California

Lower levels of Lactobacillus in Vagina increase Risk of Preterm birth

Lower levels of Lactobacillus in Vagina increase Risk of Preterm birth

Researchers may have found a new approach to tell pregnant women if they could give birth to premature baby. As per the researchers, low levels of bacteria, Lactobacillus, in expecting mother's vagina indicates is connected to heightened risk of preterm birth. Contrary to it, higher level of the same bacteria is associated with less risk of premature birth.

The researchers have also affirmed that Gardnerella and Ureaplasma have also been associated with increased risk of preterm labor. Study researchers have affirmed that trillions of microbes are present within human bodies.

Category: 

65th annual Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance concludes

65th annual Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance concludes

At the 65th annual Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, the fairway at the Lodge at Pebble Beach witnessed a crowd of more than 20,000 auto aficionados, enthusiastically gazing at automobiles and honor auto design.

Ants use sense of smell to distinguish intruders from fellow-ants: research

Ants use sense of smell to distinguish intruders from fellow-ants: research

Ants have a really sophisticated sense of smell and these tiny creatures make use of this powerful sense to distinguish intruders from friendly fellow-ants in their colonies, a new study says.

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside, found that ants communicate using a number of hydrocarbon chemicals present on their outer shells called cuticles. They also found that ants use their powerful smelling-sense to sense the chemicals present on the cuticles of individuals to identify the different members of their community.

Category: 

El Nino May Hit California This Winter

El Nino May Hit California This Winter

Weather experts have predicted arrival of El Nino in California this winter. However, there is yet no clarity on whether the rainfall will be sufficient for meting out the drought.

El Nino is a weather event that is trigged by shift in wind directions in the Pacific Ocean along the equator and heating up of water beyond normal levels. It further leads to heavy rains and snowfall in California.

As per the reports, the change in weather pattern, as expected following El Nino's arrival, would be first in 65 years. The title given to it this time is Bruce Lee.

Category: 

NSF Assigns $5 Million Data ‘Freeway’ Project to Two Universities

NSF Assigns $5 Million Data ‘Freeway’ Project to Two Universities

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has released a grant of $5 million for the development of a data freeway that can effectively transfer data 1000 times faster on existing networks.

The two California Universities will come up with a freeway having end-to-end 10-100 gigabits per second (Gbps) connections capacity. The development will help in the study of particle physics, cancer genomics and other data- intensive fields, according to the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC).

Category: 

PETA creates obstacles in the way of SeaWorld orca tank expansion plans

PETA creates obstacles in the way of SeaWorld orca tank expansion plans

The California Coastal Commission should reject the SeaWorld San Diego’s plans for a major expansion of its killer whale tanks, said People for the Ethical Treatment of Animal (PETA) in a letter filed with the coastal panel on Thursday.

The animals right organization said in a letter of opposition filed with the coastal panel that it is unnecessary to have the habitat enlargement for orcas.

Category: 

Fake doctor arrested for prescribing expired drugs, phony pills and bags of dirt to cancer patients

Fake doctor arrested for prescribing expired drugs, phony pills and bags of dirt to cancer patients

It has been reported that a man was arrested as he prescribed phony pills, expired prescription drugs in addition to bags of dirt to patients having cancer. Vincent Gammill, who is 69, claimed to be a trained oncologist to do so.

In the beginning, it was Fern, a 49-year-old woman belonging to Thousand Oaks, California, who contacted the authorities to report the matter. It has been seven years since she got the disease in form of breast cancer.

Category: 

Prenatal Tests may indicate cancer in pregnant women

Prenatal Tests may indicate cancer in pregnant women

There are certain prenatal tests that can pinpoint towards something wrong with mothers-to-be. Researchers said these tests may also hint about cancer, but very rarely. These days, prenatal blood tests are increasingly being used to detect fetal chromosome abnormalities.

Category: 

Geothermal Heat Responsible for Melting of West Antarctica Ice Sheet, Assert Geologists

Geothermal Heat Responsible for Melting of West Antarctica Ice Sheet, Assert Geologists

The University of California (UC) researchers have attributed the melting of the West Antarctic ice sheet to surprisingly high levels of heat emanating from geothermal sources below the ice sheet in Antarctica. The study published in the journal Science Advances on Friday asserts that the melting has nothing to do with warmer oceans or atmosphere.

Category: 

Disney wins extension of tax break

Disney wins extension of tax break

It has been reported that Walt Disney Co has won a 30-year extension of a special tax exemption for those who visit the popular park Anaheim, California and will be investing $1 billion in its two parks at the same place.

As per reports, the City Council voted 3-2 in order to give the company an exemption from any entertainment tax in future that could be charged on tickets to the Disneyland Resort.

Category: 

Pages

Zircon - This is a contributing Drupal Theme
Design by WeebPal.