UCLA In the News June 16, 2017

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

SpaceX, other aerospace firms find engineers on racetrack | Los Angeles Times

Each Saturday for the last few months, about 30 members of the UCLA Formula SAE team pumped up the music in their ground-floor shop on campus and worked almost all day on their car. That’s in addition to the hours they spend there in between classes.

Why a single gunshot to hip can be a life-threatening injury | Washington Post

Blood clotting — which is critical to stanching internal blood loss — simply doesn’t work as well, explained Lynne McCullough, medical director for the emergency department of Ronald Reagan UCLA hospital in Los Angeles. “The more you bleed, the more blood we give you. The more blood we give you, it affects your ability to clot,” she said.

Backing away from fight on state environmental standards | Los Angeles Times

Ann Carlson, an environmental law professor at UCLA, said regulatory pressure on the vehicle industry is critical for fighting climate change because the economics haven’t been helping: The low price of gasoline has dampened enthusiasm for electric cars…”California’s power to regulate auto emissions is probably the most important power any state has,” Carlson said.

Why California’s climate change fight is also about public health | TIME

“Passenger vehicles, shipping, buses: if you add up all of the sources on wheels, they really are the greatest opportunity,” says Sean Hecht, who runs a center on environmental law at the University of California, Los Angeles.

3 ways to be ally to women in the workplace | KPCC-FM’s “Take Two”

Here are three things that you can do about that, as told by Juliet Williams, professor of gender studies at UCLA. “It’s easy to make jokes about mansplaining or microaggressions, or subtle sexism — to trivialize the harms that occur when people are treated disrespectfully,” Williams says. “If somebody is not being talked to in a respectful way, take that seriously.”

No gender difference in stress as heart disease risk | United Press International

Researchers at the University of California Los Angeles found no difference between men and women when it comes to stress as a risk factor for coronary heart disease.

Brain stimulation may help treat depression | Press Trust of India

“We are actually changing how the brain circuits are arranged, how they talk to each other,” said Ian Cook, from University of California, Los Angeles. “The brain is an amazingly changeable organ. In fact, every time people learn something new, there are physical changes in the brain structure that can be detected,” said Cook.

State near full employment; national uncertainty abounds | Times of San Diego

In his California report, UCLA Anderson Senior Economist Jerry Nickelsburg wrote that the state’s unemployment rate will likely continue to drop slightly, from the 4.8 percent rate in April down to about 4.5 percent by 2019, about 0.4 percent above the national rate. “The current forecast is slightly lower … than our previous one,” Nickelsburg wrote. “This reflects the difficulties that the Trump administration is having in getting its stimulus packages passed.”

Mindfulness, meditation dampen inflammation genes | New Scientist

Steve Cole, a genomics researcher at the University of California, Los Angeles, who worked on several of the studies included in the analysis, describes Buric’s conclusions as “spot on.” But he says rigorous clinical trials are still needed to show whether the changes in gene expression really do result in improved physical health.

Five subtle signs of bipolar disorder | Health

“Chalking it up to moodiness or trouble at work or tiredness is pretty common,” Carrie Bearden, PhD, an assistant professor in the department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at UCLA told Health in a previous interview. “The disorder varies in severity.”

Researchers to design, build instrument to explore metal asteroid | Phys.org

The Livermore instrument is one of three key scientific instruments for the Psyche mission, with ASU building a multispectral imager and UCLA delivering a magnetometer to measure the asteroid’s magnetic field.

Tips for families to help dad take care of his health | News-Medical

Dr. Jesse Mills, director of The Men’s Clinic at UCLA, stresses that simple lifestyle changes can alleviate many men’s health issues – and suggests tips families can follow to help dad do just that. Mills encourages families to take the initiative and speak to dad about his health concerns. “We tend to think men don’t want to talk about their own health, but I find that’s really not the case with most. Dads are much more open than you’d think to talk about their health.”

For a more open society, keep the internet neutral | Zocalo Public Square

(Commentary written by UCLA’s Terry Kramer) One lesson connects all my various work and travel: A free and open internet is core to the future of our societies. Service providers have an abiding interest in this as well. After all, their networks have value because they can carry our fundamental traffic —guaranteeing individual access to the internet, voice and video communications, social networks, e-commerce, and access to crucial research — in an unfettered and unrestricted manner.

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