UCLA In the News March 27, 2018

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

Why aren’t some doctors offering this stroke treatment? | New York Times

Without treatment, “many patients end up permanently disabled,” said Dr. Gregg C. Fonarow, a cardiologist at the University of California, Los Angeles. “The stroke neurologists who are involved in chronic care see the devastating consequences. For some reason, the emergency medicine doctors are not factoring this in.”

Medical bills are sometimes impossible to understand | Los Angeles Times

“You wouldn’t stand for that in any other market,” said Gerald Kominski, director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. “We have laws for transparency in real estate transactions, transparency in financial transactions. When it comes to health care, there’s tremendous room for simplification.”

Gun company files for bankruptcy protection | ABC News

“I think Remington’s decline is, in part, a reflection of the ‘Trump slump,’“ Adam Winkler, a professor of law at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and author of the book “Gunfight: The Battle over the Right to Bear Arms in America,” told ABC News. But Winkler said Remington’s financial woes are also tied to a class-action lawsuit over defective parts in the company’s most popular firearms, including its iconic Model 700 rifle. As part of a settlement approved in March 2017, Remington agreed to replace the triggers for free in more than 7.5 million guns.

Nanny faces tough insanity test | New York Times

“Prosecutors are very adept at showing that the defendant engaged in some rational behavior, that they planned the attack in some way, or they did things to escape detection or made up a story,” said Peter L. Arenella, a law professor at the University of California at Los Angeles who studies insanity cases. “This shows that even if they were mentally ill, they still understood what was wrong.”

Brain abnormalities found in 5-year-olds with ADHD, study says | Washington Post

David Cohen, a professor of social welfare at the University of California at Los Angeles, points out that more children are treated for ADHD in the United States than in much of the rest of the world. “Findings from brain scans can’t begin to explain this.”

How U.S. corporations had ‘hidden’ civil rights movement | NPR’s “Fresh Air”

“There’s no evidence that the framers ever intended the Constitution to protect business corporations, too. You can go through all of the ratifying conventions. The issue is just never raised. And in fact, the founding generation harbored a certain hostility towards corporations with Jefferson condemning what he called the aristocracy of our moneyed corporations,” said UCLA’s Adam Winkler.

A new way to dispose of corpses — with chemistry | Wired

The Resomator stands monolithic in the corner of a room on the ground floor of a building at UCLA. It’s as sterile as a hospital in here, but every patient is already dead. This is the penultimate stage of their time under the care of Dean Fisher, director of the Donated Body Program at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine.

Brown, whose case ended segregation in U.S. schools, dies | Voice of America

 According to the Civil Rights Project at UCLA, the number of schools where black students make up at least 90 percent of the population rose from about six percent to 19 percent between 1988 and 2013. At the same time, schools with 90 percent white student populations fell from 39 percent to 18 percent.

When tickling brain to stimulate memory matters | Science News

New research on epilepsy patients suggests that stimulating a particular stretch of the brain’s white matter — tissue that transfers nerve signals around the brain — improves performance on memory tests. But stimulating the same region’s gray matter, which contains the brain’s nerve cells, seems to impair memory, Nanthia Suthana, a cognitive neuroscientist at UCLA, reported March 25 at a meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society.

Exchange between work of theater and its audience | KCRW-FM’s “Opening the Curtain”

Kristy Edmunds, the executive and artistic director of UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance, thinks of the exchange between a work of theater and its audience profoundly. She says in a short film about the arts at UCLA. “[The] public receives [a] work and it can charge them with a very different degree of empathy. You’re catapulted into a world that you didn’t even ever imagine existed and it changes what you get to carry as a human being.”

‘March for Our Lives’ rallies across the U.S. | KPCC-FM’s “AirTalk”

“Well, it is true that it’s difficult to move policy on this issue. We saw this after a spate of different school shootings over the last 20 years, that it has been difficult to gain traction. And there’s considerable political science research on the power of interest groups and lobbying organizations like the NRA. So we know that they do play a role,” said UCLA’s Matt Barreto (Approx 4:40 mark).

Married gay men less likely to break up than straight couples, study suggests | QNews

Married gay male couples are the least likely to divorce, a new study has suggested. The study, which tracked 515 couples in the state of Vermont over the course of 12 years, found two men who get married in the U.S. have a better chance of making it than their counterparts in lesbian and straight marriages. The research by the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law also revealed that women in same-sex marriages were the most likely to break up.

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