Tag archive for ‘University of California’
By Robert On Friday, December 13th, 2013

UCSB: CDC will make meningitis B vaccine available ‘if the circumstances of this outbreak warrant its use’

Just as the vaccine clinics at Princeton opened this Monday to immunize undergraduates and select others against the outbreak strain of Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B, the University of California, Santa Barbara More...

By Robert On Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

UC Riverside employee diagnosed with bacterial meningitis

The University of California, Riverside (UCR) announced Tuesday of a staff member that was diagnosed with bacterial meningitis over the weekend.The university will not release the employees name due to privacy More...

By Robert On Monday, December 2nd, 2013

UC Santa Barbara reports fourth case of meningococcal disease

A fourth University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) undergraduate student has been confirmed positive for meningococcal disease, according to a Santa Barbara County Public Health Department (PHD)  press release More...

By Robert On Monday, December 2nd, 2013

Enzyme may be the key to combating malaria: Study

An international team of scientists, including researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), has identified a key metabolic enzyme that common malaria parasites require for survival at each stage of More...

By Robert On Wednesday, November 27th, 2013
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UC Santa Barbara freshman, Aaron Loy, has feet amputated due to meningococcal disease

The University of California, Santa Barbara meningitis outbreak affected three students in recent weeks, in which two have recovered and returned to school. However, one student, a lacrosse player from Carlsbad, More...

By Robert On Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

CDC expert talks about Princeton, UC Santa Barbara meningitis B cases

In response to the 11 Neisseria meningitis serogroup B cases reported between Princeton University in New Jersey and the University of California, Santa Barbara, CDC meningitis expert, Dr Amanda Cohn addressed the More...

By Robert On Friday, November 22nd, 2013

Third UC Santa Barbara undergrad confirmed positive for meningococcal meningitis

In a follow-up to a report Wednesday, the Santa Barbara County Health Department announced Thursday the confirmation of a third case of meningococcal meningitis in a UC Santa Barbara undergraduate student. Microbiology More...

By Robert On Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

UC Santa Barbara reports two cases of meningococcal meningitis

The Santa Barbara County Health Department and the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) issued health advisories this week concerning two confirmed cases of meningococcal meningitis in two UCSB students.   Neisseria More...

By Robert On Friday, July 12th, 2013

Senators McCain and Feinstein on the resignation of Janet Napolitano

With the announcement today from Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano that she will be leaving the cabinet to head up the University of California system, senators from both sides of the aisle made statements. Sen. More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, July 12th, 2013

Homeland Security head Janet Napolitano to resign, will head Univ of California system

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, who has served in President Obama’s Cabinet since Day One of his administration, announced Friday that she would step down to become president of the University More...

By Robert On Friday, June 21st, 2013

FDA approves new hepatitis C genotyping test by Abbott

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Thursday the approval of the first blood test that can identify different strains of the hepatitis C virus to help guide a patient’s treatment. The approved More...

By Robert On Thursday, May 30th, 2013

Antimicrobial soap and ointments best to reduce MRSA infections in ICU patients: Study

Using germ-killing soap and ointment on all intensive-care unit (ICU) patients can reduce bloodstream infections by up to 44 percent and significantly reduce the presence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus More...

By Robert On Sunday, April 28th, 2013

Fil-Am beauty queen, Krista Kleiner, transforms to ‘Krista K’ as she pursues music career

As Binibining Pilipinas-International 2010 winner, Krista Kleiner prepares to embark on her new music career, which will include performing in  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia next week and the release of a her debut More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, April 17th, 2013
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China mourns Boston Marathon bombing victim Lu Lingzi, a student in the US

China’s consulate in New York announced that the deceased victim was a Chinese national named Lu Lingzi. In a post on the Chinese Twitter-like site Sina Weibo, Lu Lingzi’s page shows a photo of a bowl More...

By Dr. William Anderson On Thursday, April 4th, 2013
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Tax Increases are saving California, now start High Speed Rail, the ultimate leftist pipedream

For many years, I have written that Paul Krugman is not so much an economist as he is a political operative, but I was wrong. He is not just a political operative, but also is just another leftist who believes that More...

By Judy Aron On Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Drone Manhunt In Progress, first official ‘drone hunt’ in US history

Like something out of a dystopian sci-fi novel, the State of California and Federal government are currently hunting down a man using heat seeking drones. That man is ex LAPD (Los Angeles Police Department) cop More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Federal Reserve member says ‘not signs of rising inflation’ coming

In a speech defending the Federal Reserve‘s efforts to stimulate the economy in recent years, a central-bank official said inflation isn’t a threat, and described how monetary policy easing can lower the dollar. “Inflation More...

By Robert On Thursday, October 4th, 2012

CalTech, Oxford and Stanford ranked as top universities worldwide

The Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings were released Thursday and institutions of higher learning in the United States and United Kingdom dominated the upper echelon of the of the list. Public More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, October 1st, 2012
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Scholars are attempting to explain Mayan Calendar does not predict Doomsday or Apocalypse

December 21, 2012 inches closer each day and experts on the Mayan calendar are racing to convince people that Mayans did not predict an apocalypse. photo/Laslovarga Archaeologists, anthropologists and other experts More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

Libyan US Ambassador John Christopher Stevens and two others murdered in Islamic attacks

UPDATE: Graphic photos of J. Christopher Stevens unconscious or deceased being dragged by the protesers, taking photos with Stevens’ corpse  – these have hit the Internet. These show the gruesome scene More...

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