Imperial Valley News Center
Washington, DC - President Obama announced on July 1, 2015, the historic decision to re-establish diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States of America, effective July 20. The U.S. Department of State also notified Congress of its intent to convert the U.S. Interests Section in Havana, Cuba to U.S. Embassy Havana, effective on the same date. These are important steps in implementing the new direction in U.S.-Cuba relations announced by President Obama on December 17, 2014.
Washington, DC - Secretary of State John Kerry: "I am pleased to announce the appointment of Thomas Perriello as the Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa.
Washington, DC - Secretary of State John Kerry: "I am pleased to extend warm wishes to His Holiness the Dalai Lama on the occasion of his 80th birthday on July 6.
UCLA patient is first to receive successful heart transplant after using experimental 50cc Total Artificial Heart
Los Angeles, California - A petite 44-year-old woman has received a successful heart transplant at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, thanks to an experimental Total Artificial Heart designed for smaller patients.
Los Angeles, California - Scientists at the UCLA Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research are one step closer to engineering a tool that could one day arm the body’s immune system to fight HIV - and win. The new technique harnesses the regenerative capacity of stem cells to generate an immune response to the virus.
Los Angeles, California - UCLA professor Tom Smith has conducted research in Cameroon for more than 30 years, and preserving and improving the region is more than a career to him. It’s his life’s work, and now he and a major African institute have created an international partnership that could save the Congo rainforest and transform the troubled Congo Basin.
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