UCLA In the News May 17, 2018

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

UCLA bioengineers develop 3D printer to create complex biological tissues | Los Angeles Business Journal

Ali Khademhosseini, a professor at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering, led of team of researchers to employ a light-based process called stereolithography to create a bioprinter they say could advance the field of regenerative medicine. “Our new approach offers a way to build complex biocompatible structures made from different materials,” Khademhosseini said in a statement.

LAPD strengthens bonds with immigrants here illegally | Los Angeles Times

Ingrid Eagly, an immigration law professor at UCLA, said the LAPD is among a handful of departments leading the way in generating policies that protect immigrant residents. “We are in a moment of heightened immigration enforcement that is heavily dependent on local police decisions to trigger deportations,” she said. “This makes policing policy — both on the street and inside local jails — an important part of how immigration is actually enforced on the ground.”

Scientists have transplanted memory from one snail to another | CNN

It’s the kind of study science fiction dreams are made of: A team of neurobiologists at UCLA “transplanted” a memory from the nervous system of one snail into another. In order to do this, the team repeatedly “trained” a snail with electric shocks. “We induced a very simple kind of memory in the snails called sensitization,” said David L. Glanzman, a member of UCLA’s department of Integrative Biology and Physiology and the lead author of the study. He likens sensitization to experiencing an earthquake or other physically jarring event. “You’d be very jumpy for a time afterward,” he said.

Threat case throws spotlight on hard choices for schools | Associated Press

Pedro Noguera, an education professor at the University of California at Los Angeles, said administrators need to take into account such factors as how serious the threat is and whether the child has access to weapons. In the Philadelphia-area case, the boy “should not be at the school with that girl while he’s awaiting trial,” Noguera said. “No way. No way.”

State and local officials urged to end cash bail | Los Angeles Sentinel

“Los Angeles operates the largest jail system in the United States. The costs of incarceration are more than fiscal, and disproportionately impact Black, Latinx, women, poor and working communities in our neighborhood,” said Kelly Lytle-Hernández, professor of African-American studies at UCLA. “Now is the time to pass bail reform, and provide robust funding to ensure successful implementation.” (Also: Los Angeles Sentinel)

To prevent recurrent strokes, maybe aspirin shouldn’t have wingman | Los Angeles Times

“Stroke care starts with an expert evaluation,” said Dr. Jason Hinman, a neurologist and researcher at UCLA. Along with family and personal health history, the stroke’s origin — if it can be pinpointed — can help a doctor know whether a treatment other than aspirin alone might prevent the big one.

UCLA Army ROTC displays importance of military appreciation | KTLA-TV

We’re on the campus of UCLA with members of the UCLA Army ROTC. They’ve got training going on today…. “From early on, I was able to see the benefits of getting a college education while being able to serve your country as well,” said UCLA Army ROTC Cadet Luke Lucido.

Linguistics, speech experts weigh in on ‘Yanny vs. Laurel’ | KCBS-TV

UCLA professor of linguistics Jody Kreiman says she’s not surprised by the divide. She says, first of all, what you’re hearing isn’t human. “A lot of the attributes that would normally be part of natural speech are missing.” Also, professor Abeer Alwan, who works on speech processing, says, “You might be biased to a name maybe you’ve heard before.”

Should I ditch my smartphone? | Time

Some researchers agree with the spirit of not-so-smart phones. “I think a lot of people want to feel like they’re not controlled by their tech, or that they have a more reasonable relationship with it,” says Dr. Gary Small, a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles and author of ”Snap,” a book about changing your personality through smarter choices and habits. “Opting for one of these simpler devices may be one way to limit or mediate their device use.”

Social ties may prevent HIV infection among black men who have sex with men | Medical Xpress

UCLA-led research suggests that receiving support from friends and acquaintances can help prevent black men who have sex with men from becoming infected with HIV. Black men who have sex with men have disproportionately high rates of HIV infection. While social connections are known to influence the behaviors that influence people’s risk for HIV, little is known about whether they affect the risk for becoming infected with HIV.

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