Imperial Valley News Center
UCLA study finds advanced thyroid cancer rate in some California counties is well above national average
- Written by Reggie Kumar
Imperial, California - A team of UCLA researchers found that there are several parts of California where, in a high percentage of people with thyroid cancer, the disease is already at an advanced stage by the time it is diagnosed.
- Written by Emily Gersema
Los Angeles, California - A blood thinner known for serious drug interactions is linked to increased hospitalizations for falls, altered mental state and insulin shock for Medicare patients who also take some diabetes drugs, according to a new study.
- Written by Ramin Skibba
Stanford, California - For decades, engineers have designed computer systems with processors and memory chips laid out like single-story structures in a suburb. Wires connect these chips like streets, carrying digital traffic between the processors that compute data and the memory chips that store it.
- Written by Glen Martin
Berkeley, California - The Golden Bear has taken on a distinct greenish tinge this week. First there was the announcement at the United Nations Climate Change Conference outside Paris that the University of California is the sole university participant in Bill Gates’ Breakthrough Energy Coalition, a conglomerate of investors dedicated to developing low-carbon energy sources. UC will dedicate $1.25 billion to the venture over the next five years. “As a public research institution, we take the imperative to solve global climate change very seriously.”
- Written by UC Berkeley
Berkeley, California - Experts from around the world gathered recently at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C., for an international summit on the science, ethics and governance of human gene-editing research. The summit was prompted by new technologies, such as CRISPR-Cas9, that make it easier and cheaper to create permanent, hereditary changes in the human genome.
- Written by Larry Hardesty
Cambridge, Massachusetts - In 2010, a Canadian company called D-Wave announced that it had begun production of what it called the world’s first commercial quantum computer, which was based on theoretical work done at MIT. Quantum computers promise to solve some problems significantly faster than classical computers - and in at least one case, exponentially faster. In 2013, a consortium including Google and NASA bought one of D-Wave’s machines.
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