UCLA In the News June 6, 2018

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

At one community college, Southeast Asian students receive extra help | New York Times

“That’s often what we hear about Asian-Americans. ‘They’re not our problematic students,’” said Robert Teranishi, co-director of the Institute for Immigration, Globalization and Education at UCLA. “When we talk about students of color and programs to support students of color, a lot of times Asian-Americans haven’t historically been included.”

‘Made in L.A. 2018’: Why the Hammer biennial is the right show for disturbing times | Los Angeles Times

The UCLA Hammer Museum’s much-anticipated biennial survey of new art produced in the city has just opened its fourth iteration. “Made in L.A. 2018” is the best one yet. Part of the reason comes from simple, dramatic contrast. Since the show’s last outing in 2016, American society has been plunged into a period of destructive nastiness and malice. Art is inherently its opposite.

New approach to treating glioblastoma could add years to patients’ lives | New York Daily News

“The survival rate is quite remarkable compared to what would be expected for glioblastoma,” Dr. Linda Liau, chair of the neurosurgery department at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and a member of the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, said in a release…. “This treatment actually uses the patient’s own tumor specimen to make the vaccine. This is really a form of personalized immunotherapy that is customized to an individual patient and his/her tumor.”

Curiosity and what equality really means | New Yorker

(Excerpt from Dr. Atul Gawande’s address at UCLA’s 64th annual Hippocratic oath ceremony for the David Geffen School of Medicine) Graduates, wherever you go from here, and whatever you do, you will be tested. And the test will be about your ability to hold onto your principles. The foundational principle of medicine, going back centuries, is that all lives are of equal worth…. Once we lose the desire to understand — to be surprised, to listen and bear witness — we lose our humanity. Among the most important capacities that you take with you today is your curiosity. You must guard it, for curiosity is the beginning of empathy.

Manafort likely going to jail over witness tampering charge | MSNBC’s “Deadline: White House”

“I think he’s going to jail. This is the stupidest thing that a defendant can do, this sort of witness tampering. The only hope is to somehow try to construe it in a way that seems to make it seem different from what it was but it’s a very ham-handed, fairly blatant kind of series of attempts,” said UCLA’s Harry Litman. (Approx. 01:10 mark)

What is gun control? What you need to know | NBC News

A 1792 law required all eligible white men to buy a gun and enroll in a citizen militia, but those guns were also registered under state laws, according to UCLA Law professor Adam Winkler.

Latinx turnout in the California primaries| KPCC-FM’s “Airtalk”

“One of the things you’ve been talking about is that race in California 39 that’s very close.… Orange County is actually one of the places that’s already providing precinct by precinct data. That’s really good for us because we can go a little bit deeper than just the county overall,” said UCLA’s Matt Barreto. [Audio download] (Approx. 01:10 mark)

Understanding California’s gubernatorial primaries | KCAL-TV

“Well, I think that Gavin Newsom preferred to be running against a Republican in November than against a Democrat because this is a Democratic state and it certainly trends that way even among ‘decline to state.’ So yes, I think that Newsom would be the odds-on favorite to win in November,” said UCLA’s Zev Yaroslavsky.

Stressed out at work? Your atrial fibrillation risk may rise | HealthDay

Dr. Gregg Fonarow, a professor of cardiology at the University of California, Los Angeles, said it’s not clear if reducing work stress can prevent atrial fibrillation. “Further studies will be needed to determine if reduction of work-related stress or other mitigating strategies can reduce the risk of developing atrial fibrillation,” he said.

Endangered marsupial was set to make comeback, until it stopped fearing wild dogs | The Scientist

Daniel Blumstein, a behavioral ecologist and conservation biologist at the University of California, Los Angeles, who was not involved with the work, agrees. “One of the main conservation strategies now is building predator-proof fences,” he says. “What this paper shows is that if you’re doing that … you can lose antipredator behavior pretty quickly.”

Researchers discover how colon cancer mutates to escape immune system | Scienmag

“By identifying the evolution of changes needed to escape the immune system, researchers should be able to design treatments that empower the immune system to outsmart the cancer,” said lead author Catherine Grasso, assistant professor of medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. “We expect that in the future, we’ll be testing new immunotherapies to prevent the development of colon cancer, while also using combinations of different agents to treat advanced cancers.” (Also: News-Medical)

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