UCLA In the News October 5, 2017

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

Why gun experts don’t support banning, buying ‘bump stocks’ | Christian Science Monitor

“It may be inaction at the federal level, but there’s a lot of activity at the state levels, both making laws more permissive and restrictive,” says Adam Winkler, author of “Gunfight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in America.” “So I don’t think it’s the same old story. There is definitely going to be efforts to restrict access to these devices, if not at the federal level, at the state level.” (Also: CBS News)

Lobbying to expand newborn test for disorder | NPR “All Things Considered”

The common treatment, a bone marrow transplant, is risky and complicated, says Dr. Raman Sankar, a UCLA neurologist, but it is often successful if the donor is a good match and the procedure is performed before the child develops clinical symptoms. The earlier the transplant, the better a boy’s chance of survival, Sankar says. “The delay may make the difference between whether he can have a life-saving treatment or not.”

The crisis in Spain continues | CNN International

“I think it’s hard to assume that’s really where he’s going. I mean, he ultimately has wanted this referendum. The Spanish government has been absolutely unambiguous in terms of their opposition and in terms of underlining the unconstitutionality of this, and so I’m not quite sure what negotiations would look like,” said UCLA’s Dominic Thomas. (Approx. 02:49 mark)

Why Americans own more guns than other countries | Washington Post

Adam Winkler, a professor of constitutional law at the UCLA School of Law and author of “Gunfight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in America,” also sees the 1960s as a key part of the story of America’s exceptional gun culture. Of course, he notes, the right to bear arms is enshrined in the U.S. Constitution. (Also: The Guardian [U.K.])

‘Trouble in Paradise’ review: Lubitsch touch, newly polished | Chicago Tribune

In the UCLA restoration, the shine on the evening wear, the moonlight on the Venice canals and the sparkle of the repartee never looked or sounded sweeter. Filmmakers, screenwriters, actors and audiences can learn every sort of valuable trick from it.

How law could eliminate rule that slowed building | San Diego Union Tribune

The restrictions over how developers can use SB 35 means that it’s likely to have only a limited effect on housing production, said Joan Ling, a lecturer in urban planning at UCLA and former board member of the city’s redevelopment agency… “It remains to be seen how much it’s going to help,” Ling said.

Cash, kidnappings, torture: no way to run a business | Sacramento Bee

With California set to legalize cannabis for recreational use in January, it might seem that running a marijuana business would be a surefire success — “money in the bank,” as the saying goes. But as it turns out, putting money in the bank is — quite literally — one of the toughest things for a licensed pot grower or seller to do. (Commentary written by UCLA’s Brad Rowe)

Low-cost, high-volume care adds to unneeded health spending | Medical Xpress

The researchers relied on a large Virginia claims database because it is one of the few datasets that reflect payments from nearly all types of sources, said lead author Dr. John Mafi, assistant professor of medicine in the division of general internal medicine and health services research at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. These sources include fee-for-service Medicare, Medicare Advantage, Medicaid, private insurance and out-of-pocket costs.

Cell stiffness method could lead to better cancer treatments | Scienmag

“Measuring cells with our calibrated instrument is like measuring time with a standardized clock,” said senior author Amy Rowat, UCLA associate professor of integrative biology and physiology. “Our method can be used to obtain stiffness measurements of hundreds of cells per second.”

Study shows black tea also has health benefits | Agence France-Presse

“It was known that green tea polyphenols are more effective and offer more health benefits than black tea polyphenols since green tea chemicals are absorbed into the blood and tissue,” said [UCLA’s Susanne] Henning. “Our new findings suggest that black tea, through a specific mechanism through the gut microbiome, may also contribute to good health and weight loss in humans.” (Also: Economic Times)

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