IN THE NEWS:
Link Between Traffic, Cancers in Kids
Britain's Daily Mirror, RTT News and the French Tribune reported Wednesday, and Med Page Today and Health Canal reported Tuesday, on research led by Julia Heck, an assistant epidemiology researcher at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and a member of UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, showing a potential link between exposure to high levels of traffic-related air pollution and several rare childhood cancers. Heck was quoted in the coverage.
Suspensions of Minority, Disabled Students
Daniel Losen, a researcher with the Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles at UCLA, was interviewed today on Minnesota’s KNOW-91.1 FM about a recent study he led that found that African American and disabled students are suspended at disproportionately high rates in school districts throughout the U.S.
International Hacking Attacks
Thursday’s Los Angeles Times featured an op-ed by Peter Reiher, adjunct professor of computer science at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, about recent international cyber-attacks and diplomatic efforts to improve global cyber-security.
Send Men Back to the Moon
An article in Tuesday's PC Magazine highlighted a proposal by Albert Carnesale, UCLA chancellor emeritus and a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, who chairs a panel formulating NASA's strategic direction, that the space agency consider resuming manned missions to the moon. Carnesale was quoted.
Predicting the Final Period
The EmpowHer blog reported Tuesday that Dr. Gail Greendale, professor of geriatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and director of the UCLA Women’s Health Center, and colleagues have developed a new way to predict when a woman will have her final menstrual period. Greendale was quoted.
The Physics of Hearing
PhysOrg reported Wednesday on a study led by Dolores Bozovic, UCLA associate professor of physics and astronomy, examining the physics of how the inner and outer hair cells of the human auditory system help control and produce sound.