Imperial Valley News Center
- Written by Scott LaFee
San Diego, California - In 2014, prostate cancer was the leading cause of newly diagnosed cancers in men and the second leading cause of cancer death in men. Writing in the January 6, 2015 issue of the journal Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Disease, a team of scientists and physicians from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, with counterparts at University of California, Los Angeles, describe a novel imaging technique that measurably improves upon current prostate imaging – and may have significant implications for how patients with prostate cancer are ultimately treated.
- Written by Bill Kisliuk
Los Angeles, California - The UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science online master’s degree program has been named the best in the country by U.S. News and World Report.
- Written by Peter Bracke
Los Angeles, California - In a study that provides scientists with a critical new understanding of stem cell development and its role in disease, UCLA researchers led by Kathrin Plath, have established a first-of-its-kind methodology that defines the stages by which specialized cells are reprogrammed into stem cells resembling those found in embryos.
- Written by Kat Kerlin
Davis, California - Rock soil droplets formed by heating most likely came from Stone Age house fires and not from a disastrous cosmic impact 12,900 years ago, according to new research from the University of California, Davis. The study, of soil from Syria, is the latest to discredit the controversial theory that a cosmic impact triggered the Younger Dryas cold period.
- Written by Andy Fell
Davis, California - Taking on the big challenges of food security, sustainable agriculture and global health for a growing global population is the aim of a one-day symposium at the University of California, Davis, on January 14. Jointly organized with Mars, Incorporated and in collaboration with the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings, the symposium marks the official launch of the Innovation Institute for Food and Health, part of the World Food Center at UC Davis.
- Written by Pat Bailey
Davis, California - After it was first domesticated from the wild teosinte grass in southern Mexico, maize, or corn, took both a high road and a coastal low road as it moved into what is now the U.S. Southwest, reports an international research team that includes a UC Davis plant scientist and maize expert.
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