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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...

2014-05-02 23:01:00

A now-former UCLA orthopedic surgery department chairman alleged the medical school permitted physicians to accept industry payments and then retaliated against him for bringing the matter to their attention, Parker Waichman LLP notes. Port Washignton, New York (PRWEB) May 02, 2014 Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of whistleblowers who have reported, or seek to report, employers engaged in illegal activities, announces that the Regents of the...

Rapid Synthesis Technique Developed For Bilayer Graphene And High-performance Transistors
2014-05-02 03:45:43

University of California - Santa Barbara UC Santa Barbara researchers demonstrate ultra-fast and deterministic growth of high-quality and large-area bilayer graphene films with controlled stacking order required for low-power digital electronics Researchers at University of California, Santa Barbara, in collaboration with Rice University, have recently demonstrated a rapid synthesis technique for large-area Bernal (or AB) stacked bilayer graphene films that can open up new pathways for...


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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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