UCLA In the News February 14, 2017

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

How the Valentine’s Day heart got its shape | TIME

“[People at the time] thought of our hearts as books of memory, a place where God’s commands are written, and [believed] feelings for the beloved were somehow written on your heart,” says [UCLA’s Eric] Jager. There were stories imagining “female saints whose hearts are said to be cut open after their death, and inside their hearts are inscriptions indicating their love for God or Jesus.”

Moon is much older than previously thought | Reuters

“We're very careful to double check that those zircon didn’t experience post crystallization, impact damages, or anything. So they were pristine. And we found out that the moon is actually older. The moon didn’t form at 4.3 billion years old, but it formed at, minimum and that is a minimum age it could even be slightly older, it formed at minimum 4.51 billion years old,” said UCLA’s Melanie Barboni.

‘Blood biopsies’ may improve cancer diagnosis, follow-up | Science Magazine

Hsian-Rong Tseng, Ph.D., professor, Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and the other lead investigator, said that his work with Posadas is focused on improving the quality of life for cancer patients. “We're on a mission to dramatically change patients’ everyday lives and their long-term outcomes,” Tseng said. “We now have powerful new tools to accomplish that.” (Also: Medical Xpress)

Frenzy over Labor Secretary buys CKE time for trial prep | Bloomberg BNA

“As a California lawyer, it strikes my ear very strangely,” Sanjukta Mitra Paul, an employment law professor at the UCLA School of Law, told Bloomberg BNA Feb. 10. “I have never heard of a continuance because of negative publicity because of alleged other violations of labor law.”

Grammy-winning album features UCLA faculty | Huffington Post

[Abhiman] Kaushal, originally from Hyderabad, currently works as the Adjunct Associate Professor at the department of ethnomusicology, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).  According to his bio on the official UCLA website, Kaushal has accompanied several leading musicians, singers and dancers of North Indian classical music. He has also recorded a soundtrack for National Geographic’s “Man Eaters of North India” and the movie “Zoolander.”

California looks to roll back penalties for HIV transmission | STAT

The existing laws have had a limited, but nonetheless very real, effect. According to a 2015 study by the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law, 800 people came into contact with the California criminal justice system between 1988 and 2014 “either under an HIV-specific law or under the misdemeanor exposure law as it related to a person’s HIV-positive status.” Of those, 95 percent engaged in sex work or were suspected of doing so.

Should adult entertainment site teach sex education? | Huffington Post

Gail Wyatt, director of the University of California, Los Angeles’ sexual health program, told The Huffington Post she disagrees. “There’s a tremendous need for sexual health information,” she said. “But why would you want to find it in the context of porn?”

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