Imperial Valley News Center
West Lafayette, Indiana - Animal vaccine manufacturers could benefit from the work of two Purdue University researchers who are testing biomaterial made from sweet corn to make vaccines safer.
Los Angeles, California - A team of materials scientists at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science is exploring ways to create tough ceramics, a long sought-after class of materials that would be exceptionally hard, capable of withstanding extremely high temperatures and less prone to corrosion than metals, but still have the ability to become dented or deformed without fracturing - a property called ductility. In other words, a ceramic that bends but doesn’t break.
Los Angeles, California - Many people who are skeptical about vaccinating their children can be convinced to do so, but only if the argument is presented in a certain way, a team of psychologists from UCLA and the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign reported today. The research appears in the online early edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Los Angeles, California - Adolescents and teens who have positive role models and who participate in after-school clubs tend to be more physically active and are less likely to be overweight, according to a study by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.
Los Angeles, California - Scientists at the UCLA Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research have been awarded $7.4 million to lead a clinical trial that will utilize a stem cell gene therapy to correct a genetic defect associated with an immunodeficiency disorder.
Stanford scientists devise method for rescuing genetic material from formaldehyde-treated tissue samples
Stanford, California - Each year, millions of tissue samples are collected from cancer patients and preserved in formaldehyde. The chemical "freezes" the cancer cells within the sample, allowing physicians to look at the disease and plan a specific course of treatment.
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