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Scientists Discover How Explosives Respond To Shockwaves
2013-12-12 15:49:37

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have combined ultrafast time-resolved experimental measurements with theory to reveal how an explosive responds to a high-impact shock. The work involved advances in both ultrafast experimental shockwave methods and molecular dynamics (MD) simulation techniques, and the combination of experiment and simulation is a milestone in understanding chemical initiation and detonation. When an energetic...

Chemical Modification In Human Malaria Parasite DNA Discovered
2013-12-11 13:24:24

University of California - Riverside Findings by UC Riverside researchers could help build a new drug to kill the deadly parasite that is becoming resistant to existing drugs Say "malaria" and most people think "mosquito," but the buzzing, biting insect is merely the messenger, delivering the Plasmodium parasites that sickened more than 200 million people globally in 2010 and killed about 660,000. Worse, the parasite is showing resistance to artemisinin, the most effective drug for...

2013-12-10 12:22:29

Y-12, Los Alamos, and Livermore National Labs Receive 13 Awards RESTON, Va., Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Bechtel announced three national security sites managed and operated by teams that include Bechtel have earned a total of 13 National Nuclear Security Administration Sustainability Awards for 2013. The annual awards recognize exemplary performance in advancing sustainability through innovative and effective programs and projects that increase energy, water, and vehicle fleet...

2013-12-09 08:24:21

AMSTERDAM, December 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- $700,000 awarded to Innovative Libraries, New Scholars and Nurse Faculty Programs The Elsevier Foundation [http://www.elsevierfoundation.org ] announced today the 2013 grant recipients for the Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries and New Scholars award programs. In total, $700,000 has been committed to ten institutions around the world in addition to five ongoing multiyear grants and the Nurse Faculty program. The...

2013-12-06 11:11:38

Tumor cells temporarily lose mutation to evade drugs targeting mutation A team of scientists, led by principal investigator Paul S. Mischel, MD, a member of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research and professor in the Department of Pathology at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, has found that brain cancer cells resist therapy by dialing down the gene mutation targeted by drugs, then re-amplify that growth-promoting mutation after therapy has stopped. The...

2013-12-04 23:24:01

Digital platform from UCLA Wireless Health Institute to power breakthrough Isowalk mobility assistant. New York, NY (PRWEB) December 04, 2013 Isowalk, a New York-based startup focused on next-generation solutions for mobility assistance, has announced a comprehensive technology and development collaboration with the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). The collaboration will integrate a state-of-the-art gait analysis system developed by UCLA's Wireless Health Institute...

Researchers Discover How To Change Cell Types By Flipping A Single Switch
2013-12-04 13:05:09

University of California - Santa Barbara With few exceptions, cells don't change type once they have become specialized — a heart cell, for example, won't suddenly become a brain cell. However, new findings by researchers at UC Santa Barbara have identified a method for changing one cell type into another in a process called forced transdifferentiation. Their work appears today in the journal Development. With C. elegans as the animal model, lead author Misty Riddle, a Ph.D. student...

2013-12-03 12:30:18

Designed to Meet Unprecedented Demand in Career Field IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Designed to meet the need for a new breed of employees who are skilled at using a blend of science, art and business to leverage the ever expanding amount of data from a variety of sources into a competitive advantage, the University of California, Irvine Extension is offering a new data science certificate program online for winter quarter 2014. The program provides the skills required...

2013-12-02 12:29:48

IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of California, Irvine Extension is offering a free webinar titled, "Social Media and Internet Audience Profiling: How to Affordably Research Your Customers Online," to provide participants with insight on how to affordably conduct research to reach online customers. Held on Tuesday, Dec. 10, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. PST, the webinar will be hosted by UC Irvine Extension course instructor Mike Moran. An accompanying...