Imperial Valley News Center
San Diego, California - Stem cells hold great promise for treating a number of diseases, in part because they have the unique ability to differentiate, specializing into any one of the hundreds of cell types that comprise the human body.
San Diego, California - By age 60, more than 50 percent of men in the United States suffer from benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), a condition that leads to annoying changes in urinary flow. While medical therapy is usually the first line of treatment, a new minimally invasive implant can dramatically reduce symptoms for men.
Los Angeles, California - There’s no such thing as free - especially with smartphone apps, according to a new study.
Los Angeles, California - Fasting in combination with chemotherapy has already been shown to kill cancer cells, but a pair of new studies in mice suggests that a less-toxic class of drugs combined with fasting may kill breast, colorectal and lung cancer cells equally well.
Davis, California - Approximately 10 percent of ozone pollution in California’s San Joaquin Valley is estimated to be coming from outside of the state’s borders, particularly from Asia, according to preliminary research presented today, March 31, by the University of California, Davis.
Stanford, California - This week California water officials performed one of their regular measurements of the state's snowpack and confirmed it is a startling 5 percent of normal - the lowest April 1 total on record. That accumulation of snow in the state's mountains - specifically the Sierra Nevada - serves as natural "frozen storage" for surface water supplies. Its runoff feeds streams, rivers and reservoirs throughout the year and provides about 30 percent of the water Californians depend on for drinking, growing food and other uses in a typical year.