UCLA In the News October 12, 2017

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

The sad truth about the Weinstein scandal | USA Today

“There are a lot of disincentives for speaking up — for women and men,” said Abigail Saguy, a professor of sociology at UCLA who studies how power shapes culture. “Power inequalities [are] a big part of what allows sexual harassment to happen in the first place ... and what allows it to happen and not be discussed openly.”

Once integration’s big hope, Florida schools are resegregating | Washington Post

“What’s happening is very threatening to educational equity in the United States,” said [UCLA’s] Gary Orfield, a scholar with the Civil Rights Project. Orfield and researcher Jongyeon Ee co-authored the report for the LeRoy Collins Institute at Florida State University.

Curing cancer isn’t always the goal | Los Angeles Times

Unfortunately, the number of cancer types that can be turned into chronic diseases is still fairly small, but that will change, says Dr. John Glaspy, an oncologist at the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center at UCLA. “We understand cancer much better than ever before, and with knowledge comes the power to intervene.”

Winds are fueling fires and it may be getting worse | New York Times

“That is a pretty key parameter for fire risk,” said Alex Hall, a climate researcher at the University of California, Los Angeles. (UCLA’s Daniel Swain quoted in Business Insider and Mashable)

Life after cancer: Real battle was after treatment | Los Angeles Times

It does get easier for patients, generally, but some can’t make the mental leap. “A lot of our patients, even though they’re cancer-free, don’t believe that they’re cancer-free,” [UCLA’s Jenny] Veliz-Urzua says.

How to manage your career despite heartbreak or anxiety | Mic

“Both good and bad ‘big decisions’ are stressful,” Susan L. Marusak, research physician and clinical faculty at the Mood Disorder Research Program at the University of California, Los Angeles, Medical Center said to CBS News. “I often advise patients to wait, if they can, until they are feeling stable and ‘euthymic’ before making a major life-changing decision.”

Insights into how amygdala regulates emotions, behavior | Medical Xpress

“The level of diversity of cells within the brain has not been well understood,” said study senior author Weizhe Hong, assistant professor of biological chemistry and neurobiology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. “By revealing the many types of cells in the amygdala and then developing a method for studying the functional role of these cells, our findings can pave the way to unraveling some of the mysteries in how this important part of the brain works and what goes wrong in mental health disorders.” (Also: HealthCanal)

Women can now better treat menopause symptoms | Health Medicine Network

“These results should help reassure women regarding the safety of vaginal estrogen,” says Dr. Carolyn Crandall, lead author of the study from the University of California in Los Angeles.

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