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First hint that body’s ‘biological age’ can be reversed | Nature

“I’d expected to see slowing down of the clock, but not a reversal,” says geneticist Steve Horvath at the University of California, Los Angeles, who conducted the epigenetic analysis. “That felt kind of futuristic.” (Also: Independent)

The case of the missing Sherlock Holmes films: UCLA and Robert Downey Jr. investigate | Los Angeles Times

The UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Baker Street Irregulars, America’s foremost Sherlockian society, are on the case with “Searching for Sherlock: The Game’s Afoot,” a mission to recover and restore missing Holmes films from the silent era and beyond…. “Sherlock Holmes is really an international phenomenon,” said Jan-Christopher Horak, director of the UCLA Film & Television Archive. “We decided that it would really be worthwhile to, first of all, do a research project and find out how many of these Sherlock Holmes films survived and in what condition, and what we at UCLA Film and TV archive could then do to preserve some of them.”

Universities look to add more support for first-generation graduate students | EdSurge

La’Tonya Rease Miles, director of First Year Experience at the University of California at Los Angeles, says that while there is a growing awareness at colleges and universities about the need to support first-generation undergrads, administrators have been slower to see the challenges faced by first-generation students at the graduate level. “That identity continues, and in some ways can be compounded when you’re a graduate or professional student,” she says.

Why the CEO of Whole Foods doesn’t think much of plant-based meat alternatives | Healthline

Dana Hunnes, PhD, a senior dietitian at the University of California Los Angeles Medical Center, agrees with Mackey, but she argues the practicality of a whole food diet is challenging for the average person. “In a perfect world, we would eat nothing but unadulterated single-ingredient foods. However, that is not the reality of the way most people eat or want to eat,” she told Healthline. “So, I believe that all things considered, plant-based meats are still healthier than consuming possible carcinogenic or tumor-promoting animal proteins or meats.”

2020 Breakthrough Prizes: Who won this year’s ‘Oscars of science’? | National Geographic

The 2020 New Horizons in Mathematics Prize winner is Tim Austin, University of California, Los Angeles. Citation: For multiple contributions to ergodic theory, most notably the solution of the weak Pinsker conjecture.

PG&E pays a million a day for America’s biggest utility bust | Bloomberg

In many of the biggest bankruptcies, a fee examiner is appointed by the judge overseeing the case to help review bills. But having an examiner look over the bills doesn’t mean costs will be lower, UCLA law professors Lynn LoPucki and Joseph Doherty concluded in a study for their 2011 book on bankruptcy.

The U.S. truly has no idea how many people buy guns without background checks | Vice

“There’s no reliable data to know exactly how many of these gun sales occur through the private sale loophole without a background check,” said Adam Winkler, professor at UCLA School of Law and author of “Gunfight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in America.”

‘It’s a dirty little secret’: The mental health crisis among the internet’s content moderators | Independent (U.K.)

“There’s no longitudinal study that I know of that has tracked these individuals once they are out of the employ of these firms,” Sarah Roberts tells me. A professor of information studies at UCLA, Roberts interviewed moderators like Max for her book “Behind the Screen.”

Does marijuana lead to violence? Experts say there’s no clear link | PolitiFact

The other is a 2017 study from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine that found “cannabis use is likely to increase the risk of developing schizophrenia and other psychoses.” But it was not as definitive as Berenson made it out to be. UCLA’s Ziva Cooper, one of the study’s board members, disputed Berenson’s characterization of its findings, writing on Twitter that it “did not conclude that cannabis causes schizophrenia” but rather found an association between the two.

What is fibroadenoma? Symptoms, treatment, cause of benign breast tumor | NBC’s “Today”

It’s an abnormality, but “not in a bad way,” of normal breast development, said Dr. Deanna Attai, past president of the American Society of Breast Surgeons and an assistant clinical professor of surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California Los Angeles.

Who should be writing about education and isn’t? | Washington Post Column

Mike Rose is a highly respected education scholar at the University of California at Los Angeles who has researched and written about literacy, cognition, language and the struggles of America’s working class…. “I and others have been writing for some time about the negative effects our nation’s education policy has on the way we think and talk about school, and the central ideas and vocabulary of that policy reach the general public primarily through traditional print and broadcast media,” Rose said.

After coming out as gay, a former conversion therapy leader is apologizing to the LGBTQ community | Time

Though roundly condemned by medical professionals, conversion therapy remains in practice in much of the U.S. About 698,000 LGBTQ adults in the U.S. have received conversion therapy, according to a 2018 study from UCLA’s Williams Institute. Eighteen states and Washington, D.C., currently ban conversion therapy for minors, according to the think tank Movement Advancement Project. South Carolina, Game’s home state, is not among the ones that ban the practice.

To run in Trump’s economy, Democrats must skewer his claims without rooting for recession | Los Angeles Times Opinion

Second, they can change the subject. That’s the advice of Lynn Vavreck, a UCLA scholar who wrote a landmark study of how the economy affects presidential campaigns. “The most challenging thing in a presidential election is to be the party out of power when there’s a strong economy,” Vavreck told me. In most elections, a robust economy means the incumbent party will win — but not always.

Podcast creators face ‘tricky path’ in adapting for TV | United Press International

“In the past, many of the TV shows of the 1950s came from radio,” UCLA screenwriting instructor Bill Taub said. “So this is not really a new phenomenon. It’s just a resurgence. The fact of the matter is that stories are now cross-platform.”

Naturally occurring affordable housing is disappearing | GlobeSt.com

According to a new brief on affordable housing from UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate, naturally occurring real estate, defined as class-B and class-C housing with below market rents, is disappearing as a result of value-add investment and a lack of new affordable housing development. Affordable and workforce housing are a critical component of the housing market, and according to the report, if there isn’t a correction or rent control regulations, naturally occurring affordable housing will continue to disappear.

Occupational therapy could be fastest growing profession in California | KPCC-FM

“It could be anything from dressing, bathing. It could be housekeeping tasks like money management, meal preparation. So it’s any kind of meaningful activity that you would participate in in your life,” said UCLA Health’s Cindy Jaeger.

Central Banking’s bankrupt narrative is helping no one | Globe and Mail Opinion

(Commentary written by UCLA’s Roger Farmer) Former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Lawrence Summers and Anna Stansbury recently cast doubt on the future of central banking, suggesting that the prevailing monetary-policy framework is in dire need of a rethink. I agree and have been calling for a reconsideration of “Old Keynesian economics” for more than a decade, starting with an article I published in 2006, two years before the Great Recession made it fashionable to question the way we think about macroeconomic theory.

Healing our heart, mind and body | Los Angeles Sentinel

Dr. [Gail] Wyatt is Professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior…. Healing Our Heart, Mind and Body is a five-year partnership with Dr. Wilbert Jordan of the Oasis Clinic at Charles Drew Medical Center and Dr. Ardis Moe from the Northeast Valley Medical Center. The project supports people living with HIV by reducing their risk for cardiovascular disease and to address issues of trauma.

UCLA, UCI law programs among newly launched free expression legal network | MyNewsLA

The UCLA Documentary Film Legal Clinic and UCLA Scott & Cyan Banister First Amendment Clinic along with UC Irvine’s Intellectual Property, Arts and Technology Clinic are among the members of the Free Expression Legal Network organized by the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and Yale Law School’s Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic.

UCLA Health earns federal innovation grant | Scienmag

“Bridging the gap between medicine and technology is key to advancing patient care,” said Desert Horse-Grant, senior director of UCLA Health Research and Innovation. “The UCLA Biodesign Hub positions UCLA Health as a regional center for innovation in Southern California in partnership with technology companies.” (UCLA’s Jennifer McCaney is also quoted)