University of Maryland School of Medicine Faculty Scientists and Clinicians Perform Historic First Successful Transplant of Porcine Heart into Adult Human with End-Stage Heart Disease

University of Maryland School of Medicine Faculty Scientists and Clinicians Perform Historic First Successful Transplant of Porcine Heart into Adult Human with End-Stage Heart Disease

Baltimore, MD…In a first-of-its-kind surgery, a 57-year-old patient with terminal heart disease received a successful transplant of a genetically-modified pig heart and is still doing well three days later. It was the only currently available option for the patient. The historic surgery was conducted by University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) faculty at the University of […]

California’s Next Major Step in Cradle-to-Career Data System

California’s Next Major Step in Cradle-to-Career Data System

Sacramento, CA…Following a collaborative 18-month planning process involving over 100 public meetings with government leaders, community members and data experts, California’s Cradle-to-Career Data System is now entering its next phase of development with the hiring of its first director, Mary Ann Bates. Governor Gavin Newsom championed the unprecedented collaboration to move California from one of […]

Governor Newsom Visits UC Merced, Highlights Equity Efforts of Future Medical School

Governor Newsom Visits UC Merced, Highlights Equity Efforts of Future Medical School

Merced, CA…Governor Gavin Newsom today visited the future site of UC Merced’s Medical Education Building, joined by Congressmember Jim Costa, Senator Anna Caballero, Assemblymember Adam Gray and university leaders. Governor Newsom discussed the significance of the future school for the region and its potential benefit to health outcomes in the long-underserved area of the state. […]

Vice President Kamala Harris and an Astronaut? What A Day! Get Curious with Vice President Harris

Vice President Kamala Harris and an Astronaut? What A Day!  Get Curious with Vice President Harris

Washington, DC…Vice President, Border Czar & Chair of the Space Council Kamala Harris and an Astronaut? Get Curious with Vice President Harris. In honor of World Space Week, we’re visiting the Naval Observatory in Washington to talk to none other than Vice President Kamala Harris about the National Space Council. We also hear from NASA […]

“Neuroprosthesis” Restores Words to Man with Paralysis

“Neuroprosthesis” Restores Words to Man with Paralysis

San Francisco, CA…Researchers at UC San Francisco have successfully developed a “speech neuroprosthesis” that has enabled a man with severe paralysis to communicate in sentences, translating signals from his brain to the vocal tract directly into words that appear as text on a screen. Jessie Liu, BS, David Moses, PhD, and Sean Metzger, MS. The achievement, which […]

Educators Vote To Give Tahoe Truckee Unified Superintendent a Failing Grade

Educators Vote To Give Tahoe Truckee Unified Superintendent a Failing Grade

Truckee, CA…Teachers Overwhelmingly Vote “No Confidence” in Superintendent Carmen Ghysels. Teachers with the Tahoe Truckee Education Association (TTEA) have overwhelmingly voted to give their district’s Superintendent and Director of Human Resources a “failing grade” following a year in which pandemic challenges were compounded by unprecedented friction and a breakdown in labor negotiations. An overwhelming majority […]

University Study Says It’s True: Stress Does Turn Hair Gray (And It’s Reversible)

University Study Says It’s True: Stress Does Turn Hair Gray (And It’s Reversible)

New York, NY….Legend has it that Marie Antoinette’s hair turned gray overnight just before her beheading in 1791. Though the legend is inaccurate—hair that has already grown out of the follicle does not change color—a new study(link is external and opens in a new window) from researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons is […]

Multitalented Truckee High School Student Receives the Award Honoring Financial Industry Trailblazer.

Multitalented Truckee High School Student Receives the Award Honoring Financial Industry Trailblazer.

Truckee, CA….Resolute Capital Partners (“Resolute Capital”), a private equity firm that actively invests and manages investments in real estate, technology, and energy, announced today that it has recognized Truckee High School student, Taya Matt, as the latest recipient of the Marcy Olson Memorial Scholarship. “I had the privilege of knowing and working with Marcy for several years,” said Thomas J. […]

Supreme Court Sides with Students 9-0 over NCAA on Compensation to Student Athletes

Supreme Court Sides with Students 9-0 over NCAA on Compensation to Student Athletes

Washington, DC…In many cases such as this we believe the best way we can provide accurate news is let the newsmakers speak for themselves. This case is no different as the Supreme Court’s Opinion is better than any summary we could provide. Justice Gorsuch delivered the opinion of the Court and it follows. Click the […]

California’s New Summer Programming and School Reopening Data, Launches Parental Campaign

California’s New Summer Programming and School Reopening Data, Launches Parental Campaign

Sacramento, CA…Today, California launched a new series of interactive data visualizations at the Safe Schools for All Hub to continue tracking the progress of school reopening efforts while highlighting school districts’ plans for summer program offerings to support students’ learning needs. Of the data submitted: 89 percent of school districts submitting data will offer learning opportunities […]

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