UCLA In the News July 13, 2018

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

UCLA economist argues that more people will embrace green consumption if they benefit | Zócalo Public Square

“We need to bundle the environment with the private benefit.… I’ve been working and trying to find these win-win solutions, because businesses really aren’t going to change if they can’t get some profits out of this,” said UCLA’s Magali Delmas.

Do woodchucks typically chuck cars? Paul Ryan’s claim investigated | The Verge

Paul Ryan’s in the clear: big ground squirrels known as marmots — and yes, a woodchuck is a species of marmot — do chuck cars. And trucks. And bicycles, according to Daniel Blumstein, a professor at the University of California, Los Angeles who studies marmots. “Apparently they’re attracted to radiator fluid…. And it can’t be good for them.”

Ditching plastic straws is a good start, but the world is still buried in garbage | Los Angeles Times

“There is no one solution to a problem of this scope and scale,” said Mark Gold, UCLA’s associate vice chancellor for environment and sustainability. “Ultimately, there has to be responsibility for everything that gets sold.”

Familiar questions about ‘bystander effect’ arise after man berates woman for Puerto Rico shirt | Chicago Tribune

“Certainly any bystander watching what is occurring, and seeing that officer on the scene do absolutely nothing, would be under some moral or at least some civic obligation to use their voice and express disappointment. … Calling out the obnoxious person who was acting in an offensive manner actually works very well often to defuse an incident,” said Peter Arenella, a UCLA law professor who specializes in good Samaritan issues.

Seizures may damage learning capacity of rodent brains | Spectrum

“I think the work adds to the literature that neonatal seizures are not benign and should be treated quickly, as they will alter brain development,” says Peyman Golshani, associate professor of neurology at the University of California, Los Angeles, who was not involved in the work.

Stopping the spread of breast cancer | NBC5 Dallas via Ivanhoe Newswire

“It’s a small molecule that gets into the cancer cell. It targets the inside of the HER2 receptor and stops it from functioning on the inside…. It’s a very unique opportunity for women who have this very high-risk type of metastatic breast cancer to receive a drug that is potentially going to be effective in that type of disease,” UCLA’s Dr. Sara Hurvitz said.

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