Loma Linda University is a Seventh-day Adventist coeducational health science university located in Loma Linda, California, United States. The University comprises eight schools and the Faculty of Graduate Studies. More than 100 certificate and degree programs are offered by the schools of allied health professions, behavioral health, dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health, and religion. Curricula offered range from certificates of completion and associate in science degrees to doctor of philosophy and professional doctoral degrees. LLU also offers distance education. The university is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges . Its on-campus church has around 7,000 members. Loma Linda Academy, a Seventh-day Adventist K-12 school, is located nearby.The university also hosts a branch office of the Ellen G. White Estate. Affiliated with Canadian University College and operating on the same campus, is Loma Linda University's Marital and Family Therapy Master's Degree program. Loma Linda is closing its program in Alberta and is no longer admitting students.According to a New York Times blog, "Loma Linda University has the highest median starting salary , a function of their strong programs in nursing, dental and allied health." This position does drop off by mid-career. Wikipedia.
Loma Linda University | Date: 2016-07-22
Embodiments disclosed herein include methods for performing intensity-modulated radiation therapy on a subject using a plurality of pencil beams. The methods can include generating a treatment plan for intensity-modulated radiation therapy that satisfies dose constraints for each of a plurality of sub-volumes. The treatment plan can be generated using a superiorization technique that reduces total variation in dose space. Additional dose-volume constraints that permit a fraction of treatment doses to violate a prescription by up to a defined percentage of intensity can be used to assist in determining the treatment plan.
Loma Linda University | Date: 2016-06-03
Methods for preventing, delaying the onset of, or treating rejection of an allograft using a DNA vaccine, where the vaccine can comprise a polynucleotide encoding a pro-apoptotic protein, like BAX and/or a polynucleotide encoding an autoantigen or donor antigen, like secreted glutamic acid decarboxylase 55. Administering one of the DNA vaccines to a transplant recipient, as described herein, can induce a donor specific tolerogenic response.
Loma Linda University | Date: 2017-02-15
A device for placing, compacting or burnishing root repair materials for root-end surgery to fill root-end cavities during root-end surgery, and specifically for placing and compacting newer root repair materials to fill root-end cavities. A system for placing, compacting or burnishing root repair materials for root-end surgery to fill root-end cavities during root-end surgery, and specifically for placing, compacting or burnishing newer root repair materials. A method for placing, compacting or burnishing root repair materials for root-end surgery to fill root-end cavities during root-end surgery, and specifically for placing, compacting or burnishing root repair newer root repair materials to fill root-end cavities.
Loma Linda University | Date: 2016-09-21
A kit for performing a reduced radiation percutaneous procedure is provided. The kit includes a needle access device having a needle connected to a hub portion having an opaque cap portion, a non-opaque body portion positioned between the opaque cap portion and the needle, and a channel extending through the opaque cap portion; a sticker having an adhesive side adapted to adhere to the skin of a patient, and a display surface opposite the adhesive side configured to enhance visualization of the sticker in low light; and a guidewire having a floppy portion with a distal end, an intermediate region connected to the floppy portion, such that the intermediate region is less floppy than the floppy portion; and an ultrasonic-profile-enhancing feature disposed within 3 centimeters of the distal end of the floppy portion.
Loma Linda University | Date: 2016-06-10
Provided herein is a method for producing triblock copolymer-coated metallic nanoparticle seeds which increases the size and shape homogeneity of the triblock copolymer-coated metallic nanoparticle seeds. Also provided is a quantity of triblock copolymer-coated metallic nanoparticle seeds. Also provided herein is a method for producing triblock copolymer-coated metallic nanoparticles which increases the size and shape homogeneity of the triblock copolymer-coated metallic nanoparticles. Also provided is a quantity of triblock copolymer-coated metallic nanoparticles. Further provided herein is a method for producing modified metallic nanoparticles which increases the size and shape homogeneity of the modified metallic nanoparticles. Also provided is a quantity of modified metallic nanoparticles.
Loma Linda University | Date: 2017-04-19
An imaging system can use high-energy electrons at a low dose level to generate 3D computed tomography images and/or 2D radiographic images of living tissue and other objects. In some embodiments, a nozzle directs a source of high-energy electrons to the imaging target, and a detector system detects physical quantities of electrons that interact with the imaging target. In some embodiments, a computer system can calculate estimated paths taken by individual electrons within the imaging target, determine interactions between voxels of a digitized image of the imaging target and individual electrons, and reconstruct a digitized image of the imaging target based at least in part on the determined interactions between individual electrons and voxels. The imaging target can include but is not limited to living tissue, humans, pediatric patients, small animals, and other objects, such as those used in industrial applications.
Rajaram S.,Loma Linda University
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition | Year: 2014
α-Linolenic acid (ALA) is an n-3 (ω-3) fatty acid found mostly in plant foods such as flaxseed, walnuts, and vegetable oils, including canola and soybean oils. Most of the health benefits observed for n-3 fatty acids have been attributed to the marine-derived long-chain n-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid, because of the strength of evidence from both epidemiologic studies and randomized controlled trials. Furthermore, the observed cardioprotective and other health effects of ALA have been credited to its precursor role in converting to EPA in the body. The promotion of fatty fish consumption for its documented health benefits may not be practical for those who are concerned with the unsustainability of marine sources or who avoid eating fish for a variety of reasons. ALA-rich plant sources are more abundant and may serve as a suitable alternate. It is therefore worthwhile to consider the evidence for the health benefits of ALA. The purpose of this review is to present the evidence from recent studies on the association between ALA and cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and fracture risk. The potential mechanisms that explain these associations will also be briefly discussed. © 2014 American Society for Nutrition.
Loma Linda University | Date: 2016-02-29
Disclosed are systems, devices and methodologies related to calibration of an ion based imaging apparatus such as a proton computed tomography scanner. In some implementations, energy degrader plates having known water-equivalent thickness (WET) values can be introduced to an ion beam to introduce different energy degradation settings. Energy detector responses to individual ions subject to such energy degradation settings can be obtained. Such responses can be normalized and correlated to water-equivalent path lengths (WEPL) of the ions based on the known WET values. Such calibration utilizing degrader plates can be performed relatively quickly and can yield accurate WEPL values that facilitate estimation of, for example, a CT image based on relative stopping power of an object.
Loma Linda University | Date: 2016-09-09
A vector for generating induced pluripotent stem cells from human target cells comprising a) a vector backbone, b) exactly two, three or four transcription and reprogramming factor genes, each gene separated by a 2a self-cleavage peptide sequence, c) a spleen focus-forming virus promoter, and d) a post-transcriptional regulatory element Wpre, with or without an anti-apoptotic factor gene. A method for generating integration-free induced pluripotent stem cells, the method comprising: a) providing target cells, b) providing one or more than one vector according to the present invention, c) transducing or transfecting the target cells with the one or more than one vector, and d) culturing the transduced or transfected cells in a cell culture, thereby generating integration-free induced pluripotent stem cells.
Loma Linda University | Date: 2016-03-15
A composition for reducing bacterial biofilm formation after endodontic therapy comprising water, ethanol, benzalkonium chloride, citric acid, and Triton X-100. A method of making a composition for reducing bacterial biofilm. A method for reducing bacterial biofilm formation after a dental procedure.