UCLA In the News August 30, 2018

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

Newly uncovered site along Great Wall changes archaeologists’ view of early China | Forbes

In a study just published in the journal Antiquity, researcher Li Jaang of Zhengzhou University and colleagues from the Shaanxi Province Institute of Archaeology and the University of California Los Angeles argue that the newly uncovered Shimao site reveals clear, early evidence of a highly elaborate civilization in an area of China long assumed to have merely a peripheral habitation area.

Education Department released incorrect school shooting data — without checking for errors | Washington Post

The ACLU is partnering with the UCLA Civil Rights Project to publish a series of reports and data tools to enhance the public’s understanding of the Civil Rights Data Collection. Some data are being reported publicly for the first time, including the number of days lost to suspension; the number of police officers stationed in schools; and the number of school shootings reported nationwide.

Trump idea on regulating Google ‘unfathomable’ | Agence France-Presse

“Each search engine’s editorial judgment is much like many other familiar editorial judgments,” said Eugene Volokh, a University of California-Los Angeles law professor and author of a 2012 white paper on the constitutional First Amendment protection of search engines.

The challenges of enforcing Wall Street’s ‘Weinstein clauses’ | Washington Post

The requests may be a wise step toward avoiding the purchase of what turns out to be the next Weinstein Company. And they put real consequences in place to address a practice that all too often has been swept under the rug. A recent study from researchers at UCLA and the University of Amsterdam has shown that even one sexual harassment claim can damage a company’s image — a risk investors are understandably averse to taking.

The feasibility of Elon Musk’s Los Angeles tunnel plan | KCAL-TV

“Building a tunnel is feasible,” said UCLA’s Jonathan Stewart. “Tunnels actually do very well in earthquakes. They don’t do so well if they’re crossing a fault,” he added. (Approx :45 mark)

The cost of losing a car for a homeless person | KPCC-FM

“It’s the credibility of the restrictions. If the restrictions were not enforced, then nobody would comply with them.… As a local elected official, I was never concerned about the revenue stream that we were getting out of the parking. I was motivated by getting turnover in the limited parking spaces that we have available at curbside,” said UCLA’s Zev Yaroslavsky. (Approx. 3:21 mark)

Requiring insurers to cover retail pharmacy vaccinations for adult Californians could save lives, study finds | Medical Xpress

Requiring health insurers to pay for adult vaccinations given at retail pharmacies could help prevent the spread of deadly communicable diseases such as influenza, pneumococcal infection and human papillomavirus, according to a new study by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research…. “California may be ahead of other states in pushing for health care expansion, but our immunization rates for communicable diseases is fairly dismal,” said Gerald Kominski, senior fellow at the center and one of the study’s co-authors.

MRI tests may help doctors predict MS progression in patients| Healthline

“This small study adds to the literature of MRI studies which suggest the utility of specific MRI parameters as prognostic indicators,” said Dr. Barbara Giesser, professor of clinical neurology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California at Los Angeles and clinical director of the UCLA MS program.

A recipe for regenerating nerve fibers across complete spinal cord injury | Medical Xpress

“The idea was to deliver a sequence of three very different treatments and test whether the combination could stimulate disconnected axons to regrow across the scar in the injured spinal cord,” said lead author Michael Sofroniew, a professor of neurobiology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. “Previous studies had tested each of the three treatments separately, but never together. The combination proved to be the key.”

Recent measles case in Santa Monica sheds light on risk of outbreak | Medical Xpress

“Measles is one of the most contagious diseases we have, and the communicability is so high,’’ said Dr. Deborah Lehman, a professor of clinical pediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and an expert in infectious diseases. “If a person in a restaurant has measles, even if you are not sitting next to that person, you can still get infected if you do not have immunity to measles.”

Green gig: Get paid to eat avocados | NBC 4 Los Angeles

Loma Linda University is looking for people to eat avocados - in large quantities and small quantities - as part of a study, and they're paying participants…. If you don't get in on LLU's study, UCLA is also recruiting avocado eaters. 

Doctors may not follow peanut guidelines for allergy-prone babies | Reuters Health

“I think this was a much-needed study to give an idea of how the guidelines are being implemented clinically,” said Dr. Rita Kachru, an allergist at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles who wasn’t involved in the study.

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