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A brain scan may predict Alzheimer’s. Should you get one? | New York Times

Biostaticians at the University of California, Los Angeles, have calculated that a 75-year-old man with amyloid has a 17.2 percent lifetime risk of developing Alzheimer’s dementia; for a woman that age, with a longer life expectancy, the figure is about 24 percent. That’s primarily because Alzheimer’s rates climb steeply at older ages, when people grow more likely to die of other causes before they can develop symptoms.

U.S. women’s national team takes on Ireland at Rose Bowl as Victory Tour opens Saturday | Los Angeles Times

“I do think a healthy concern about the viability of NWSL is appropriate despite the positive news lately,” said Steven A. Bank, a professor of business law at UCLA and an expert on soccer law issues. “On the revenue side, the ESPN deal is only through the rest of this season. Increases in ticket sales seem uneven across the league and it’s not clear whether they are sustainable beyond the immediate post-World Cup glow.”

What no politician wants to admit about gun control | Vox

“Courts have consistently upheld bans on military-style semiautomatic rifles because other firearms are equally useful for self-defense,” Adam Winkler, a law professor at UCLA and author of “Gunfight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in America,” says. “Gun control isn’t stalled because of the Second Amendment. It’s stalled because elected officials won’t pass effective new laws to reduce gun violence.”

Nonprofit has vision help schoolchildren see, learn better | Atlanta Journal-Constitution

A 2013 study by the Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA showed the Vision To Learn model’s effectiveness. Of those surveyed, 92% of teachers and 90% of parents felt their students would not have received glasses without the access provided by Vision To Learn. Parents interviewed for the study said getting glasses improved their kids’ life at home. And the statistics showed that math improved for all the students who got glasses.

North Carolina bans public funding of ‘conversion therapy’ for youth | CNN

About 698,000 LGBTQ adults in the U.S. have received conversion therapy at some point in their lives, according to a 2018 study by the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law.

Saban sees opportunities in music; mogul places $500M bet on label | Los Angeles Business Journal

“Historically, it had been for investment and clout in terms of marketing and radio airplay as well as global distribution,” said Gigi Louisa Johnson, a business professor at UCLA.

Enter the leafy, electronic world of ‘Plantasia’ | KNBC-TV

And several of those humans, including both longtime fans and newcomers to the “Plantasia” phenomenon, will gather at the UCLA Mildred E. Mathias Botanic Garden for a leafy, tree-adjacent listening party.

Study identifies genetic differences that may increase risk of obesity, diabetes | Medical Xpress

“Over the last few years it’s become apparent that, if we want to identify the genetic variations that contribute to common diseases or common traits, we are going to need to sequence the genomes of large numbers of people. And that’s an idea that has become affordable to accomplish only within the last few years,” [said UCLA’s Nelson Freimer].

UCLA Fowler Museum exhibit explores Guatemalan culture | KTLA-TV

“The important thing about masks is they bring things to life. They transform experiences. And so what we’re looking at today in this collection are traditional Guatemalan festival masks that let people perform, experience sacred narratives,” said Patrick Polk, curator of Caribbean and Latin American popular arts at UCLA’s Fowler Museum.