UCLA In the News April 10, 2018

UCLA In the News lists selected mentions of UCLA in the world’s news media. See more UCLA In the News.

How FBI can obtain a warrant for attorney Cohen’s office  | USA Today

“It’s very unusual for the Department of Justice to permit prosecutors to raid an attorney’s office and that’s because you want to be careful not to get privileged material,” said [Harry] Litman, who teaches at the UCLA School of Law and continues to practice at the law firm Constantine Cannon.

Ghettoization of black Americans hasn’t been reversed | Washington Post Opinion

Deregulating local residential real estate might get at the root causes more efficiently. A recent paper by Michael C. Lens and Paavo Monkkonen of the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs suggests that state government intervention can help, by offsetting local interest group pressure.

Fired MOCA curator will give UCLA commencement address | Los Angeles Times

Artist Catherine Opie, a professor in the UCLA art department and an artist trustee at MOCA, said in the announcement that [Helen] Molesworth “has an extraordinary ability to see forward — to identify and assess future generations of thinkers in contemporary culture.” She added that the curator “will be a very powerful — and empowering — voice for our graduating students to hear this year.”

Work to get Medi-Cal? California bill says no | CALmatters

“I’m not sure why adding a work requirement would promote well-being,” said Nadereh Pourat, director of research at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. “The reality is, the great majority of Medicaid recipients are children or seniors — or they’re part of working families. We can’t assume people who get Medicaid are just sitting on their hands.”

Tens of millions in U.S. struggle to get off antidepressants | Daily Mail (U.K.)

“Instead, there needs to be a much more even-handed approach to the effects of the drugs, not just antidepressants, which often harm people more and are real difficult to get off of, more than any illicit drug,” says [UCLA’s Dr. David] Cohen, “and the effects can last a year, or two, and sometimes even appear to be permanent.” (Also: Health Medicine Network)

Trump, slanted science and environment: 4 essential reads | The Conversation

Morgan Currie, a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University’s Digital Civil Society Lab, and Britt S. Paris, a Ph.D. student in information studies at UCLA, acknowledge that public information on government activities changes to reflect the policy directives of different administrations. But as they note, climate change is still occurring, whether it is reported or not: “In our view, burying climate science diminishes our democracy. It denies the average citizen the information necessary to make informed decisions, and fuels the flames of rhetoric that denies consensus-based science.”

Researchers speed up CRISPR’s gene editing ability | Scienmag

“For several years, scientists have used CRISPR to cut many genes at one time,” said lead author Leonid Kruglyak, chair of human genetics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. “But there was a lack of CRISPR methods to edit many genes at once. Our lab is the first to develop a large-scale technique for achieving this in cells structured like human cells.” (Also: News-Medical, Phys.org)

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