as Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Prior to joining NeuroSigma, Mr. Hayes was a partner at Hayes and Boone, LLP, since...

2014-02-24 23:28:22

Kelsey Stowe, a college freshman who recently learned how to ride a bike, is excited to build Spinlister brand awareness and "make a positive impact on the UCSB campus." Santa Monica, CA (PRWEB) February 24, 2014 Spinlister, the peer-to-peer bicycle, ski, and snowboard rental platform, announced today that they have hired Kelsey Stowe as their Student Brand Manager at University of California, Santa Barbara. Stowe, a freshman who only recently learned how to ride a bike, is...


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snash
  • To talk saucily.
  • Insolent, opprobrious language; impertinent abuse.
This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.