Power of 10: News from UC campuses
UC Berkeley researchers found a link between reduced fertility and exposure to PBDEs, a flame retardant commonly used in foam furniture, electronics, carpets and other common household goods.
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UC Davis expanded its Lighting Technology Center into a new facility with twice the space to develop energy-efficient lighting systems for homes, office buildings, retail centers and parking lots.
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UC Irvine cardiologists have found a pouch-like structure inside the heart's chamber that may be a source of stroke-causing blood clots. The discovery can aid efforts to prevent recurring strokes.
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UCLA researchers, working with UCSF's HIV AIDS Program, predict a wave of drug-resistant HIV strains will emerge in San Francisco during the next five years. The same strains are likely to appear in African countries as well, the researchers predicted.
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UC Merced saw a 21 percent jump in student applications for fall 2010 with more than 12,000 freshman and transfer applicants. Among the freshman group, 54.8 percent come from low-income families and most are first-generation college students.
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UC Riverside researchers' survey of California teachers found mixed opinions of the No Child Left Behind Act. Of the 740 teachers surveyed, 84 percent had overall unfavorable attitudes about the act, which they blamed for declining classroom creativity.
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UC San Diego has launched a project with a federal stimulus grant to develop a mobile telecommunications system that allows emergency personnel to communicate at the scene of a disaster even when the communications infrastructure is destroyed.
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UC San Francisco researchers joined a study that found reducing salt intake by as little as one-half teaspoon a day could cut the risks of heart attacks, stroke and death and save $24 billion in health care costs.
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UC Santa Barbara researchers found potential in the transplant-rejection drug rapamycin as a treatment for the inherited kidney disease known as ADPKD, which affects 12 million people worldwide.
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UC Santa Cruz health sciences student helped create Nigeria's first electronic medical records system during a global information internship program.
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