Tag: University of California

UCI, fellow chemists find a way to unboil eggs

Public Release: 26-Jan-2015 Ability to quickly restore molecular proteins could slash biotechnology costs University of California – Irvine Irvine, Calif., Jan. 23, 2015 – UC Irvine and Australian chemists have figured out how to unboil egg whites – an innovation that could dramatically reduce costs for cancer treatments, food production and other segments of the…

Marine hull paint and PVC plastic can lead to obesity for multiple generations without subsequent exposure, a UC Irvine study has found

UCI study identifies transgenerational effects of obesogen compound tributyltin Irvine, Calif. — Exposing pregnant mice to low doses of the chemical tributyltin – which is used in marine hull paint and PVC plastic – can lead to obesity for multiple generations without subsequent exposure, a UC Irvine study has found. After exposing pregnant mice to…

Coenzyme Q10 helps veterans battle Gulf War illness symptoms

Coenzyme Q10 helps veterans battle Gulf War illness symptoms – CoQ10 is a fat-soluble antioxidant made by the body to support basic cell functions, including directly assisting mitochondrial energy production. Over a course of three and a half months, the veterans in the study received a pill form of either CoQ10 or a placebo. Researchers…

Is cancer an inevitable consequence of aging?

  PUBLIC RELEASE DATE: 14-Jul-2014 Cancer is avoidable as you grow older. Here’s how. Although it is widely thought that cancer is an inevitable consequence of aging, the risk of developing several common cancers decreases with age. Researchers have long been puzzled by the apparent decrease with age in the risk of developing certain adult…

Regular chocolate eaters are thinner

07 Apr 2012 Katherine Hepburn famously said of her slim physique: “What you see before you is the result of a lifetime of chocolate.” New evidence suggests she may have been right. Beatrice Golomb, MD, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego, and colleagues present new findings…

Study adds weight to link between arsenic in drinking water and heart disease

Arsenic poses far higher health risks than any other known environmental exposure, say Professors Allan Smith and Craig Steinmaus from the University of California, Berkeley, in an accompanying editorial. Yet water contaminated with arsenic is tasteless, looks crystal clear, and boiling the water only concentrates the arsenic in it.   Public release date: 5-May-2011  …

Higher chocolate consumption associated with lower levels of total fat—fat deposits all over the body—and central—abdominal—fat, independently of whether or not subjects are physically active, and of their diet

Scientists at the University of Granada have disproved the old idea that chocolate is fattening, in a study reported this week in Nutrition   The study—possibly the most comprehensive to date—included 1458 European adolescents aged between 12 and 17 years University of Granada researchers from the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Physical Activity…

Homeland Security secretary Napolitano resigns for senior post at CU

Janet Napolitano, the U.S. secretary of Homeland Security and former governor of Arizona, is being named as the next president of the University of California system, in an unusual choice that brings a national-level politician to a position usually held by an academic. Napolitano’s nomination by a committee of UC regents came after a secretive…

Herbal extract boosts fruit fly lifespan by nearly 25 percent, UCI study finds

Rhodiola rosea promotes longevity separately from dietary restriction Irvine, Calif., June 18, 2013 — The herbal extract of a yellow-flowered mountain plant long used for stress relief was found to increase the lifespan of fruit fly populations by an average of 24 percent, according to UC Irvine researchers. But it’s how Rhodiola rosea, also known…

Herbal extract boosts fruit fly lifespan by nearly 25 percent, UCI study finds

Rhodiola rosea promotes longevity separately from dietary restriction Irvine, Calif., June 18, 2013 — The herbal extract of a yellow-flowered mountain plant long used for stress relief was found to increase the lifespan of fruit fly populations by an average of 24 percent, according to UC Irvine researchers. But it’s how Rhodiola rosea, also known…

Temporary Tattoos Could Make Electronic Telepathy, Telekinesis Possible

    February 19th, 2013          | by Charles Q. Choi                      Temporary electronic tattoos could soon help people fly drones with only thought and talk seemingly telepathically without speech over smartphones, researchers say. Commanding machines using the brain is no longer the stuff of science fiction. In recent years, brain implants have enabled people to control robotics…

Stanford University raises $1 Billion in Donations

Wednesday, 20 February 2013 Stanford University has set a new record for college fundraising, becoming the first school to collect more than $1 billion in a single year, according to a report released Wednesday. . For the eighth straight year, Stanford ranked first in the Council for Aid to Education’s annual college fundraising survey, which…

Fetal exposure to PVC plastic chemical linked to obesity in offspring: Over multiple generations

Contact: Tom Vasich tmvasich@uci.edu 949-824-6455 University of California – Irvine UCI study identifies transgenerational effects of obesogen compound tributyltin Irvine, Calif. — Exposing pregnant mice to low doses of the chemical tributyltin – which is used in marine hull paint and PVC plastic – can lead to obesity for multiple generations without subsequent exposure, a…

Sparkling drinks spark pain circuits

2010 report posted for filing Fizzy beverages light up same pain sensors as mustard and horseradish, a new study shows — so why do we drink them? You may not think of the fizz in soda as spicy, but your body does. The carbon dioxide in fizzy drinks sets off the same pain sensors in…

Liver defect likely cause of DHA deficiency in Alzheimer’s patients, UCI study finds

2010 study posted for filing Contact: Janet Wilson janethw@uci.edu 949-824-3969 University of California – Irvine Low levels of the omega-3 fatty acid may contribute to the neurodegenerative disease Irvine, Calif. — UC Irvine researchers have discovered that markedly depleted amounts of an omega-3 fatty acid in brain tissue samples from Alzheimer’s patients may be due…

Liver defect likely cause of DHA deficiency in Alzheimer’s patients, UCI study finds

2010 study posted for filing Contact: Janet Wilson janethw@uci.edu 949-824-3969 University of California – Irvine Low levels of the omega-3 fatty acid may contribute to the neurodegenerative disease Irvine, Calif. — UC Irvine researchers have discovered that markedly depleted amounts of an omega-3 fatty acid in brain tissue samples from Alzheimer’s patients may be due…

Fears for civil liberties as Apple patents technology that could remotely disable protesters’ smartphones

Technology  would broadcast a signal to automatically shut down smartphone features, or even  the entire phone Apple  claims it would most likely be used to prevent copyright theft or to guarantee  privacy in sensitive areas Civil  liberties campaigners fear it could be misused by the authorities to silence  ‘awkward citizens’ By Damien Gayle PUBLISHED:09:35 EST,…

Average radiation exposure of the US population requires perspective and caution: 6 fold Increase since 1980

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Jason Bardi jbardi@aip.org 301-209-3091 American Institute of Physics NCRP Report No. 160 on increased average radiation exposure of the US population COLLEGE PARK, MD (March 3, 2009) — Scientists at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) are offering additional background information to help the public avoid misinterpreting…