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If Congress wants the unredacted Mueller report, here’s how to get it | Washington Post Opinion
(Commentary written by UCLA’s Harry Litman) The Justice Department really has no business second-guessing a declaration by Congress, a coordinate branch, that it needs material to consider whether to bring an impeachment, much less to require it to have initiated a formal inquiry in advance. Plainly, as was the case with the Starr report before it, the Mueller report is an indispensable document for Congress to review to decide whether to take a further formal step toward impeachment.
A novel AI system will help radiologists improve ability to diagnose prostate cancer | Economic Times
Researchers have developed a new artificial intelligence system to help radiologists improve their ability to diagnose prostate cancer. The system, called FocalNet, helps identify and predict the aggressiveness of the disease evaluating magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, scans. It does so with nearly the same level of accuracy as experienced radiologists, said researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles.
How to restore Notre Dame without falsifying history | Washington Post Perspective
(Commentary written by UCLA’s Meredith Cohen) As Notre Dame now benefits from a surplus of new funding for its restoration, those in charge must be careful not to change fundamental aspects of it. The monument should remain a living part of the city and not become isolated from it by a barrier and tickets that would turn it into a museum. Moreover, the restoration of Notre Dame must under no circumstances become an opportunity to impose a false history on the cathedral at the expense of what is extant.
Researchers restore some function to brains of dead pigs, raising potential for human applications | CNN
Martin Monti, an associate professor in the Departments of Psychology and Neurosurgery at University of California Los Angeles, told Science Media Centre that “the advance here is that, with the right technology, we might now have more time to recover some molecular, cellular, and microvascular function before these are completely compromised in the non-human animal model.”
“Based on the animal literature, or what we call preclinical research, it seems that CBD can have a wide range of therapeutic effects, ranging from decreased inflammation to helping with anxiety, pain, or substance use disorders,” Ziva Cooper, research director of the Cannabis Research Initiative at the University of California, Los Angeles, told Gizmodo. “The real issue is that we don’t have very much science translating what we see in animals and laboratories to humans.” … “What we do know is that certain high doses of CBD—300 to 1,000 milligrams—have been shown to be helpful for certain indications, including schizophrenia and severe epilepsy disorders. And there’s a hint that it could help with anxiety as well,” said Cooper.
Robots are taking over college campuses. Not as android professors or virtual students, but as automated food delivery devices. The University of California at Berkeley and University of California, Los Angeles were two of the earliest colleges to welcome the food delivery robots, called the KiwiBot. Now the startup behind the roaming drone, Kiwi, has plans to expand to 15 more campuses including Harvard and MIT, the company said this week at ArticulAte, an event in San Francisco about food robotics.
Inside the political fight over how to handle California’s housing crisis | Pacific Standard
But University of California–Los Angeles urban policy experts recently showed that zoning constraints prevent cities and counties from building more than 2.8 million new homes.
Gene therapy advances to better treat ‘bubble boy’ disease | NPR’s “All Things Considered”
At first, this treatment in the 1990s and early 2000s looked really promising. “Of the 20 patients, they all had immune recovery,” says Donald Kohn, an immunologist at UCLA’s Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research. “But, over time, five of them went on to develop a leukemia.”… Kohn at UCLA says that for more than a decade, it seemed that the field of gene therapy was a dead end…. Now, with continual advances in treating SCID, “it’s just nice to see another success for gene therapy,” Kohn says.
Since mortgage applications do not ask prospective borrowers about their sexual orientation, the researchers inferred borrowers’ sexuality through the gender disclosure of the applicant and co-applicant. Their data correlated with LGBTQ population estimates conducted by Gallup and the University of California, Los Angeles’ Williams Institute.
Rebuilding Notre Dame | CNN
“This is an opportunity to, I think, completely rethink the strategy about how one would go about redesigning and rebuilding this building,” said UCLA’s Dominic Thomas. “There are, of course, original components that go all the way back to the thirteenth century, but it is a physical structure that has evolved over time with copper and stone and metal and so on, and it might actually be an extraordinary opportunity for them to think about the ways in which you could actually rebuild this building using sustainable materials in a more eco-friendly way.”
Barbara Schultz, 92, producer who revived serious TV drama, dies | New York Times
In a look back at Ms. Schultz’s work in 2017 at the Billy Wilder Theater at UCLA, Mark Quigley of the UCLA Film and Television Archive said her career, especially her work on “Visions,” “stands today as a testament to both her immense talent and the glorious, sadly mostly untapped possibilities of the medium.
How L.A. organizers pulled off a dance coup | Los Angeles Times
“Night of 100 Solos: A Centennial Event” was a celebration of Merce Cunningham on what would have been the 100th birthday of one the most pioneering and influential choreographers in contemporary dance. Billed as the largest Cunningham event ever, “Night of 100 Solos” took the form of three performances Tuesday, one at the Barbican in London, another at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York and the last hosted by the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA.
Medical schools, teaching colleges are monitoring duty hours, educating residents on sleep hygiene | AAMC News
Students and residents at the University of California, Los Angeles are encouraged to have “beeper buddies” — colleagues who can take their beepers for a window of time to allow for proper rest, says Karen Miotta, MD, interim director of the Behavioral Wellness Center at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and director of the UCLA Physician and Faculty Wellness Program. “A lot of times people will try to rest but they’re on pager,” Miotta says. “They’ll always have that one eye open.”
‘Centers of excellence’ are growing in popularity | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Gerald Kominski, a senior fellow at the University of California, Los Angeles, Center for Health Policy Research, is not connected to the Walmart plan but said the model works for large employers which have the leverage to negotiate bundled reimbursement prices from high-quality medical providers. The overall data examining such programs does not indicate patients are being denied needed care, he said, and the patient care outcome at Centers of Excellence is better, on average, than at local hospitals.
Michael Brennan, a professor at the Anderson School of Management of University of California, Los Angeles, says that he was most impressed by the quality of the faculty at SAIF. “That’s what really determines the contribution and success of a business school,” he says. “This is a time of great change in the financial system in China and the level of sophistication of the financial markets in China is increasing all the time.”