Imperial Valley News Center
UCLA researchers create smartphone-based device that reads medical diagnostic tests quickly and accurately
- Written by Shaun Mason
Los Angeles, California - Enzyme-linked immunosorbant assay, or ELISA, is a diagnostic tool that identifies antigens such as viruses and bacteria in blood samples. ELISA can detect a number of diseases, including HIV, West Nile virus and hepatitis B, and it is widely used in hospitals. It can also be used to identify potential allergens in food, among other applications.
- Written by Alison Hewitt
Los Angeles, California - With California homeowners taking steps to save water during the drought, they may be dismayed to hear that a new UCLA report found that water agencies are unable to keep close track of how much their own pipes are leaking.
Study may show a way to predict whether children with a genetic disorder will develop autism or psychosis
- Written by Meg Sullivan
Los Angeles, California - Doctors and researchers have long known that children who are missing about 60 genes on a certain chromosome are at a significantly elevated risk for developing either a disorder on the autism spectrum or psychosis - that is, any mental disorder characterized by delusions and hallucinations, including schizophrenia. But there has been no way to predict which child with the abnormality might be at risk for which disorder.
- Written by Meg Sullivan and Mark Wheeler
Los Angeles, California - Everybody grieves the death of a loved one, and the process helps most mourners adjust to their loss.
- Written by Emily Gersema
Coachella, California - The recent collapse of an Interstate 10 bridge in Riverside County due to heavy rains is prompting questions among experts about weaknesses in transportation infrastructure and its capacity to withstand increasingly extreme weather events.
- Written by Pamela Ronald
Davis, California - When disease-resistant rice is invaded by disease-causing bacteria, a small protein produced by the bacteria betrays the invader. Upon recognizing that protein, the rice plants sense that a microbial attack is underway and are able to mount an immune response to fend off bacterial infection, reports a research team led by the University of California, Davis.
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