All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘UCLA’

Diddy Arrested for Assaulting His Son’s Football Coach With a Kettlebell

Diddy just got hauled to jail for throwing his weight around. Well, it was somebody’s weight. Sean “P. Diddy” Combs was arrested today after allegedly assaulting a football coach at UCLA, where his son, Justin Combs, is a red-shirt defensive back on the football team. UCLA issued a statement about the Diddy incident earlier today. “Shortly after 12:30 p.m. today, …

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Danica McKellar Announces Dancing with the Stars Team Name

Danica McKellar, of The Wonder Years fame, has joined the cast of Dancing with the Stars Season 18. McKellar will pair up with Ukranian professional dancer Val Chmerkovskiy and after considerable discussion on Twitter, the two have announced their team name: Team Vanica. Chmerkovskiy is the brother of Maksim Chmerkovskiy who has made numerous DWTS appearances over the years, both …

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USC vs. UCLA: The Case for Ed Orgeron

This Saturday is a big day for college football rivalries: Ohio St. vs. Michigan, Clemson vs. South Carolina, and Alabama vs. Auburn. While perhaps the Alabama vs. Auburn game is the most important football game of the year, the USC vs. UCLA game does not lack its own drama and import. There are multiple things on the line in the …

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Breast Cancer, Sleep Disturbance, and Depression to be Studied at UCLA

UCLA researchers announced this week that they have received a $5 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to fund a five-year study into the risk profiles of breast cancer survivors likely to suffer depression. The 300 volunteers needed for the study will be chosen by looking through the electronic patient records of Kaiser Permanente to find women who have …

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IVF Linked to Higher Birth Defect Risks

A new study has found a link between in vitro fertilization (IVF) and higher risks of birth defects. Researchers from UCLA presented their findings this weekend at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans. The study, titled Congenital Malformations Associated with Addisted Reproductive Technology: A California Statewide Analysis found that birth defects were “significantly” increased …

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They Can Run, But Cancer Cells Can No Longer Hide

I’ve had friends and family taken by cancer, and the cause was always the same – it was caught too late. Granted, a lot of that has to do with people not getting annual screenings, but cancer is also just really hard to find in its early stages. Couple that with the fact that some cancers can only be treated …

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New Microbe Converts Carbon Dioxide into Fuel

A study published today in the journal Science details how researchers at UCLA have succeeded in converting carbon dioxide into liquid fuel. Things gets a bit technical from here, so I’ll give the summary upfront: A team at the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science at UCLA created a microbe that, when used in a reaction involving CO2 …

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