UCLA in the News: April 24, 2014

Celebrating Shakespeare's Birthday at UCLA | Los Angeles Times

If you’re looking for a way to commemorate William Shakespeare’s birthday — he was born 450 years ago today, on April 23, 1564 — the most interesting party may take place at UCLA’s William Andrews Clark Memorial Library … "Shakespeare’s Bookshelf" … includes 80 rare books and manuscripts that "are believed to have influenced the playwright." (Also: KFI-640 AM, City News Service)

During a Stroke, Every Minute Counts | HealthDay News

A quality-improvement initiative in hospital emergency departments significantly reduced the time it took for doctors to begin treatment of stroke patients with a clot-busting medication called tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), the [UCLA] study found. (Also: KCBS-93.1 FM, NPR, Medical Xpress and Science Codex)

New Treatments for Blindness | "Charlie Rose" (PBS)

(UCLA's Dr. Steven Schwartz) "Our hypothesis centers on the idea that we could take a stem cell, coax it into becoming a retinal pigment epithelium cell ... and inject them into patients who are missing the retinal pigment epithelium with the hope of rescuing and restoring vision.

Saints and Sinners at the Fowler Museum | Los Angeles Times

The show "Sinful Saints and Saintly Sinners at the Margins of the Americas" at the UCLA Fowler Museum looks at mythic figures who fuse sacred and profane in the U.S., Mexico and South America.

A New Housing Bubble? | Los Angeles Times

(Op-ed co-written by UCLA's Stephen Oliner) Even though the recent financial crisis is barely in the rearview mirror, risk is starting to build once again in both the U.S. mortgage and housing markets ... Does this mean we are likely to see another housing bubble? That's hard to say.

Lying in Political Campaigns | "AirTalk" (KPCC-89.3 FM)

Another fascinating [Supreme Court] case today is on Ohio's law banning false and misleading statements in political campaigns ... How might this case affect political speech? We're joined by UCLA law professor Eugene Volokh.

Baby Boomers Moving in With Parents | KFWB-980 AM

A trend has been at work for the last five years ... baby boomers are having to move back in with their elderly parents. Steven Wallace is a professor of public health at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, and he tells us the trend is on the rise.

Prof Pens Medieval True-Crime Mystery | El Confidencial (Spain)

(Translated from Spanish) On November 23, 1407 … Louis I, Duke of Orléans, finds his death on the streets of Paris in one of the bloodiest episodes in French history … "Blood Royal: A True Tale of Crime and Detection in Medieval Paris" … a new book published by a professor of literature at UCLA, Eric Jager, goes behind the scenes of the investigation.

Could Shared Sex Toys Transmit HPV? | Reuters

"We need to study and identify safe and effective ways to clean sex toys," Dr. Jeffrey Klausner told Reuters Health. He is an infectious disease specialist at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Book 'Capitalism' is No.1 on Amazon | Los Angeles Times

"It's astonishing that an economics book would be this high on any mass market book list," said David Shulman, a UCLA Anderson Forecast senior economist … He has "struck a real chord," Shulman said. Income inequality "is a very topical issue in the country."

Finding a Place for Parking | Florida Sun-Sentinel

Donald Shoup is an urban planning professor at UCLA and author of "The High Cost of Free Parking." According to Shoup, free or cheap parking propagates urban sprawl, auto dependence and high energy use. It encourages people to drive rather than walk or take public transportation, thusly increasing traffic congestion.

UCLA Stem Cell Researcher Honored | Examiner

The UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center announced that one of its members, Dr. Owen Witte, director of UCLA’s Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research was a 2014 inductee into the American Association for Cancer Research Academy.

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