UCLA Headlines August 16, 2012
By Office of Media Relations August 16, 2012
IN THE NEWS:
Walnuts Boost Male Fertility
A study by researchers at the UCLA School of Nursing showing that eating two handfuls of walnuts a day improved sperm quality among younger men was covered today by KCBS-Channel 2, a CBS News blog, a BBC blog, Asian News International, Agence France-Presse and Britain's Press Association and Wednesday by Britain’s Daily Mail, WebMD and Science Daily. Wendie Robbins, professor at the UCLA School of Nursing and UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, was quoted in the coverage.
UCLA Helps Campus Entrepreneurs
An article in today's Los Angeles Business Journal about technology transfer at Southern California universities references the work of the UCLA Office of Intellectual Property and Industry-Sponsored Research (OIP) and highlights startup companies spun out of UCLA based on technologies developed by UCLA professor of oral biology Wenyuan Shi, UCLA professor of electrical engineering M.C. Frank Chang, and other researchers. Brendan Rauw, UCLA associate vice chancellor and executive director of the OIP, was quoted.
Perils of Intervention in Syrian Conflict
CNN.com on Wednesday featured an op-ed co-written by Asli Bali, acting professor at the UCLA School of Law, arguing that outside military intervention in the Syrian conflict will not reduce the violence and recommending diplomatic efforts involving Russia and Iran.
Meditation Reduces Feelings of Loneliness
Asian News International reported Wednesday on research led by Steve Cole, professor of medicine and psychiatry and a member of the Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology at UCLA, showing that meditation helped seniors reduce feelings of loneliness and led to a decrease in the expression of genes linked to chronic inflammation. Cole and Dr. Michael Irwin, professor of psychiatry and director of the Cousins Center, are quoted.
UCLA Mobile Eye Clinic Provides Free Exams
The Whittier Daily News reported Wednesday on UCLA’s Mobile Eye Clinic, operated by the Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA, which recently issued free eye exams and prescription glasses to 30 low-income children in Whittier, Calif.
California Recovery Doesn't Benefit All
An article in Wednesday's Wall Street Journal about California’s uneven economic recovery cited research on the subject by William Yu, an economist with the UCLA Anderson Forecast. Yu was quoted.
Return of Whooping Cough
A My Health News Daily article published today on the resurgence of whooping cough in the U.S. features expert commentary by Dr. James Cherry, professor of pediatric infectious diseases at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA.
Home Sweet Chaos
A blog in today's New York Times highlights a new book by researchers at the UCLA Center on Everyday Lives of Families (CELF) examining in intimate detail the home lives of 32 middle-class, dual-earner families with children in Los Angeles. Anthony Graesch, a former UCLA postdoctoral fellow in anthropology, is quoted
Winning Over Undecided Voters
An article in Wednesday's National Journal about President Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney competing for the support of the 1 million to 2 million undecided voters in the U.S. cited research on the subject by UCLA associate professor of political science Lynn Vavreck and the Cooperative Campaign Analysis Project, for which she is co-principal investigator. Vavreck was quoted.
Book Spotlights Source of Rap Music
Tuesday's Washington Post featured a blog review of “The Dozens: A History of Rap’s Mama,” a new book by UCLA adjunct professor of musicology Elijah Wald about the verbal tradition known as “the dozens,” which may have been the foundation for rap music.
Dr. Gregg C. Fonarow
Fonarow, UCLA's Eliot Corday Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and Science and director of the Ahmanson–UCLA Cardiomyopathy Center, was quoted Wednesday in a HealthDay News article about research suggesting that eating egg yolks is as harmful to your arteries as smoking.
Gabriel, the Arden Realty Professor of Finance at the UCLA Anderson School of Management and director of the Ziman Center for Real Estate at UCLA, was quoted Wednesday in a Los Angeles Times article about an increase in Southern California’s median home price.
Goldberg, UCLA distinguished professor of molecular, cell and developmental biology, was quoted Wednesday in a San Francisco Chronicle article about the labeling of genetically modified foods.
Miklowitz, professor of psychiatry and director of the Child and Adolescent Mood Disorders Program at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA, was quoted Wednesday in a Los Angeles Times blog article about U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. being treated for bipolar disorder.
Pescador, visiting assistant professor of Chicano studies and coordinator for UCLA's Latin American Institute, was quoted Wednesday in an Agence France-Presse article about undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children seeking temporary residency under President Obama’s recent executive order. (KCBS-Channel 2 and ABC's "World News With Diane Sawyer" featured interviews with a UCLA student and alumna in their coverage.)