UCLA In the News March 3, 2017

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

Restorations, new prints of beloved classics highlight event | Los Angeles Times

Set up to celebrate and showcase the splendid restorations by UCLA’s world-class Film & Television Archive, the biennial event offers an unparalleled deep dive into the seldom-explored sea that is American film history, alternating between extreme rarities seen nowhere else and new prints of beloved movie classics.

Trump’s fast-track deportations face legal hurdle | Los Angeles Times

But how much process is due for immigrants who entered illegally or overstayed their visas remains “a gray area,” said UCLA law professor Hiroshi Motomura. “It’s possible that a court might find that a full immigration court hearing isn’t constitutionally required,” he said. But it is also possible “that a single field agent making the decision is constitutionally deficient.”

California single-payer health system now possible | Los Angeles Times

“Yes, that solves the problem,” said Gerald Kominski, director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. But he noted that block grants create a different issue in the form of program sustainability…. “If the grants are linked to inflation, that won’t be sufficient,” Kominski said. “Health care spending always grows faster than the overall economy.”

What happened when 4 million African-Americans left South | Phys.org

In her recent book “Competition in the Promised Land: Black Migration in Northern Cities and Labor Markets,” UCLA economics professor Leah Boustan tackles the topic from an economic perspective.… “At its peak, Southern black migration was comparable in magnitude to the numbers of immigrants from European countries when America’s borders were largely open — also known as the ‘Age of Mass Migration,’” Boustan said.

Ultimate power nap: Fitbits track elephant sleep in the wild | Phys.org

Working in the Chobe national Park in Botswana, Manger, Dr. Nadine Gravett and Dr. Adhil Bhagwandin at the University of the Witwatersrand, along with their colleagues from the NGO Elephants Without Borders, Botswana, and the University of California, Los Angeles, made use of small activity data loggers, scientific versions of the well-known consumer fitness and wellness tracker, Fitbit, to study the sleeping patterns of elephants in the wild. (Also: ScienceDaily)

Bad diet in youth may raise risk of early breast cancer | HealthDay

“A diet high in sugar, refined carbohydrates, and red and processed meat makes it more likely that you may experience early onset breast cancer,” said study senior author Karin Michels. She is chair of epidemiology at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, in Los Angeles.

Computer operating system, short movie stored on DNA | ScienceDaily

Though the price of DNA sequencing has fallen exponentially, there may not be the same demand for DNA synthesis, says Sri Kosuri, a biochemistry professor at UCLA who was not involved in the study. “Investors may not be willing to risk tons of money to bring costs down,” he said. (Also: Scienmag)

High-tech blood test that may detect cancer early | Healthline

Monitoring cancer patients and assessing their response to treatment can sometimes involve invasive procedures, including surgery. A new experimental technique may help change that. Researchers from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), are using a small device to help predict which cancers are likely to spread.

‘Tail’ of Two ‘Cities’ — shire and dolphin hunting town | Huffington Post

Over the years, the total numbers of dolphins killed has trended down; but not due to ethical or moral reasons. The total numbers of dolphins found in the waters around Taiji have declined. Now, with the drive-hunting “season” over, these dolphin hunters will take to sea for several months and kill thousands more dolphins and small whales. (Commentary by UCLA’s Dana Ellis Hunnes)

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