Imperial Valley News Center
- Written by Robert Perkins
Los Angeles, California - Some studies on the genetic roots of aging will need a second look after the discovery that a common lab chemical can extend the life span of female fruit flies by 68 percent.
First mobile app to share heart rate with a photo empowers consumers to take charge of their personal health management
- Written by Meg Aldrich
Los Angeles, California - Heart health goes mobile and social with the release of BioGram, a new mobile app created by the cardiologist experts at the University of Southern California (USC) Center for Body Computing (CBC) along with collaborators at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering and private companies AliveCor and Medable. The free app, the first to allow heart rates to be shared with a photo, is available now for download on iTunes.
- Written by Pat Bailey
Davis, California - Veterinary researchers at the University of California, Davis, are teaming up with their colleagues in human medicine to investigate a troubling disorder in newborn horses and are exploring possible connections to childhood autism. The common link, the researchers suggest, may be abnormal levels of naturally occurring neurosteroids.
- Written by Bjorn Carey
Stanford, California - Courtside seats at an NBA game are some of the best tickets in all of sports – the game is literally played at your feet. They're also some of the hardest tickets to get, which is why NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and several other executives from the National Basketball Association visited Stanford for a crash course in how they might create similar experiences for fans in virtual reality.
- Written by Tom Abate
Hollywood, California - A Stanford professor has won an Academy Award for helping put the crunch and devastation into blockbuster movies.
- Written by Barbara Wilcox
Stanford, California - Doing research wrong costs lives and money. Ten drugs were recently withdrawn from the U.S. market because of life-threatening health effects – eight of these posed greater threats for women.
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