UCLA In the News July 6, 2018

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

Summer not the best time to conceive, UCLA research says | KABC-TV

UCLA researchers say hot weather reduces the chance of getting pregnant and it’s likely to get worse due to global warming. The new study found sperm production falls in hot weather. The scientists say there’s also a reverse effect: birth rates increased for several months once the temperatures dropped.

Possible high court nominee seen as ‘Second Amendment extremist’ | Washington Post

Adam Winkler, a law professor at the University of California at Los Angeles who has written extensively about gun laws, said that if Hardiman’s views were law, gun restrictions in states such as California, New York and New Jersey would be struck down, potentially leading to a vast expansion in legal gun ownership.

Bill Shine accused of decades-long coverup strategy | Vox

Research written up recently in the Harvard Business Review suggests that the best strategy to deal with sexual harassment is the opposite of the Shine approach. The researchers, Serena Does and Margaret Shih of UCLA and Seval Gündemir at the University of Amsterdam, found “that a single sexual harassment claim can be enough to dramatically shape public perception of a company.” Participants viewed companies as less equitable when they heard about harassment, but not when a company was accused of other misdeeds, like fraud or financial crimes.

Warming temperatures threaten water levels of Mono Lake | KCRW-FM

“That long-term warming trend is definitely an important part of it. That’s tipping the balance, in some cases, from being just standard warm summer temperatures to potentially hitting new records,” said UCLA’s Daniel Swain. (Approx :30 mark, audio download)

U.S. experts applaud U.K. ban on ‘gay conversion therapy’ | NBC News

Approximately 700,000 LGBTQ adults have undergone conversion therapy at some point in their lives, according to a January 2018 UCLA study, and the report estimates tens of thousands of LGBTQ youth currently between 13 and 17 will undergo this controversial therapy from a licensed health care professional, religious adviser or spiritual leader before they turn 18.

‘Uncle Drew’ shows that audiences will pay to watch branded content | Washington Post

Uncle Drew’s embodiment of all things street ball, such as good-humored trash-talking and performative one-upsmanship, adds an authenticity that a traditional advertisement wouldn’t be able to provide, said Jay Tucker, executive director of the UCLA Anderson School of Management’s Center for Management of Enterprise in Media, Entertainment and Sports.

Salvaging summer fun when your kid is over it | Chicago Tribune

“Very often,” Mark Goulston, assistant professor at the University of California at Los Angeles’ Neuropsychiatric Institute, wrote, “a teenager’s moodiness is tied to something in their world having changed and their continuing to use an approach that no longer works.”

Innovation Day positions UCLA as biosciences hub | Los Angeles Business Journal

“The discoveries made on our campus have impacted health worldwide … from Herceptin to Gleevec, from PET technology to curing ‘bubble baby disease,’” UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine Dean Kelsey Martin said to the audience June 13. “Join us as we try to bring new discoveries and inventions to the marketplace, for the betterment of humanity.” Also quoted are Michael Jung, Amir Naiberg and Dr. Linda Liau. (Subscription required)

Los Angeles is a hotbed for health care transfer | Los Angeles Business Journal

UCLA created 27 startups [in 2016] and disclosed 412 inventions while adding 412 U.S. patents to its roster of 1,100 or so that are currently active.… “About five years ago, UCLA decided it would have a world-class office in tech transfer, said [Amir] Naiberg, an associate vice chancellor and chief executive of the Technology Development Group. “We’ve turned over every stone of this office to make it more efficient — and more inviting to our partners in industry.” (Subscription required)

Why Colorado optimistic about making oil companies pay for climate change | Vox

In Colorado, the climate lawsuits are in state court for now, and the plaintiffs want to keep it that way. “Every court that has heard a federal climate change lawsuit has dismissed it on a variety of grounds,” said Ann Carlson, an environmental law professor at the University of California Los Angeles.

Developments in prostate cancer screening | KQED-FM’s “Forum”

“Why wouldn’t everyone just want to get the test every year until they die? And the reason is that the majority of men will develop prostate cancer during the course of their natural lives, but it never becomes a problem. They die with it, not of it,” said UCLA’s Mark Litwin.

California’s push to make people healthy — and save taxpayers money | CALmatters

Californians have come to expect a high level of innovation in the state’s private sector. But now we’re also seeing some in state government, said Nadereh Pourat, director of research at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. “This scope is unprecedented,” Pourat said, and especially striking in a state the size of California, with the largest Medicaid population in the country.

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