UCLA In the News December 20, 2017

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

What comes next in the Russia probe? | MSNBC’s “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell”

“From Mueller’s point of view, there’s something else to do, though, potentially, in this meeting,” said UCLA’s Harry Litman. “That is to begin to negotiate the terms of Trump’s interview, which hasn’t happened yet, and has to before things can wrap up.”

Making cancer immunotherapy a surer bet | Nature

Researchers are still trying to understand the biological mechanisms that determine whether a gamble on immunotherapy will pay off. “We cannot fully explain why many patients don’t respond and many types of cancer see no activity at all,” says [UCLA’s Antoni] Ribas.

Who will benefit from new tax bill? | KTTV-TV

“About 36 percent of upper-middle income families across the United States are going to see a tax increase,” said UCLA’s Gonzalo Freixes. “If you look at California, where a lot of those upper-middle income families are, that percentage could be much higher.” (Also: KCRW-FM (Audio download))

Lost ancient texts go online | KABC-TV

UCLA is behind a research project that it announced today – the discovery some writings that had been hidden for centuries. The Greek mythological and medical works were discovered in Egypt’s St. Catherine’s Monastery.

Streaming video threatens our film and video history | Los Angeles Times

“You have to monitor digital assets constantly to make sure the files haven’t been corrupted,” says Jan-Christopher Horak, director of the UCLA Film and Television Archive. They also have to be periodically migrated to new formats, because they can be illegible to new generations of read-and-write technology.

3.5 billion year-old fossils are oldest evidence of life | International Business Times

The researchers say the findings of studies such as this indicate that life could be fairly common throughout the universe. And because the evidence suggests that several different types of microbes were present on Earth 3.5 billion years ago, “life had to have begun substantially earlier,” said [UCLA’s J. William] Schopf. (Also: CNET, Phys.org, Science Daily, Futurism, Quartz, Science)

Can hot tea help preserve eyesight? | New York Times

“If you drink hot tea, keep on doing it,” said the senior author, Dr. Anne L. Coleman, a professor of ophthalmology at the University of California, Los Angeles. “But I wouldn’t switch to it if you prefer something else. This is a preliminary finding, and we need to do more studies.”

Alzheimer’s biomarkers could enable earlier treatment | Healthline

But knowing who needs those interventions and when they might be effective is part of that progress toward treatment, said Ron Brookmeyer, Ph.D., professor of biostatistics at the University of California Los Angeles’ (UCLA) Fielding School of Public Health and lead author of the new study. “We need to keep in mind how effective they are and at what point in the disease process they might be effective.”

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