UCLA In the News September 14, 2017

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

Superhero day at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital | KABC-TV

It was an awesome day at the UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital as Batman, Captain America, Spiderman, Wonder Woman and the Hulk descended from the sky to wash the windows outside the patients’ rooms. (Also: KTTV-TV)

Can using a laptop make a man infertile? | TIME

“Human males have testicles outside our bodies for a reason,” says Dr. Jesse N. Mills, an associate clinical professor of urology and director of The Men’s Clinic at UCLA. “Our testicles like to be at least two degrees cooler than the rest of our body, and anything that affects their temperature can affect fertility.”

How do you live after unintentionally causing a death? | New Yorker

Today, [Maryann] Gray, who is sixty-two, is a recently retired UCLA assistant provost. Divorced, but still friends with her ex-husband, she tends to an active social life and lives in a sunny two-story apartment in Santa Monica with her dog, Harvey. She never did have children. When I met her on a Saturday morning in April, Gray did not immediately strike me as a “vivid reminder of human fallibility and the capriciousness of fate,” as she has described herself in the past. 

Democrats rally to Sanders’ single-payer health plan | Los Angeles Times

Moreover, public opinion appears less than solid. A recent Kaiser Family Foundation poll found support gyrating wildly when criticisms of a Medicare-for-all plan — including increased taxes and more government control over healthcare — were raised. “People don’t like uncertainty,” said Lynn Vavreck, a UCLA political scientist. “Even the promise of something good might not be seen as better than what you have.”

Operation Mend offers medical aid to injured vets | KTTV-TV’s “Good Day L.A.”

Of the 3 million men and women who served in Iraq and Afghanistan since 9/11, 1 million have returned home wounded in some way, many with devastating injuries. That’s why L.A. philanthropist Ronald Katz created Operation Mend along with the military and Department of Veterans’ Affairs at UCLA.

California confronts its history of slavery, genocide | CALmatters

And it’s one that many Californians haven’t heard — at least not the details or the extent of the state’s role as the “primary architect of annihilation,” says Benjamin Madley, an associate professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, and the author of “An American Genocide: The United States and the California Indian Catastrophe, 1846-1873.” “It’s a largely forgotten history that people are now being forced to come to grips with,” Madley said.

Enzyme coordinates pericyclic reaction | Chemical and Engineering News

“This really opens up the idea that nature is able to affect reactions of much broader generality than we ever knew before,” says Kendall N. Houk, a University of California, Los Angeles, chemistry professor who led the study along with UCLA’s Yi Tang and University of Shizuoka’s Kenji Watanabe.

Is universal health care the best plan? | KPCC-FM’s “AirTalk”

“I think that what’s important here is setting aside the political feasibility right now of whether this bill is going to pass. What you’re seeing is I think a public reaction to the ongoing battle to take health care benefits away from millions of Americans. This is I think a direct response to that. And this is people expressing their disgust at what Republicans have been trying to do for the last seven years and now are poised to possibly do because they control the House, Senate and the presidency,” said UCLA’s Gerald Kominski. (Approx. 19:09 mark)

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