UCLA In the News June 14, 2018

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

What went wrong for Villaraigosa | New York Times

Matt A. Barreto, the head of the Latino Policy and Politics Initiative at the University of California, Los Angeles, said an early review of some vote totals — in heavily Latino districts in Orange County and Los Angeles County — suggested that those voters had turned out to a considerable extent, and voted for Latino candidates on the ballot, such as Xavier Becerra, a Democrat and the attorney general, and Alex Padilla, the secretary of state. He said that Mr. Villaraigosa had trailed behind them. “I think it’s more a function of him being out of politics longer and Newsom being a good candidate.”

Employment in California will continue to grow | KCRW-FM

But [UCLA Anderson] forecast director Jerry Nickelsburg also says housing uncertainty could cloud the outlook because not enough new housing units are coming online to meet demand. He expects home building to accelerate to 140,000 units per year by the end of 2020 as state and local governments step up efforts to help create new housing. (Also: KTLA-TV)

Challenging what NASA knows about space rocks | New York Times

In an email, Edward L. Wright, a University of California, Los Angeles scientist who served as the principal investigator for the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, the mission that Neowise grew out of, disputed some technical aspects of Dr. Myhrvold’s paper. He said one section about the error analysis was “a waste of paper.”

Steps toward a treatment for extreme morning sickness | KABC-TV

“The protein then goes to the brain and signals this loss of appetite and nausea and vomiting in extreme cases and so there’s quite a bit of evidence now that it is a cause,” said UCLA’s Marlena Fejzo. “Finally we have some answers. And so we can start to look at therapies that will target these proteins and hopefully lower them safely in pregnancies.”

Trump gains little more than a smile from summit | CNBC

[Commentary by UCLA’s Wesley Clark] The photos from the Singapore summit were meant to impress, but the substance was thin indeed — for a vague pledge to work towards complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula our president gave up U.S.-South Korean joint military exercises in a surprise move that whacked both South Korea and Japan.

Fish billed as local isn’t always | Associated Press

The U.S. seafood market is worth $17 billion annually, with imports making up more than 90 percent of that. Experts say one in five fish is caught illegally worldwide, and a study last year by the University of California, Los Angeles and Loyola Marymount University found nearly half of all sushi samples tested in L.A. didn’t match the fish advertised on the menu.

Will California split into three? | Guardian (U.K.)

“My guess is [voters] will vote this down, and this will all be a waste of time,” said Jim Newton, a lecturer in public policy at the University of California Los Angeles. “But no children or animals will be hurt in the process. It’s a fatuous exercise but it’s not fatal.”

Social support may help reduce rate of HIV infection | Los Angeles Sentinel

Findings from a recent UCLA-led research study suggest that Black men who have sex with men can benefit from social network support when it comes to HIV prevention…. “We started this study in 2011,” explained one of the project’s lead researchers Steven Shoptaw. “Up until that time there had been no studies aimed directly at African American men who have sex with men. But at the time, the disproportionate infection rates were there for this group.”

A Buddhist approach to good and evil | CBC News

Robert Buswell is founding director of the Center for Buddhist Studies at UCLA, and he is on the Island for the International Conference on Asian Studies at UPEI…. He had been reading Western philosophy as a young teenager, and first read about Buddhism when he was 16, and realized it was what he had been looking for. “These were things you could really put into practice,” he said.

‘Good’ cholesterol compound inhibits lung tumor growth in mice | Medical Xpress

A compound that mimics the main protein in high-density lipoprotein (HDL, or “good”) cholesterol significantly reduced the number of tumors in the lungs of mice, reports a team of UCLA researchers. The findings help explain the connection between HDL cholesterol and reduced cancer risk, and suggest that a similar compound may be an effective therapy in humans.

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