Imperial Valley News Center
Los Angeles, California - Scientists know that Huntington’s disease is caused by an inherited gene mutation. But research has yet to identify the specific mechanisms that trigger the disease and cause it to advance - and there is currently no way to prevent the disease or slow its progression.
Los Angeles, California - Latinos are one of the fastest growing ethnic groups in the United States, with their numbers having risen 243 percent since 1980. Yet the number of Latino physicians per 100,000 Latinos has declined by 22 percent during that period, according to new research.
Los Angeles, California - Scientists from UCLA’s California NanoSystems Institute have developed a Google Glass app that, when paired with a handheld device, enables the wearer to quickly analyze the health of a plant without damaging it.
Los Angeles, California - Twitter has not been kind to public transit, a recent USC study shows. The nation’s top agencies earn more ire on the social media site than airlines and evoke as much disdain as police departments.
Los Angeles, California - For the first time, Keck Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) cancer researchers at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center have traced the origins of colorectal cancer cells, finding important clues to why tumor cells become “good” or “bad,” with the potential of stopping them before they start.
Davis, California - Children exposed to tobacco smoke from their parents while in the womb are predisposed to developing diabetes as adults, according to a study from the University of California, Davis, and the Berkeley nonprofit Public Health Institute.