UCLA Headlines November 7, 2012

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IN THE NEWS:
 
'Super' Tomatoes Lower Heart Disease Risk
Research led by Dr. Alan Fogelman, professor of cardiology and director of the atherosclerosis research unit at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, showing that mice that consumed tomatoes genetically engineered to act like "good" cholesterol had significant reductions of plaque build-up in their arteries was highlighted Monday by Bloomberg, Forbes, CardioBrief and Healthline and Tuesday by Asian News International and Food Navigator. Fogelman was quoted in the coverage.
 
Children of Lesbian Couples Do OK
The Huffington Post reported Tuesday, and the New York Daily News and Medical Daily reported Monday, on a study led by Nanette Gartrell, a visiting scholar at the UCLA School of Law’s Williams Institute, that found that adolescents raised by lesbian parents have fewer social problems and are more academically successful on average than other teens. Gartrell was quoted in the coverage.
 
Nobel Winners and Matchmaking
An article published Tuesday by Reno's KRXI-Channel 11 about a new book on matchmaking and relationships referenced research by Lloyd S. Shapley, UCLA professor emeritus of economics and mathematics, and Harvard University economist Alvin E. Roth, who were awarded the 2012 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences.
 
'Green' Label Pumps up Home Values
RIS Media reports today on a study led by Matthew Kahn, a professor at UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability with joint appointments in economics and public policy, showing that Southern California single-family homes labeled "green" by energy-efficiency rating organizations sell for nearly 10 percent more than comparable non-labeled homes.
 
Awareness Key to Fighting Breast Cancer
Dr. Anne Hoyt, clinical professor of radiological sciences and director of the Women's Imaging Center at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, was featured Monday in an article in Manhattan Beach's Beach Reporter about the imaging center and the importance of being screened for breast cancer. Hoyt was quoted.
 
Black Voters and Obama's Victory
Mark Sawyer, professor of political science and director of the UCLA Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity and Politics, was interviewed Tuesday on Huffpost Live about African Americans and the presidential election.
 
Breast Cancer Survivors and Depression
KPCC-89.3 FM reported today on an upcoming study by UCLA researchers and Kaiser Permanente aimed at developing a risk profile for breast cancer survivors likely to suffer from depression.
 
Dean Weighs in on Election
Franklin D. Gilliam Jr., dean of UCLA's Luskin School of Public Affairs and a professor of political science and public policy, was interviewed Tuesday on KTLA-Channel 5 about the presidential election returns during the channel’s election night coverage.
 
An Ideal Spot for Picnics
The Los Angeles, I’m Yours blog today highlights UCLA's Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden and its history.
 
QUOTABLE:
 
Dr. Benjamin Bengs
Bengs, UCLA assistant professor of orthopedic surgery, was quoted Tuesday in a HealthDay News article about research suggesting that adults with osteoarthritis of the knee should exercise to ease their pain and improve functioning.
 
Jon Christensen
Christensen, adjunct assistant professor of history and a member of the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, is quoted today in a San Jose Mercury News article about the passage of Proposition 30.
 
Dr. Gregg C. Fonarow
Fonarow, UCLA's Eliot Corday Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and Science and director of the Ahmanson–UCLA Cardiomyopathy Center, was quoted Tuesday in Forbes, MedPage Today and Heart articles about research on a new drug for acute heart failure. Fonarow is also quoted today in a Wired article about an iPhone app that acts as a portable electrocardiogram for heart monitoring and a HealthDay News article about research on women and implantable cardioverter defibrillators.
 
Dr. Christopher Giza
Giza, associate professor of neurosurgery and pediatric neurology and a member of the UCLA Brain Injury Research Center, was quoted Monday in a San Jose Mercury News article about a new helmet that could help prevent concussions in flag football and other non-contact sports.
 
Mark Kleiman
Kleiman, professor of public policy at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, was quoted Tuesday in a CNN Money article about ballot measures aimed at legalizing marijuana.
 
Abigail Saguy
Saguy, associate professor and vice chair of the UCLA Department of Sociology, was quoted Tuesday in a Daily Beast article about slimmed-down versions of Disney characters being used in department store fashion campaigns.
 
Barbara Sinclair
Sinclair, UCLA professor emerita of political science, was quoted Monday in a Seattle Times article about a congressional race in Washington state.
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